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Stiff Little Fingers

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Stiff Little Fingers: The Harp Bar, Belfast

Live Review by Gavin Martin, New Musical Express, 29 July 1978

THE HARP Bar is packed for the return of Ulster's most popular and notorious modern rock band, Stiff Little Fingers. ...

Stiff Little Fingers: Electric Ballroom, London

Live Review by Peter Silverton, Sounds, 16 September 1978

Let's give the Fingers a big hand ...

Stiff Little Fingers

Profile and Interview by Peter Silverton, Sounds, 7 October 1978

IF MY FIRST sight of Jake Burns had been while keeping myself occupied on a bus by speculating on the lives of the other passengers, ...

Rough Trade: Beat, Activity and Conversation

Report and Interview by Ian Penman, New Musical Express, 10 February 1979

Terms For An Industry In The '80s... IAN PENMAN reports on the artistic and commercial concept of ROUGH TRADE, recorders, distributors and promoters of new ...

Stiff Little Fingers: Inflammable Material (Rough Trade)

Review by Paul Morley, New Musical Express, 10 February 1979

I WAS HARDLY expecting it but...even more so than Never Mind The Bollocks – which turned out to be comedy – much more so than ...

Stiff Little Fingers: Inflammable Material (Rough Trade)*****

Review by Garry Bushell, Sounds, 10 February 1979

POOR OLD Stiff Little Fingers. They stormed across the Irish Sea last year and confused most people by talking loudly about being Ulster Boys without ...

Breakout in Newport: Stiff Little Fingers

Report and Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, Sounds, 3 March 1979

All the action of life at the top as Phrantic Phil Sutcliffe, our man with his finger on the pop pulse, goes "on the road" ...

The Mekons/The Fall/Human League/Gang Of Four/Stiff Little Fingers: The Lyceum, London

Live Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, 31 March 1979

AND THE STARS look very different today... For all practical rock purposes, we may as well own up that we are now living in the ...

Consuming Passion: The Undertones, Stiff Little Fingers

Profile by Simon Frith, Melody Maker, 23 June 1979

IT seemed like they were the last gigs of the year. Summer’s coming. Exam requests for DLT, college partings for Anne Nightingale, End of the ...

Stiff Little Fingers: (F)Ireland Rockers

Interview by Garry Bushell, Trouser Press, July 1979

"TAKE A LOOK where you're living/You got the army on your street/ And the RUC dog of repression is barking at your feet..." Jake Burns ...

Stiff Little Fingers: Nobody's Heroes (Chrysalis) ***

Review by Garry Bushell, Sounds, 1 March 1980

ONCE YOU adjust to the crappy cover and the initial sense of anti-climax you realise this is mostly an alright album, although it's frustrating and ...

Stiff Little Fingers: The Voice Squad

Interview by Mick Middles, Sounds, 1 March 1980


Stiff Little Fingers

Interview by Mark Cooper, Record Mirror, 2 May 1981

'We've got to get out and we've got to fight back' is still the message from SLF and their commitment hasn't evaporated since the heady ...

Stiff Little Fingers, The Passions: Ace Cinema, Brixton, London

Live Review by Mat Snow, New Musical Express, 8 January 1983


How to buy: Rough Trade Records

Guide by Kieron Tyler, MOJO, December 2006

The revolutionary, still-smokin' independent. ...

Stiff Little Fingers — The Making Of 'Alternative Ulster'

Interview by Nick Hasted, Uncut, March 2012

The sound of young Northern Ireland in '78 — a punk clarion call for peace in Belfast that led to death threats for the band. "THE ...

Stuart Bailie on Trouble Songs: "I wanted to do something beautiful and pure"

Interview by Peter Murphy, The Irish Times, 12 May 2018

For his new book, about the music that soundtracked the Troubles in Northern Ireland, Belfast journalist Stuart Bailie followed the DIY aesthetic of the punk-era ...


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