Punk Rock Legends Stiff Little Fingers Come to Hong Kong
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For the first time in their 42-year career, punk rock band Stiff Little Fingers performs in Hong Kong to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their groundbreaking debut album Inflammable Material.
For the first time in their 42-year career, punk rock band Stiff Little Fingers will come to Hong Kong to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their groundbreaking debut album, Inflammable Material.
On 2 February 1979, Stiff Little Fingers (SLF) unleashed their debut album upon a confused musical world barely ready for the incendiary onslaught of passion and politics that positioned SLF right at the forefront of the punk movement.
Formed in Belfast, Northern Ireland, SLF wrote lyrics about their own lives growing up at the height of The Troubles. Preceded by the single Suspect Device which the influential English DJ John Peel played every night, Inflammable Material burst into the UK Top 20, the first ever debut album to do so on an independent label.
This was an album of anger and frustration, full of lyrics melding the personal and political, music that combines the punk energy with infectious hooks, and a delivery that rings of honesty and commitment.
Bad Religion and Rancid have both credited SLF as a major influence. As well as Inflammable Material classics “Suspect Device,” “Johnny Was,” “Alternative Ulster,” “Wasted Life,” “Barbed Wire Love” and “State Of Emergency,” fans can anticipate anthemic favourites such as “Gotta Gettaway,” “Tin Soldiers,” “At The Edge” and “Nobody’s Hero.”