Saturday, 6 September 2014

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"Idem"
Year:  1979
Country:   Northern Ireland
City:  Derry
Label:  Universal Music
Format:  CD
Tracks:  14
Time:  40 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk          Mod
































The Undertones formed in Derry, Northern Ireland, in 1976. 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. In 2010 David Cameron (minister of the british government for the Liberal Party) offered to UNDERTONES singer Feargal Sharkey to become lord and administrate the musical industry affaires. A senior Government source said: “David Cameron is ­deeply impressed with Feargal and his knowledge, leadership and commitment when it comes to representing the music ­business. “He would be a welcome addition to the House of Lords or in a role advising the ­Government, ­although nothing has been finalised yet". Friends of Feargal, 56, say his own politics are closer to social-democrat ideas (Labour Party), but they believe he would be happy to work with the coalition to improve the music business’s fortunes. The Undertones got back together in 1999 without Feargal who turned down the offer to sing with them again. In 2010 he was ­part of the ­successful battle to save BBC Radio 6 Music. No doubt this album could be one of the 10 punk rock essential albums.
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http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0000/048/MI0000048675.jpg?partner=allrovi.com"Hypnotised"
Year:  1980
Country:  Northern Ireland
City:  Derry
Label:  Universal Music
Format:  CD
Tracks:  18
Time:  39 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk         Mod






























"Hypnotised" is a 1980 album released by The Undertones. The album, the second of four released by the band, was recorded at Wisseloord Studios in the Netherlands in December 1979 and at Eden Studios in London in January 1980. The LP was released in April 1980, reaching number 6 in the UK Albums Charts and making Hypnotised the highest charting album of their career. The original release of Hypnotised included two singles: "My Perfect Cousin", which was released on 28 March, 1980 and reached number 9 in the charts; and "Wednesday Week", released on 5 July, 1980 and which charted at number 11 in August of that year. Hypnotised was listed in 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die a poll selected and written by 90 leading international music critics. Fortunately the band didn´t change the debut album musical style and this is an exact repetition... perfect and great. Nothing to do with new wave, techno pop or similars, this is pure melodic, clean and well produced punk rock.
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"get what you need"
Year:  2003
Country:  Northern Ireland
City:  Derry
Label:  Universal Music
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  13
Time:  32 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk       Mod





























Big surprise for everybody The Undertones ressuraction was in 2003, ten years after its fourth album and yes, the band come back to its roots of pure, simple and also clean punk rock with those little mod, pop and melodic touches so originals in almost all The Undertones songs. Thirteen songs well writen, well produced and played in the same way as twenty years before. Good job for these boys.
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