The UK indie scene in the early ‘90s was one of the most popular periods of music in the last 30 years. Even now it continues to influence and inspire a new generation of indie bands from all over the world. Of course, there’s nothing quite like the original, and Teenage Fanclub are one of the bands that helped spearhead the movement with their hook-driven indie pop songs and relatable lyrical narrative.
We recently acquired a superb collection of Teenage Fanclub items, feature first presses of their classic albums such as The King and Bandwagonesque, incredibly hard to find test pressings, limited edition singles, and more.
Below are a few highlights from the collection, and with more being added daily be sure to keep an eye on eil.com for the latest arrivals.
TEENAGE FANCLUB Howdy! (Rare 2000 UK 12-track vinyl LP, with gatefold picture sleeve. The only major label release for the band following the demise of Creation, and includes the single I Need Direction and Dumb Dumb Dumb. The band were promoted as a three piece around this time due to drummer Paul Quinn leaving the band after recording his parts, and Francis MacDonald returning to the fold once the album had been released. The sleeve shows some minor edgewear from storage over theyears, and the vinyl itself displaying only one or two inaudible hairline surface marks to show for its 20 years in the wild. This copy comes with a period 7″x5″ promotional Columbia Records photograph of the band, that has been SIGNED by Gerard Love, Raymond McGinley, and Norman Blake. A fantastic piece of Teenage Fanclub history, and a highly underrated record from their catalogue).
TEENAGE FANCLUB A Catholoic Education (Very Rare 1990 UK 11-track white label test pressing of the debut LP from the Scottish Indie band on the Paperhouse label, with wraparound proof sleeve. Includes the tracks Heavy Metal and Everything Flows. The sleeve shows on only the lightest of edgewear from storage, while the vinyl itself has only one or two inaudible paper scuffs to show for 30 years in the wild, and remains in superb condition. This is the first time we have seen a test pressing of this album, and is unlikely to be repeated. A must have for Teenage Fanclub fans and collectors of ’90s indie PAPERLP004).
TEENAGE FANCLUB Four Thousand Seven Hundred And Sixty-Six Seconds (Very rare 2002 UK 21-track 2-LP album of the band’s greatest hits. Featuring tracks from their debut album A Catholic Education released in 1990 to the year 2000 Howdy! album.Aside from an unobtrusive mark on the sleeve where a sticker has been removed, bot the sleeve and vinyl on this copy remain in spectacular, near ‘as new’ condition. The first copy of this hard to find compilation we have seen in nearly 10 years).
TEENAGE FANCLUB Bandwagonesque (Rare 2016 UK 12-track LP issue of their 1991 third studio album, with gatefold picture sleeve pressed on 180gram PINK Vinyl, and limited to just 500 numbered copies. Including Star Sign & Guiding Star. This copy includes the numbered sticker that would have been carefullly cut from original PVC outer, while the sleeve and vinyl remain in spectacular, new ‘as new’ conditon. A hard to find pressing of this fantastic indie classic, and the first copy we have ever seen here MOVLP336).
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- Teenage Fanclub - Endless Arcade - Green Vinyl + Signed Print - UK - vinyl LP - £39.99, $54.79, €46.79 (New Item) (arrived 21-Sep-2021 14:45)
TEENAGE FANCLUB Endless Arcade (2021 UK Online exclusive AUTOGRAPHED limited edition 12-track LP pressed on TRANSLUCENT GREEN VINYL, housed in a die-cut picture sleeve which remains sealed in its hype stickered shrinkwrap. Also includes a 12" square signed artwork print PEMA14LPC)
- Teenage Fanclub - Grand Prix + 7" - EX - shrink - UK - vinyl LP - £75.00, $102.75, €87.75 (New Item) (arrived 03-Sep-2021 14:37)
TEENAGE FANCLUB Grand Prix (Limited Edition 1995 UK 13-track LP with 'CRELP173L' label print, featuring the singles Sparky's Dream, Neil Jung & Mellow Doubt, complete with the illustrated credits inner & 'Grand Prix Bonus Single' vinyl 7". The picture sleeve is Near Mint & still in the open shrink with the hype sticker attached & the large album title banner sticker at the top. The vinyl is clean & in Excellent condition with just a few faint cosmetic signs of play CRELP173L)
- Teenage Fanclub - Norman 3 - Promo - UK - 12" vinyl - £20.00, $27.40, €23.40 (New Item) (arrived 09-Aug-2021 09:26)
TEENAGE FANCLUB Norman 3 (1993 UK Creation label 4-track 12" Promo vinyl for the single release, includes Older Guys, Genius Envy and Golden Glades, picture label has the date 22 SEPT 93 stamped, Creation company die cut sleeve CRE142TP)
- Teenage Fanclub - God Knows It's True - UK - 7" vinyl - £15.00, $20.55, €17.55 (New Item) (arrived 21-Jul-2021 17:18)
TEENAGE FANCLUB God Knows It's True (Scarce original 1990 UK Paperhouse 7" vinyl single, also including So Far Gone, glossy full colour picture sleeve. The sleeve shows some minor storage wear and the vinyl appears near as new PAPER007)