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STIFF

The Big Stiff Box Set (4CD Box Set)

Format: CD
Cat. No.: SALVOBX402
Barcode: 698458840325
Playing Time: Over 4 Hours

This is the ultimate anthology of Stiff Records, charting 30 years of one
of the most daring and influential labels in UK pop history. A celebration
of Stiff `The World’s Most Flexible label’ across 98 tracks , from number
one hits to rare curiosities, and a 68 page full colour booklet.

REVIEWS:

Stiff Records will go down in history as the most important UK independent
label ever. During its thirty years the Stiff staff have released some of
the most legendary punk and new wave records of all time, covering every
cool musical revolution first and with style. This is a hundred track
slice of punk and new wave history, complete with 68 page book. "If it
ain’t Stiff it ain’t worth a f*ck!"

4 Stars [ El Prez – Big Cheese]

It is a boxed set to live with. This immense collection spans three
decades, concluding with 2007 curiosities such as the Trevor Horn, Lol
Creme and Chris Braide collective The Producers, Stiff Records will
forever remain evocative of pre and post-punk innocence. Songs from this
era sparkle and it’s inspiring to be reacquainted with Lowe’s ’Heart Of
The City’ and Larry Wallis’ ’Police Car’. Punk wades in thrillingly with
the classic opening shots from the Damned’s ’New Rose’ and ’Neat Neat
Neat’, both of which still catch the heart and hurtle you towards a whole
new attitude. It is the crazed underbelly acts Pointed Sticks, Jane Aire &
the Belvederes, Passion Puppets and even dear old Max Wall who add exotic
elements to the legacy of this most beloved of record labels. 4 Stars
[Mick Middles – Rock N Reel]

"Essential punk and new wave box set" Recently reactivated with their
latest signings The Tranzmitors and The Producers (included here), this is
a hundred track slice of punk and new wave history, complete with 68 page
book. [4 Stars, El Pres – Vive Le Punk Website]

This is a comprehensive, overview of the ground breaking stiff label,
covering its entire 30-year history, from early pioneers like Elvis
Costello and Nick Lowe to contemporary hit makers The Enemy. [Music Week]

You can’t really argue with four discs that provide some of the catchiest
indie tunes of the late 70s/early 80s and are following up that legacy
with newbies very much in the mould of the golden oldies. [4 stars, Jenni
Cole – OMH]

Not a greatest hits, this comp revels in Stiff’s eclecticism; the cult
delights of Department S and The Untouchables providing frantic high
points. [Jon Harrington, MOJO]

How’s this for a roster: The Damned, The Pogues, Elvis Costello and
music-hall legend Max wall? Between 1976 and 1987 Stiff Records were, if
nothing else, eclectic, as this chunky box (four discs and a book)
demonstrates. Like its 1981 Tenpole Tudor hit, simply Wunderbar. [4 stars,
Simon Goddard, Q]

We’re sold on this just for Max Walls Englands glory. Oh, you’re looking
for guitar highlights? How about Motorheads hard-rocking White Line Fever
or the bittersweet 50s throwback lead lines on Alvin Stardusts Pretend?
This box set proves that the UKs anarchic Stiff label brought us the great
(Nick Lowe), the even-more-great (Elvis Costello) and some right old
cheese (Dave Stuart and Barbara Gaskin). Gawd bless em. [Guitar Mag]

