Saturday, April 20, 2024

Stiff Little Fingers: Original Album Series 2014 Box Set


Stiff Little Fingers are a Northern Irish punk rock band from Belfast, Northern Ireland. They formed in 1977 at the height of the Troubles, which informed much of their songwriting. They started out as a

schoolboy band called Highway Star (named after the Deep Purple song), doing rock covers, until they discovered punk. They were the first punk band in Belfast to release a record – the "Suspect Device" single came out on their own independent label, Rigid Digits. Their album Inflammable Material, released in partnership with Rough Trade, became the first independent LP to enter the UK top 20.
During the first wave of U.K. punk rock, plenty of bands sang about a world full of violence and chaos,

but Stiff Little Fingers didn't have to imagine a dystopian world -- living in Belfast, Northern Ireland at the height of "The Troubles," police brutality and terrorist violence were simply a part of daily life, and the band's music was a powerful response to what they saw, raw-boned rock & roll that balanced rage at a world gone mad against hope for a better day.
Stiff Little Fingers were formed in 1977 by singer and guitarist Jake Burns, guitarist Henry Cluney,

bassist Ali McMordie, and drummer Brian Faloon. Burns, Cluney, and Faloon had previously been in a cover band called Highway Star, but when Cluney became a convert to punk rock, Burns and Faloon followed suit, and after recruiting McMordie, they took the name Stiff Little Fingers from a song by the Vibrators.

Stiff Little Fingers, especially the lead singer and main songwriter Jake Burns, were heavily influenced

by The Clash. "What the Clash's first album did more than anything else was give me the confidence, through its lyrical subject matter, to realise it was OK to write about my own life and experiences" (Jake Burns).[5] The group started to write songs about growing up in the Troubles in late 1970s Northern Ireland. Among the first Stiff Little Fingers songs were "State of Emergency" and "Breakout".
After six years and four albums, they split up. They re-formed five years later, in 1987. Despite major

personnel changes, they are still touring and recording. In 2014, the band released their tenth studio album and a world tour followed its release. Jake Burns, the lead singer, is the only member to have been with the band during all its incarnations, but in March 2006, original bass guitarist Ali McMordie rejoined them following the departure of bass player Bruce Foxton after fifteen years.

In 2013, Stiff Little Fingers eagerly began work on a new album, financed by their fans through a

crowdfunding campaign, and in 2014, No Going Back was released. In 2017, Stiff Little Fingers offered evidence of their continued strength as a live act with Best Served Loud, recorded during a 2016 St. Patrick's Day show at the Barrowlands in Glasgow, Scotland.  



Jake Burns - lead vocals, guitar (1977–1982, 1987–present)
Ali McMordie - bass (1977–1982, 1987–1991, 2006–present)
Ian McCallum - guitar (1993–present)
Steve Grantley - drums (1996–present)



Henry Cluney - guitar (1977–1982, 1987–1993)
Bruce Foxton - bass (1991–2006)
Brian Faloon - drums (1977–1979)
Jim Reilly - drums (1979–1981)
Dolphin Taylor - drums (1981–1982, 1987–1996)

Stiff Little Fingers – Original Album Series
Label: Parlophone – 2564636166
Series: Original Album Series
Format: CD, Album, Reissue, Box Set, Compilation
Country: Europe
Released: 2014
Genre: Rock
Style: Punk



Inflammable Material is the debut album by the Northern Irish punk band Stiff Little Fingers. Released

in 1979, at the height of The Troubles, most of the album's tracks detail the grim reality of life in Northern Ireland in times of polarisation and conflict, with songs containing themes such as teenage boredom, deprivation, sectarian violence and police brutality.



01. Suspect Device
02. State Of Emergency
03. Here We Are Nowhere
04. Wasted Life
05. No More Of That
06. Barbed Wire Love
07. White Noise
08. Breakout
09. Law And Order
10. Rough Trade
11. Johnny Was
12. Alternative Ulster
13. Closed Groove

You can find it in an older post HERE

2. NOBODY'S HEROES 1980    


Nobody's Heroes is the second album by Irish punk rock band Stiff Little Fingers, released in 1980.

