Stiff Records

Stiff Records

Profil:
Stiff Records was created in 1976 by Dave Robinson and Jake Riviera. Initially intending to specialize in "pub rock" by artists such as Ian Dury and Wreckless Eric, the label quickly got caught up in the punk, ska & new wave movements, and helped launch the careers of such artists as Elvis Costello, Madness, The Damned, Nick Lowe, The Pogues, Tenpole Tudor, and many others.

Name variants:
- Stiff Records
- Stiff

Ever the keen marketeers, Stiff billed themselves as "The World's Most Flexible Record Label". Other slogans were "We came. We saw. We left." and "If it ain't Stiff it ain't worth a fuck."

Riviera left Stiff in 1977 to form Radar Records, taking Elvis Costello and several other artists with him.

In 1978 the company entered into a US partnership with CBS, Inc. This created two short lived labels Stiff-Columbia and Stiff-Epic.

In 1984 the label entered a distribution deal with Island Records. Stiff was fully purchased by Island, but the deal wasn't a success and Robinson regained control in 1986 of the newly independent label.

In 1987, after a serious cashflow crisis, the label went into liquidation. ZTT, whose product Robinson had worked on when in cahoots with Island, bought the label catalogue for a reported £300,000. On ZTT's watch the label slowly petered out - several albums by the likes of the Belle Stars, Furniture and Dr Feelgood were left in limbo, unreleased.

The Stiff brand was relaunched in late 2006 by the SPZ Group (Sarm/Perfect Songs/ZTT) and included new signings and reissues. In Dec. 2017, SPZ sold the Stiff brand, parts of the Stiff recording catalog, and Perfect Songs publishing to Universal Music.

