In what way is John Peel's favourite song connected to the Beach Boys?
#97473. Asked by gentlegiant17. (Jul 12 08 11:05 AM)
After announcing Peel's death on Radio 1, the station played his favourite song, Teenage Kicks, by the Undertones. |
Michael Bradley, bass player for the Undertones, spoke of his shock on learning of Peel's death.
He said: "He was a very funny, very warm man and we will always be grateful for what he did for The Undertones.
"Personally, I find it incredible what he did for the band and we always got huge pride out of the fact that he said Teenage Kicks was his favourite single.
The connection is in the record label "Good Vibrations".
"Teenage Kicks" is a 1978 song originally recorded by Northern Ireland punk rock group The Undertones. Composed by the band's principal songwriter, John O'Neill, it was championed by DJ John Peel, and was his all-time favourite song. The Teenage Kicks EP was produced by Dave Smyth, who produced many of the Good Vibrations records in the 1970s, at his studio, Wizard Sound Studios in Belfast.
"Good Vibrations" is also a pop single by The Beach Boys. The song was composed by and produced by Brian Wilson, with lyrics by Wilson and Mike Love.
Just to put the record straight, Dave Smyth did not produce the Teenage Kicks EP. As you may have noticed on all the releases of this the correct credit for producer is given as The Undertones although credit should also be given to Davy Shannon who engineered the sessions. Dave Smyth was just the owner if the studio and wasn't even there when it was recorded.|
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