The Undertones – Here Comes The Summer -BBC4 Documentary October 25, 2012Posted by irishelectionliterature in 1970s), Music.
Some of the blurb about the Documentary from the BBC site
In 1978 the Undertones released Teenage Kicks, one of the most perfect and enduring pop records of all time – an adolescent anthem that spoke to teenagers all over the globe. It was the first in a string of hits that created a timeless soundtrack to growing up, making the Undertones one of punk rock’s most prolific and popular bands.
Unlike the anarchic ragings of the Sex Pistols or the overt politics of the Clash, the Undertones sang of mummy’s boys, girls – or the lack of them – and their irritating cousin Kevin. But their gems of pop music were revolutionary nonetheless – startlingly positive protest songs that demanded a life more ordinary. Because The Undertones came from Derry, epicentre of the violent troubles that tore Northern Ireland apart during the 1970s.