Labelcode: LC 4764
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Kat.-Nr.  Künstler Titel (Format) Label Kat.-Nr.  Land Jahr
New Boots And Panties!! Plattencover Ian Dury New Boots And Panties!!(8-Trk, Album, ext) Stiff Records Canada 1978 Diese Version verkaufen
2C006 - 98925 Less Than Zero Plattencover Elvis Costello Less Than Zero(7", Single) Stiff Records 2C006 - 98925 France 1977 Diese Version verkaufen
2C006-99.081 Maybe / Food Plattencover Jill Read / The Takeaways (2) Jill Read / The Takeaways (2) - Maybe / Food(7", Single) Stiff Records 2C006-99.081 France 1977 Diese Version verkaufen
2C006-99.098 One Chord Wonders / Quick Step Plattencover The Adverts One Chord Wonders / Quick Step(7", Single) Stiff Records 2C006-99.098 France 1977 Diese Version verkaufen
2C 006-99.176 Born A Woman Plattencover Nick Lowe Born A Woman(7") Stiff Records 2C 006-99.176 France 1977 Diese Version verkaufen
2C 066-98867 Damned Damned Damned Plattencover The Damned Damned Damned Damned(LP, Album) Stiff Records 2C 066-98867 France 1977 Diese Version verkaufen
2C 068 98 949 A Bunch Of Stiff Records Plattencover Various A Bunch Of Stiff Records(LP, Comp) Stiff Records, EMI 2C 068 98 949 France 1977 Diese Version verkaufen
4S 0001 Stiffs Live Plattencover Various Stiffs Live(Cass, Comp) Stiff Records, Arista, Stiff Records, Arista 4S 0001 Canada 1978 Diese Version verkaufen
5E 37452 New Toy Plattencover Lene Lovich New Toy (MiniAlbum) 5E 37452 US 1981 Diese Version verkaufen
5ET 37452 New Toy Plattencover Lene Lovich New Toy(Cass, MiniAlbum) Stiff-Epic 5ET 37452 Canada 1981 Diese Version verkaufen
7/NP Stateless Plattencover Lene Lovich Stateless(LP, Album) Stiff Records 7/NP Portugal 1979 Diese Version verkaufen
7-THE-1 All Or Nothing Plattencover Spectrum (28) All Or Nothing(7") The Phoenix Society, The Phoenix Society 7-THE-1 UK 1985 Diese Version verkaufen
12 BUY 38 Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick Plattencover Ian & The Blockheads* Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick (Single) 12 BUY 38 UK 1978 Diese Version verkaufen
12 BUY 42 Lucky Number Plattencover Lene Lovich Lucky Number(12") Stiff Records 12 BUY 42 UK 1979 Diese Version verkaufen
12-BUY 46 Say When Plattencover Lene Lovich Say When(12", Single) Stiff Records 12-BUY 46 UK 1979 Diese Version verkaufen
12BUY 50 Reasons To Be Cheerful (Part Three) Plattencover Ian Dury And The Blockheads Reasons To Be Cheerful (Part Three) (Single) 12BUY 50 UK 1979 Diese Version verkaufen
12 BUY 53 Bird Song Plattencover Lene Lovich Bird Song 12 BUY 53 UK 1979 Diese Version verkaufen
12 BUY IT (C) 181 Wings Of A Dove Plattencover Madness Wings Of A Dove(12", Maxi) Stiff Records 12 BUY IT (C) 181 South Africa 1983 Diese Version verkaufen
12E4 8368 Lucky Number Plattencover Lene Lovich Lucky Number(12") Stiff-Epic 12E4 8368 Canada 1979 Diese Version verkaufen
12 GAZ 001 Ska Explosion Plattencover The Potato 5* Featuring Floyd Lloyd The Potato 5* Featuring Floyd Lloyd - Ska Explosion(12") Gaz's Rockin' Records 12 GAZ 001 UK 1985 Diese Version verkaufen
12 GLIT 1 Rock And Roll Part 5 Plattencover Gary Glitter Rock And Roll Part 5(12", Single) Priority Records (2), Stiff Records 12 GLIT 1 UK 1987 Diese Version verkaufen
12GLITX1 Rock 'N' Roll Part 5 (Phil Harding Remix) Plattencover Gary Glitter Rock 'N' Roll Part 5 (Phil Harding Remix)(12") Priority Records (2), Priority Records (2), Priority Records (2), Stiff Records, Stiff Records, Stiff Records 12GLITX1 UK 1987 Diese Version verkaufen
12 STRY 1 Winter Wonderland Plattencover Stryper Winter Wonderland(12") Stiff Records 12 STRY 1 UK 1985 Diese Version verkaufen
