Teenage Fanclub Live in 2003 (Kings Park, Perth, Western Australia)
Teenage Fanclub are a Scottish alternative rock band from Bellshill, near Glasgow, formed in 1989. Glasgow (ˈglæzgoʊ is the largest city in Scotland and third most populous in the United Kingdom Scotland ( Gaelic: Alba) is a Country in northwest Europethat occupies the northern third of the island of Great Britain. A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Alternative rock (also called alternative music, alt-rock or simply alternative; known primarily in the UK as indie) is a genre of Jangle pop is a genre of Alternative rock from the mid-1980s that "marked a return to the chiming guitars and pop melodies of the '60s" bands such as The Power pop (or powerpop) is a popular Musical genre that draws its inspiration from 1960s British and American pop and Rock music. BAROQUE POP is a style of music developed in the mid 1960s (often compared to Sunshine Pop, which was a commercial answer to Baroque Pop i In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music Creation Records was a British Independent record label headed by Alan McGee. Norman Blake (born 20 October 1965, Bellshill, Glasgow, Scotland) is a Singer-songwriter in the Glasgow Raymond McGinley (born 3 January 1964, in Glasgow, Scotland) is one of the three Singer-songwriters in the Glasgow based Gerard Love (born 31 August 1967, Motherwell, Scotland) is the bass player and one of the three Singer-songwriters Francis Macdonald is a Drummer and sometime member of British Alternative rock band Teenage Fanclub and used to play with BMX Bandits Scotland ( Gaelic: Alba) is a Country in northwest Europethat occupies the northern third of the island of Great Britain. Alternative rock (also called alternative music, alt-rock or simply alternative; known primarily in the UK as indie) is a genre of This article is about the town in North Lanarkshire Scotland For other places of the same name see Bellshill (disambiguation. Glasgow (ˈglæzgoʊ is the largest city in Scotland and third most populous in the United Kingdom This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1989
Teenage Fanclub are revered by power-pop fans for their devotion to chiming, Byrds-esque guitars and harmony vocals. The Byrds were a popular American rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1964 In Western music, harmony is the use of different pitches simultaneously and chords actual or implied in Music. Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, which is often contrasted with Speech. They are also known affectionately as "The Fannies" and "The Bellshill Beach Boys"
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.
In 2006, the band held two special concerts (in London and Glasgow) playing their 1991 masterpiece Bandwagonesque in its entirety. Bandwagonesque is the third album by British Alternative rock band Teenage Fanclub, released in 1991
There have been a succession of drummers, including:
Keyboardist Finlay MacDonald (no relation to Francis MacDonald) has also been a member. Finlay MacDonald is a Keyboardist and sometime member of Scottish Alternative rock bands Teenage Fanclub and BMX Bandits.
Teenage Fanclub emerged from the Glasgow C86 scene. C86 is a cassette compilation released by the British music magazine New Musical Express (NME in 1986, featuring new bands licensed Their sound is reminiscent of West Coast bands like the Beach Boys and Byrds, and their seventies counterparts Big Star. The " West Coast " " Western Seaboard " or " Pacific Seaboard " are terms for the westernmost coastal states of the Western United States A musical ensemble is a group of two or more Musicians who perform instrumental or vocal Music. The Beach Boys is an American rock band Formed in 1961 the group gained popularity for its close vocal harmonies and lyrics reflecting a California Youth culture The Byrds were a popular American rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1964 This article is about the Decade 1970-1979 For the Year 1970 see 1970. Big Star is an American Rock and roll band founded in the early 1970s 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". A Catholic Education is the debut album by British Alternative rock band Teenage Fanclub, released in 1990 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 King is the second album by British Alternative rock band Teenage Fanclub, deleted on its day of release in 1991 In Popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition ( Performance or Recording) of a previously recorded commercially released Madonna Louise Ciccone Ritchie (born August 16 1958 known as Madonna, is an American Sonic Youth is an American Alternative rock band formed in New York City in 1981 The album was produced at great speed in order to fulfil the terms of an existing American record deal with Matador Records. Matador Records is an Independent 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. 