Dienstag, 13. Juni 2017


Bildergebnis für stiff records

If it ain't STIFF it ain't worth a fuck was the labels' claim. It was a message to all of those who were interested in new music. Formed in the era of punk in 1976 by Jake Rivera and Dave Robinson they signed a lot of artists with pub rock roots trying to make their own sound based on the basics. STIFF records were a trademark in these days bringing quality and new music to me. Most of the releases showed artists that became famous during the years. The quality of their producers, especially Nick Lowe and Elvis Costello made this label famous. They were alive until the mid 80's and vanished afterwords. STIFF introduced me into so many new music like none other label. They opened my ears to very new and great music in the late 70's. It is hypothetical question if my musical taste would be different without them. But I think they were at the hight of the musical taste in new music in these days. So let's get a journey back in the early days of STIFF were music was new, fresh and exciting. Not everything of this song are the music I listen now but it was a very pleasurable journey back in time.

So enjoy.


The Swede hat gesagt…

I though about Stiff just yesterday, when I heard 'Lucky Number' by Lene Lovich played on the radio The label boasted a few big names for sure, but also had strength in depth for a while. Wreckless Eric was a firm favourite of mine and is still making great records to this day. 'Whole Wide World' and 'Reconnez Cherie' would surely grace any 'best of' Stiff.

Charity Chic hat gesagt…

My friend got thrown out of his house for wearing an If it ain't Stiff it ain't worth a fuck badge!
A truly legendary and visionary label

Anonym hat gesagt…

Indeed....a legendary label that was so important in the late 70s.