A Bunch of Stiff Records

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A Bunch of Stiff Records
Compilation album by Various Artists
Released April 1, 1977 (1977-04-01)
Recorded Various times
Genre New Wave
Label Stiff
SEEZ2
Stiff Record Compilations chronology
A Bunch of Stiff Records
(1977)
Hits Greatest Stiffs
(1977)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

A Bunch of Stiff Records, also known as A Bunch of Stiffs, is a various artists album to promote some of the first acts to be signed by Stiff Records.

Three of the tracks, Wreckless Eric's "(I'd Go The) Whole Wide World", Motörhead's "White Line Fever" and Elvis Costello's "Less Than Zero", had been issued as singles (BUY 16, BUY 9 & BUY 11 respectively). The album did not enter the UK charts, but it did turn out to have some of the most important recording artists of the 1970s and 1980s.

Graham Parker's track (No. 6, the final track on side 1 of the LP) was not listed on the original release, probably due to his contract with Phonogram, for whose Vertigo label he and the Rumour had already released two LPs.

The album was designed by Barney Bubbles (uncredited).

Tracklisting[edit]

No. Title Performing Artist Length
1. "I Love My Label"   Nick Lowe  
2. "(I'd Go The) Whole Wide World"   Wreckless Eric  
3. "White Line Fever"   Motörhead  
4. "Less Than Zero"   Elvis Costello  
5. "Little by Little"   Magic Michael  
6. "Back to Schooldays"   Graham Parker  
7. "Jump for Joy"   Stones Masonry  
8. "Maybe"   Jill Read*  
9. "Jo Jo Gunne"   Dave Edmunds  
10. "The Young Lords"   Tyla Gang  
11. "Food"   The Takeaways  
*Actually Dave Edmunds in disguise.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A Bunch of Stiff Records Review". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 25 April 2011.