Dienstag, 22. August 2017

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Bildergebnis für stiff records

The title shows one of the provocative marketing slogans for a record label in the late 70's. Stiff Record was formed by Jake Riviera and Dave Robinson, both enrooted in the pub-rock scene of the early 70's by managing pub-rock legends like Dr. Feelgood or Brinsley Schwarz. The legend tells that both founded the label by a loan on £400 from Lee Brilleaux of Dr. Feelgood. So it is nearby that their first single was by a veteran of the scene: Nick Lowe. They signed a lot of artists I could agree with and I bought a lot of records only because they was released on Stiff Records. It was also a label that had open ears for the dawning of new kind of music and musicians raised in the pub-rock scene got a panel to develop a new sound. Elvis Costello, Ian Dury, Wreckless Eric on the one and The Damned, Madness and Tenpole Tudor on the other side were the bands I connect with this label. Always good to listen to them from time to time.















Kommentare:

The Swede hat gesagt…

Some good tunes here Walter. I'm particularly pleased to see Wreckless Eric make your list, he's too often overlooked. One of my own favourite Stiff LP's is 'The Up Escalator' by Graham Parker & the Rumour.

TheRobster hat gesagt…

Kirsty MacColl - ahh. Any post that contains the divine Kirsty becomes my favourite post of the day. Some other great tunes here too though.

charity chic hat gesagt…

One of my pals got thrown out the house for wearing that badge Walter!

Brian hat gesagt…

One of my favorite labels too, Walter. Agree with all of your picks. Gonna give a shout for Any Trouble as an overlooked band.