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A Bunch of Stiff Records

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. It is subtitled Undertakers to the Industry – If They're Dead - We'll Sign 'Em.[2]

A Bunch of Stiff Records
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Compilation album by
Various Artists
ReleasedApril 1, 1977 (1977-04-01)
RecordedVarious times
GenreNew wave
LabelStiff
SEEZ2
Stiff Record Compilations chronology
A Bunch of Stiff Records
(1977)
Hits Greatest Stiffs
(1977)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

One of the tracks, Elvis Costello's "Less Than Zero", had been issued as single only a week prior to this album being released, although this is an unusual and otherwise-unavailable mix of the song, which has keyboards overdubbed over the intro. Motörhead's "White Line Fever" had been scheduled for release in December 1976, but the issue was cancelled. Wreckless Eric's "(I'd Go The) Whole Wide World" was issued as a single in August 1977.

The album did not enter the UK charts.

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, as was his usual practice).

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)ArtistLength
1."I Love My Label"Nick LoweNick Lowe3:01
2."(I'd Go The) Whole Wide World"Wreckless EricWreckless Eric2:52
3."White Line Fever"Eddie Clarke, Ian Kilmister, Phil TaylorMotörhead2:50
4."Less Than Zero"Elvis CostelloElvis Costello3:19
5."Little by Little"Magic MichaelMagic Michael3:53
6."Back to Schooldays"Graham ParkerGraham Parker2:57
7."Jump for Joy"Martin StoneStones Masonry
8."Maybe"Richard BarrettJill Read2:50
9."Jo Jo Gunne"Chuck BerryDave Edmunds5:00
10."The Young Lords"Sean TylaTyla Gang3:33
11."Food"C. KidThe Takeaways3:36

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "A Bunch of Stiff Records Review". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 25 April 2011.
  2. ^ "Various – A Bunch Of Stiff Records". Discogs. Retrieved 4 March 2018.