“Nobody’s Heroes” by Stiff Little Fingers - album review

TJR says

There were many changes since the debut; a move to that there London had resulted in a change of drummer, with Jim Reilly replacing Brian Faloon, they had switched labels moving upfield to Chrysalis Records, and the impact from the words and music was slightly more refined and a tad less anarchic – to the benefit of the record. “Inflammable Material” had been thoroughly excellent – one of the best-ever Punk LPs – but this follow-up nailed down their sound and vision with a new, purposeful authority. Side one was especially vital, with “Gotta Gettaway”, “Wait And See”, “Fly The Flag”, “At The Edge” and “Nobody’s Hero” – who could possibly ask for any more than that? By relative comparison, side two is the weaker, starting with a low-key instrumental, “Bloody Dub”, before they continue with their reggae flirtation, taking on The Specials “Doesn’t Make It Alright”. Album closer “Tin Soldiers” connects brilliantly with their hometown brethren: “He joined up to get a job and show he wasn't scared, swapped boy scout hat for army cap, he thought he'd be prepared”. These noble punks are fighting a good fight against those who would seek to control your thoughts and actions.

The Jukebox Rebel
12-Dec-2016


A1 [03:37] 9.7.png Stiff Little Fingers - Gotta Gettaway (Jake Burns, Jim Reilly, Henry Cluney, Ali McMordie, Gordon Ogilvie) Punk
A2 [04:28] 9.0.png Stiff Little Fingers - Wait And See (Jake Burns, Gordon Ogilvie) Punk
A3 [03:46] 9.2.png Stiff Little Fingers - Fly The Flag (Jake Burns, Jim Reilly, Henry Cluney, Ali McMordie, Gordon Ogilvie) Punk
A4 [02:59] 10.0.png Stiff Little Fingers - At The Edge (Jake Burns, Jim Reilly, Henry Cluney, Ali McMordie) Punk
A5 [04:11] 9.9.png Stiff Little Fingers - Nobody’s Hero (Jake Burns, Gordon Ogilvie) Punk
B1 [03:47] 6.0.png Stiff Little Fingers - Bloody Dub (Jake Burns, Jim Reilly, Henry Cluney, Ali McMordie) Reggae
B2 [05:50] 7.8.png Stiff Little Fingers - Doesn’t Make It Alright (Dave Goldberg, Jerry Dammers) Reggae
B3 [02:44] 6.7.png Stiff Little Fingers - I Don’t Like You (Jake Burns, Jim Reilly, Henry Cluney, Ali McMordie, Gordon Ogilvie) Punk
B4 [01:56] 7.9.png Stiff Little Fingers - No Change (Jake Burns, Jim Reilly, Henry Cluney, Ali McMordie, Gordon Ogilvie) Punk
B5 [04:46] 9.1.png Stiff Little Fingers - Tin Soldiers (Jake Burns, Jim Reilly, Henry Cluney, Ali McMordie, Gordon Ogilvie) Punk




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