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The Alphabetical Archive for 01 September: That Petrol Emotion

There was a period in British music after technopop and before Madchester where some very interesting music was made.  It was tough to pin down in terms of genre and there were many one-off surprises.

That’s where I’d stick That Petrol Emotion, a group from Derry, Northern Ireland, who settled in London. They had a whack of singles, none of which troubled the UK singles charts any higher than the 40s. Still, the underground indie kids loved this one.

A track from section U of my personal music library tomorrow.

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One thought on “The Alphabetical Archive for 01 September: That Petrol Emotion

  • A great single, but considering the band included John and Damian O'Neill from the Undertones no one should be surprised. For some reason, I lost interest after Babble, but have heard later albums (without the O'Neills) are well worth a listen. Were they ever popular enough to be called influential? Probably.

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