Stiff Records

Stiff Records

Based: London, England, UK

Gimmick-heavy label founded by Dave Robinson and Jake Riviera (with some financial backing courtesy of Lee Brilleaux). One of the hottest labels at the time, partly because of clever marketing (even the name of the label was a joke) and partly because of its great roster of oddball talent, but suffered in the 80's, and relied on Madness for regular chart action. Despite popular opinion, most of their releases were not as a true indie label (Island distributed them) and they made more shit records than good ones. But the good ones were very good indeed.

Check out: Born Stiff - The Stiff Records Collection.

 

1976-1980

     
Singles (all 7" only except where noted):
     
BUY 1 NICK LOWE - So It Goes 1976
BUY 2 THE PINK FAIRIES - Between The Lines 1976
BUY 3 ROOGALATOR - All Aboard 1976
BUY 4 TYLA GANG - Styrofoam 1976
BUY 5 LEW LEWIS AND HIS BAND - Boogie On The Street 1976
BUY 6 THE DAMNED - New Rose 1976
BUY 7 RICHARD HELL - Another World 1976
BUY 8 PLUMMET AIRLINES - Silver Shirt 1977
BUY 9 MOTÖRHEAD - Leaving Here 1976 (Withdrawn) 1977
BUY 10 THE DAMNED - Neat Neat Neat 1977
BUY 11 ELVIS COSTELLO - Less Than Zero 1977
BUY 12 MAX WALL - England's Glory 1977
BUY 13 THE ADVERTS - One Chord Wonders 1977
BUY 14 ELVIS COSTELLO - Alison 1977
BUY 15 ELVIS COSTELLO - Red Shoes 1977
BUY 16 WRECKLESS ERIC - Whole Wide World 1977
BUY 17 IAN DURY - Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll 1977
BUY 18 THE DAMNED - Problem Child 1977
BUY 19 YACHTS - Suffice To Say 1977
BUY 20 ELVIS COSTELLO - Watching The Detectives 1977
BUY 21 NICK LOWE - Halfway To Paradise 1977
BUY 22 LARRY WALLIS - Police Car 1977
BUY 23 IAN DURY - Sweet Gene Vincent 1977
BUY 24 THE DAMNED - Don't Cry Wolf / One Way Love 1977
BUY 25 WRECKLESS ERIC - Reconnez Cherie 1978
BUY 26 JANE AIRE AND THE BELVEDERES - Yankee Wheels 1978
BUY 27 IAN DURY AND THE BLOCKHEADS - What A Waste! 1978
BUY 28 THE BOX TOPS - Cry Like A Baby 1978
BUY 29 HUMPHREY OCEAN & THE HARDY ANNUALS - Whoops A Daisy 1978
BUY 30 JONA LEWIE - The Baby, She's On The Street 1978
BUY 31 JUST WATER - Singin' In The Rain 1978
BUY 32 LENE LOVICH - I Think We're Alone Now 1978
BUY 33 WAZMO NARIZ - Tele-Tele-Telephone 1978
BUY 34 WRECKLESS ERIC - Take The Cash (K.A.S.H.) 1978
BUY 35 LENE LOVICH - Home (Not Released)  
BUY 36 MICKEY JUPP - Old Rock 'N' Roller 1978
BUY 37 JONA LEWIE - Hallelujah Europa (Not Released)  
BUY 38 IAN DURY AND THE BLOCKHEADS - Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick (7”/12”) 1978
BUY 39 RACHEL SWEET - B-A-B-Y 1978
BUY 40 WRECKLESS ERIC - Crying, Waiting, Hoping 1978
BUY 41 BINKY BAKER & THE PIT ORCHESTRA - Toe Knee Black Burn 1978
BUY 42 LENE LOVICH - Lucky Number (7”/12”) 1979
BUY 43 THE RUMOUR - Frozen Years 1979
BUY 44 RACHEL SWEET - I Go To Pieces 1979
BUY 45 THE RUMOUR - Emotional Traffic 1979
BUY 46 LENE LOVICH - Say When (7”/12”) 1979
BUY 47 KIRSTY MACCOLL - They Don't Know 1979
BUY 48 LEW LEWIS REFORMER - Win Or Lose 1979
BUY 49 WRECKLESS ERIC - Hit And Miss Judy (7”/12”) 1979
BUY 50 IAN DURY AND THE BLOCKHEADS - Reasons To Be Cheerful, Part 3 (7”/12”) 1979
BUY 51 ANGIE - Peppermint Lump 1979
BUY 52 THE 45’s - Couldn’t Believe A Word 1979
BUY 53 LENE LOVICH - Bird Song (7”/12”) 1979
BUY 54 THE DUPLICATES - I Want To Make You Very Happy 1979
BUY 55 RACHEL SWEET - Baby, Let’s Play House 1979
BUY 56 MADNESS - One Step Beyond 1979
BUY 57 KIRSTY MACCOLL - You Caught Me Out (Not Released)  
BUY 58 MICHAEL O’BRIEN - Made In Germany 1979
BUY 59 THE POINTED STICKS - Out Of Luck (7"/12") 1979
BUY 60 THE G.T.’s - Boys Have Feelings Too 1979
BUY 61 JONA LEWIE - God Bless Whoever Made You 1979
BUY 62 MADNESS - My Girl 1979
BUY 63 LENE LOVICH - Angels (7”/12”) 1980
BUY 64 WRECKLESS ERIC - A Popsong 1980
BUY 65 THE FEELIES - Everybody's Got Something To Hide (Except Me And My Monkey) ‎ 1980
BUY 66 DIRTY LOOKS - Lie To Me 1980
BUY 67 RACHEL SWEET - Fool's Gold 1980
BUY 68 LEW LWEIS - 1-30 2-30 3-35 1980
BUY 69 LENE LOVICH - What Will I Do Without You (2x7") 1980
BUY 70 DESMOND DEKKER - Israelites 1980
BUY 71 MADNESS - Work Rest & Play EP 1980
BUY 72 GRAHAM PARKER - Stupefaction 1980
BUY 73 JONA LEWIE - You'll Always Find Me In The Kitchen At Parties 1980
BUY 74 ANY TROUBLE - Yesterday's Love 1980
BUY 75 WRECKLESS ERIC – Broken Doll 1980
BUY 76 PLASMATICS - Butcher Baby (7”/12”) 1980
BUY 77 DIRTY LOOKS - Let Go 1980
BUY 78 THE GO-GO’S - We Got The Beat 1980
BUY 79 ANY TROUBLE – Second Choice 1980
BUY 80 RACHEL SWEET - Spellbound 1980
BUY 81 THE RUMOUR - My Little Red Book 1980
BUY 82 GRAHAM PARKER - Love Without Greed 1980
BUY 83 OTIS WATKINS - You Talk Too Much 1980
BUY 84 MADNESS - Baggy Trousers 1980
BUY 85 JONA LEWIE - Big Shot - Momentarily 1980
BUY 86 THE STIFFS - Goodbye My Love 1980
BUY 87 DESMOND DEKKER - Please Don't Bend 1980
BUY 88 JOE KING CARRASCO & THE CROWNS - Buena 1980
BUY 89 DIRTY LOOKS – Tailin’ You 1980
BUY 90 IAN DURY AND THE BLOCKHEADS - I Want To Be Straight 1980
BUY 91 PLASMATICS - Monkey Suit 1980
BUY 92 THE RUMOUR - I Don't Want The Night To End 1980
BUY 93 MEXICANO - Trial By Television 1980
BUY 94 ANY TROUBLE – Girls Are Always Right 1980
BUY 95 THE EQUATORS - Baby Come Back 1980
BUY 96 (Not Released)  
BUY 97 LENE LOVICH - New Toy (7”/12”) 1981
BUY 98 TENPOLE TUDOR - 3 Bells In A Row 1980
BUY 99 ELMO & PATSY - Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer 1980
BUY 100 IAN DURY AND THE BLOCKHEADS - Superman's Big Sister 1980
BUY 101 JOHN OTWAY - Green, Green Grass Of Home 1980
     
