THE UNDERTONES – GET OVER YOU

THE UNDERTONES – “Get Over You” bw “Really Really” / “She Can Only Say No” (Sire SIR 4010) January 1979

Exhilarating punk number and follow-up to the acclaimed debut disc by The Undertones. It’s one of those sing-a-long broken romance songs and lyrically a throw back to the mid sixties Beat Era and especially the USA teen garage anthems where every kid on the Estate was a spotty loser in love.

Recorded at Eden Studios, London during December 1978 and released a month later. Reached a disappointing #57 in the Charts.

Back in ’79 I was too busy buying Panini football stickers. πŸ˜†πŸ˜† (YPS)

The Undertones second single ‘Get Over You’ was recorded in December 1978 at Eden Studios, Chiswick soon after the group signed with Sire.

Their first time in a ‘proper’ studio, the song was recorded live, with few overdubs. “We were a bit disappointed with the results,” recalls Damian O’Neill. “It was too soft.”

‘Get Over You’ had been written by John O’Neill in 1977, compacting the sorrows of a broken teenage romance into a two minute pop thunderbolt. (Mojo)

Published by Colin Mason

serious collector of 1960s vinyl records and archivist of vintage music magazines

2 thoughts on “THE UNDERTONES – GET OVER YOU

  1. Bought Get Over You on the same day I bought Don’t Stop Me Now by Queen! I’m pretty sure I read that Teenage Kicks was a song about “self-love”, and the original lyrics were “I wanna hold it wanna hold it tight…..” but I may have dreamt this. Hope you are well Col in all the madness. πŸ™‚

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