29: The one with Stiff Little Fingers' Jake Burns
March 2017: I chat on the telephone with Jake Burns.
When the punk revolution took hold in the 70s, Stiff little Fingers were at the forefront of the movement along with the likes of the Clash, Sex Pistols, and the Stranglers. But, the band of 4 from Belfast defined something a little more than simply rebellion. Writing about their own lives growing up at the height of the troubles in Northern Ireland, they confronted social change head on and took on the establishment and won.
40 years on Stiff Little Fingers are still out there touring, but this time talking to a whole new generation and still creating meaningful music.