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Teenage Fanclub

Teenage Fanclub are a Scottish alternative rock band from Bellshill, near Glasgow, formed in 1989.

Teenage Fanclub are revered by power-pop fans for their devotion to chiming, Byrds-esque guitars and harmony vocals. They are also known affectionatly as "The Fannies" and "The Bellshill Beach Boys"

Songwriting duties are shared between the three permanent members of the group:

  • Norman Blake,
  • Raymond McGinley?, and
  • Gerard Love.

In concert, they usually alternate between the three songwriters (whom all sing lead vocals on their own songs). Despite the prevalence of harmonies on the album versions of songs, only Blake sings harmony in concert.

There have been a succession of drummers, including:

  • Francis MacDonald? (a prime-mover in the C86 scene, later of the BMX Bandits), the drummer in the original lineup, and in a later period
  • Brendan O’Hare (later of the Telstar Ponies and Mogwai), and
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    years active 1989–Present (time)
    origin Glasgow, Scotland
    music genre Alternative rock
    Jangle Pop
    Power Pop
    current members Norman Blake (Scottish musician)
    past members Brendan O’Hare
    Paul Quinn (drummer)
    license: GNU FDL
    source: Wikipedia

Teenage Fanclub

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