Chicago's Mick Hans brings us the debut record by Derry lads The Undertones.
Chicago's Mick Hans brings us the debut record by Derry lads The Undertones. Often referred to as the "Irish Ramones", their hyper charged tales of teenage angst and adolescent heartbreak caught the ear of legendary BBC Radio 1 DJ John Peel, who was an early champion of the band and famously dubbed "Teenage Kicks" his all-time favorite song!
"A teenage dream's so hard to beat"
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Mick Hans lives in Chicago. He is not a musician, but he wrote for zines in the 80s and enthusiastically plugs projects he believes in - most recently the 30+ years late release of "Time Stands Still" by Chicago's Lorna Donley & The Veil. In 1982 he reviewed a Pete Shelley show for The Coolest Retard, a then-prominent Chicago zine with a now unfortunate name. Shelley was touring his "Homosapien" dance club hit with a large standup reel-to-reel on the stage as his backup band. The tape unspooled during the show.