The Undertones

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The Undertones formed in Derry, Northern Ireland, in 1975. Their debut EP, Teenage Kicks, was released by Belfast record shop owner Terry Hooley on his Good Vibrations label in September 1978. The song captivated Britain's top DJ, John Peel, who played the song on his BBC radio show. This attracted a deal from Sire, which released the band's debut LP in April 1979. That Autumn, The Undertones earned kudos as a support act on the Clash's American tour.

A second LP, Hypnotised, was recorded and released in 1980, followed in 1981 by their first LP for EMI, Positive Touch. The Sin Of Pride was released in 1983, shortly before the Undertones split up in the summer of 1983 after a series of summer festival gigs.

Feargal Sharkey launched a short-lived solo career, while the O'Neills won critical plaudits - but little sales - for their tough-minded political band, That Petrol Emotion. Hopes of re-forming the original lineup for John Peel's 50th birthday fell apart after the O'Neills' father died. Their first new album in 20 years, Get What You Need, was released in September 2003.

Original Line-up: John and Damian O’Neill - guitar; Michael Bradley - bass; Billy Doherty - drums; Feargal Sharkey - vocals.
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Albums

SRK 6081 The Undertones — The Undertones The Undertones The Undertones (Album) Sire SRK 6081 US 1979 Sell This Version
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SRK 6088 Hypnotised — The Undertones The Undertones Hypnotised (Album) Sire SRK 6088 US 1980 Sell This Version
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CN 3623/S In Concert-232 — The Undertones The Undertones / Wreckless Eric The Undertones / Wreckless Eric - In Concert-232(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 3623/S UK 1980 Sell This Version
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TC ARD 103 Positive Touch — The Undertones The Undertones Positive Touch (Album) Ardeck, Ardeck TC ARD 103 Ireland 1981 Sell This Version
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CN 3830/S In Concert-256 — The Undertones The Undertones In Concert-256(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 3830/S UK 1981 Sell This Version
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33 In Concert-302 — The Undertones The Undertones In Concert-302 BBC Transcription Services 33 US 1983 Sell This Version
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1C 064-65 009 The Sin Of Pride — The Undertones The Undertones The Sin Of Pride (Album) Ardeck, Ardeck 1C 064-65 009 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
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SFRLP103 The Peel Sessions Album — The Undertones The Undertones The Peel Sessions Album (Comp, Album) Strange Fruit SFRLP103 UK 1989 Sell This Version
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SANCD210, SMRCD289 Get What You Need — The Undertones The Undertones Get What You Need (Album) Sanctuary Records SANCD210, SMRCD289 UK 2003 Sell This Version
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SANCD179 Listening In. Radio Sessions 1978-1982 — The Undertones The Undertones Listening In. Radio Sessions 1978-1982 (Comp) Sanctuary Records SANCD179 UK 2004 Sell This Version
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COOKCD438-CDR Dig Yourself Deep — The Undertones The Undertones Dig Yourself Deep (Album) Cooking Vinyl COOKCD438-CDR UK 2007 Sell This Version
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Dee Dee CD003 Dig What You Need — The Undertones The Undertones Dig What You Need (Album, Comp) Dimple Discs Dee Dee CD003 UK & Ireland 2021 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

SIR 4007 Teenage Kicks — The Undertones The Undertones Teenage Kicks (Single, EP) Good Vibrations Records SIR 4007 UK 1978 Sell This Version
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SIR 4010 Get Over You — The Undertones The Undertones Get Over You (Single) Sire SIR 4010 UK 1979 Sell This Version
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SIR 4022 Here Comes The Summer — The Undertones The Undertones Here Comes The Summer (Single) Sire SIR 4022 UK 1979 Sell This Version
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SIR 4024 You've Got My Number < Why Don't You Use It! > — The Undertones The Undertones You've Got My Number < Why Don't You Use It! > (Single) Sire SIR 4024 UK 1979 Sell This Version
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SIR 4015 Jimmy Jimmy — The Undertones The Undertones Jimmy Jimmy (Single) Sire SIR 4015 UK 1979 Sell This Version
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TONE1 The Undertones — The Undertones The Undertones The Undertones(10", Ltd, Num, Promo) Sire TONE1 UK 1979 Sell This Version
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SRE 49283 Wednesday Week — The Undertones The Undertones Wednesday Week (Single) Sire SRE 49283 US 1980 Sell This Version
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2C 008 63811, 2C008-63.811 My Perfect Cousin — The Undertones The Undertones My Perfect Cousin (Single) Sire, Sire 2C 008 63811, 2C008-63.811 France 1980 Sell This Version
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SAM 120 Hypnotised Appetizer — The Undertones The Undertones Hypnotised Appetizer Sire SAM 120 UK 1980 Sell This Version
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ARDS 9 Julie Ocean / Kiss In The Dark — The Undertones The Undertones Julie Ocean / Kiss In The Dark (Single) Ardeck ARDS 9 Ireland 1981 Sell This Version
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BO - 1329 It's Going To Happen! — The Undertones The Undertones It's Going To Happen! (Single) Ardeck, EMI BO - 1329 Bolivia 1981 Sell This Version
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PSR 461 When Saturday Comes — The Undertones The Undertones When Saturday Comes (Single) Ardeck PSR 461 UK 1981 Sell This Version
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11C 008-64733 Beautiful Friend — The Undertones The Undertones Beautiful Friend (Single) Ardeck 11C 008-64733 Portugal 1982 Sell This Version