Nearly two months and I’m clinging manfully to my musical youth - by the end of the month we’ll have just about made it through the summer of ‘93. 1993: a year in which Meat Loaf, 2 Unlimited and Mr Blobby ruled the charts. 1993: a year in which both Simply Red AND Mick Hucknall won at the Brits, for British Group and British Male Solo Artist respectively. Not that the Brits coudln’t be cool, too. Suede played, and Nirvana won the International Breakthrough Act award in 1993. I’m sure it was a great moment for both bands.
Meanwhile, Teenage Fanclub spent 1993 being a generally brilliant collective song-writing animal, mostly living out their Big Star revival fantasies, only dialling it up occasionally. Like here, for instance.