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Teenage Fanclub/Jad Fair: Barbican, London

John Aizlewood, The Guardian, 25 April 2002

"IS THIS A JOKE?" shouts a disgruntled heckler midway through this unsatisfying evening. "Get off". It doesn't seem to be a joke. The Barbican's Only Connect series serves to offer a series of unusual live events. For the most part, it has been a runaway success. However, a collaboration between Teenage Fanclub — who may be better served by applying themselves to their moribund career rather than this messing about — and the virtually unknown American Jad Fair was always going to be tricky.

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