In 1979 after Ultravox! were dropped by their record company, singer and electronic music pioneer John Foxx decided to leave the band for a solo career.
Underpass was his first solo single. Released by Virgin Records in 1980. It reached number 31 in the British singles chart, his highest solo chart position. All instrument were played by Foxx.
Very rough kraut new wave talking about disgregated society living in the concrete landscapes of a nightmare future (Foxx admitted he took inspiration from J.B. Ballard novels to write this song).