DS Interview: Jake Burns, of Stiff Little Fingers, talks about the band’s final coast-to-coast US tour, new adventures, and more

Main photo by Will Byington Stiff Little Fingers (SLF) is embarking on its final coast-to-coast North American tour. The tour also celebrates the 45th anniversary of the band’s seminal debut album, Inflammable Material. I caught up with SLF’s founder and frontman, Jake Burns, in advance of the tour’s commencement. Jake Burns founded Stiff Little Fingers in his hometown of Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1977. Burns grew up during the “The Troubles,” as the sectarian civil war raging in Northern Ireland was known. Inflammable Material, which included amongst its classic songs, “Alternative Ulster” and “Suspect Device,” addressed the political turmoil and violence all around it, and brought them to the attention of music fans, and others, wo...

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