heard on the wire

Everlasting? Yeah.

First there were the Undertones. They channelled the Ramones to invent indie pop (with a little help from Orange Juice) and grown men, yes, mostly men, still swoon at the paean to onanism (perhaps) that is Teenage Kicks.

Then there were That Petrol Emotion, two Undertone brothers in a new band fronted by an American, driven by a social conscience.

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