BOY 1 DEVO - (I Can't Get Me No) Satisfaction (7"/12") 1978
BOY 2 DEVO - Be Stiff 1978
DEV 1 DEVO - Jocko Homo / Mongoloid 1978
ERIC 1 WRECKLESS ERIC - Wreckless Eric (10") 1980
FREEB 2 VARIOUS - Excerpts From Stiffs Greatest Hits 1977
FREEBIE 1 IAN DURY AND THE BLOCKHEADS - Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll 1977
LAST 1 NICK LOWE - Bowi 1977
LAST 2 ALBERTO Y LOST TRIOS PARANOAIS - Snuff Rock 1977
LAST 3 WRECKLESS ERIC - Piccadilly Menial (Not released) 1978
LAST 4 MICK FARREN & THE DEVIANTS - Outrageous Contagious 1978
LAST 5 THE SPORTS - Who Listens To The Radio? 1979
ODD 1 DEVO - B Stiff (12") 1978
ODD 2 VARIOUS - Be Stiff Tour (12") 1979
OFF 1 SUBS - Gimme Your Heart 1978
Off 2 ERNIE GRAHAM - Ernie And The Lonely Girl 1978
OFF 3 THE MEMBERS - Solitary Confinement 1978
OFF 4 THE REALISTS - I've Got A Heart 1978
     
