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Monday, 28 May 2007

Teenage Fanclub

At last! A bit of plastic that's worth more now than when I bought it. Teenage Fanclub's cover version of The Ballad of John and Yoko, released for one day only in 1990 on one-sided 7 inch single; by crikey if it's not worth about 20 of your British Pounds Sterling today.

Of course records are deleted all the time and it was always a good way of picking up a few extra sales back in the good old days, but there's only 5000 copies of this particular single in existence. See, 5000 copies.

Teenage Fanclub are still going of course, but in the early 90s the "fannies" were the epitome of indie-pop. I've seen them live a couple of times back in the dark ages and Bandwagonesque is still one of my favourite albums from those halcyon days. It's dated now of course, but it only takes the first couple of seconds of Star Sign to get me up and dancing around my living room.

Here you go, a nice scratchy (and one of only 5000 copies in existence) vinyl mp3 of Teenage Fanclub - Ballad of John and Yoko.


  1. Anonymous09 May, 2008

    Can't believe I'm the first to comment on the godlike TFC.
    They fall into the odd category of being just *too* good, if you know what I mean. Listen to "Grand Prix" and you'll get perfection-boredom by about track eight.
    And "Bandwagonesque" will always bring back memories of walking into Uni in the first year, trying to figure out a way to make Donna Roberts laugh. She liked them, too. Ah!
    They're not great live, though. And this 'ere Ballad of John and Yoko might be worth 20 quid but it's shite.

  2. I know em. I live just up the road from Normans mum. TFC are an amazing band, that made the rest of us drug kids look like foolish thijkers back in the day. we all love em here in bellhill, and the world loves em too. bots done good :)