The Undertones

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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The Undertones Discography Tracks

Albums

The Undertones The Undertones (Album) Sire France 1979 Sell This Version
The Undertones Hypnotised (Album) Sire Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
CN 3623/S The Undertones / Wreckless Eric The Undertones / Wreckless Eric - In Concert-232(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 3623/S UK 1980 Sell This Version
The Undertones Positive Touch (Album) Ardeck, EMI Greece 1981 Sell This Version
CN 3830/S The Undertones In Concert-256(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 3830/S UK 1981 Sell This Version
The Undertones The Sin Of Pride (Album) Ardeck Europe 1983 Sell This Version
33 The Undertones BBC College Concert(LP, Transcription) London Wavelength 33 US 1983 Sell This Version
CN 4177/S The Undertones In Concert-302(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 4177/S UK 1983 Sell This Version
The Undertones The Peel Sessions Album (Comp, Album) Strange Fruit UK 1989 Sell This Version
The Undertones Get What You Need (Album) Sanctuary Records UK 2003 Sell This Version
The Undertones Listening In. Radio Sessions 1978-1982 (Comp) Sanctuary Records US 2004 Sell This Version
The Undertones Dig Yourself Deep (Album) Cooking Vinyl UK 2007 Sell This Version
The Undertones An Anthology (Comp) Salvo, Ardeck UK 2008 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

The Undertones Teenage Kicks (EP, Single) Good Vibrations Records UK 1978 Sell This Version
The Undertones You've Got My Number < Why Don't You Use It! > (Single) Sire France 1979 Sell This Version
The Undertones Here Comes The Summer (Single) Sire UK 1979 Sell This Version
The Undertones Get Over You (Single) Sire UK 1979 Sell This Version
The Undertones Jimmy Jimmy (Single) Sire Germany 1979 Sell This Version
TONE1 The Undertones The Undertones(10", Ltd, Num, Promo) Sire TONE1 UK 1979 Sell This Version
The Undertones My Perfect Cousin (Single) Sire, Sire France 1980 Sell This Version
The Undertones Wednesday Week (Single) Sire US 1980 Sell This Version
SAM 120 The Undertones Hypnotised Appetizer(12", Smplr, Promo) Sire SAM 120 UK 1980 Sell This Version
The Undertones Julie Ocean / Kiss In The Dark Ardeck Ireland 1981 Sell This Version
The Undertones It's Going To Happen (Single) Ardeck Bolivia 1981 Sell This Version
The Undertones When Saturday Comes (Single) Ardeck, EMI UK 1981 Sell This Version