     
LPs:    
     
SEEZ 1 THE DAMNED - Damned Damned Damned 1977
SEEZ 2 VARIOUS - A Bunch Of Stiffs 1977
SEEZ 3 ELVIS COSTELLO - My Aim Is True 1977
SEEZ 4 IAN DURY - New Boots And Panties!! 1977
SEEZ 5 THE DAMNED - Music For Pleasure 1977
SEEZ 6 WRECKLESS ERIC - Wreckless Eric (10"/LP) 1978
SEEZ 7 LENE LOVICH - Stateless 1978
SEEZ 8 JONA LEWIE - On The Other Hand There's A Fist 1978
SEEZ 9 WRECKLESS ERIC - The Wonderful World Of Wreckless Eric 1978
SEEZ 10 MICKEY JUPP - Juppanese 1978
SEEZ 11 JANE AIRE AND THE BELVEDERES - Jane Aire And The Belvederes 1978
SEEZ 12 RACHEL SWEET - Fool Around 1978
SEEZ 13 THE RUMOUR - Frogs Sprouts Clogs And Krauts 1978
SEEZ 14 IAN DURY AND THE BLOCKHEADS - Do It Yourself 1979
SEEZ 15 (Not Released)  
SEEZ 16 LEW LEWIS REFORMER - Save The Wail 1979
SEEZ 17 MADNESS - One Step Beyond... 1979
SEEZ 18 RACHEL SWEET - Protect The Innocent 1980
SEEZ 19 LENE LOVICH - Flex 1980
SEEZ 20 THE FEELIES - Crazy Rhythms 1980
SEEZ 21 WRECKLESS ERIC - Big Smash! (2xLP) 1980
SEEZ 22 DIRTY LOOKS Dirty Looks 1980
SEEZ 23 GRAHAM PARKER - The Up Escalator 1980
SEEZ 24 PLASMATICS - New Hope For The Wretched 1980
SEEZ 25 ANY TROUBLE - Where Are All The Nice Girls? 1980
SEEZ 26 DESMOND DEKKER - Black And Dekker 1980
SEEZ 27 THE RUMOUR - Purity Of Essence 1980
SEEZ 28 JOE KING CARRASCO & THE CROWNS - Mil Gracias A Tudos Nuestros Amigos 1980
SEEZ 29 MADNESS - Absolutel 1980
SEEZ 30 IAN DURY AND THE BLOCKHEADS - Laughter 1980
     
FIST 1 VARIOUS - Hits Greatest Stiffs 1977
GET 1 VARIOUS - Live Stiffs Live 1978
GET 2 MICKEY JUPP'S LEGEND - Mickey Jupp's Legend 1978
GET 3 VARIOUS - The Akron Compilation 1978
GOMM 1 IAN GOMM - "Talks" 1979
MAIL 1 U.K. SUBS - Live Kicks 1980
SOUNDS 3 VARIOUS - Stiff Sounds - Can't Start Dancin' 1978
     

Releases of Note 1981-1986

     
Singles:    
     
