Friday, 14 December 2012


Rarely does a pop recording capture lightning in a bottle but when the Undertones, the main players in the Northern irish Punk scene, went into the studio to record their debut 4 track EP they made something wonderful when they recorded Teenage Kicks. Released on Good Vibrations records in 1978 it was initially championed by John Peel, who played it twice in a row, and it went on to be one of the great pop records. Its a terrific example of independent music making and a forthcoming movie charts the exploits of the founder of Good Vibrations, Terri Hooley*, whose trials and tribulations are worth it for this song alone.Its brilliance is that it sounds as fresh as when it was released every time you play it.


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