12 VAIN 5 Pump It Up Plattencover Makin' Time Pump It Up (Maxi) 12 VAIN 5 UK 1986 Diese Version verkaufen
14C-062-98868 Damned Damned Damned Plattencover The Damned Damned Damned Damned(LP, Album) Stiff Records 14C-062-98868 Greece 1977 Diese Version verkaufen
22C 0411 Madness Al Completo Plattencover Madness Madness Al Completo(Cass, Comp) Stiff Records, Victoria 22C 0411 Spain 1982 Diese Version verkaufen
22 C 0534 VMC-34 The Rise And Fall Plattencover Madness The Rise And Fall(Cass, Album) Stiff Records 22 C 0534 VMC-34 Spain 1982 Diese Version verkaufen
22L079 La Gran Movida Plattencover Various La Gran Movida(LP, Comp) Stiff Records, Victoria 22L079 Spain 1981 Diese Version verkaufen
22L0270 Exitos Dury Plattencover Ian Dury & The Blockheads* Exitos Dury(LP, Comp) Edigsa, Stiff Records, Stiff Records 22L0270 Spain 1981 Diese Version verkaufen
22L0411 Complete Madness Plattencover Madness Complete Madness (Album, Comp) 22L0411 Spain 1982 Diese Version verkaufen
22LO534 The Rise & Fall Plattencover Madness The Rise & Fall(LP, Album) Victoria, Stiff Records 22LO534 Spain 1983 Diese Version verkaufen
22LO559 The Belle Stars The Belle Stars(LP) Stiff Records 22LO559 Spain 1983 Diese Version verkaufen
22M0591 Beachparty (Guateque En la Playa) Plattencover Pookie* Beachparty (Guateque En la Playa)(12", Maxi) Stiff Records 22M0591 Spain 1982 Diese Version verkaufen
22MO527 Language Problems Plattencover Electric Guitars Language Problems(12", Maxi) Stiff Records, Victoria 22MO527 Spain 1983 Diese Version verkaufen
22MO529 Could This Be Love Plattencover Albania Could This Be Love(12", Maxi) Stiff Records, Victoria 22MO529 Spain 1983 Diese Version verkaufen
22MO533 Our House Plattencover Madness Our House (Maxi) 22MO533 Spain 1983 Diese Version verkaufen
22MO558 Sign Of The Times Plattencover The Belle Stars Sign Of The Times(12", Maxi) Stiff Records, Victoria 22MO558 Spain 1983 Diese Version verkaufen
22MO565 Nearest To My Heart Plattencover Evrol Campbell Nearest To My Heart(12", Promo) Stiff Records, Victoria 22MO565 Spain 1983 Diese Version verkaufen
22MO0611 3 Tomorrow's Just Another Day Plattencover Madness Tomorrow's Just Another Day (Maxi) 22MO0611 3 Spain 1983 Diese Version verkaufen
22P0534 Our House Plattencover Madness Our House(7", Single, Promo) Stiff Records 22P0534 Spain 1983 Diese Version verkaufen
22S0267 It's My Party = Es Mi Fiesta Plattencover Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin It's My Party = Es Mi Fiesta (Single) 22S0267 Spain 1981 Diese Version verkaufen
22S0269 Pretend Plattencover Alvin Stardust Pretend (Single) 22S0269 Spain 1981 Diese Version verkaufen
22S0278 Throwing My Baby Out With The Bath Water = Tirando A Mi Chica Al Agua En La Bañera Plattencover Tenpole Tudor Throwing My Baby Out With The Bath Water = Tirando A Mi Chica Al Agua En La Bañera (Single) 22S0278 Spain 1981 Diese Version verkaufen
22S0302 If You Need Me = Si Me Necesitas Plattencover The Equators If You Need Me = Si Me Necesitas 22S0302 Spain 1981 Diese Version verkaufen
22S0566 Maria Plattencover Lene Lovich Maria(7", Single) Stiff Records, Stiff Records 22S0566 Spain 1983 Diese Version verkaufen
22 VIC 3 (BROKEN 2) S0267 1 It's My Party = Es Mi Fiesta Plattencover Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin It's My Party = Es Mi Fiesta(7", Single) Stiff Records, Stiff Records 22 VIC 3 (BROKEN 2) S0267 1 Spain 1981 Diese Version verkaufen
49H 07550 It's You, Only You (Mein Schmerz) / Blue Hotel Plattencover Lene Lovich It's You, Only You (Mein Schmerz) / Blue Hotel(12") Stiff-Epic 49H 07550 US 1988 Diese Version verkaufen
