Mittwoch, 6. August 2014
Telephone Calls # 2
Derry, North Ireland, a town to us till then only by her political riots has struck gave us a treasure: The Undertones. They started as an semi-acoustic band but turned into electric music when punk rock appeared. They played that real three-chord pop punk and got success with the support of our beloved DJ John Peel. Beside the guitar-heavy garage rock sound the volume lent before all singer Feargal Sharkey with his striking tenor her unique character. I can listen to them songs anywhere at any time. Songs like Teenage Kicks, My Perfect Cousin, Get Over You, Here Comes The Summer are unbeatable in it's way. I like this band not only because of her music, but they also had the gift to express all essentials in short words in her songs. Also in this song that could be reduced to one sentence: You've got my number - why don't you use it? Seldom heard about another teenage drama reduced to this few words.
The Undertones - You've Got My Number (Why Don't You Use It)