Today’s Music to keep me SsSSsaaaaANNNneeE in Isolation – Stiff Little Fingers

I keep going back to Inflammable Material. I think they were the best of the Punk Bands. I love a song with great lyrics that says something.

Stiff Little Fingers – Suspect Device – YouTube

Johnny Was – YouTube

STIFF LITTLE FINGERS – ALTERNATIVE ULSTER.divx – YouTube

Today’s Music to keep me SSsAAaAaNnnnNeEEE in Isolation – The Gang Of Four

I felt like something loud, angry and pertinent today! The Gang of Four seemed to fit the bill!!

(4) Gang Of Four – To Hell With Poverty (Official Live | 1980) – YouTube

(4) Gang Of Four Anthrax Entertainment Album Version – YouTube

(4) Gang of Four – Damaged Goods (EMI Version) – YouTube

Today’s Music to keep me SSSsSsAaaaANNNnNEee in Isolation – Elvis Costello – My Aim Is True

I needed something to wake me up today. I like a wordsmith like Elvis. He brings poetry to music! I like his anger and sentiments!

Elvis Costello – Welcome To The Working Week – YouTube

Today’s Music to keep me SsSSAAAAnNNNEeeE in Isolation – Sex Pistols – Never Mind The Bollocks

I just loved the energy of Punk it really picked Rock up off the floor! The Sex Pistols were very clever. I enjoyed the lyrical content and humour!! Great stuff!

I’ll enjoy playing the Pistols again today!

S̲ex P̲istols – N̲ever M̲ind The B̲ollocks Full Album 1977 – YouTube

Today’s Music to keep me SsSSaAaAANNNnNEeee in Isolation – Still Little Fingers – Inflammable Material.

My favourite Punk Band – a band responsible for my tinnitus. But it was worth it! I do like strong meaningful lyrics. They harnessed Punk to the Irish troubles. Brilliant.

Stiff Little Fingers – Suspect Device – YouTube

Stiff Little Fingers – “Barbed Wire Love” – YouTube

Wasted Life – YouTube

Stiff Little Fingers “Alternative Ulster” – YouTube

Today’s Music to keep me sanEEEEEE in Isolation – the Fall.

The Fall were one of the few bands I really enjoyed going to see. They were brilliant live. They were still performing in small clubs which made it all superb, up-close and exciting. They never lost that. The riffs. The adventure.

Recently, at the last couple of gigs I attended, Mark E was acting strange. In Hull he went and sat behind the speakers so that you could only see the top of the back of his head. In York he disappeared into the dressing room at the back of the stage. I could just see him. He was spawled over the settee. He performed most of the gig from there.

I thought it was all part of the act. But then he went and died!

So few acts I can be bothered to go and see now. Probably half the venues will be closed anyway!

I so miss the Fall.

Today I’ll be reliving those gigs in my head as I play the Fall!!

Today’s Music to keep me SSSSaNNNEE in Isolation – The Stranglers.

The Stranglers came out of the Punk scene, but apart from the attitude I wouldn’t have said they were really Punk at all.

They had an immediate impact with both singles and albums. I loved their dirty sound.

Earlier this year Dave Greenfield sadly died. His organ sound was a huge part of the band’s sound.

Today I will play my Stranglers and enjoy the power of it.