Teenage Fanclub: “Older Guys” from Thirteen

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About “Older Guys”

“Older Guys” is a hidden song by Teenage Fanclub from their album Thirteen.

The sixth of six hidden songs on the US edition of Thirteen. Also issued as a B-side to “Norman 3”, the second single issued from the album.

“Older Guys” was originally recorded by the Flying Burrito Brothers, a prominent country rock band formed in the late 1960s. The song was included on their second studio album, Burrito Deluxe, released in 1970. The song was written by Chris Hillman, Bernie Leadon, and Gram Parsons.

“Older Guys” is a playful and somewhat satirical track that explores the theme of growing older and gaining wisdom. It reflects on the experiences and challenges of life and suggests that with age comes a sense of understanding. The song features harmonious vocal arrangements and the signature country-rock sound that the Flying Burrito Brothers were known for.

About Thirteen

Thirteen is the fourth studio album by Scottish alternative rock band Teenage Fanclub, released in 1993. This album marked a pivotal moment in the band’s career, showcasing their growing maturity as songwriters.

Thirteen is characterized by its jangly guitars, lush harmonies, and introspective lyrics. Tracks like “Hang On” and “Norman 3” exemplify the band’s ability to craft catchy, guitar-driven melodies with heartfelt themes.

While Thirteen didn’t achieve massive commercial success, it garnered critical acclaim and established Teenage Fanclub as an essential part of the 1990s alternative rock scene. The album remains a beloved work for fans of melodic and emotionally resonant rock music.

How to find “Older Guys”

On CD: Go directly to track #19

Listen to “Older Guys”

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