| June 11, 1990|
11 June 1990
| Alternative rock, Power pop|
Teenage Fanclub albums, Power pop albums
Norman Blake – Vocals, guitar
Gerard Love – Vocals, bass
Raymond McGinley – Vocals, guitar
Francis MacDonald – Drums
Brendan O'Hare – Drums
A Catholic Education is the debut album by Scottish alternative rock band Teenage Fanclub, released in 1990.
The album received positive reviews from UK music journalists and critics.
In contrast to the group's later work, the album has a very dark, abrasive, and cynical tone and incorporated a grunge and heavy metal influenced sound. As well, the album's two title tracks are direct attacks on the Catholic Church, which are unique for an otherwise apolitical band. The opening track, "Everything Flows", is a mellow powerpop-influenced song (unlike the rest of the album) that provides a sort of blueprint for their later work.
"Everything Flows" was later included in the compilation albums Deep Fried Fanclub and Four Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-Six Seconds – A Short Cut to Teenage Fanclub. Those were released in 1995 and 2003, respectively.
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