“Beautiful Friend”

THE UNDERTONES – “Beautiful Friend” / “Life’s Too Easy” (Ardeck ARDS 10) February 1982

The Undertones “Beautiful Friend” – Delicate-sounding but tough underneath; a pleasure to listen to, but unlikely to set the charts alight. “Julie Ocean” didn’t, after all, and that was a stronger (in fact, a classic) song. (Record Mirror)

Another fine record that’s not an obvious single. Difficult to shake after a few plays but possibly too subtle for its own good, this has Feargal warbling gently over a neat synth riff, good bass and nice guitar colouring with strong Teardrop influence from producer David Balfe. Fingers crossed for the charts. (Smash Hits)

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