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Underworld T Shirts

The Underworld T Shirts Collection at T Shirt Subway.

Underworld are the electronic group from England that formed in the mid 1980s. Duo Karl Hyde and Rick Smith had started a musical partnership in 1980 whilst both working in a diner in Cardiff.

They had both been involved with The Screen Gemz, and were soon joined in the outfit Freur by Alfie Thomas who had played bass with the band, as well as Bryn Burrows (drums) and John Warwicker (keyboard). They released two albums before disbanding in 1986.

This saw the birth of Underworld, with Hyde, Smith, Thomas and Burrows joined by Baz Allen (bass), in a funkier electro-pop style incorporating guitars. The instability continued when Burrows left the band, and the line-up collapsed a year later in 1990.

Hyde and Smith took a break, concentrating on other things, before taking on DJ Darren Emerson and producing techno dance music in a phase labelled "Underworld Mk2".

The bands 1996 album Second Toughest In The Infants, the second with Emerson, had a large amount of success with the film Trainspotting featuring the hit single Born Slippy at the end.

Emerson left the band at a later date, with Pascal Consoli also having played a part in their history also, and Darren Price joining later on.