Teenage Fanclub rocked Birmingham back to the early 90s at a packed-to-the-rafters Academy 2 on Sunday night.
While the material from their new, critically-acclaimed Man-Made album perhaps represented the best performances - showcasing the band as mature and sophisticated songsmiths - it was the outfit's older classics that got the place jumping.
Kicking off with Gerry Love's sweeping piano-led Near You, the band then launched a triple salvo of crunching, melody-drizzled beauts - Slow Fade, About You and the particularly glorious Star Sign.
After that, the gig settled down interspersing Man-Made tunes - It's All in My Mind and Save gaining even more ebullience in a live setting than on record - with choicer cuts from their superb back catalogue.
Norman Blake - one of the band's three singer-songwriters - has long been known as the nicest guy in British rock and his charm was required when he fluffed the start, appropriately enough in a way, of Start Again.
"I just thought of something I had to do tomorrow and thought I better stop to make a mental note." Smiles all round.
Maybe it says something about Birmingham audiences or more about just how good this band is, but it was a genuine surprise to see the Academy 2 literally full to bursting on a wet, thundery Sunday night.
Even more surprising when you realise that The Fannies are 16 years into their career and it's been five long years since they released a new LP.
But that mattered not for the boisterous crowd as the band blazed their invigorated way through Time Stops, Did I Say, the rare Bevis Frond cover version He'd Be A Diamond and The Concept - this writer's particular highlights.
But they were hard to single out on a night when chiming guitars drove the thunder and rain from Birmingham.