Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Song of the Day: Teenage Fanclub - I Need Direction

This Scottish band was a natural extension of my Big Star obsession, and they got a huge boost in 1991 when they played SNL and beat out Nevermind for album of the year in SPIN magazine (a decision which was and still is ridiculous).  I'm not a huge fan of Teenage Fanclub, but they do have some killer singles.
I mentioned in my Kingsbury Manx post that their eponymous album made NME's Top 50; I also remember that same issue having a feature on the best singles of 2000, which included this song by the Fanclub (how I remember this and not what happened yesterday, I'll never know).  This is a very Big Star sounding song, but that doesn't make it any less awesome.

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