The 1979 single gets a reworking from the My Bloody Valentine member
My Bloody Valentine‘s Kevin Shields has remixed Undertones’ ‘Get Over You’ for a new reissue of Undertones’ first two albums.
Released in 1979, the band’s self-titled debut album was recorded at Eden Studios, London, and reached No.13 in the UK Albums Chart. It includes the singles ‘Here Comes the Summer’, ‘Jimmy Jimmy’ and the seminal ‘Teenage Kicks’.
The Kevin Shields remix will be released on 7 inch on 180g heavyweight red vinyl.and accompanies the group’s reissues of their self-titled debut as well as second album ‘Hypnotised’. The reissued albums are set to be released on October 7. You can listen to the remix below.
The Undertones’ second album, ‘Hypnotised’, released the following year, was part recorded at Wisseloord Studios in the Netherlands in the Eden Studios. Produced by Roger Bechirian, it reached No.6 in the UK Albums Chart, making it the highest charting album of the band’s career. It includes the singles ‘My Perfect Cousin’ and ‘Wednesday Week’.
In 2013 The Undertones’ bassist Mickey revealed how the band almost never made ‘Teenage Kicks’. He told BBC News that the song was almost scrapped because vocalist Feargal Sharkey wouldn’t commit to the band.
“We were in the middle of a personnel crisis – Feargal wanted to leave,” explained Bradley. “He may have thought the band was going nowhere, or maybe he thought TV aerial installation was the career he wanted, but I was delegated by the rest of the band to talk to him.
“I phoned him, from (band members) John and Damian O’Neill’s house, which was the centre of operations for the band. ‘OK, you’re leaving, but why not wait ’till we make the record?’
“It was never spoken of again. By Feargal, anyway.”