Tuesday, March 23, 2010

New Fannies!

Teenage Fanclub are back, after what seems like eternity, such a long time that it feels weird that they even have a website. I feel weird looking at their website, but I don't however feel weird listening to their music.

The preview track from their new LP is called"Baby Lee"

I love Teenage Fanclub and have loved them since I was wee.

If you want to know more about the new record and the tour you could go to their website by clicking here

I'm sure there's lots of Fannie fans amongst us 'Spillers, so let's try the impossible and pick our favourite song by them please, in the comments!


DarceysDad said...

I don't know why I haven't, but the fact remains I've never been completely hooked by TF. I think I have Howdy! and one other LP, but both on cassette from bargain bins.

I most definitely do though have a favourite song by them: the criminally short (2m04s) Christmas Eve, which I have on the Xfm Cool Cool Christmas compilation.

But you know what? They might just be the band I need for this evening's tech session ... I wonder how much is on Spotify?

Cheerrs, Blimpy.

Blimpy said...

Darce - if they have their Grand Prix LP on Spotty tis a very good place to start!

CaroleBristol said...

I shall admit to never having knowingly heard them.

Blimpy's Twitter Feed said...

Hot posh totty Sophie Dahl is on my tellybox, cooking to the strains of Feist and The Smiths - it's as if the world is conspiring to get me to cook!!

Blimpy's Twitter Feed said...

"On my third martini, i'm under the table. On my fourth martini, i'm under the host" say Sophie Dahl

Dinner at mine Soph?

Blimpy said...

Is their song Verisimilitude the only one to use the word?

DarceysDad said...

I've found Grand Prix on Spotify, but had to look. It's not listed as Teenage Fanclub; the artist is credited as ... well, look for yourselves:


I wonder what that accidental (Freudian slip) double R in my earlier comment means? Affected Scots burr, or some sort of indicator of my mothership state of mind?!?!?!

Blimpy said...

the double whammy of "sparky's dream" and "mellow doubt" next to each other is ace

ToffeeBoy said...

Howdy blimpy! Let me offer you some words of wisdom and hope. Like many of us I had a catholic education up until the age of thirteen. Not sure how I can shoehorn in The King, Grand Prix and Man-Made but I'll definitely join you on the Teenage Fanclub bandwagon(esque) up there in Northern Britain!

I have to say that I wasn't wee when I discovered Norman and his happy band of indie popsters but I can cleaerly remember being blown away when I first heard Grand Prix.

My favourite TF song is a toughy so in true steenbeck let's ignore the rules fashion (only joking steen!) I give you, the ToffeeBoy Teenage Fanclub Top 5:

1. Sparky's Dream
2. I Don't Want Control Of You
3. Power Of Your Tenderness (with Jad Fair)
4. Ain't That Enough
5. Star Sign

Sparky's Dream was made to be played loud outdoors - it's a staple on my school summer fair playlist.

ToffeeBoy said...

'cleaerly' is of course the Old Scots spelling of 'clearly' ...

bishbosh said...

Good game, good game.

For me, it's between "Sparky's Dream" and "Ain't That Enough". Oh, and "Star Sign". And maybe "Planets"...

Good to hear they're still about/back.

CaroleBristol said...

That Sophie Dahl programme was so annoying I switched over so as not to throw things as the telly.

Blimpy said...

She's no Nigella, this is true

steenbeck said...

Toffee - Ouch

I hate to say it, but when I hear "Baby Lee" I think of this...


And It's really hard to get past John Lee Hooker.

Shoegazer said...

Bit like the Manics in feeling that should be liking them more than actually do. They do great covers (again like the Manics) "Have You Ever Seen the Rain" etc. "It's all in my mind" was a good original.

TonNL said...

1. Your love is the place where I com from
2. Sparky's Dream
3. The Concept
4. I don't want control of you
5. Jesus Christ (Big Star cover)

mnemonic said...

Sophie Dahl is plagiarising Dorothy Parker with that martini comment.

I don't know whether I've ever heard Teenage Fanclub.

Fintan28 said...

TF is new to me but I'm fond of a good hook. Made me want to try some more.

barbryn said...

"Bandwagonesque" was probably the first "cool" record (cassette) I ever bought (depending on whether you classify the Inspiral Carpets as cool) and I loved it to bits, but haven't really kept up with the Fannies, though it's impossible to dislike what I've heard. So my top five would probably be:

1. The Concept
2. Star Sign
3. December
4. Everything Flows
5. Guiding Star

The cassette broke a few years ago, but I had a listen on Spotify recently, and it still sounded great.

ejay said...

My favourite song by them is the only one I know, Fallin', courtesy of you Blimpster!

Mark68 said...

Sparky's Dream. Or maybe Ain't That Enough. Or Star Sign. God, I love TFC.

I was really disappointed with Man-Made though, so I hope this album's better. Baby Lee sounds promising.