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    Tue, 28 Jan 2014 14:39:45

    Take Aim: Amy Sciarretto vs. Stiff Little Fingers' Ali McMordie - Punk rock legends are in the house today

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    Stiff Little Fingers, punk rock LEGENDS, are working on a new album, due out this year. Of course we invited them for a Take Aim. Any time, any place.

    We nabbed some time with bassist Ali McMordie while the band was in the studio.

    Twitter-size your bio -- your choice of 140 words or characters, if you want to get technical-- and tell our readers everything they need to know! GO! (We know, it's a challenge, but we live in the digital age, sigh!)

    140 words: Band formed by Jake Burns (vocals & guitar) in Belfast, Nth Ireland 1977 in middle of civil conflict. Self -financed first single Suspect Device on label Rigid Digits with help from Gordon Ogilvie (manager & co-writer) to critical acclaim based on personal experience of 'The Troubles' and championed by Radio One DJ John Peel, moved to London, released first independent album to chart UK on Rough Trade. Signed to major label Chrysalis, released 3 more studio LPs, broke up 1983, wandered around for a bit, reformed 1987, toured and recorded extensively with various lineups through present day with original bassist Ali McMordie re-joining 2006. Praised by acts like U2, Green Day as a major musical & political influence. Currently recording tenth studio album in Hollywood, CA with promotional tours planned for Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Europe & North America.

    140 characters: Formed Belfast, N. Ireland 1977, moved to London, charted, broke up ‘83, reformed '87 'til present day, currently recording tenth studio LP.

    If you were not doing music, you would be...

    ...inconsolable.

    Any non-music hobbies, talents or skills?

    Nope.

    Pick ONE song on your new record and share a writing or recording story. Something intimate, that you haven't told anyone else (or at least a bunch of writers or journalists) and that which puts us in the moment with you. Let's get intimate, shall we? Can you give a scoop on the new album?

    'Guilty as Sin' – about a taboo subject; child abuse and the hypocrisy of the church. It is provocative and disturbing, not least because the words have rekindled friends' memories of abuse as children.

    Finish this sentence: Stiff Little Fingers is the band that...

    ...made it out of Northern Ireland...



    We love punk rock legends -- what about you?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    01.28.14



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