BUY 109 TENPOLE TUDOR - The Swords Of A Thousand Men 1981
BUY 115 JOHN OTWAY - The Turning Point 1981
BUY 118 DEPARTMENT S - Going Left Right (7”/12”) 1981
BUY 120 TENPOLE TUDOR - Wünderbar 1981
BUY 128 DEPARTMENT S - I Want 1981
BUY 129 TENPOLE TUDOR - Throwing My Baby Out With The Bath Water 1981
BUY 135 IAN DURY AND THE BLOCKHEADS - What A Waste 1981
BUY 137 TENPOLE TUDOR - Let The Four Winds Blow 1982
BUY 149 LENE LOVICH - Lucky Number 1982
BUY 158 THE FRESHIES - Fasten Your Seat Belts 1982
BUY 164 LENE LOVICH - It's You, Only You (Mein Schmerz) (7"/12") 1982
BUY 172 THE TUDORS - Tied Up With Lou Cool 1983
BUY 177 EDDIE TENPOLE TUDOR - The Hayrick Song (7"/12") 1983
BUY 189 KING KURT - Destination Zululand (7"/12") 1983
BUY 199 KING KURT - Mack The Knife (7"/12") 1983
BUY 206 KING KURT - Banana Banana (7”/12”) 1984
BUY 207 THE POGUES - Dark Streets Of London 1984
BUY 212 THE POGUES - The Boys From The County Hell 1984
BUY IT 214 IAN DURY AND THE BLOCKHEADS - Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick (Paul Hardcastle Remixes) (7"/12") 1986
BUY 220 THE POGUES - A Pair Of Brown Eyes (7”/12”) 1985
BUY IT 223 KING KURT - Billy (7"/12") 1985
BUY 224 THE POGUES - Sally Maclennane (7”/12”) 1985
BUY 229 THE POGUES - Dirty Old Town (7”/12”) 1985
Buy 230 KING KURT - The Road To Rack And Ruin (7”/12”) 1985
BUY 235 KING KURT - Slammers (7”/12”) 1985
BUY IT 238 THE DAMNED - New Rose (12") 1985
BUY 243 THE POGUES - Poguetry In Motion (7”/12”) 1986
BUY 253 DR. FEELGOOD - Don't Wait Up (7”/12”) 1986
BUY 255 DR. FEELGOOD - See You Later Alligator (7”/12”) 1986
     
BRR 1 THEATRE OF HATE - Rebel Without A Brain 1981
BRR 2 THEATRE OF HATE - Do You Believe In The Westworld? (7"/12") 1982
BRR 3 THEATRE OF HATE - The Hop (7"/12") 1982
BRR 4 THEATRE OF HATE - Eastworld (7"/12") 1982
BRR 1981 THEATRE OF HATE - Nero (12") 1982
CHEEZ 95202 DEPARTMENT S - Is Vic There? (Remixed Version) (7") 1981
GRAB 3 ELVIS COSTELLO - Four Pack (4x7") 1981
     
LPs:    
     
SEEZ 31 TENPOLE TUDOR - Eddie, Old Bob, Dick And Gary 1981
SEEZ 41 IAN DURY AND THE BLOCKHEADS - Jukebox Dury 1981
SEEZ 42 TENPOLE TUDOR - Let The Four Winds Blow 1981
SEEZ 44 LENE LOVICH - No Man's Land 1982
SEEZ 52 KING KURT - Ooh Wallah Wallah 1983
SEEZ 55 THE POGUES - Red Roses For Me 1984
SEEZ 58 THE POGUES - Rum Sodomy & The Lash 1985
SEEZ 62 KING KURT - Big Cock 1986
     
GET4 THE DAMNED - Captains Birthday Party Live At The Roundhouse (12") 1986
MAIL 2 THE DAMNED - Damned Damned Damned / Music For Pleasure (2xLP) 1982
     

U.S. Releases of Note

     
9-50870 WRECKLESS ERIC – Broken Doll (7") 1980
AR E 38399 LENE LOVICH - No-Man's-Land (LP) 1982
AS 785 WRECKLESS ERIC - Walking On The Surface Of The Moon (12") 1980
OWN-1 WRECKLESS ERIC - Take The Cash (K.A.S.H.) (7") 1978
OWN 2EP JOH OTWAY - The John Otway EP (7") 1980
OWN 3 ANY TROUBLE - Second Choice (7") 1980
USE-1 WRECKLESS ERIC - The Whole Wide World (LP) 1979
USE 3 VARIOUS - The Last Stiff Compilation (LP) 1980
USE 4 THE FEELIES - Crazy Rhythms (LP) 1980
USE 5 JOHN OTWAY - Deep Thought (LP) 1980
USE 7 DESMOND DEKKER - Black And Dekker (LP) 1980
USE 8 JONA LEWIE - On The Other Hand There's A Fist (LP) 1980
USE 9 THE PLASMATICS - New Hope For The Wretched (LP) 1980
USE 14 ROUGH TRADE - Avoid Freud (LP) 1980
     

Foreign Releases of Note

     
K8007 WRECKLESS ERIC - It'll Soon Be The Weekend (7") Australia 1980
RIP-2010 TENPOLE TUDOR - Swords Of A Thousand Men (LP) Canada 1981
SEWL 1000 VARIOUS - Heroes & Cowards (LP) Italy 1978


 

 

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