Teenage Fanclub & Jad Fair : Words Of Wisdom And Hope

Unessential collaboration. With nice bits...

Teenage Fanclub & Jad Fair : Words Of Wisdom And Hope

6 / 10 On long wintry afternoons in the NME office, thoughts naturally turn to


sunnier climes and those potentially perfect indie-interfaces: the Coral


and Reef; the Bees and the Hives.


Suffice to say, the collaborative appeal of Teenage Fanclub and Jad Fair


is not amongst them. Jad, of course, is the head-honcho of soppy


indie-stalwarts Half Japanese. More worrying is the fact that Jad is


notorious for being unable to carry a tune even if you handed it


to him in a samsonite briefcase and handcuffed it to his arm.








Not that 'Words...' doesn't posess a certain appeal. With


amiable janglers the Fanclub providing a predictibly pleasant backdrop,


Jad's syrupy ruminations on life -think Lou Reed on prozac- take


on a certain primitive charm.








"It's a throwback to the Fanclub's experimental days of 'A Catholic Education'"


pleads the PR by way of explaining the total absence of hummability. And so it is.








Jason Fox

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