"Doesn't Make It All Right" is a cover of a song from the Specials' debut album, Specials.










01. Gotta Gettaway
02. Wait And See
03. Fly The Flag
04. At The Edge
05. Nobody's Hero
06. Bloody Dub
07. Doesn't Make It Alright
08. I Don't Like You
09. No Change
10. Tin Soldiers

Flac Size: 275 MB

3. HANX! 1980  


Hanx! is a live punk album by the band Stiff Little Fingers, released in 1980. Originally intended for

the American market, in order to introduce the band before they toured there, it was subsequently released at a budget price in the UK, for the band were concerned that a lot of their fans would insist on buying the album on import anyway for a higher price. Jake Burns remarks on the sleeve notes for the CD reissue that only "Johnny Was" came from the Rainbow Theatre show, with the remainder recorded at the Aylesbury gig.



01. Nobody's Hero
02. Gotta Gettaway
03. Wait And See
04. Barbed Wire Love
05. Fly The Flag
06. Alternative Ulster
07. Johnny Was
08. At The Edge
09. Wasted Life
10. Tin Soldiers
11. Suspect Device

Flac Size: 316 MB

4. GO FOR IT 1981


Go for It is the third album by Stiff Little Fingers, released in 1981."Just Fade Away" was released as a

single. Trouser Press wrote that Jake Burns's "voice is smoother and less anguished; the music, while no less energetic or committed, is more diverse and sophisticated."








01. Roots Radicals Rockers And Reggae
02. Just Fade Away
03. Go For It
04. The Only One
05. Hits And Misses
06. Kicking Up A Racket
07. Safe As Houses
08. Gate 49
09. Silver Lining
10. Piccadilly Circus

Flac Size: 274 MB

5. NOW THEN... 1982


Now Then... is the fourth album by the Northern Irish band Stiff Little Fingers, released in 1982.[1][2] It was produced by Nick Tauber.[3] Some songs employed a horn section.[4] The band broke up after

the release of the album. Trouser Press wrote that the album "continues the exploration of more accessible musical turf and is full of solid rock songs that pair energy and melody with clever guitar play."
AllMusic called the album an attempt "to become a full-fledged mainstream rock band," writing that "leader Jake Burns had always professed a high regard for Bruce Springsteen and Little Feat as much as his punk elders, and his lyrics here changed in tone rather than theme."  




01. Falling Down
02. Won't Be Told
03. Love Of The Common People
04. The Price Of Admission
05. Touch And Go
06. Stands To Reason
07. Bits Of Kids
08. Welcome To The Whole Week
09. Big City Night
10. Talkback
11. Is That What You Fought The War For

Flac Size: 261 MB

Stiff Little Fingers: Wasted Life - Live 2007 on Urban Aspirines Here


  1. Thanks very much.

  2. I discoered 2 first class lps today. Extremely expensive, rare and unknown !
    I'm just seeing if i can get a download.
    The Selection - Pop in Action Germany 69(?)
    ( You can listen on youtube)
    Nattura - Magic Key ( Iceland 1972)

    1. I don't know Selection, and I have Nattura : Magic Key in MP3 @ 320.

    2. I already got the recordings from my friend in the NL, along with some other damn rare & expensive. Everything as always in FLAC except Selection @320.
      The guy is a magician. I wonder how he does it.

  3. Yesterday i saw the documentary about the music scene by Laurel Canyon on ARTE again.
    ( a German/French channel at a very high level). Unfortunately only Pt.1 was accessible
    ( together 180 min.) It end's with the appearance of the Manson Family. Maybe it's better so. The subsequent decline is too sad. I remember Michelle bursting into tears so moving that....
    ARTE has already produced many interesting music doku. So about B. Jones or the last days of J. Morrison, always at the highest level. Very recommended.

  4. Hello Kostas
    Saw SLF live in the late seventies. One of the best concerts ever. They were on fire so you could say they were "Inflammable Material".
    Anyway I know you're a big fan of Nuggets albums so just want to point you to something that I found on the WWW.

  5. I own this 4 cd box. That is excellent.
    There are also around 120 cds from this countries, most of which are good/ very good.