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With fever pitch and fury, Stiff Little Fingers wows crowd in London

Stiff Little Fingers

By Nathan Lucking, Rock At Night London Correspondent

Rock At Night continues to support classic punk bands and was really happy to finally see Stiff Little Fingers. I was touched after the Paris-Bataclan terrorist tragedy when Stiff Little Fingers did not cancel their concert in Paris. Lead singer Jake Burns was quoted: “Having grown up in Northern Ireland in the 70s, I remember bands not coming to play because of the conflict.”  I was so impressed with this I knew when the band would make it to London, we’d have to cover them.  I have even more respect now for this fantastic punk band!

—Editor, Chyrisse Tabone-Rock At Night

Members: Jake Burns, Ali McMordie, Steve Grantley, Ian McCallum; Genre: Punk/Rock/Pop; Home Town: Belfast
 Venue: O2-Kentish Town, London-March 4, 2016

The hardcore take their place at the barrier, the rest in position at the bar – either in the venue or down the road – as Ricky Warwick took to the stage playing in the dark with his band the Almighty playing a selection of tracks including covers from Black Star Riders as the bars empty the venue filled steadily. As Stiff Little Finger took to the stage members of the crowd partook in a ritual of throwing beer at the band–personally I prefer my beer internally, but maybe that’s just me. It certainly didn’t seem to affect the band who played an energetic set dissecting their discography with fan favourites beginning the venue to a fever pitch.

SET LIST

  1. Intro
  2. Wasted Life
  3. Just Fade Away
  4. Roots, Radicals, Rockers & Reggae
  5. Nobody’s Hero
  6. Barbed Wire Love
  7. Listen
  8. Doesn’t Make It Alright (The Specials cover)
  9. Silver Lining
  10. Guilty as Sin
  11. At the Edge
  12. Strummerville
  13. My Dark Places
  14. Fly the Flag
  15. When We Were Young
  16. Tin Soldiers
  17. Suspect Device
  18. Encore:
  19. Gotta Gettaway
  20. Alternative Ulster

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