The Undertones (SFPS016)

The Undertones

Label: Strange Fruit ‎SFPS016
Series: The Peel Sessions
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, EP
Country: UK
Released: 1986
Genre: Rock
Style: New Wave, Post Punk
Transmission Date: 5 February 1979

℗ 1986 BBC Enterprises Ltd.
© 1986 Strange Fruit Records
Distributed by Pinnacle Records

Track Listing
A1Listening In2:15
A2Family Entertainment2:35
B1Billy’s Third1:50
B2Here Comes The Summer2:00



Bass, Backing Vocals – Mickey Bradley
Drums – Billy Doherty
Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals – Damian O’Neill
Lead Vocals – Feargal Sharkey
Rhythm Guitar – John O’Neill

Written By – A1: J O’Neill/D O’Neill/M Bradley, A2: D O’Neill B1: B Doherty, B2: J O’Neill

Design: Wyke Studios

Producer – Bob Sargeant

Band Biography

The Undertones are a rock band formed in Derry, Northern Ireland in 1974. From 1975 to 1983, the Undertones consisted of Feargal Sharkey (vocals), John O’Neill (rhythm guitar, vocals), Damian O’Neill (lead guitar, vocals), Michael Bradley (bass, vocals) and Billy Doherty (drums). Much of the earlier Undertones material drew influence from punk rock and new wave; the Undertones also incorporated elements of rock, glam rock and post-punk into material released after 1979, before citing soul and Motown as the influence for the material released upon their final album. The Undertones released thirteen singles and four studio albums between 1978 and 1983 before Sharkey announced his intention to leave the band in May 1983, citing musical differences as the reason for the break up.

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