That Petrol Emotion was a Northern Irish, London based band with an American vocalist, Steve Mack.
The band evolved from the Derry Hitmakers and The Undertones. It was formed by guitarist John O'Neill and second guitarist Raymond Gorman who DJ'd together at the Derry 'Left Bank' club. The band was completed by Damian O'Neill (bassist from 1985-1988 then guitarist from 1988-1994) along with drummer Ciaran McLaughlin and bassists John Marchini (1988-1991) and Brendan Kelly (1991-1994). From 1985, the band released a number of singles and albums. Even though they charted seven singles in the UK Singles Chart, they never improved on their first chart hit, "Big Decision", in 1987 which reached number 43. They did, however, reach the Top 40 of the UK Albums Chart with the album, Babble, which was also voted one of the albums of the year by Rolling Stone magazine critics. Rocklistmusic.co.uk They also reached number 1 in the UK Indie Chart with their albums Manic Pop Thrill and Fir
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