It's Friday night , time for a trip down memory lane.
In the late 70s I was a young Punk rocker looking to rebel against anything and everything , one band among the many great Punk bands of the time
caught my attention and my love of their music still continues to this day , Stiff Little Fingers were a young four piece band from Belfast, Northern
Ireland , they were raw , angry and wrote damn goon songs.
Johnny Was , is in my humble opinion, one of their best written in that era and for anyone with an interest in Punk or just edgier music is well worth
a listen .
If you already know the band take a stroll down the lane.
Alternative Ulster speaks for itself , rebellion against the British at the height of the troubles.
And the song that turned me on to the band after just one listen on the John Peel show , Suspect Device.
There are some bands who were great in their time and others who are great for all time , SLF for me are as great now as they were then and worth a
listen for anyone interested in the genre.
I agree they were one of the best punk bands in that first wave. That was a magical time for music. 40 years later, much of that music has stood the
test of time. Some of the best stuff is still so obscure.
A few favorites from the 70s:
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Love SLF, seen them live about 12 times, always put on an excellent show.
Missed them this time round - Grandfather duties! - but apparently they were even better than ever at both Newcastle and Glasgow.
Jake Burns is an incredible song writer / singer who has always been backed up by a really tight unit.
A man who has retained his anger and integrity throughout his 40 years in the music scene.
The thing is with SLF is that you can really related to their lyrics.
In my opinion they are up there with the the all-time greats and certainly deserve more respect and recognition from the music industry.....but then
again Jake and the boys probably wouldn't like all the attention etc.
So many quality tunes to pick from, here's two or three.
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