Everett True

Song of the day – 40: Teenage Fanclub

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This song can reduce me to tears. Just beautiful. That line, the harmonies on that line, “Here is a sunrise/Ain’t that enough/True as a clear sky/Ain’t that enough?” Ignore the weird intro bit at the start of this video. You need to start listening at 0.17 seconds.

I received an advance copy of Teenage Fanclub’s second album Bandwagonesque about the same time as Nevermind – and I played them back-to-back on the same cassette for the entire summer of 1991. And frankly, there was never any doubt in my mind as to which was my favourite.

8 Responses to Song of the day – 40: Teenage Fanclub

  1. Don Gordeto March 24, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    did you listen to their new song "Baby Lee"? It´s on their website and on Merge´s website.

  2. Jerry March 24, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    I did, and that's what inspired this post. You can download 'Baby Lee' for free at http://www.teenagefanclub.com/

  3. David Whitelock March 24, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    I think that maybe my old telecaster that Raymonds playing as I sold them one just like that after Bandwagonesque was released….classic song.

  4. Ben Harding March 24, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    I LOVE this. The Fannies were always the loveliest chaps to bump into on the circuit, too. Friendly, gentle, mutually appreciative. How the Byrds should have sounded, if you know what I mean….

  5. Darragh March 26, 2010 at 10:08 am

    Awesome, thanks for the heads up for the new TFC song. I love this band.

  6. Tom March 26, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    Alcoholiday is pretty much my life.

  7. Jerry March 29, 2010 at 12:46 pm

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    Everett True
    You might care to give this a listen too

    24 March at 15:04 ·

    Everett True
    And this one too

    24 March at 15:07 ·

    Jeff Jeffypop Bryant
    I don't think Teenage Fanclub has ever had a bad song.
    24 March at 15:49 ·

    Mark Headley
    Been listening a lot to a boot of the alex chilton/teenage fanclub gig in Glasgow mid nineties. Well worth tracking down. They cover have I the right, life's a gas, Telstar!! Brilliant.
    24 March at 17:31 ·

    Roddy Thomson
    Love the fannies! New album (shadows) and tour upcoming. Can't wait!
    24 March at 18:39 ·

    Deniz Martinez
    one of the best albums ever ♥
    24 March at 18:51 ·

    Angus Stevenson
    what a great band
    24 March at 19:43 ·

    Greg Charles
    is this off Bandwagonesque? i hate that album…although after hearing it i realized that You am i dont only just rip off The Beatles and the Small Faces
    Thurs at 13:33 ·

  8. Jerry March 29, 2010 at 12:49 pm

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    Del Rogers
    Another top choice ET. They're one of my favourite bands EVER. Definately in the handful of bands I'd describe as pefect. Have you heard the Peel Session version of Alcoholiday? It's quite different with some incredible lyric changes x
    Thurs at 23:32 ·

    Neil Davenport
    Love them to bits. Still.
    Thurs at 23:55 ·

    Deniz Martinez
    Have you heard their new song "Baby Lee"?

    Fri at 04:55 ·

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