Tuesday, 22 May 2012

SONG FOR TODAY: Stiff Little Fingers - Suspect Device

A truly rip-roaring classic, and the opening track from Stiff Little Fingers's excellent debut 'Inflammable Material'. Most of the album's tracks are about the "Troubles" and the grim reality of life in Northern Ireland with the songs containing themes of teenage boredom, sectarian violence, police oppression, etc, urging people to "grab it and change it, it's yours" in what became their signature song 'Alternative Ulster'. The song 'Rough Trade' is about the band's view of the music business as being dishonest but have since claimed it is not about the record label which happens to have the same name"...



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