Happy St. Patrick’s Day! We’re celebrating the day with jaunty ’70s music as is traditional here at Cherry Stereo.
With the spirit of the holiday in mind we now bring you Belfast, Ireland’s punk rock rabble rousers Stiff Little Fingers. Here’s the band, fronted by a 21-year-old Jake Burns performing “Alternative Ulster” in a clip from the 1979 Shellshock Rock documentary. Cheers!
*Note: Technically, the band is British as they come from Northern Ireland, but they were born on the isle (and I’ve been a fan for 38 years), so indulge me!
Previously on St. Patrick’s Day Playback!: Rory Gallagher, ‘Messin’ With The Kid’ (Live ’72)