Stiff Little Fingers Pure Fingers (St. Patrix: Live In Glasgow 1993) on Limited Edition Colored 2LP
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Stiff Little Fingers were formed in 1977 in Belfast, Ireland. Along with the likes of the Clash, Sex Pistols, The Jam, Buzzcocks, Undertones, Sham 69, Stranglers, et al – Stiff Little Fingers were at the forefront of the punk movement. They wrote initially about their own lives, growing up at the height of The Troubles in Northern Ireland, in songs like "Suspect Device" and "Wasted Life."
The band split in early '83. During the five years they spent apart, each member pursued musical projects. But none were as satisfying, or as successful, as Stiff Little Fingers. In '87, the band decided to do a few reunion shows. The audience response to the reunion shows was overwhelming; with sell-out crowds larger than any that SLF had played in their original incarnation. The response to the shows across the world surprised and delighted the band and their following continued to grow, with younger "new" fans alongside the old diehards.
Pure Fingers is a live album cut by the Stiff Little Fingers a few years after their reunion, recorded on St. Patrick's Day in 1993, at the Barrowland Ballroom in Glasgow, Scotland, an occasion that has become an annual event for the band. The gig set list contained a mixture of old favorites like the aforementioned classics from the original incarnation of the band along with newer tracks created after their reformation.