TODAY’S YESTERDAY ALBUM – ‘Hypnotised’ – THE UNDERTONES (1980)

Remarkable albums from the past…

‘Hypnotised’ by THE UNDERTONES
Released: 21 April 1980 – The band’s second LP

ALL MUSIC wrote: “It’s hard to follow-up a classic, as the Undertones themselves well knew, starting their second album with the endearingly self-effacing ‘More Songs About Chocolate
and Girls,’ a song that acknowledges the difficulty of writing and recording a second album
after the unexpected popularity of your first… Hypnotised is only barely less perfect than
the debut. The album contains 14 punky pop classics, with a slightly tougher edge than the unfailingly sweet-natured debut. The giddy love rush of the title track is matched by some of Feargal Sharkey’s most exuberant vocals, and the snotty ‘What’s with Terry?’ and ‘My Perfect Cousin’ are yet more perfect slices of adolescent frustration.”
– Score 4.5/5

TURN UP THE VOLUME! says: Nobody made punk sound as much fun
and down-to-earth as these Irish legends! Oh… and irresistibly catchy!

THREE TOP TRACKS: There Goes Norman / My Perfect Cousin / Girls That Don’t Talk

* THERE GOES NORMAN

* MY PERFECT COUSIN

* GIRLS THAT DON’T TALK

ALBUM in full…

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THE UNDERTONES: Website – Facebook – Discography


Teenage times

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