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Teenage Fanclub - Bandwagonesque album

Teenage Fanclub - Bandwagonesque album
  • Performer Teenage Fanclub
  • Title Bandwagonesque
  • Date of release 2008
  • Country UK
  • Style Indie Rock, Alternative Rock
  • Other formats AAC MP2 AC3 AU DXD MOD AA
  • Genre Rock
  • Size MP3 1535 mb
  • Size FLAC 1657 mb
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 323

Thirteen is the fourth album by Scottish alternative rock band Teenage Fanclub, released in 1993 on Creation Records in the UK and Geffen in the US. It was commonly believed at the time that it was named after the song "Thirteen" by Big Star, a band that has heavily influenced Teenage Fanclub. The self-produced album was poorly received by critics on its release. It peaked at number 14 on the UK Albums Chart.

Crotchety critics complained that this Glaswegian quartet sounded too close to cult Memphis band Big Star for their own or anyone else's good, but Bandwagonesque proved that unapologetic homage can sometimes work. The Fanclub's mesh of yearning, ethereal melody and cranked, feed-backing guitars came together superbly on "The Concept," "Metal Baby," and the thrashing "Star of mellifluousness that yoked Alex Chilton to Crazy Horse and the Ramones.

Bandwagonesque is the sound of discovery-of finding your voice and naming your mission. 1993’s Thirteen, its gnarlier, sloppier follow-up, had the disadvantage of coming next. To this day, its reputation is far worse than the actual music. After the whirlwind of Bandwagonesque, critics hated this record, calling it derivative (the title was taken from a Big Star song; the closing track was named after Gene Clark) and brainless ( Norman 3 finds Blake repeating the actual sentence I’m in love with you more than 20 times). After 2000’s Howdy!, an album of quiet triumphs-the off-kilter rhythm of Dumb Dumb Dumb, Cul De Sac ’s otherworldly drift-Teenage Fanclub started taking longer between records, retreating even further from the spotlight. They now seemed more willing to put the band on hold to gather new energy from collaborations and side projects.

As such, the band successfully fuses hard rock and pop so that fans of either genre can appreciate easy-going yet powerful ballads such as the album's opening track. The Concept" sets the mood for the whole album with its easy melodic flow driven by Norman Blake's soft voice.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 The Concept
Songwriter [Song Written By] – Blake*
2 Satan
Songwriter [Song Written By] – Teenage Fanclub
3 December
Songwriter [Song Written By] – Love*
4 What You Do To Me
Songwriter [Song Written By] – Blake*
5 I Don't Know
Songwriter [Song Written By] – McGinley*
6 Star Sign
Songwriter [Song Written By] – Love*
7 Metal Baby
Songwriter [Song Written By] – Blake*
8 Pet Rock
Songwriter [Song Written By] – Love*
9 Sidewinder
Songwriter [Song Written By] – O'Hare*, Love*
10 Alcoholiday
Songwriter [Song Written By] – Blake*
11 Guiding Star
Songwriter [Song Written By] – Love*
12 Is This Music?
Songwriter [Song Written By] – Love*

Companies, etc.

  • Marketed By – Universal Music K.K.
  • Record Company – Universal International
  • Distributed By – Universal Music K.K.
  • Copyright (c) – Geffen Records
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Geffen Records
  • Recorded At – Amazon Studios
  • Mixed At – Amazon Studios
  • Mastered At – Porky's Mastering
  • Published By – Publishing Designee


  • Arranged By – Teenage Fanclub
  • Band [The Band] – Brendan O'Hare, Gerard Love, Norman Blake, Raymond McGinley
  • Brass, Strings – Joseph McAlinden*
  • Design [Cover Design], Photography By – Sharon Fitzgerald
  • Engineer – Keith Hartley, Paul Chisholm
  • Engineer [Assistant Engineer], Handclaps – Dave Buchanan
  • Guitar [Occasional], Vocals [Occasional] – Don Fleming
  • Management – Jim Grant , Seriously Inc.*
  • Mastered By – George Peckham
  • Producer – Don Fleming, Paul Chisholm, Teenage Fanclub


Recorded & mixed at Amazon Studios, Liverpool 9th April - 12th May 1991.
Mastered at Porky's, London

Made in Japan

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 4988005538086
  • Rights Society: JASRAC

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
CRE LP 106 Teenage Fanclub Bandwagonesque ‎(LP, Album) Creation Records CRE LP 106 UK 1991
DGCD-24461 Teenage Fanclub Bandwagonesque ‎(CD, Album, Club) DGC DGCD-24461 Canada 1991
DGCC-24461 Teenage Fanclub Bandwagonesque ‎(Cass, Album) DGC DGCC-24461 Canada 1991
DGCD-24461 Teenage Fanclub Bandwagonesque ‎(CD, Album) DGC DGCD-24461 Canada 1991
CRE CD 106 Teenage Fanclub Bandwagonesque ‎(CD, Album, RE) Creation Records CRE CD 106 UK Unknown

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Is this release actually remastered? I'm not aware of this album ever being remastered for a digital format.