The Undertones - Hypnotised - Power Pop Punk New Wave LP

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The Undertones - Hypnotised


Label: Sire Records
Country: UK
Year: 1980
Format: Vinyl LP, 33 RPM
has inner pic sleeve
Vinyl is VG+ VG++ very few light scuffs
Cover is VG+ VG++ some creasing

Comes inner sleeve with photos of members of the band being goofy and chilling out.





Track list:


Side A

1. More songs about chocolate and girls
2. There goes Norman
3. Hypnotised
4. See that girl
5. Whizz kids
6. Under the boardwalk
7. Way girls talk
8. Hard luck


Side B

9. My perfect cousin
10. Boys will be boys
11. Tearproof
12. Wednedsay week
13. Nine times out of ten
14. Girls that don't talk
15. What's with Terry ?




In an age where punk music was designed to shock the system and to generally be as controversial as they damn well liked, The Undertones seemed at odds with this view given their penchant for child-like innocent songwriting. On a recent music show, The Undertones's lead singer, Feargal Sharkey, claimed that their first and probably their best hit, Teenage Kicks was basically about onanism but apart from this schoolboy crushes and teen angst were much more in evidence; 'Smarter Than U', 'She Can Only Say No' and 'Let's Talk About Girls' falling into the former category whilst the splendid 'My Perfect Cousin' and 'I Don't Wanna See You Again' make up the latter. As well as upbeat punk-pop numbers, The Undertones produced thoughtful melodic pop gems such as 'Wednesday Week' and 'It's Going To Happen'. Maturity took an even greater hold later in their career and a definite soul influence can clearly be heard on 'Got To Have You Back', 'The Love Parade' and 'Bye Bye Baby Blue' before they split in the mid-1980's; Sharkey choosing not to reform the band despite numerous offers. As a singles compilation it does exactly what it says on the tin and despite some duff tracks there are enough enjoyable moments from each stage of their career to savour.




The Undertones - My Perfect Cousin

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The Undertones - My Perfect Cousin (Studio 2, TOTP)

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The Undertones - Wednesday Week

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The Undertones - Hypnotised

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The Undertones - Hypnotised (Live)

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Format LP
Label Sire Records