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Teenage Fanclub: The Forum, London

Barney Hoskyns, MOJO, February 1996

ONE HESITATES TO USE the word "heartwarming" about the endurance of the unassuming Scotsmen who go by the name of Teenage Fanclub, but at a time when it's pretty hard to get past first base in the pop business, Norman Blake, Raymond McGinley and Gerard Love – along with drummer Paul Quinn – are some way into what is shaping up to be a very credible career. Lesser bands would have been finished off by the general indifference accorded Thirteen; the Fannies simply turned around and made Grand Prix, their best album to date.

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