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teenage fanclub at the prince of wales

The lads in Teenage Fanclub (especially Norman Blake) look a bit more middle-aged than I remember, though it was about 8 years since I last saw them - you feel old looking at them, but you feel young when you hear all your favourite songs (eg. the first four tracks from their Grand Prix album). Synchronized projectors played top-of-the-pops-styled swirly circles on the backdrops while they belted out their Byrds-ian harmonies. In between songs, somebody would shout out for Alcoholiday from a different part of the crowd every time. No other band quite sums up the "we're derivative, but in a good way" song ethic quite like Teenage Fanclub.

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