<table border="0" align="center" width="90%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td class="SmallText"><b>ZappaDjango wrote on Tue, 11 April 2006 20:09</b></td></tr><tr><td class="quote">
I did put down Hendrix........He did things with the guitar that were revolutionary!!
Stiff Little Fingers? Aren't they a punk band from Ireland or Scotland from the mid/late 80's? I haven't really heard their stuff but would you consider them to be one of the best bands ever?
Yeah from northern ireland, started in 1977, split in 1982, reformed in 1987 and still going today.
I would definetly class them in the top ten for bands.
Their songs are so meaningful, good tunes to go with the lyrics. Very deep lyrics too. Have a listen to some of these songs, written from 1977 - present day. Might have to download them illegally though, lol, not that i would condone that.
"each dollar a bullet" about money going to terrorist funds
"strummerville" a song dedicated to the late Joe strummer
"half a life away" based on a true story
""who died and made you elvis"
"guitar and drum" about the manufactured bands that are crap
" Harp" about an irishman going to america
"tin soldiers" based on a nother true story
"is this what you fought the war for" how veteran soldiers get treated from the governmetns
"wasted life" " johnny was"
I could go on and on,lol
as well as producing excellent songs they still tour every year and play glasgow 17 th march every year in the same place and have just got a british record for doing the same gig, same place for 15 years.
they play with passion every time. They have online discussions with fans a lot. The lead singer is often in the forums of the SLF page ( he even married the SLF webmaster Shirley)
so apart from the great songs, you got to take into account all the other things, meaningful lyrics, tunes, attitude to fans, loyalty to fans etc.
ye get some that are cut out for the job and others just get by from pretending