THE UNDERTONES - JIMMY JIMMY


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

Comments

  1. Didn't they do it in green vinyl with a clear sleeve too?

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  2. Hi Mondo - You're right about that. Initial copies were green vinyl with their 1979 UK Tour dates on the back of the sleeve.
    My copy is black vinyl with a cartoon of Sir Patrick looking through a telescope on the back sleeve.

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  3. Yeah! The Undertones are definitely among the better known and loved bands from the late 70s...
    with a somehow more "obvious" 60s influence I suppose.
    Many years later we can even draw comparison between Feargal's voice and Roy Hummel's...lead vocalist with 60s Garage band the JU-JUs...sometimes it's quite uncanny.
    About their hometown I always prefered the original name, Doire "englicized" as Derry, an oak wood.

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  4. LOVE this!! Yeah Undertones! One of my favorite bands and a great track. THANKS!!!

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  5. One of my most favourite songs ever!

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  6. They come from Derry NOT londonderry

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