‘TEENAGE KICKS’ By THE UNDERTONES Released 45 Years Ago

20 April 2023

Northern Irish pop-punk heroes THE UNDERTONES released their most famous
and lauded debut single TEENAGE KICKS 45 years ago today (21 October 1978).

It was written by guitarist John O’Neill.

Upon first hearing the classic in September 1978, the late great (1939-2004)
BBC Radio DJ John Peel is reported to have burst into tears, and readily admitted
to still being moved to tears upon hearing the song in interviews granted to
journalists up until his death.

I wanna hold her wanna hold her tight
Get teenage kicks right through the night

Go, Feargal.

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