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Teenage Fanclub Interview – From Glasgow With Love

After their now infamous “no guitars allowed” three night residency at The Camden Underworld, the band then took the stage co-headlining with Evan Dando at the recently rained out Fleadh festival. Francis Macdonald speaks up.28/07/01 It’s been a furious couple months for Glasgow’s favourite sons, Teenage Fanclub. Having just completed their first US tour for six years, Crud spoke exclusively with The Fannies drummer, Francis MacDonald. Francis and Priya Elangasinghe discussed the bands whirlwind year, his groovy record label “SHOESHINE Continue Reading

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69 Love Songs: LD Beghtol talks Magnetic Fields & Three Terrors

What do Abba, Serge Gainsborough and disastrous French pop shows have in common? Absolutely nothing, as that would be absurd. But then, perhaps, The Three Terrors are absurd.10/07/01 A performance only project, occurring at sporadic intervals throughout the year, and with little or no signs of official release, The Three Terrors is the 1930s film-loving Hollywood love child of LD Beghtol, Stephin Merritt and Dudley Klute. A child born out of the soirèes and downtown celebrations of dead-celebrity anniversaries and Continue Reading

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Magnetic Fields — 69 Love Songs

STEPHIN MERRITT – The often singular creative force behind the sometimes band, THE MAGNETIC FIELDS have gone and released an album described by some as nothing less than a ‘21st century songbook’ and by others as an ‘antidote’ to the mindless conventions of rockisms. Some have even described it as a humble masterpiece. And yes, it really does have 69 tracks. This time, however Merrit has been more than ably abetted by the likes of LD BEGHTOL, DUDLEY KLUTE and Continue Reading