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 operated as one third of UMG's Interscope-Geffen-A&M label Creation Records was a British Independent record label headed by Alan McGee. The album was more deliberately constructed, the hooks became stronger, the guitar riffs were brought under control, and the harmony vocals took shape. The guitar is a Musical instrument with ancient roots that is used in a wide variety of musical styles In Music, a riff is an Ostinato figure a repeated Chord progression, pattern refrain or melodic figure, often played by the Rhythm Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, which is often contrasted with Speech. 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. Spin is a Music Magazine that reports on Music for Life Founded in 1985 by publisher Bob Guccione Jr Year 1991 ( MCMXCI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar. Nirvana was an American rock band that was formed by singer/guitarist Kurt Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic in Aberdeen Washington. Nevermind is the second studio album by the American rock band Nirvana, released on September 24 1991 My Bloody Valentine are an Alternative rock band formed in Dublin Ireland in 1984 and predominantly based in London. Loveless is the second Studio album by Alternative rock band My Bloody Valentine. REM is an American rock band formed in Athens, Georgia, in 1980 by Michael Stipe ( lead vocals) Peter Buck ( Guitar Out of Time is the seventh album by the American Alternative rock band R
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. Thirteen is the fourth Album by British Alternative rock band Teenage Fanclub, released in 1993 Brendan O'Hare left Teenage Fanclub during this period due to "musical differences" and was replaced by Paul Quinn (formerly of the Soup Dragons). The Soup Dragons were a Scottish Alternative rock band of the late 1980s and early 1990s named after a character in the 1970s children's TV
Grand Prix, Teenage Fanclub's fifth album, was both a critical and commercial success in Britain becoming their first top ten album. Grand Prix is the fifth album by British Alternative rock band Teenage Fanclub, released in 1995 It was released at the height of Britpop and almost certainly benefitted from being released on Creation records. Britpop is a subgenre of Alternative rock that originated in the United Kingdom. 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. William John Paul "Liam" Gallagher (born September 21, 1972 in Burnage, Manchester) is the lead singer of the British rock band Oasis are an English rock band that formed in Manchester in 1991 The album was demoed with Duncan Cameron (Producer) at Riverside Studios (2) in Busby. Duncan Cameron is a musician and producer He is most noted as a member of the band Sweet and as a producer of numerous acts Musical career Duncan Cameron Busby is a settlement within East Renfrewshire, Scotland. A former village Busby's close proximity to Glasgow effectively makes it a suburb of the 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.
Songs From Northern Britain followed Grand Prix and built on the former's success. Songs from Northern Britain is the sixth studio album by Scottish Alternative rock band Teenage Fanclub, released in 1997 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).
Their next album Howdy! (released on Columbia Records in the UK after the demise of Creation) continued the sound of Songs from Northern Britain. Howdy! is the seventh album by British Alternative rock band Teenage Fanclub, released in 2000 and the band's only album with a major Columbia Records is an American Record label founded in 1888 Columbia is the oldest surviving Brand name in pre-recorded sound being the first record company The album, however, was poorly marketed and was a commercial failure. Francis MacDonald rejoined as the drummer for the tour supporting the album.
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 Scotland's Teenage Fanclub and Half Japanese frontman Jad Fair. Jad Fair is the singer and guitarist of Lo-fi Alternative rock group Half Japanese. This article is about the band called Half Japanese, for people of mixed Japanese and non-Japanese descent see Hafu Half Japanese
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). is a multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Minato Tokyo, Japan, and one of the world's largest Media conglomerates with Four Thousand Seven Hundred And Sixty-Six Seconds - A Shortcut To Teenage Fanclub is a Greatest hits album by British Alternative rock band
A new album, Man-Made, was released on May 2, 2005 on the band's own PeMa label. Man-Made is the eighth album by British Alternative rock band Teenage Fanclub, released in 2005 Events 1194 - King Richard I of England gives Portsmouth its first Royal Charter. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Man-Made was recorded in Chicago in 2004, and produced by John McEntire of Tortoise. Chicago (ʃɪˈkɑːgoʊ is the largest City by population in the state of Illinois and the American Midwest of the United States. "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " John McEntire (born April 9, 1970 in Portland Oregon) is an American Drummer and multi-instrumentalist Tortoise is an Instrumental rock band formed in Chicago Illinois, USA in 1990.