Genre: Pop Rock
Label: Fire Fidelity
Size: 12"
Format: 33RPM,


Teenage Fanclub A Catholic Education Import LP

Teenage Fanclub

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Debut Album On Vinyl LP!

Originally released in 1990 on Paperhouse, this is Teenage Fanclub's classic debut album, and it really catches that pop indie sound that flooded everyone's headphones in the early '90s. More raw sounding than their later releases, A Catholic Education doesn't really fit neatly into any category being the perfect marriage of the better aspects of Britpop and the swirling dreamy guitars and melancholy pop melodies of the Big Star tradition.

"Hard to believe now, but Teenage Fanclub first attracted critical attention for a record far removed from the sparkling power pop on which their fame largely rests -- with its gloriously sloppy and sludgy sound, their debut album A Catholic Education instead prefigures the emergence of grunge, its viscous melodies and squalling guitars owing far more to Neil Young than Big Star. With not one but two songs dubbed 'Heavy Metal,' it's pretty obvious where A Catholic Education is coming from; the title track (also here in duplicate) is a surprisingly snarky attack on the church (at least for a band not exactly renowned for its political agenda), while the great 'Everybody's Fool' is a merciless scenester put-down without any of the gentle sarcasm that characterizes similarly themed efforts like Bandwagonesque's 'Metal Baby.' Regardless, for all its glaring differences in attitude and approach, there's no mistaking the effortless melodicism that remains the hallmark of all Teenage Fanclub records -- in particular, the opening 'Everything Flows,' for all its meandering abrasiveness, is still as good as anything the band ever recorded, and that's saying something." - AllMusic

• Vinyl LP
• Import

Side A:

1. Heavy Metal
2. Everything Flows
3. Catholic Education
4. Too Involved
5. Don't Need A Drum
6. Critical Mass
Side B:
1. Heavy Metal II
2. Catholic Education 2
3. Eternal Light
4. Every Picture I Paint
5. Everybody's Fool

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