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|Stiff Little Fingers chronology|
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Tinderbox is an album by Stiff Little Fingers, released in 1997.Steve Grantley played bass on the album.
The Washington Post called the album "hard-hitting," writing that "there's no way it can recapture the impact of the band's '70s work."
AllMusic wrote that "the biggest surprise is a churning, rubber-burning remake of 'The Message', Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five's searing indictment of inner-city misery."
The Jam were an English mod revival/punk rock band during the 1970s and early 1980s, which formed in 1972 at Sheerwater Secondary School in Woking, in the county of Surrey. The band released 18 consecutive Top 40 singles in the United Kingdom, from their debut in 1977 to their break-up in December 1982, including four number one hits. As of 2007, "That's Entertainment" and "Just Who Is the 5 O'Clock Hero?" remain the best-selling import singles of all time in the UK. They released one live album and six studio albums, the last of which, The Gift, hit number one on the UK Albums Chart. When the group disbanded in 1982, their first 15 singles were re-released and all placed within the top 100.
Stiff Little Fingers are a Northern Irish punk rock band from Belfast, Northern Ireland. They formed in 1977, at the height of the Troubles. They started out as a schoolboy band called Highway Star, doing rock covers, until they discovered punk. They were the first punk band in Belfast to release a record - the "Suspect Device" single came out on their own independent label, Rigid Digits. Their album Inflammable Material, released in partnership with Rough Trade, became the first independent LP to enter the UK top 20.
Roddy Radiation is an English musician who played lead guitar for The Specials, as well as many rockabilly bands such as the Bonediggers and the Tearjerkers. He wrote the Specials favourites "Concrete Jungle", "Rat Race" and "Hey, Little Rich Girl", later covered by Amy Winehouse. Currently, Byers leads The Skabilly Rebels, a band that mixes ska rhythms with rockabilly.
Bruce Douglas Foxton is an English singer, songwriter and musician.
John "Jake" Burns is a singer and guitarist, and is best known as the frontman of Stiff Little Fingers, although he has also recorded with Jake Burns and the Big Wheel, 3 Men + Black, and as a solo artist.
Melvin Glover, better known by his stage name Grandmaster Melle Mel is an American hip hop recording artist who was the lead vocalist and songwriter of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five.
Get a Life is the sixth studio album by Stiff Little Fingers, released in 1994.
Inflammable Material is the debut album by the Northern Irish punk band Stiff Little Fingers, released in 1979. 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, RUC (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 they have since claimed it is not about their record label which happens to have the same name.
Flags and Emblems is the fifth studio album by the band Stiff Little Fingers, released in 1991.
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five were an American hip hop group formed in the South Bronx of New York City in 1978. The group's members were Grandmaster Flash, Melle Mel, The Kidd Creole, Keef Cowboy, Scorpio and Rahiem. The group's use of turntablism, breakbeat DJing, and conscious lyricism were significant in the early development of hip hop music.
The Message is the debut studio album of American hip hop group Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, released in October 1982 by Sugar Hill Records. It features the influential title track and hip-hop single "The Message".
Guitar and Drum is the ninth studio album recorded by Stiff Little Fingers, released in 2003.
Hope Street is the eighth studio album recorded by Stiff Little Fingers, released in 1999. The album was released as a 2-disc set however each set was different in the UK and U.S. with different track listing order on the Hope Street album and a greatest hits cd for the UK release and live greatest hits for the U.S. release.
Alternative Chartbusters is a live album by the band Stiff Little Fingers, released in 1991. The album was recorded live at Brixton Academy on October 1, 1988.
Fly The Flags is a live album by the band Stiff Little Fingers, first released on 26 October 1994, and re-released in 1998.
BBC Radio 1 Live in Concert is a live album by the band Stiff Little Fingers, released in 1994.
Pure Fingers is a live album by Stiff Little Fingers, recorded on St. Patrick's Day in 1993, at the Barrowland Ballroom in Glasgow, Scotland. Stiff Little Fingers are from Northern Ireland and playing Glasgow Barrowlands to mark St. Patrick's Day has become an annual event for the band. The gig set list contained a mixture of old favourites from the original incarnation of the band along with newer tracks from when the band reformed after splitting up for a few years.
Joseph Saddler, popularly known by his stage name Grandmaster Flash, is a Barbadian-American DJ and rapper. He is considered to be one of the pioneers of hip hop DJing, cutting, scratching and mixing. Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007, becoming the first hip hop act to be honored. In 2019 he won the Polar Music Prize.
No Going Back is the tenth studio album by punk band Stiff Little Fingers. It was released on 15 March 2014 for a limited time through Pledgemusic, a website where fans can pledge/donate money to purchase the album in various forms. The album was released to the general public on 11 August 2014 through the band's Rigid Digits label and elsewhere through Mondo Recordings/INgrooves. The album is the band's first studio release in eleven years since 2003's Guitar and Drum. It reached No. 1 on BBC Radio 1's UK Top 40 Rock Album Charts on 14 September 2014.
The Global Spirit Tour was a worldwide concert tour by English electronic music band Depeche Mode in support of the group's 14th studio album, Spirit. During the summer 2017, the band played to more than 3 million fans in total.