Undertones - Undertones

Vendor: Sire Records
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Released: 1979

RARE/2HAND VINYL LP ON SIRE 1979.

(collectors item)* see vinyl info. unofficial release. (GREEN VINYL)

The Undertones slam-bang punk-pop drew its strength from one simple fact: you didn't need a secret handshake to enjoy it. John and Damian O'Neill mated infectious guitar hooks to '60s garage, '70s glam rock, and Feargal Sharkey's signature vocal quaver. Those qualities came together on their breakout hit "Teenage Kicks," whose simplicity harked back to '60s ideals of when the song was king.The Undertones formed in Derry, Northern Ireland, in 1976. However, they avoided references to their hometown's sectarian strife for "more songs about chocolate and girls," as their second album phrased it. But gigs were scarce in a scene dominated by show bands, and the boys felt sufficiently discouraged to consider quitting -- until Belfast record shop owner Terry Hooley released the Teenage Kicks EP on his Good Vibrations label in September 1978. theundertones.com/_/Home.html

Tracklist.

A1     Teenage Kicks     
A2     Smarter Than You     
A3     Emergency Cases     
A4     Family Entertainment     
A5     Girls Don't Like It     
A6     Male Model     
A7     I Gotta Getta     
A8     Wrong Way     
A9     Jump Boys     
A10     Here Comes The Summer     
B1     Get Over You     
B2     Really Really     
B3     She Can Only Say No     
B4     Billy's Third     
B5     Jimmy Jimmy     
B6     True Confessions     
B7     (She's A) Runaround

    Written-By – John O'Neill

    
B8     I Know A Girl     
B9     Listening In     
B10     Casbah Rock     
B11     Mars Bars     



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