Label: Liberation Records - 37806-1 • Format: Vinyl LP, Compilation • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Punk
Written in the summer of by the band's principal songwriter, John O'Neill 2 Static - Feel That Beat, the song was recorded on 15 June and initially released that September on independent Belfast record label Good Vibrations Jon - Various - Teenage Kicks before the band—at the time unobligated to any record label—signed to Sire Records on 2 October Sire Records subsequently obtained all copyrights to the material released upon the Teenage Kicks EP and the song was re-released as a standard vinyl single on Sire's own label on 14 October that year, reaching number 31 in the UK Singles Chart  two weeks after its release .
The single was not included upon the original May release of the band's debut album The Undertones ; however, the October re-release of this debut album included both "Teenage Kicks" and the Undertones' second single, "Get Over Morning Dew - Jeff Beck - Live In London 1971. When he first played the song on his show on 25 September, he played the song twice something he had never previously done.
Inthe song served as the theme song to the ITV sitcom of the same name. Upon first hearing "Teenage Kicks" in SeptemberBBC Radio 1 DJ John Peel is reported to have burst into tears, Efrain Mamani - Waykey III readily admitted to still being moved to tears upon hearing the song in interviews granted to journalists up until his death.
On one occasion, he is known to have played the song twice in a row, with the explanation given to his audience being, "It doesn't get much better than this. In a interview given to The GuardianPeel stated that apart from his name, the only words he wished to be engraved upon his gravestone were the opening lyrics to "Teenage Kicks": "Teenage dreams so hard to beat? In Februarya headstone engraved with these words was placed on his grave in the Suffolk village of Great Finborough. Ina mural in tribute to Peel, featuring the opening line of "Teenage Kicks", appeared on a Belfast flyover.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other uses, see Teenage Kicks disambiguation. Punk rock  pop punk  power pop . The Undertones. Good Vibrations Sire. Boumbay Boumbay - Diane Et David - Boumbay Boumbay / Il Faut Que Tu Comprenne "Teenage Kicks" was acoustically covered by Snow Patrol in a tribute to John Comandbass - Poly Stoned EP, and was played at his funeral.
Archived from the original on 15 August Retrieved 15 July Rovi Corporation. Archived from the original on 11 October It is now widely acknowledged as a classic -- a pop-punk standard that continues to point the way for countless bands on both sides of the Atlantic. Retrieved 29 July Official Charts Company. Retrieved 11 January Retrieved 3 May The Guardian. Guardian News and Media Limited.
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