Friday, August 3, 2007

Teenage Fanclub - The Concept

Teenage Fanclub are a band that I discovered before my time. I picked up their album Bandwagonesque used for $3.99 when I was 14. I can't remember how I had heard of them, but I'm betting it had to do with at least one of these three facts:

1) They were one of Weezer's contemporary influences
2) Kurt Cobain proclaimed them as "the best band in the world"
3) Bandwagonesque beat out Nevermind for Spin's #1 album of 1991

At that age I was always hesitant to blindly buy albums. I had to be familiar with at least one track to justify a purchase. However at that price and the word about it, I guess I had to make an exception. I'm glad I did. While I really liked the album at the time and had a few personal favorite tracks, I was hearing the album in a different way a few years after and was appreciating it a lot more.

Here's "The Concept," a fantastic song with all the ingredients you want. I somehow never checked out any other Teenage Fanclub albums. It's about time to change that. Especially considering how so many of their albums have a $6.99 retail price.

Teenage Fanclub - The Concept

"She wears denim wherever she goes
Says she's gonna get some records by the Status Quo
Oh yeah...Oh yeah...

Still she won't be forced against her will
Says she don't do drugs but she does the pill
Oh yeah...Oh yeah...

I didn't want to hurt you oh yeah...
I didn't want to hurt you oh yeah...

Says she likes my hair 'cause it's down my back
Says she likes the group 'cause we pull in the slack
Oh yeah...Oh yeah...

When she's at the gig she takes her car
And she drive us home if it is in a bar
Oh yeah...Oh yeah...

I didn't want to hurt you oh yeah...
I didn't want to hurt you oh yeah..."

Teenage Fanclub - Bandwagonesque

1 comment:

straylightriviera said...

I bought this album when I was about 14 as well (guess that makes us the same age). Great album - I still have the original tape, though the case is crushed and I no longer own a tape deck :). I've since acquired a ton of digital Fanclub and continue to listen to it to this day.