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  • Vinyl (April 20, 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: 4 Men With Beards
  • ASIN: B0034PWNEO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,544 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Suspect Device
2. State Of Emergency
3. Here We Are Nowhere
4. Wasted Life
5. No More Of That
6. Barbed Wire Love
7. White Noise
8. Breakout
9. Law And Order
10. Rough Trade
11. Johnny Was
12. Alternative Ulster
13. Closed Groove

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The debut album from Belfast's finest punk band, originally released on the Rough Trade label in 1979. Inflammable Material features two of the greatest songs recorded on the controversy and violence surrounding Northern Ireland. Suspect Device and Alternative Ulster indict both sides of the conflict, the Royal Ulster Constabulary and the Irish Republican Army, in driving punk rock form. Those tracks, along with Rough Trade (which blatantly attacks their own record label), and a Bob Marley cover, Johnny Was, make up the highlights of one of the greatest albums of the first wave of punk. Reissued on 180 gram vinyl.

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This is one of my FAVORITE punk albums of all time.
MaratsBathing
The album proper is right up there with anything by The Clash, The Sex Pistols and The Damned as a 70s punk classic.
I sold the world
Bands such as Green Day, Blink 182, Good Charlotte, New Found Glory, they're not even punk at all.
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Michael Henderson on February 2, 2004
Format: Audio CD
Hmmmmm, let me just start out by saying a few words about a subject that has been beaten to death. People get all worked up about today's "punk" music, and I can't understand why. Bands such as Green Day, Blink 182, Good Charlotte, New Found Glory, they're not even punk at all. So when people tie on them the ever so tired "pop-punk" label it gets me a little cranky. Pop-punk? Come on now children, these aforementioned bands owe far more to the Beatles than any respectable punk band. Punk you see, was born with Iggy Pop and the Stooges. It is raw, a form of brutal, simple expression. Political expression, personal expression, it doesn't matter. All that matters is that it is raw, straight from the hip and reasonably faaaast, right?
Well, If the Stooges birthed that writhing, thrashing beast known as punk, this album crystallized everything that was right about this genre. Brilliant, stunningly fast and savage riffs, tight and hammering rythm section, and inisightful fury fueled lyrics. And Jake Burns' singing?.... Well, simply put, it's the greatest, nastiest howl you'll ever hear. However, these are just ingredients. The finished product, is Stiff Little Fingers' utter classic "Inflammable Material" and a mere list of ingredients doesn't come close to capturing it's essence. You see, on this recording, magic happened. A fire of youth and anger was layed down on a 24 track recorder, and also most tantalizingly, true possibility. This is Punk, good Sirs. Beautiful, nasty, and always young punk.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By MaratsBathing on June 9, 2003
Format: Audio CD
This is one of my FAVORITE punk albums of all time. Yet, a disturbingly few amount of people know who the hell SLF are! If you like the Clash or the Sex Pistols, you will LOVE SLF, no doubt.
Stiff Little Fingers is a band from Belfast, Ireland, a place of many troubles around the time of this record's release in 1979, and their songs reflect all of this suffering. They were rebels with a cause, trying to give hope to the masses in Northern Ireland, and they used some damn good punk rock music to spread their messages. Everyone who knows of SLF are quick to call them the "Irish Clash." Well, as much as I like the Clash, I'd have to say that I enjoy listening to SLF quite a bit more. They were rawer, angrier, and more true to their rebellious punk roots than the Clash, yet at the same time, they share the same reggae/ska/dub influences (they cover Bob Marley's "Johnny Was").
This is one of my personal favorite punk rock albums and if you're into punk at all, or if you simply happen to be a Clash fan, I give "Inflammable Material" my highest recommendation.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Gemma on December 29, 2005
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HOLY SMOKES this is a good record. This is probably the most underrated thing I have ever heard in my entire life. And I'm not just saying that because I hail from Northern Ireland, where the Fingers are from. No, when people begin their collection of punk albums, along with Never Mind The Bollocks and the Clash and what have you, this is a must have. If you like the Sex Pistols, Anti-Flag, The Clash or The Unseen, you will love this because it sounds like a mix of them all. The only way I can think to describe Jake Burns's voice is that it sounds like he's been gargling barbed wire.

1)Suspect Device: This is the album version of the song, and much more grainy and not as polished as the single. It's one of my favourites, the chorus is amazing and the lyrics really hit home.

2) State of Emergency: Not as good as the others, but still good. Has some great lyrics.

3) Here We Are Nowhere: I didn't think much of this at first, but it's so catchy it will stick in your head for days. Trust me.

4) Wasted Life: Somehow Jake's voice sounds even more sharp on this song. It's about not wanting to be a soldier.

5) No More Of That: Better than State of Emergency, but not the best.

6)Barbed Wire Love: This is an odd love song. At one point the Stiff Little Fingers sound nothing like they do usually. But it's brilliant. After this the album gets really good.

7) White Noise: An anti-racism song. Very sharp and cut edge, one of the best on the record.

8) Breakout: Pretty much an anti- 9 to 5 song. I love it.

9) Law and Order: This is a nice little punk song. OK, so nice may not fit it exactly, but I'm running out of adjectives. This is a song about the pigs. They do a nice job of it too.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Danzig801 on February 12, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Hmm... four punks from Belfast in 1979. I bet you have no idea what this record is like...

In case your still wondering, it rocks! The lyrics are awesome, subjects ranging from suffering in Ireland ("Alternative Ulster") to pure angst ("Here we are Nowhere"). The music, like I stated in my title, is a perfect mix between '77 punk rock like the Clash and hardcore punk. Now that I'm through with that I'll rate the songs.

1) "SUSPECT DEVICE": A great way to start the album. Angry like nothing you can imagine. (5/5)

2) "STATE OF EMERGENCY": Eh, not that great. A little too slow. (3/5)

3) "HERE WE ARE NOWHERE": HELL YEAH! Shortest but most powerful song on the album. My favorite SLF song, and the best on the album. (5/5)

4) "WASTED LIFE": Just awesome. (5/5)

5) "NO MORE OF THAT": Great song with a great chorus. (5/5)

6) "BARBED WIRE LOVE": 3rd favorite on disc. Catchy breakdown. (5/5)

7) "WHITE NOISE": Classic, and most hard-hitting track on the album. (5/5)

8) "BREAKOUT": Well it couldn't have lated forever, could it? Not a bad song, but minor compared to the earlier tracks. (4/5)

9) "LAW AND ORDER": Just a good song. (4/5)

10) " ROUGH TRADE": Ditto. (4/5)

11) "JOHNNY WAS": Awesome cover. (5/5)

12) "Alternative Ulster": Another awesome track, and my second favorite on the album. (5/5)

13) "CLOSED GROOVE": Bleh! (1/5)

If you want to get into SLF, this is the album to start with. If you like it, then buy "Nobodys Heroes". Both cds are highly recommended for fans of the Clash, Sex Pistols, and just plain punk rock.
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