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September 1st, 2017


Stiff Little Fingers - Johnny Was

Here's a punk classic. Stiff Little Fingers completely own the Rita Marley song on this track from their debut album Inflammable Material. 8 minutes of choked guitar, military drumming and Ulster passion. Johnny Was is more than a then modish punk/reggae crossover, in retrospect there's a direct line from Van Morrison's Caledonian soul to Jake Burns sweating his heart out on stage. Trivia fact: this was the first album Rough Trade ever released.

Stiff Little Fingers - Johnny Was