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* LongRunnerLineUp: Type 2, given the minor lineup changes, and have been going strong for ''27 years''.

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* LongRunnerLineUp: Up until the recent departure of Gerard Love, they were a Type 2, given the minor lineup changes, and have been going strong 2 for ''27 years''.years'', give or take some minor lineup changes.


Teenage Fanclub, or the [[FanNickname Fannies]], are a [[UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}} Scottish]] AlternativeRock band, known for being modern champions of PowerPop and pretty [[NiceGuy Nice Guys]]. They formed in 1989 and have, for the most part at least, been together since then. The three central band members are Norman Blake (guitar, vocals), Raymond McGinley (guitar, vocals), and Gerard Love (bass, vocals), with several people filling in for drums and keyboards throughout the band's career.

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Teenage Fanclub, or the [[FanNickname Fannies]], are a [[UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}} Scottish]] AlternativeRock band, known for being modern champions of PowerPop and pretty [[NiceGuy Nice Guys]]. They formed in 1989 and have, for the most part at least, been together since then. The three central band members are Norman Blake (guitar, vocals), Raymond McGinley [=McGinley=] (guitar, vocals), and Gerard Love (bass, vocals), with several people filling in for drums and keyboards throughout the band's career.



* RockTrio: More like songwriting trio, but the band's most consistent members have been Blake, McGinley, and Love.

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* RockTrio: More like songwriting trio, but the band's most consistent members have been Blake, McGinley, [=McGinley=], and Love.



* StepUpToTheMicrophone: McGinley only made one vocal appearance on ''Bandwagonesque'' with "I Don't Know", but would regularly do vocals on later albums.

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* StepUpToTheMicrophone: McGinley [=McGinley=] only made one vocal appearance on ''Bandwagonesque'' with "I Don't Know", but would regularly do vocals on later albums.



* VocalTagTeam: Blake, McGinley, and Love.

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* VocalTagTeam: Blake, McGinley, [=McGinley=], and Love.


If you cross Music/BigStar [[XMeetsY with]] Music/TheByrds, you get Teenage Fanclub.

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If you cross Music/BigStar [[XMeetsY [[JustForFun/XMeetsY with]] Music/TheByrds, you get Teenage Fanclub.


[[caption-width-right:299:The lads in the early '90s.]]

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[[caption-width-right:299:The lads in the [[TheNineties early '90s.'90s]].]]


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* LongRunnerLineUp: Type 2, given the minor lineup changes, and have been going strong for ''27 years''.


[[caption-width-right:299:The lads in the early [[The90s '90s]].

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[[caption-width-right:299:The lads in the early [[The90s '90s]].
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Teenage Fanclub are a [[UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}} Scottish]] AlternativeRock band, known for being modern champions of PowerPop and pretty [[NiceGuy Nice Guys]]. They formed in 1989 and have, for the most part at least, been together since then. The three central band members are Norman Blake (guitar, vocals), Raymond McGinley (guitar, vocals), and Gerard Love (bass, vocals), with several people filling in for drums and keyboards throughout the band's career.

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Teenage Fanclub Fanclub, or the [[FanNickname Fannies]], are a [[UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}} Scottish]] AlternativeRock band, known for being modern champions of PowerPop and pretty [[NiceGuy Nice Guys]]. They formed in 1989 and have, for the most part at least, been together since then. The three central band members are Norman Blake (guitar, vocals), Raymond McGinley (guitar, vocals), and Gerard Love (bass, vocals), with several people filling in for drums and keyboards throughout the band's career.


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* AscendedFanboy: The late [[Music/BigStar Alex Chilton]] played with the Fannies in concert.


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* GriefSong: "Gene Clarke." The man had passed away a couple years prior.
* {{Instrumentals}}: "Satan" and "Is This Music?" don't have lyrics.
* IntercourseWithYou: "Norman 3" is probably the most unambiguous example.


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* LimitedLyricsSong: "What You Do to Me" without a doubt.
->What you do to me\\
I know, I can't believe\\
There's something about you\\
Got me down on my knees


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* WordSaladLyrics: Like the bands that inspired them, the Fannies have a habit of writing ambiguous and/or borderline nonsensical lyrics.



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[[caption-width-right:299:The lads in the early [[The90s '90s]].



* BadassBoast: "I'd steal a car to drive you home."
** And the lines at the top, of course.



* CarefulWithThatAxe: "Satan."



* EpicRocking: Most of their songs fall into the 3-to-5-minute range, but there are some notable exceptions.
** "The Concept" at 6:07.
** "Gene Clarke" at 6:37.
** "My Uptight Life" at 6:55.



* GreatestHitsAlbum: ''Four Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-Six Seconds: A Shortcut to Teenage Fanclub''.



* RockTrio: More like songwriting trio, but the band's most consistent members have been Black, McGinley, and Love.

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* RockTrio: More like songwriting trio, but the band's most consistent members have been Black, Blake, McGinley, and Love.



