In 1981, The Undertones left their long-time record company Sire and signed with EMI, with releases to be through their own label Ardeck. (The first single was numbered ARDS8 rather than ARDS1, because there had been seven singles on Sire before it. Later, the intention was to re-issue the Sire singles on the Ardeck label and fill in the missing numbers in the sequence.) Unfortunately, the hits dried up on the move to the new label. Ardeck had one Top 40 hit – that first single – and then subsequent The Undertones singles failed to hit the mark. 1982 in particular was a quiet year for the band, at work on an album to be released the following year. There were few live dates and Love Parade
was one of only two singles, neither of which were hits. Love Parade
made a brief showing in the Top 100 at the beginning of 1983, but it took a reissue of Teenage Kicks
to give the group one final hit in 1983, the year they split.
NEW SINGLES on sale from Oct. 18
The UNDERTONES Love Parade (Ardeck ARDS11)
SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES (Siouxsie Sioux) Cities In Dust (Wonderland SHE9)
TRACIE (Tracie Young) Invitation (Respond SBS3)