‘Family Entertainment’: The Undertones blow the roof off BBC’s Belfast studio, 1979
Ad from ZigZag Magazine, 1979 In November 1979, BBC Northern Ireland aired the premiere of Green Rock, a six-week TV series devoted to Irish groups. The first act on the show was not, pace broadcaster Mike Edgar, Celtic rockers Horslips, but Derry’s mighty punk five-piece, the Undertones. Captured mid-hurtle between their 1979 debut and 1980’s Hypnotised, the ‘tones blasted through their lovesick juvenilia with maximum pain and pleasure. The set includes two of their “girls talk” songs…
Teenage Kicks: The story of The Undertones
They were formed in Londonderry in the 1970s - a city deeply affected by Northern Ireland's Troubles, yet few bands can put a smile on your face as quickly as The Undertones.