Stiff Little Fingers - Nobody's Heroes

Stiff Little Fingers ‎– Nobody's Heroes

Original Release Date

1980

Release Information

UK LP 1980 (Chrysalis - CHR 1270)
US LP 1980 (Chrysalis - CHR 1270)

A1 Gotta Gettaway 3:37
A2 Wait And See 4:28
A3 Fly The Flag 3:46
A4 At The Edge 2:59
A5 Nobody's Hero 4:11
B1 Bloody Dub 3:48
B2 Doesn't Make It All Right 5:49
B3 I Don't Like You 2:44
B4 No Change 1:57
B5 Tin Soldiers 4:45

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UK CD 2001 (EMI - 7243 5 35887 2 4)

1 Gotta Gettaway 3:35
2 Wait And See 4:26
3 Fly The Flag 3:45
4 At The Edge 2:57
5 Nobody's Hero 4:09
6 Bloody Dub 3:48
7 Doesn't Make It All Right 5:48
8 I Don't Like You 2:41
9 No Change 1:57
10 Tin Soldiers 4:47
(Bonus Tracks)
11 Bloody Sunday 3:24
12 Straw Dogs 3:30
13 You Can't Say Crap On The Radio 2:50
14 Jake Burns Interview By Alan Parker (13/6/01) Part Two 15:08

11: B-Side of Gotta Gettaway 7", released May 1979
12-13: Straw Dogs 7", released September 1979
14: Previously unreleased

Chart Placings

UK Chart Hit: 8, 10 wks

Credits

Jake Burns - Guitar/vocals
Henry Cluney - Guitar/vocals
Jim Reilly - Drums
Ali McMordie - Bass

Produced by Doug Bennett at Olympic Studios (Barnes and Chelsea) Nov 79 and Jan 80
Engineer Lawrence Burrage, Nigel Brooke-Harte
Cover Lettering Geoff Halpin
Photography Brian Cooke, Chris Gabrin, Barry Plummer & Mats Lundgren

Extra special thanks to John Peel
This album was not produced by Nick Lowe

Additional Credits

Henry Cluney - lead vocals on 'No Change'

Reviews & Opinions

PUNKY GIBBON: Signing to Chrysalis and moving to London, 'Nobody's Heroes' has meatier production than the debut LP and some of the group's most memorable songs in 'Gotta Gettaway', 'At The Edge', 'Tin Soldiers' and 'Nobody's Hero'. 'Fly The Flag' attacks jingoistic attitudes, while 'Wait And See' has them waxing nostalgic for their departed drummer whilst also reinforcing their own sense of self-belief. Unfortunately, some of the tracks seem like filler (including a worthless dub track and Cluney's throwaway 'No Change'), diminishing the record's overall impact.

RED STARR, SMASH HITS, MARCH 20TH 1980: Anyone wanting to write off Stiff Little Fingers simply because of their move away from Belfast is in for a big disappointment. Though sometimes a bit strained - eg their attempts at white reggae - or merely average, when they've got something like the utterly superb 'Tin Soldiers' (as good as anything they've ever done) to focus their passion, concentrated energy and skills then there's few to touch them. A great, honest little band - more power to them. (8 out of 10).

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