Geffen Grand Prix Press Release
April 10, 1995
Enclosed please find a copy of Grand Prix, the new album from
Glasgow, Scotland's Teenage Fanclub. Scheduled to be released on June 4, Grand
Prix is the Fanclub's fourth album overall and third for DGC Records.
Grand Prix was produced by David Bianco, who has previously
worked with the likes of The Pixies and Tom Petty, and contains thirteen guitar
pop soon-to-be classics. Teenage Fanclub recorded its latest effort at The Manor,
the legendary English castle turned recording studio, in late sumrner/early
fall of 1994. In fact, Grand Prix was the last album to be made
at The Manor, and it's a perfect sendoff: the familiar Fanclub harmonies, chugging
guitar riffs, and plaintive lyricism.
There is, however, something that will strike the hardcore Teenage Fanclub
devotee as different about eight seconds into "About You," the album's opening
track. It's the drums. Grand Prix features new drummer Paul Quinn,
a longtime friend of the band and former member of The Boy Hairdressers, a pre-TFC
group in which guitarists/vocalists Norman Blake and Raymond McGinley also played.
Rounded out by bassist/vocalist Gerry Love, the (Grand Prix-era
Teenage Fanclub proves itself a tight, focused unit. Take a listen to "Sparky's
Dream," "Discolite," "I Gotta Know," or for that matter any other song on the
album and prepare to be dazzled.
Please give Grand Prix a listen and let me know what you think.
Teenage Fanclub is available for interviews and we'll have great new photos