Monday, March 15, 2010

1979 / Erin Go Bragh: Alternative Summer

It´s an easy step from last weeks theme to the current one, as two polar opposites from Northern Ireland released their excellent full-lenght debuts in 1979. Stiff Little Fingers from Belfast took the political route, commenting ferociously on all that was rotten in their troubled country. Meanwhile in Londonderry, the Undertones opted for escapism and sang perfect punkpop songs about anything but politics. Clever punters simply enjoyed both.

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