A Catholic Education
|A Catholic Education|
|Studio album by Teenage Fanclub|
|Released||June 11, 1990|
|Label||Paperhouse Records (original UK release)
Fire (2009 UK reissue)
|Teenage Fanclub chronology|
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.
|8.||"Don't Need a Drum"||Blake/McGinley||3:18|
|9.||"Every Picture I Paint"||Blake/McGinley||3:23|
|10.||"Catholic Education II"||Blake||3:01|
|11.||"Heavy Metal II"||Blake/McGinley||7:21|
- Norman Blake – Vocals, guitar
- Gerard Love – Vocals, bass
- Raymond McGinley – Vocals, guitar
- Francis MacDonald – Drums
- Brendan O'Hare – Drums