183 Opposites Attract Plattencover The Belle Stars Opposites Attract(7", W/Lbl) Stiff Records 183 UK 1983 Diese Version verkaufen
41.00 Inbetweenies Plattencover Ian Dury & The Blockheads* Inbetweenies(7", Single) Stiff Records, Stiff Records 41.00 Netherlands 1979 Diese Version verkaufen
4338 Tarzan's Nuts / Night boat to Cairo Plattencover Madness Tarzan's Nuts / Night boat to Cairo (Single) 4338 Netherlands 1980 Diese Version verkaufen
4340 Jealous Plattencover Rachel Sweet Jealous(7", Single, Mono) Stiff Records 4340 Netherlands 1980 Diese Version verkaufen
7149 New Rose / Help Plattencover The Damned New Rose / Help(7", Single, Ltd, RE, Pin) Munster Records 7149 Spain 2001 Diese Version verkaufen
10007 Greenpeace Non-Toxic Video Hits Plattencover Various Greenpeace Non-Toxic Video Hits(VHS, Comp, Mono) Vestron Music Video, Concorde Video 10007 Germany Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
15.504 Live Stiffs Live Plattencover Various Live Stiffs Live(LP, Comp) Stiff Records 15.504 Greece 1978 Diese Version verkaufen
15505 A Bunch Of Stiff Records Plattencover Various A Bunch Of Stiff Records(LP, Comp) Stiff Records 15505 Greece 1977 Diese Version verkaufen
15 507 Do It Yourself Plattencover Ian Dury & The Blockheads* Do It Yourself(LP, Album) Stiff Records 15 507 Greece 1979 Diese Version verkaufen
15.511 Stateless Plattencover Lene Lovich Stateless (Album) 15.511 Greece 1978 Diese Version verkaufen
15 512 The Up Escalator Plattencover Graham Parker And The Rumour The Up Escalator (Album) 15 512 Greece 1980 Diese Version verkaufen
15514 New Hope For The Wretched Plattencover Plasmatics (2) New Hope For The Wretched(LP, Album) Stiff Records 15514 Greece 1980 Diese Version verkaufen
15515 Laughter Plattencover Ian Dury And The Blockheads Laughter (Album) 15515 Greece 1980 Diese Version verkaufen
15 516 7 Plattencover Madness 7 (Album) 15 516 Greece 1981 Diese Version verkaufen
15 521 The Rise & Fall Plattencover Madness The Rise & Fall (Album) 15 521 Greece 1986 Diese Version verkaufen
15523 Tomorrow's Just Another Day Plattencover Madness Tomorrow's Just Another Day (Maxi) 15523 Greece 1983 Diese Version verkaufen
15524 The Belle Stars Plattencover The Belle Stars The Belle Stars (Album) 15524 Greece 1983 Diese Version verkaufen
15 526 You Broke My Heart In 17 Places Plattencover Tracey Ullman You Broke My Heart In 17 Places (Album) 15 526 Greece 1983 Diese Version verkaufen
15527 Ooh Wallah Wallah Plattencover King Kurt Ooh Wallah Wallah (Album) 15527 Greece 1983 Diese Version verkaufen
15528 Keep Moving Plattencover Madness Keep Moving (Album) 15528 Greece 1984 Diese Version verkaufen
15529 You Caught Me Out Plattencover Tracey Ullman You Caught Me Out (Album) 15529 Greece 1984 Diese Version verkaufen
17 704 AT New Rose Plattencover The Damned New Rose(7", Single) Stiff Records, Island Records 17 704 AT Benelux 1977 Diese Version verkaufen
17705 AT Silver Shirt Plattencover Plummet Airlines Silver Shirt(7", Single) Stiff Records, Stiff Records 17705 AT Netherlands 1976 Diese Version verkaufen
17787 AT Less Than Zero Plattencover Elvis Costello Less Than Zero(7", Single) Stiff Records 17787 AT Netherlands 1977 Diese Version verkaufen
17 791 AT New Rose Plattencover The Damned New Rose(7", Single) Stiff Records 17 791 AT Germany 1977 Diese Version verkaufen
17 845 AT Less Than Zero Plattencover Elvis Costello Less Than Zero(7", Single) Stiff Records 17 845 AT Germany 1977 Diese Version verkaufen
20.339A VIC-155 One Better Day Plattencover Madness One Better Day (Maxi) 20.339A VIC-155 Spain 1984 Diese Version verkaufen