CD
CD1
1.
Nick Lowe – Heart Of The City
2.
The Pink Fairies – Between The Lines
3.
Roogalator – All Aboard
4.
Tyla Gang – Styrofoam
5.
Lew Lewis & His Band – Boogie On The Street
6.
The Damned – New Rose
7.
Plummet Airlines – Silver Shirt
8.
Motorhead – White Line Fever
9.
The Damned – Neat Neat Neat
10.
Elvis Costello – Less Than Zero
11.
Devo – (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
12.
Max Wall – England’s Glory
13.
The Adverts – One Chord Wonders
14.
Nick Lowe – Marie Provost
15.
Wreckless Eric – Whole Wide World
16.
Ian Dury – Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll
17.
The Damned – Problem Child
18.
The Yachts – Suffice To Say
19.
Larry Wallis – Police Car
20.
Mick Farren & The Deviants – Let’s Loot The
21.
Supermarket Again Like We Did Last Summer
22.
Ian Dury & The Blockheads – Sweet Gene Vincent
23.
The Damned – One Way Love
24.
Wreckless Eric – Reconnez Cherie
25.
Jane Aire & The Belvederes – Yankee Wheels
26.
Ernie Graham – Romeo & The Lonely Girl
CD2
1.
The Members – Solitary Confinement
2.
Humphrey Ocean & The Hardy Annuals – Whoops A Daisy
3.
The Realists – I’ve Got A Heart
4.
Jona Lewie – The Baby, She’s On The Street
5.
Lene Lovich – I Think We’re Alone Now
6.
Devo – Be Stiff
7.
Wreckless Eric – Take The Cash (K.A.S.H.)
8.
Mickey Jupp – Old Rock ’n’ Roller
9.
Rachel Sweet – B.A.B.Y.
10.
Lene Lovich – Lucky Number
11.
The Sports – Who Listens To The Radio?
12.
The Subs – Gimme Your Heart
13.
The Rumour – Frozen Years
14.
Rachel Sweet – I Go To Pieces
15.
Lene Lovich – Say When
16.
Madness – One Step Beyond
17.
Kirsty MacColl – You Caught Me Out
18.
Pointed Sticks – Out Of Luck
19.
Dirty Looks – Lie To Me
20.
Jona Lewie – You’ll Always Find Me In The Kitchen At Parties
21.
Any Trouble – Yesterday’s Love
22.
The Plasmatics – Butcher Baby
23.
The Go-Go’s – We Got The Beat
24.
Motor Boys Motor – Drive Friendly
25.
Desmond Dekker – Please Don’t Bend
26.
Joe ’King’ Carrasco & The Crowns – Buena
CD3
1.
Any Trouble – Girls Are Always Right
2.
The Equators – Baby Come Back
3.
Nigel Dixon – Thunderbird
4.
Jona Lewie – Stop The Cavalry
5.
Dave Stewart & Colin Blunstone – What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted?
6.
Tenpole Tudor – Swords Of A Thousand Men
7.
Department S – Going Left Right
8.
Theatre Of Hate – Do You Believe In The Westworld?
9.
Tenpole Tudor – Wunderbar
10.
Alvin Stardust – Pretend
11.
Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin – It’s My Party
12.
Billy Bremner – Loud Music In Cars
13.
The Dancing Did – The Lost Platoon
14.
Electric Guitars – Language Problems
15.
Brigit Novik & M – Danube
16.
The Belle Stars – The Clapping Song
17.
Via Vagabond – Who Likes Jazz?
18.
The Belle Stars – Sign Of The Times
19.
Tracey Ullman – Breakaway
20.
Yello – I Love You
21.
Eddie ‘Tenpole’ Tudor – The Hayrick Song
22.
Passion Puppets – Like Dust
23.
Tracey Ullman – They Don’t Know
CD4
1.
Kirsty MacColl – Terry
2.
The Inspirational Choir Of The Pentecostal First Born Church Of The Living
God – Pick Me Up
3.
Tracey Ullman – Move Over Darling
4.
The Pogues – Dark Streets Of London
5.
Kirsty MacColl – A New England
6.
The Pogues – A Pair Of Brown Eyes
7.
The Untouchables – Free Yourself
8.
Makin’ Time – Here Is My Number
9.
The Untouchables – I Spy (For The FBI)
10.
The Pogues – Dirty Old Town
11.
Ruefrex – The Wild Colonial Boy
12.
Andy White – Religious Persuasion
13.
The Mint Juleps – Only Love Can Break Your Heart
14.
Furniture – Brilliant Mind
15.
Dr. Feelgood – Don’t Wait Up
16.
Tommy Chase – Killer Joe (Right Cross)
17.
The Prisoners – Whenever I’m Gone
18.
The Pogues feat. The Dubliners – The Irish Rover
19.
The Enemy – Dancin’ All Night
20.
Eskimo Disco – What is Woman?
21.
The Producers – Barking Up The Right Tree
22.
The Tranzmitors – Broken Houses
23.
Any Trouble – That Sound
24.
Ronald Reagan – The Wit & The Wisdom Of Ronald Reagan (Extract)
 

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