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Friday November 5th 1982

friars aylesbury phase three - maxwell hall, civic centre, market square, aylesbury

friars aylesbury cup winners 1981

stiff little fingers  inducted into the friars heroes hall of fame in 2009

exclusive friars aylesbury interview with jake burns and ali mcmordie

 
Stiff Little Fingers
roddy radiation and the Tearjerkers  The Wingnuts (SLF in disguise!) and special guest Tom Robinson
 
related friars history (click on date)
Stiff Little Fingers Thursday October 12th 1978  Saturday February 3rd 1979 Saturday June 2nd 1979 Friday July 25th 1980 Saturday May 2nd 1981 Saturday January 30th 1982  Friday October 23rd 2009

The Specials (Roddy Radiation) Wednesday June 28th 1978 (as the Coventry Automatics) Thursday June 12th 1978  Friday May 3rd 2013

Tom Robinson  Thursday October 12th 1978

 
setlist
 Unclear but may have been something like the following: SUSPECT DEVICEJUST FADE AWAYLOVE OF THE COMMON PEOPLEFOUGHT THE WARMR FIRE COAL MAN; TWO GUITARS CLASHSILVER LINING; BITS OF KIDS; PRICE OF ADMISSION; JOHNNY WASFALLING DOWNBARBED WIRE LOVE; ONLY ONE; LISTEN; AT THE EDGEFLY THE FLAGGOTTA GETTAWAYALTERNATIVE ULSTER; 2-4-6-8 MOTORWAY (with Tom Robinson)
 
band line up
Stiff Little Fingers/Wingnuts
Jake Burns (vocs/guitar)  Ali McMordie (bass) Henry Cluney (guitar)  Dolphin Taylor (drums)
Roddy Radiation and the Tearjerkers
 Roddy Byers (vocs/guitar)  Mark Byers (vocs/guitar) Joe Hughes (bass) Pete Davies (drums) Clive Pain (keys)
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gig poster and flyer (click to enlarge flyer)

 
 
ticket

 

memories
Jake Burns in conversation with Alan Parker in 2001 on recording Hanx at Friars Aylesbury

Friars was a wonderful wonderful venue. I still have incredibly fond memories of the place. It was one of those magical small gigs in a small town yet it was run as if it was Madison Square Gardens. Nothing ever went wrong and everything ran incredibly smoothly. They were such nice people

and on the Wingnuts.....

They (Friars) were such trusting people...[we had bought some plastic masks].....we managed to convince them we were a band from Ohio called the Wingnuts and we went on and supported ourselves ! It was only when we started playing nonsense like Tiger Feet that the audience realised who we were and stopped throwing stuff at us!"

Autographed SLF flyer from this gig

press cuttings
what happened next
if ever a band would be welcome at Friars today, it must be this band and they came 'home' to Friars in 2009. SLF split in 1983 and reformed five years later. Although the line up has not always been stable - Burns the only constant, they did feature Jam hero Bruce Foxton for 15 years. Ali McMordie rejoined the band in 2006 (when we saw them and they were on cracking form as if it was this era all over again) and are still making people of a certain age very happy in 2012. We were SO pleased they came back 27 years later in 2009 and sold out Friars yet again.

It was no surprise that the Hanx album was recorded at Friars given how much they felt about the place.

Roddy Radiation's Tearjerkers split by 1987, but now plays in Skabilly Rebels as well as a reformed Specials

 
odds and trivia
 
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SLF - Johnny Was   
 
 
  Roddy Radiation and the Tearjerkers - Desire
 
 
 

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