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Encyclopedia > Teenage Fanclub
Teenage Fanclub

Teenage Fanclub Live in 2003 (Kings Park, Perth, Western Australia)
Background information
Years active 1989Present
Label(s) Creation Records
Sony Records
PeMa Records
Members
Norman Blake
Raymond McGinley
Gerard Love
Francis MacDonald

Teenage Fanclub are a Scottish alternative rock band from Bellshill, near Glasgow, formed in 1989. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... The present is the time that is perceived directly, not as a recollection or a speculation. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... At least two different record labels called Creation Records have existed. ... Sony Records is a record label courtesy of Columbia, Epic and American Recordings. ... Norman Blake is a singer-songwriter in the Glasgow band Teenage Fanclub. ... One of the three exceptional singer-songwriters in Glasgow band Teenage Fanclub, Raymond McGinley also plays lead guitar in the band and is responsible for a number of their strongest songs. ... Gerard Love is the bass player and one of the three singer-songwriters in the Glasgow band, Teenage Fanclub. ... Francis MacDonald is a drummer and sometime member of British alternative rock band Teenage Fanclub. ... Motto (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity Cha togar mfhearg gun dioladh (Scottish Gaelic) Wha daur meddle wi me?(Scots)1 Anthem (Multiple unofficial anthems) Scotlands location in Europe Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official languages English, Gaelic and Scots1 Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Monarch Queen Elizabeth II... Alternative rock (also called alternative music or simply alternative; known primarily in the UK as indie) is a genre of rock music that emerged in the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s. ... St Andrews Church, Bellshill Bellshill is a town in North Lanarkshire, Scotland, two miles north of Motherwell. ... “Glaswegian” redirects here. ... See also: 1989 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1989 Record labels established in 1989 other events of 1989 list of years in music 1980s in music // January 7 - Genesis 88 and Sunrise/Back to the Future stage large-scale illegal Acid House party in London January 14 - Paul...

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Overview

Teenage Fanclub are revered by power-pop fans for their devotion to chiming, Byrds-esque guitars and harmony vocals. They are also known affectionately as "The Fannies" and "The Bellshill Beach Boys" L-R: David Crosby, Gene Clark, Michael Clarke, Chris Hillman, Roger McGuinn The Byrds were an American rock music group founded in Los Angeles, California in 1964 by singers and guitarists Jim McGuinn (he later changed his name to Roger McGuinn), Gene Clark, and David Crosby. ... Harmony is the use and study of pitch simultaneity, and therefore chords, actual or implied, in music. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ...


Songwriting duties are shared between the three permanent members of the group:

In concert, they usually alternate between the three songwriters (who all sing lead vocals on their own songs) giving equal playing time to each one's songs. The prevalence of harmonies on the album versions of songs is strongly demonstrated in their live concerts. In concert, Love will sing the harmony vocals on the songs where Blake sings the melody, with Blake providing the harmonies when McGinley and Love sing lead. Norman Blake is a singer-songwriter in the Glasgow band Teenage Fanclub. ... One of the three exceptional singer-songwriters in Glasgow band Teenage Fanclub, Raymond McGinley also plays lead guitar in the band and is responsible for a number of their strongest songs. ... Gerard Love is the bass player and one of the three singer-songwriters in the Glasgow band, Teenage Fanclub. ...


In 2006, the band held two special concerts (in London and Glasgow) playing their 1991 masterpiece Bandwangonesque in its entirety. The sold-out appearances reminded fans and critics alike that 15 years later, Bandwagonesque deserved its 1991 'best album' awards.


There have been a succession of drummers, including:

  • Francis MacDonald (a prime-mover in the C86 scene, later of the BMX Bandits), the drummer in the original lineup, and in a later period
  • Brendan O’Hare (later of the Telstar Ponies, Mogwai) and most notably Macrocosmica, and
  • Paul Quinn, who was later replaced by the returning Francis MacDonald.

Keyboardist Finlay MacDonald (no relation to Francis MacDonald) has also been a member. Francis MacDonald is a drummer and sometime member of British alternative rock band Teenage Fanclub. ... C86 is the name of a celebrated cassette compilation released by the British music magazine New Musical Express (NME) in 1986, featuring new bands licenced from independent labels of the time. ... BMX Bandits is the name of a film and a band. ... Brendan OHare was the drummer in the Teenage Fanclub. ... Telstar Ponies are a rock band from Glasgow, Scotland. ... For the Swiss progressive house producer who releases under the name Moogwai, see Chab. ... Finlay MacDonald is a keyboard player and sometime member of British alternative rock band Teenage Fanclub. ...


