Hanx

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Hanx
Live album by Stiff Little Fingers
Released 1980
Recorded July 20, 1980 at the Rainbow London and July 25, 1980 at Friars, Aylesbury
Genre Punk
Length 45:25
Label Chrysalis
Producer Doug Bennett
Stiff Little Fingers chronology
Broken Fingers/Live In Aberdeen
(1979)
Hanx
(1980)
Live and Loud
(1988)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link

Hanx! is a live Punk album by the band Stiff Little Fingers, released in 1980 (see 1980 in music). Originally intended for the American market to introduce the band before they toured there, it was subsequently released at a budget price in the UK as the band were concerned that a lot of their fans would insist on buying the album on import anyway for a higher price. Jake Burns remarks on the sleeve notes for the CD reissue that only "Johnny Was" came from the Rainbow Theatre show with the remainder recorded at the Aylesbury gig.

The title "Hanx!" is simply "Thanks" in the dialect of the part of Northern Ireland the band hail from.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Nobody's Hero" (Burns/Ogilvie) – 4:03
  2. "Gotta Gettaway" (Fingers/Ogilvie) – 2:23
  3. "Wait and See" (Burns/Ogilvie) – 4:19
  4. "Barbed Wire Love" (Fingers/Ogilvie) – 3:25
  5. "Fly the Flag" (Fingers/Ogilvie) – 3:28
  6. "Alternative Ulster" (Fingers/Ogilvie) – 3:01
  7. "Johnny Was" (Bob Marley) – 10:09
  8. "At the Edge" (Fingers) – 2:38
  9. "Wasted Life" (Burns) – 3:28
  10. "Tin Soldiers" (Fingers/Ogilvie) – 5:02
  11. "Suspect Device" (Fingers/Ogilvie) – 2:17

The CD reissue has added tracks: "Running Bear" and "White Christmas", both B-sides of their "At The Edge" single; plus a further part of a Jake Burns interview with Alan Parker recorded in 2001.

Chart Position[edit]

Chart (1980) Peak
position
United Kingdom 9[citation needed]

Personnel[edit]

  • Jake Burns – vocals/guitar
  • Jim Reillydrums
  • Henry Cluney – guitar
  • Ali McMordiebass
  • Doug Bennett – producer
  • Bill Gill – engineer
  • Andi Banks – tour manager
  • Arthur Kemish – equipment
  • Bazz Ward – Livewire PA
  • 'Side' Phil Wilkie – Livewire PA
  • Colin Phillipps – Livewire PA
  • Alan Espley – light and sound design
  • Steve Ruisling – light and sound design
  • Mike Carter – road transport
  • John Ferguson – security
  • Wally Grove – security
  • Dave Jupp – Keedwell Trucking
  • John Jackson – cowbell agency
  • Pete Greenslade – The Manor Mobile
  • Dave Chapman – The Manor Mobile
  • John "Teflon" Sims – sleeve design
  • Dave Storey – sleeve design
  • Brian Cooke – front cover pictures and colour effects
  • Iain McKell – back cover picture