** "Gene Clarke" is a tribute to the [[Music/TheByrds man himself]].
* SillyLoveSongs: It would be easier to name songs of theirs that don't count. "What You Do to Me", "Sparky's Dream", and "Norman 3" are particularly infectious examples, though.
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Mostly idealistic with the occasional dipping into cynicism.
* StepUpToTheMicrophone: McGinley only made one vocal appearance on ''Bandwagonesque'' with "I Don't Know", but would regularly do vocals on later albums.
* TakeThat: ''A Catholic Education'' takes shots at the Catholic Church.



* TitleTrack: Twice on ''A Catholic Education'', but [[AvertedTrope Averted]] with the rest of their work.

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* TitleTrack: Twice on ''A Catholic Education'', but [[AvertedTrope Averted]] with the rest of their work.work.
* VocalTagTeam: Blake, McGinley, and Love.


* InTheStyleOf: ''Bandwagonesque'' and ''Thirteen'' are particularly reminiscent of Big Star, with the latter being a ShoutOut.

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* InTheStyleOf: ''Bandwagonesque'' and ''Thirteen'' are sound particularly reminiscent of Big Star, with the latter being a ShoutOut.blatant ShoutOut.
* LongTitle: From ''Shadows'': "Sometimes I Don't Need to Believe in Anything."
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Usually in the 2 to 4 range, although ''A Catholic Education'' is definitely more of a 5.
* NewSoundAlbum: Twice. ''Bandwagonesque'' is quite different from their previous two albums, and would set the standard until ''Songs from Northern Britain'' introduced a more Byrds-esque sound with more vocal harmonies and jangly guitars.
* PrecisionFStrike: For a band whose lyrics are pretty clean most of the time, they sure do know when to thrown in a "fuck" or two.
** "Alcoholiday:"
-->"Baby, I've been fucked already."
** "Fear of Flying:"
-->"This is your one-way ticket, so don't fuck it up."
** "Verisimilitude:"
-->"I've always said 'fuck' when I thought I could."
* RockTrio: More like songwriting trio, but the band's most consistent members have been Black, McGinley, and Love.
* ShoutOut: ''Thirteen'' is titled after the Big Star song.
* TitleOnlyChorus: "Sometimes I Don't Need to Believe in Anything."


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Selected Discography:

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Discography:



!!The Fannies provide examples of the following tropes:

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!!The Fannies provide examples of the following tropes:tropes:
* TheAlcoholic: The protagonist of "Alcoholiday", from the looks of it.
* AlternativeRock
* BrokenRecord: "Norman 3" has ''"I'm in love with you / I'm in love with you / and I know that it's you."'' This takes up more than half the song.
* CoverVersion: ''The King'' has a few covers, ranging from "Interstellar Overdrive" by Music/PinkFloyd to... "Like a Virgin" by Music/{{Madonna}}?
* DarkerAndEdgier: ''Thirteen'' when compared to ''Bandwagonesque'', ''Man-Made'' when compared to ''Howdy!''.
* DeadpanSnarker: Some of their album titles hint at this, specifically ''[[{{Grunge}} Bandwagonesque]]'' and ''Songs from'' ''[[{{Britpop}} Northern Britain]]''.
* ExcitedShowTitle: ''Howdy!''
* InTheStyleOf: ''Bandwagonesque'' and ''Thirteen'' are particularly reminiscent of Big Star, with the latter being a ShoutOut.
* TitleTrack: Twice on ''A Catholic Education'', but [[AvertedTrope Averted]] with the rest of their work.


Teenage Fanclub are a [[UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}} Scottish]] AlternativeRock band, known for being modern champions of PowerPop and pretty [[NiceGuy Nice Guys]]. They formed in 1989 and have, for the most part at least, been together since then.

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Teenage Fanclub are a [[UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}} Scottish]] AlternativeRock band, known for being modern champions of PowerPop and pretty [[NiceGuy Nice Guys]]. They formed in 1989 and have, for the most part at least, been together since then. The three central band members are Norman Blake (guitar, vocals), Raymond McGinley (guitar, vocals), and Gerard Love (bass, vocals), with several people filling in for drums and keyboards throughout the band's career.

If you cross Music/BigStar [[XMeetsY with]] Music/TheByrds, you get Teenage Fanclub.

Oh, and they might've [[DarkHorseVictory beaten out]] Music/{{Nirvana}} for an [[http://www.spin.com/2015/04/teenage-fanclub-bandwagonesque-interview/ Album of the Year]] award, or something.

Selected Discography:
* ''A Catholic Education'' (1990)
* ''The King'' (1991)
* ''Bandwagonesque'' (1991)
* ''Thirteen'' (1993)
* ''Grand Prix'' (1995)
* ''Songs from Northern Britain'' (1997)
* ''Howdy!'' (2000)
* ''Man-Made'' (2005)
* ''Shadows'' (2010)
* ''Here'' (2016)
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!!The Fannies provide examples of the following tropes:

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->''If she lived in space, man,\\
I'd build a plane.\\
Out of luck, so beam me up,\\
To hear her talking again.''
-->"Sparky's Dream"

Teenage Fanclub are a [[UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}} Scottish]] AlternativeRock band, known for being modern champions of PowerPop and pretty [[NiceGuy Nice Guys]]. They formed in 1989 and have, for the most part at least, been together since then.

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