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Teenage Fanclub

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The Concept Teenage Fanclub 06:07
Fallin' Teenage Fanclub, De La Soul 04:25
Foreign Land Teenage Fanclub 03:54
Satan Teenage Fanclub 01:22
What You Do To Me Teenage Fanclub 02:00
Radio Teenage Fanclub 02:56
Metal Baby Teenage Fanclub 03:39
I Don't Know Teenage Fanclub 04:36
December Teenage Fanclub 03:03
Star Sign Teenage Fanclub 04:55

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Inspired by the classic Glasgow label Postcard Records, who released bands such as Orange Juice, Aztec Camera, and Josef K, Teenage Fanclub crafted indie rock from bubblegum pop hooks and dreamy 1960s melodies. As the C86 scene helped to re-launch jangly, British guitar groups, the band members came together in 1986 from short-lived former groups Boy Hairdressers and BMX Bandits to earn a contract with Creation Records and release debut album A Catholic Education (1990). Third album Bandwagonesque (1991) stands as the band's finest moment, laying a template for Britpop's melodic swagger and being named by Spin Magazine as the album of the year ahead of Nirvana's Nevermind. It didn't bother Kurt Cobain much, who regularly referred to the group as the 'best band in the world’ and they went on to release two Top 10 albums, Grand Prix (1995) and Songs from Northern Britain (1997) and score a small hit with the single “Ain't That Enough”. Teenage Fanclub's line-up has changed a few times over the years, but the core of the line-up – Norman Blake, Raymond McGinley, and Gerard Love – remained intact until 2018. However, Gerard Love quit the band in 2018 and was replaced by former Gorkys Zygotic Mynci leader Euros Child the following year. The quintet was rounded out by drummer Francis McDonald and bassist Dave McGowan. This line-up recorded the band’s 11th studio album, Endless Arcade, which was released in April 2021. Over the years, Teenage Fanclub has become one of Scotland's most loved cult acts, counting Liam Gallagher, Michael Stipe and Thom Yorke as fans. The band returned in 2023 with their 12th studio album Nothing Lasts Forever, released via Merge in the US and PeMa in Europe and the UK.