THE UNDERTONES - 'Jimmy Jimmy'/'Mars Bars' (Sire SIR 4015) April 1979
Yet another brilliant tune from Londonderry's Undertones. This was their third single release and built upon the momentum gained from 'Teenage Kicks' and 'Get Over You'. The song hit the top 20 and earned a TOTP appearance in May 1979.
'Jimmy Jimmy' is the sad tale of a young boy killed in Northern Ireland. But having reflected upon the meaning of the song have a smile at the picture cover showing a young Feargal Sharkey holding up a cup dressed in his school uniform. Great stuff indeed.
The flip 'Mars Bars' is about every young boys favourite chocolate bar.
THE UNDERTONES - Jimmy Jimmy
|Undertones 'Jimmy Jimmy' advert from Zigzag No 94 - May 1979|