20.643 - VIC-202 Carried Away Plattencover Yes Let's Carried Away(12") Stiff Records 20.643 - VIC-202 Spain 1984 Diese Version verkaufen
22001 Dirty Old Town Plattencover The Pogues Dirty Old Town(7", Single) Stiff Records 22001 France 1986 Diese Version verkaufen
22002 Poguetry In Motion Plattencover The Pogues Poguetry In Motion(7") Stiff Records 22002 France 1986 Diese Version verkaufen
22005 World Domination Plattencover The Belle Stars World Domination(7", Single) Stiff Records 22005 France 1986 Diese Version verkaufen
22006 The Locomotion Plattencover Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin The Locomotion(7", Single) Stiff Records 22006 France 1986 Diese Version verkaufen
22008 La Boogie Plattencover Jona Lewie La Boogie(7", Single) Stiff Records 22008 France 1986 Diese Version verkaufen
22009 Brilliant Mind Plattencover Furniture Brilliant Mind(7", Single) Stiff Records 22009 France 1986 Diese Version verkaufen
22012 Don't Wait Up Plattencover Dr. Feelgood Don't Wait Up(7", Single) Stiff Records 22012 France 1986 Diese Version verkaufen
22014 Bossa Nova Plattencover Andy Fairweather Low* Bossa Nova(7", Single) Musidisc 22014 France 1986 Diese Version verkaufen
22401 Poguetry In Motion Plattencover The Pogues Poguetry In Motion(12", Maxi) Stiff Records 22401 France 1986 Diese Version verkaufen
22402 Only Love Can Break Your Heart Plattencover Mint Juleps Only Love Can Break Your Heart(12", Maxi) Stiff Records 22402 France 1986 Diese Version verkaufen
22403 World Domination Plattencover The Belle Stars World Domination(12") Stiff Records 22403 France 1986 Diese Version verkaufen
22406 The Locomotion Plattencover Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin The Locomotion(12", Maxi) Stiff Records, Musidisc 22406 France 1986 Diese Version verkaufen
22407 New Toy Plattencover Lene Lovich New Toy(12") Stiff Records 22407 France Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
22701 Rum Sodomy & The Lash Plattencover The Pogues Rum Sodomy & The Lash (Album) 22701 France 1986 Diese Version verkaufen
22702 Big Cock Plattencover King Kurt Big Cock(LP) Stiff Records 22702 France 1986 Diese Version verkaufen
22703 Folksinger Plattencover Phranc Folksinger(LP, Album) Stiff Records 22703 France 1986 Diese Version verkaufen
22709 The Wrong People Plattencover Furniture The Wrong People(LP) Stiff Records 22709 France 1986 Diese Version verkaufen
22710 Forever (The Best Of Tracey Ullman) Plattencover Tracey Ullman Forever (The Best Of Tracey Ullman)(LP, Comp) Stiff Records 22710 France 1985 Diese Version verkaufen
22711 Red Roses For Me Plattencover The Pogues Red Roses For Me(LP, Album) Stiff Records 22711 France 1984 Diese Version verkaufen
22712 Brilleaux Plattencover Dr. Feelgood Brilleaux(LP, Album) Stiff Records 22712 France 1986 Diese Version verkaufen
23866-1 The Belle Stars Plattencover The Belle Stars The Belle Stars(LP, Album) Stiff Records 23866-1 US 1983 Diese Version verkaufen
24 665 High Energy (Dance The 80s) Plattencover Various High Energy (Dance The 80s)(2xCD, Comp + Box) LaserLight Digital 24 665 UK & Europe 1999 Diese Version verkaufen
28 619 XOT A Bunch Of Stiff Records Plattencover Various A Bunch Of Stiff Records (Comp) 28 619 XOT Netherlands 1977 Diese Version verkaufen
28 664 XOT Damned Damned Damned Plattencover The Damned Damned Damned Damned(LP, Album) Stiff Records 28 664 XOT Netherlands 1977 Diese Version verkaufen
0-29657 Sign Of The Times Plattencover The Belle Stars Sign Of The Times(12", Maxi) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Stiff Records, Stiff Records 0-29657 US 1983 Diese Version verkaufen