Background

Teenage Fanclub emerged from the Glasgow C86 scene. Their sound is reminiscent of West Coast bands like the Beach Boys and Byrds, and their seventies counterparts Big Star. Originally a noisy and chaotic band, their first album A Catholic Education is largely atypical of their later sound, with the possible exception of "Everything Flows". The King, their next album, was widely panned; it consists of a number of self-confessedly shambolic guitar thrashes and an ironic cover of Madonna's "Like a Virgin" (also demolished by Sonic Youth in their Ciccone Youth guise). The album was produced at great speed in order to fulfil the terms of an existing American record deal with Matador Records. C86 is the name of a celebrated cassette compilation released by the British music magazine New Musical Express (NME) in 1986, featuring new bands licenced from independent labels of the time. ... Regional definitions vary from source to source. ... In music, a band is a group of musicians, or musical ensemble, usually popular or folk, playing parts of a musical arrangement. ... The Beach Boys, originally the Beech Boys, a small team of four brothers from the south of Poland, emigrated to America in the early 1950s in search of a fortune to be made in the Arizonian logging industry. When it soon became evident they had been the victims of... L-R: David Crosby, Gene Clark, Michael Clarke, Chris Hillman, Roger McGuinn The Byrds were an American rock music group founded in Los Angeles, California in 1964 by singers and guitarists Jim McGuinn (he later changed his name to Roger McGuinn), Gene Clark, and David Crosby. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979. ... Big Star was an American rock and roll band of the early 1970s whose work is often cited as a prime example of power pop. ... A Catholic Education is the debut album by British alternative rock band Teenage Fanclub, released in 1990. ... The King is the second album by British alternative rock band Teenage Fanclub, deleted on its day of release in 1991. ... In pop music a cover version is a new rendition of a previously recorded song. ... Madonna Louise Ciccone Ritchie (born August 16, 1958), better known as simply Madonna, is a six-time Grammy[1] and one-time Golden Globe award winning American pop singer, songwriter, record and film producer, dancer, actress, author and fashion icon. ... Sonic Youth is a seminal American alternative rock group formed in New York City in 1981. ... Matador Records is a record label, famous for a roster of highly-respected indie rock artists and bands. ...


Their next album Bandwagonesque, released on Geffen in the US and Creation Records in the UK, brought Teenage Fanclub commercial success. The album was more deliberately constructed, the hooks became stronger, the guitar riffs were brought under control, and the harmony vocals took shape. Bandwagonesque won Spin magazine's 1991 end-of-year poll for best album, beating Nirvana's Nevermind, their Creation stablemates My Bloody Valentine's album Loveless, and R.E.M.'s hugely successful Out of Time Bandwagonesque is the third album by British alternative rock band Teenage Fanclub, released in 1991. ... Geffen Records is an American record label, owned by Universal Music Group, and operates as one third of UMGs Interscope-Geffen-A&M label group. ... At least two different record labels called Creation Records have existed. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Riff is also an alternate spelling of Rif, a region of Morocco. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... Spin is a music magazine that reports on all the music that rocks. Founded in 1985 by publisher Bob Guccione, Jr. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Nirvana was an American rock band that formed in Aberdeen, Washington. ... Nevermind is the seminal second studio album from the American rock band Nirvana. ... My Bloody Valentine were an Irish-British shoegazing band best known for their creative use of guitar distortion, tremolo, and digital reverb. ... Loveless is an album by the Irish band My Bloody Valentine, released on November 4, 1991 (see 1991 in music) on Creation Records in the UK and on November 5 on Sire Records in the U.S. It is widely considered to be My Bloody Valentines magnum opus. ... This article is about the band. ... Alternate cover Artwork from the flip side of the booklet insert This article is about the album by R.E.M.. For other uses of the term, see Out of Time. ...


The follow-up, Thirteen, is more grungy than Bandwagonesque in style; it suffered scathing reviews at the time of release, possibly motivated by a backlash against the critical praise heaped on Bandwagonesque and also instigated in part by the group who with typical honesty (and probably fatigued by the protracted recording process) did not hide their disappointment with the album from interviewers. Brendan O'Hare left Teenage Fanclub during this period due to "musical differences" and was replaced by Paul Quinn (formerly of the Soup Dragons). Thirteen is the fourth album by British alternative rock band Teenage Fanclub, released in 1993. ... The Soup Dragons were a Scottish indie rock band of the late 80s and early 90s. ...


