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Stiff Little Fingers

From: Belfast

Active: 1977-

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Bio:

Famous punk band from Belfast. Check out the official SLF website for a full biography.

Jake Burns later fronted Jake Burns and the Big Wheel. Ali McMordie was later in Fiction Groove Jim Reilly was later in Red Rockers and the Rain Dogs. Other members included Gordon Blair (bass) and Brian Fallon (drums).

In 1981, SLF appeared in a Play For Today shown on BBC 1. "Iris In The Traffic, Ruby In The Rain" was written by Stewart Parker and featured Jake Burns in a small role as punk rocker Ducksy Boyle. SLF play during one scene. The play also featured Frances Tomelty, the then wife of Sting.



Discography

• Suspect Device / Wasted Life
7" - Rigid Digits - SRD-1 - March 1978 - PS
1st press with hand stamped title on front cover; band photo w/torn edge on back cover; red labels with catalogue number on the right
2nd press with solid printed title on front cover; band photo on back cover is rectangular; yellow labels
note: inevitably 1st press red label discs in 2nd press sleeves turn up (and possibly vice versa)
Also some 2nd pressings labels have the catalogue number printed on the right.
There are also first pressings with off white labels.
7" - Rigid Digits/Rough Trade Records - SRD-1 - 1978? - PS


• Alternative Ulster / 78 R.P.M.
7" - Rigid Digits / Rough Trade Records - RT-004 - October 1978 - PS


• Inflammable Material
LP - Rigid Digits/Rough Trade Records - ROUGH-1 - February 1978 - inner sleeve


• Gotta Gettaway / Bloody Sunday
7" - Rigid Digits/Rough Trade Records - RT015 - May 1978 - PS


• Gotta Gettaway EP 12" - Celluloid Records - CEL 6591 - France - 1978 - PS
Collects the first three singles.


• Straw Dogs / You Can't Say Crap On The Radio
7" - Chrysalis Records - CHS-2368 - September 1979 - PS


• At The Edge // Silly Encores: Running Bear/White Christmas
7" - Chrysalis Records - CHS-2406 - February 1980 - PS
B-side Recorded live October 1979
7" - At The Edge / Straw Dogs
7" - Chrysalis Records - ??? - Netherlands - 1980 - different PS


• Nobody's Heroes
LP - Chrysalis Records - CHR-1270 - UK - March 1980
LP - Chrysalis Records - CHR-1270 - USA - 1980 - different cover


• Nobody's Hero / Tin Soldier
7" - Chrysalis Records - CHS-2424 - May 1980 - PS


• Back To Front / Mr. Fire Coal Man 7" - Chrysalis Records - CHS-2447 - July 1980 - PS


• Hanx! (live)
LP - Chrysalis Records - CHR-1300 - UK - September 1980
LP - Chrysalis - ??? - Germany - 1980


• Just Fade Away // Go For It / Doesn't Make It Alright (live) 7" - Chrysalis Records - CHS-2510 - March 1981 - PS


• Go For It LP - Chrysalis Records - CHR-1339 - April 1981 - PS


• Silver Lining / Safe As Houses
7" - Chrysalis Records - CHS-2517 - May 1981 - PS


• R.R.P. 1-10 Or Less EP
7" - Chrysalis Records - CHS-2580 - January 1982 - PS


• Talkback / Good For Nothing
7" - Chrysalis Records - CHS-2501 - April 1982 - PS


• Bits Of Kids / Stands To Reason
7" - Chrysalis Records - CHS 2637 - August 1982 - PS
12" - Chrysalis Records - CHS-12-2637 - August 1982 - PS


• Now Then...
LP - Chrysalis Records - CHR-1400 - September 1982


• Listen EP
12" - Chrysalis - ??? - New Zealand - 1982? - PS


• All The Best (Singles A's and B's)
2xLP - Chrysalis Records - CTY-1414 - January 1983


• The Price Of Admission / Touch And Go
7" - Chrysalis Records - CHS-2671 - April 1983 - PS


• The Peel Sessions
12" - Strange Fruit Records - SFPS004 - September 1986


• The Peel Sessions 1978-1980
LP/CD - Strange Fruit Records - SFPS 106 - November 1989




bootlegs:

• The Christmas Album/Live in Sweden 1979
LP - bootleg - ??? - Sweden - 1979?
LP - bootleg - ??? - Sweden - 2002 - repress, different PS, 500 copies
Recorded live in Stockholm 3 December 1979


• Live in Aberdeen 1979
LP - bootleg - ??? - UK - 1996 - picture disc


• Wasted Life (13 Rare Tracks 1978-80)
LP - bootleg - ??? - 200?
Includes non-LP A & B sides, 2x Peel tracks + 2 live





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See Also:

External Links: Official SLF Website



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