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Not Forgotten: Teenage Fanclub – Grand Prix

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Not Forgotten: Super Furry Animals – Radiator

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Formed in Aberdeen in 1983 by Jim Shepherd (guitar/vocals), Adam Sanderson (vocals/guitar), Martin Keena(bass guitar), and Tom Reid (drums/vocals), The Jasmine Minks were a staple on the 80s indie scene, and after sending a demon to Melody Maker, were gobbled by Alan McGee’s fledgling Creation Records. From there they released four albums and four singles …

There’s a reason Teenage Fanclub, and particularly Grand Prix, have endured when so much music from the 90s just been washed away.

Pete Astor is very good company. I think. I never met him. Never really even heard him speak to be perfectly honest. But I had bought, as a teenager, bought a 7” single by The Weather Prophets (or which Astor led), Almost Prayed from a long forgotten record shop in Loughborough. Located near McDonalds, where …

Originally known as The Living Room, The Loft – Pete Astor, Dave Morgan, Bill Prince and Andy Strickland released just a handful of singles and a couple of compilations. Yet their influence, or at least peoples memory of the band, remains strong. Listening to Up the Hill and Down the Slope again, as it’s re-release …

Out on. 13th March is the latest release in the Optic NerveSevens 2.0 reissue series, and it sees the second ever release of Alan McGee’s seminal Creation Records label – The Revolving Paint Dreams ‘Flowers in the Sky’ get the once over. Formed in 1983 by sometime McGee associate Andrew Innes (he had played guitar …

Sometimes a band just gets it right. Prior to Radiator’s release in August 1997, only Super Furry Animals’ most optimistic and fervent fans would have put good money on the band’s second album transcending the stylistic restrictions of the failing Britpop scene that they were only tangentially associated with. Yet Radiator proved without a doubt …

I remember seeing the Telescopes on the main stage in 1990 at Reading Festival on the bill with Loop, the Pixies and the Fall, such was their quick rise following the release of early singles Kick the Wall and 7th Disaster on Cheree Records. The band were signed by Alan McGees Creation records soon after …