Sunday, January 8, 2012
Weekend Punk Pick: The Undertones
This a simple pop punk tune so perfect it reportedly made John friggen Peel burst out in tears when he first heard it. Irish upstarts the Undertones grew up during the infamous Troubles, but rather than wallow in the chaos (leave that to Stiff Little Fingers), they turned to sometimes sarcastic, sometimes earnest pop in punk clothing as an escape. As a result they churned out pop confections so good they could make your most leather-n-spikes, be-mohawked punker sniffle with bittersweet teen nostalgia.