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Stiff Little Fingers — The Making Of 'Alternative Ulster'

Nick Hasted, Uncut, March 2012

The sound of young Northern Ireland in '78 — a punk clarion call for peace in Belfast that led to death threats for the band.

"THE REALITY OF life in Northern Ireland during The Troubles was that it was boring," says Stiff Little Fingers' singer and guitarist Jake Burns. "And 'Alternative Ulster' is a song about having nothing to do, because of the restrictions imposed by the security forces. It's as close to the classic punk rock 'God I'm bored' song as we ever got."

Total word count of piece: 1913

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