This week we will be featuring the music of That Petrol Emotion. I’m not sure why they never broke through like other mid-80’s British alternative acts like New Order, The Jesus and Mary Chain, or The Cure. They had a unique sound that was generally accessible and had enough pop sensibilities to turn out the occasional radio-friendly single.
That Petrol Emotion rose from the ashes of The Undertones, a perfectly decent band that became much better once they booted Feargal Sharkey and renamed themselves. Albums such as Babble, Manic Pop Thrill, and End of the Millenium Psychosis Blues are generally awesome rock records full of energy and passion. Like so many other bands, the longer they were together the poorer the product became ending with the limp Fireproof.
However limp their last album or two were, the majority of their recorded work hit incredibly great heights and you ought to listen to them as often as possible. For starters, listen to the imsmarterthanyou.com radio stream this week.
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