Stiff Little Fingers - Alternative Ulster

Title: Alternative Ulster
Format: 7"
Label: Rough Trade / Rigid Digits
Year: 1978

Side A - '78 R.P.M.
Side B - Alternative Ulster


Alternative Ulster

Stiff Little Fingers debut single Suspect Device articulated 'The Troubles' from a perspective you just didn't hear in a Seventies where bombs peppered the news and Irish jokes were a mainstay of prime time TV. The Clash may have got me thinking about politics for the first time in my life but SLF were actually living through one of the ugliest episodes in modern British history.

Belfast has been full of flag wavers recently and things are beginning to flare like a fire we thought was out so here's Jake Burns 35 year old plea for an Alternative Ulster...

Bleach all flags.