Undertones: Positive Touch Tour-1981


Offered is an Original April/June 1981 Undertones Positive Touch UK Tour Poster c/w All Dates

The original LP release included the UK chart hits: “It’s Going to Happen!”, which reached number 18 in the UK Singles Chart in May 1981, and an album version of “Julie Ocean”, which reached number 41 upon release in July the same year.

Although the majority of the songs contained upon this album were largely inspired by the same subjects as the songs upon the two previous albums released by the band at this stage in their career (both of which generally contained lyrical matter concerning teenage angst), Positive Touch was the first and only album released by The Undertones to contain songs which drew lyrical inspiration from the Troubles relating to the political and social background in which the members of the band had been born and raised. The single “It’s Going to Happen!” was directly inspired by the 1981 hunger strikes in Northern Ireland and was performed on Top of the Pops on the day one of the participants in these hunger strikes, Bobby Sands, died. Three further songs upon the LP (“You’re Welcome”, “Crisis of Mine” and “Sigh and Explode”) were also lyrically inspired by the Troubles, although none of the material the band were to subsequently release drew influence from these sources.

Dimensions 50 × 31 cm


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