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 album art The Undertones The Undertones (Album) Sire SRK 6081 US 1979 Sell This Version
SRK 6088 The Undertones - Hypnotised album art The Undertones Hypnotised (Album) Sire SRK 6088 US 1980 Sell This Version
CN 3623/S The Undertones - In Concert-232 album art The Undertones / Wreckless Eric The Undertones / Wreckless Eric - In Concert-232(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 3623/S UK 1980 Sell This Version
14C 062-64367, ARD 103 The Undertones - Positive Touch album art The Undertones Positive Touch (Album) Ardeck, Ardeck 14C 062-64367, ARD 103 Greece 1981 Sell This Version
CN 3830/S The Undertones - In Concert-256 album art The Undertones In Concert-256(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 3830/S UK 1981 Sell This Version
33 The Undertones - In Concert-302 album art The Undertones In Concert-302 BBC Transcription Services 33 US 1983 Sell This Version
1C 064-65 009 The Undertones - The Sin Of Pride album art The Undertones The Sin Of Pride (Album) Ardeck, Ardeck 1C 064-65 009 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
SFRLP103 The Undertones - The Peel Sessions Album album art The Undertones The Peel Sessions Album (Comp, Album) Strange Fruit SFRLP103 UK 1989 Sell This Version
SANCD210, SMRCD289 The Undertones - Get What You Need album art The Undertones Get What You Need (Album) Sanctuary Records SANCD210, SMRCD289 UK 2003 Sell This Version
SANCD179 The Undertones - Listening In. Radio Sessions 1978-1982 album art The Undertones Listening In. Radio Sessions 1978-1982 (Comp) Sanctuary Records SANCD179 UK 2004 Sell This Version
COOKCD438-CDR The Undertones - Dig Yourself Deep album art The Undertones Dig Yourself Deep (Album) Cooking Vinyl COOKCD438-CDR UK 2007 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

SIR 4007 The Undertones - Teenage Kicks album art The Undertones Teenage Kicks (Single, EP) Good Vibrations Records SIR 4007 UK 1978 Sell This Version
SIR 4010 The Undertones - Get Over You album art The Undertones Get Over You (Single) Sire SIR 4010 UK 1979 Sell This Version
SIR 4022 The Undertones - Here Comes The Summer album art The Undertones Here Comes The Summer (Single) Sire SIR 4022 UK 1979 Sell This Version
SIR 4024 The Undertones - You've Got My Number < Why Don't You Use It! > album art The Undertones You've Got My Number < Why Don't You Use It! > (Single) Sire SIR 4024 UK 1979 Sell This Version
100 679, 100 679-100 The Undertones - Jimmy Jimmy album art The Undertones Jimmy Jimmy (Single) Sire 100 679, 100 679-100 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
TONE1 The Undertones - The Undertones album art The Undertones The Undertones(10", Ltd, Num, Promo) Sire TONE1 UK 1979 Sell This Version
SRE 49283 The Undertones - Wednesday Week album art The Undertones Wednesday Week (Single) Sire SRE 49283 US 1980 Sell This Version
2C 008 63811 The Undertones - My Perfect Cousin album art The Undertones My Perfect Cousin (Single) Sire, Sire 2C 008 63811 France 1980 Sell This Version
SAM 120 The Undertones - Hypnotised Appetizer album art The Undertones Hypnotised Appetizer(12", Promo, Smplr) Sire SAM 120 UK 1980 Sell This Version
ARDS 9 The Undertones - Julie Ocean / Kiss In The Dark album art The Undertones Julie Ocean / Kiss In The Dark (Single) Ardeck ARDS 9 Ireland 1981 Sell This Version
BO - 1329 The Undertones - It's Going To Happen! album art The Undertones It's Going To Happen! (Single) Ardeck BO - 1329 Bolivia 1981 Sell This Version
PSR 461 The Undertones - When Saturday Comes album art The Undertones When Saturday Comes (Single) Ardeck PSR 461 UK 1981 Sell This Version
11C 008-64733 The Undertones - Beautiful Friend album art The Undertones Beautiful Friend (Single) Ardeck 11C 008-64733 Portugal 1982 Sell This Version
64989 The Undertones - The Love Parade album art The Undertones The Love Parade (Single) Ardeck 64989 France 1982 Sell This Version