188 – Teenage Fanclub – Sparky’s Dream (1995)
Written by Gerard Love
Produced by David Bianco & Teenage Fanclub
Label – Creation
Unfortunately, Teenage Fanclub are always cast as rock/pop underachievers, which is a tad unfair really. It wasn’t their fault that they have been so criminally overlooked, when frankly, most of their back catalogue is a wonderfully rough around the edges distillation of The Byrds, Big Star and The Beach Boys. For any lover of power pop, “Sparky’s Dream” ticks every box and more for its opening rush of summer sun and sweet rising harmonies.