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Grand Prix - what a fantastic album. I really liked Bandwagonesque, but waow...
But they were a great, great band.
Sparky's Dream, About You, Star Sign, Alcoholiday...they wrote some amazing songs.
They're still going!
New album next year.....possibly:)
I honestly thought they'd split up. This makes me happy.
Last one Man Made was great too.
I like Bandwagonesque but just not quite as much.
is it any good?
from their Peel session is my favourite track
IMO, only album of theres i don't like, but it does have some classics on there, RADIO, NORMAN 3, CABBAGE!
best album is Songs from Northern Britain, or Words of Wisdom and hope, but that doesnt really count does it?
...is probably my favourite, but 'Songs From Northern Britian' does have 'I Don't Want Control Of You' on it which is about as close to a perfect melody as I've ever heard.
9/10 for me. My band is influenced loads by this band
was Elliott Smith. There are definite echoes of Teenage Fanclub in his later stuff.
I can kind of see that harmony wise. Figure 8 is a little bit Fanclub
there's something weird going on with DiS at the moment, whichever 'old' band I dig out and stick in my car for a retro-listen seems to end up getting mentioned on here soon after.
Your Love Is The Place Where I Come From is probably my favourite song of theirs. Or Ain't That Enough, which makes Northern Britain their best album imo. Oh wait, Grand Prix has Neil Jung, Versimilitude, and Sparky's Dream on it so it might be that one!
despite seeing them in my wasted youth, inc The Boy Hairdressers, I didn't get into them till late but better late than never. The last album, Man Made is also great. Still a great live band, their final gig of a tour in 2005 was in Glasgow and it's one of the best gigs I've ever been to. Have seen them in large and small venues, always good. Last thing I got was the Peel Session with Frank Black
Grand Prix is fucking superb.
I recently bought Grand Prix and Bandwagonesque. Love Grand Prix so much I've not got round to fully appreciating Bandwagonesqe yet.
i prefer Songs from Northern Britain to Grand Prix and Bandwagonesque
SO MANY HARMONEEZ
I Don't Want Control of You has been my phone ring tone for a VERY long time.
according to me:
Songs from Northern Britain
A Catholic Education
The King (SO long since I heard it - can't believe I sold it!)
Didn't hear Words of Wisdom and Hope but I find Jad Fair annoying.
Worth getting the comp Deep Fried Fanclub which has some ace tunes - including God Knows it's True, possibly my favourite TFC song ever.
Bandwagonesque (a top ten of all time album)
Songs from Northern britain (this gets pushed up a place or two if listened to hilst on a driving holday in Scotland)
Howdy (the first of theirs to be a less than 8 out of 10 record).
Not heard Man made.
I really hope they can make another great album. The last two have been poor.
Although they always seem to manage a brilliant song. I really like Cells from Man-Made, and Howdy has I Need Direction which is great. God, i haven't listed to that for AGES.
is das bomb.
In sort of order
God Knows It’s True
Don’t Look Back
Fear of Flying
Alcholiday, The Concept, Starsign, Escher, Cabbage, Everything Flows, About You, Aint that Enough, So Far Gone, God Knows its true, and Free Again are def in with a shout.
Got as far as:
About You and Everything Flows being in it then gave up...
it's a toss up between Sparky's Dream and Alcoholiday for my favourite. Sparky's Dream has the better melody, but Alcoholiday has that brilliant sunny guitar fuzz all over it.
is just stunning. Consistently great throughout.
..."Gene Clark" should get a mention. Great song!
but it's still great. 'Songs From Northern Britain' is an overlooked classic, 'Man Made' is a little gem too. 'Bandwagonesque' will always have a special place in my heart as I remember seeing it on the shelves of older, cooler friends when I was a kid and marvelling over the cover art, plus 'Alcoholiday' is one of the best songs of the 90s.
Even the much-derided 'Thirteen' has some glorious moments- 'Escher' and 'The Cabbage' are power pop at it's finest.
The version of 'Everything Flows' that appears on the 'Teenage Fanclub Have Lost It' EP is as beautiful a rendition of a song as I have heard.
Fantastic band- not remotely challenging or innovative, but it doesn't matter as the songs are so good. I have never understood how the likes of Travis sold so many records while the Fannies languished in relative obscurity.
Turn turn turn turn turn turn turn turn!
Sing, sing, siiiiiing, if you sing, sing sing sing.
a really nice version of 'Alchoholiday' on the new album by Mark Morris (Bluetones).
...badly need to be remastered. The CDs sound a bit rubbish now
Bandwagonesque sounds horribly tinny.
Its the mlst warm sonding fuzz record imaginable. Tinny? Eh?
Howdy, Disco Citizens!