Grand Prix, Teenage Fanclub's fifth album, was both a critical and commercial success in Britain becoming their first top ten album. It was released at the height of britpop and almost certainly benefitted from being released on Creation records. In America they failed to regain the ground that Thirteen had lost them. Around this time Liam Gallagher of Britpop giants (and labelmates) Oasis called the band "the second best band in the world"—second, of course, only to his own outfit. The album was demoed with Duncan Cameron (Producer) at Riverside Studios (2) in Busby. This must have been some success, as they recorded both versions of the single Neil Jung with him, along with many singles from their back catalogue. Grand Prix is the fifth album by British alternative rock band Teenage Fanclub, released in 1995. ... Liam Gallagher (born William John Paul Gallagher on September 21, 1972, Burnage, Manchester, England) is an English singer of the successful band Oasis. ... Britpop was a British alternative rock genre and movement that was at its most popular in Great Britain in the mid 1990s. ... Oasis are an English rock band, formed in Manchester in 1991. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Busby is the English name for a military head_dress made of fur. ...


Songs From Northern Britain followed Grand Prix and built on the former's success. The album's folky, acoustic sound resonated with listeners, as it is their highest charting release in the UK and contains their biggest hit single to date (Ain't That Enough). Songs From Northern Britain is the sixth album by British alternative rock band Teenage Fanclub, released in 1997. ...


Their next album Howdy! (released on Columbia Records in the UK after the demise of Creation) continued the sound of Songs from Northern Britain. The album, however, was poorly marketed and was a commercial failure. Francis MacDonald rejoined as the drummer for the tour supporting the album. Howdy! is the seventh album by British alternative rock band Teenage Fanclub, released in 2000. ... Columbia Records is the oldest brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888, and was the first record company to produce pre-recorded records as opposed to blank cylinders. ...


In 2002 they released Words Of Wisdom And Hope with cult-icon Jad Fair of Half Japanese. Words Of Wisdom And Hope is a collaboration between Glasgow, Scotlands Teenage Fanclub and Half Japanese frontman, Jad Fair. ... Jad Fair is a member of lo-fi alternative rock group Half Japanese. ... Half Japanese is a seminal punk rock band formed by brothers Jad and David Fair in their Uniontown, Maryland bedroom around 1975 - 1977. ...


Their final release on a Sony label, Four Thousand Seven Hundred And Sixty-Six Seconds - A Shortcut To Teenage Fanclub, collected the Fanclub's best songs along with three new songs (one from each member). Sony Corporation ) is a Japanese multinational corporation and one of the worlds largest media conglomerates with revenue of $68. ... Four Thousand Seven Hundred And Sixty-Six Seconds - A Shortcut To Teenage Fanclub is a greatest hits album by British alternative rock band Teenage Fanclub, released in 2003. ...


A new album, Man-Made, was released on May 2, 2005 on the band's own PeMa label. Man-Made was recorded in Chicago in 2004, and produced by John McEntire of Tortoise. Man-Made is the eigth album by British alternative rock band Teenage Fanclub, released in 2005. ... May 2 is the 122nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (123rd in leap years). ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country United States State Illinois County Cook & DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... John McEntire (Portland, Oregon, April 9, 1970-) is an American drummer and multi-instrumentalist. ... Tortoise, an instrumental rock band, formed in Chicago, Illinois in 1990. ...


Trivia

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Discography

Albums

A Catholic Education is the debut album by British alternative rock band Teenage Fanclub, released in 1990. ... The King is the second album by British alternative rock band Teenage Fanclub, deleted on its day of release in 1991. ... Bandwagonesque is the third album by British alternative rock band Teenage Fanclub, released in 1991. ... Thirteen is the fourth album by British alternative rock band Teenage Fanclub, released in 1993. ... Deep Fried Fanclub is a collection of alternative versions, rareties and b-sides by British alternative rock band Teenage Fanclub, released in 1995. ... Grand Prix is the fifth album by British alternative rock band Teenage Fanclub, released in 1995. ... Songs From Northern Britain is the sixth album by British alternative rock band Teenage Fanclub, released in 1997. ... Howdy! is the seventh album by British alternative rock band Teenage Fanclub, released in 2000. ... Words Of Wisdom And Hope is a collaboration between Glasgow, Scotlands Teenage Fanclub and Half Japanese frontman, Jad Fair. ... Jad Fair is a member of lo-fi alternative rock group Half Japanese. ... Four Thousand Seven Hundred And Sixty-Six Seconds - A Shortcut To Teenage Fanclub is a greatest hits album by British alternative rock band Teenage Fanclub, released in 2003. ... Man-Made is the eigth album by British alternative rock band Teenage Fanclub, released in 2005. ...

Singles

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External links

  • Official website
  • Fanpage with record listing

  Results from FactBites:
 
Teenage Fanclub - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (726 words)
Teenage Fanclub is a Scottish alternative rock band from Bellshill, near Glasgow, formed in 1989.
The Teenage Fanclub is revered by power-pop fans for their devotion to chiming, Byrds-esque guitars and harmony vocals.
Teenage Fanclub emerged from the Glasgow C86 scene.
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