Born Stiff: The Stiff Records Collection

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Part of Salvo's ongoing excavation of the Stiff Records catalog, the 2010 double-disc compilation Born Stiff: The Stiff Records Collection covers familiar ground in its 45 tracks, hitting hard at the label's early days, then cherry-picking some of the best of their '80s decline. There are two things that distinguish this set: first, it extends to Stiff's revival in the new millennium, adding cuts by Chris Difford and Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby, and second, it ever-so-slightly downplays some of Stiff's patented strangeness, chopping away novelties in favor of more substantial offerings. Those who love Stiff love the label for those oddities, but those tunes ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Part of Salvo's ongoing excavation of the Stiff Records catalog, the 2010 double-disc compilation Born Stiff: The Stiff Records Collection covers familiar ground in its 45 tracks, hitting hard at the label's early days, then cherry-picking some of the best of their '80s decline. There are two things that distinguish this set: first, it extends to Stiff's revival in the new millennium, adding cuts by Chris Difford and Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby, and second, it ever-so-slightly downplays some of Stiff's patented strangeness, chopping away novelties in favor of more substantial offerings. Those who love Stiff love the label for those oddities, but those tunes can be found elsewhere, including the Big Stiff Box Set Salvo put out in 2008, so think of this as a gateway drug to the wonderful lunacy of Stiff.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/2/2010
  • Label: Salvo
  • UPC: 698458821621
  • Catalog Number: 5882162
  • Sales rank: 77,099

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 So It Goes - Nick Lowe (2:34)
  2. 2 Between the Lines - The Pink Fairies (3:15)
  3. 3 Styrofoam - Tyla Gang (2:36)
  4. 4 New Rose (2:44)
  5. 5 White Line Fever - Motörhead (2:44)
  6. 6 Neat Neat Neat (2:42)
  7. 7 Less Than Zero - Elvis Costello (3:14)
  8. 8 England's Glory - Max Wall (3:29)
  9. 9 Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll - Ian Dury (3:12)
  10. 10 Marie Provost - Nick Lowe (2:46)
  11. 11 Whole Wide World - Wreckless Eric (3:00)
  12. 12 Suffice To Say - The Yachts (3:16)
  13. 13 Watching the Detectives - Elvis Costello (3:45)
  14. 14 Police Car - Larry Wallis (3:18)
  15. 15 Jocko Homo - Devo (3:19)
  16. 16 Reconnez Cherie - Wreckless Eric (3:17)
  17. 17 Solitary Confinement - The Members (3:55)
  18. 18 I Think We're Alone Now - Lene Lovich (2:46)
  19. 19 Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick - Ian Dury & the Blockheads (3:44)
  20. 20 B.A.B.Y. - Rachel Sweet (3:05)
  21. 21 Lucky Number - Lene Lovich (2:47)
  22. 22 Who Listens To the Radio? - The Sports (3:15)
  23. 23 You'll Always Find Me In the Kitchens At Parties - Jona Lewie (3:01)
Disc 2
  1. 1 One Step Beyond - Madness (2:20)
  2. 2 Second Choice - Any Trouble (2:57)
  3. 3 Mercury Poisoning - Graham Parker & the Rumour (3:09)
  4. 4 Stop the Cavalry - Jona Lewie (2:54)
  5. 5 Swords of a Thousand Men - Tenpole Tudor (2:56)
  6. 6 Pretend - Alvin Stardust (2:43)
  7. 7 Loud Music In Cars - Billy Bremner (2:46)
  8. 8 Wunderbar - Tenpole Tudor (3:00)
  9. 9 It Must Be Love - Madness (3:20)
  10. 10 The Clapping Song - Belle Stars (3:14)
  11. 11 I Love You - Yello (4:09)
  12. 12 House of Fun - Madness (2:46)
  13. 13 They Don't Know - Tracey Ullman (3:01)
  14. 14 Sign of the Times - Belle Stars (2:53)
  15. 15 A New England - Kirsty MacColl (3:49)
  16. 16 Free Yourself - The Untouchables (4:07)
  17. 17 Brilliant Mind - Furniture (3:41)
  18. 18 Don't Wait Up - Dr. Feelgood (4:00)
  19. 19 Sally Maciennane - The Pogues (2:44)
  20. 20 Fat As a Fiddle - Chris Difford (3:27)
  21. 21 Here Comes My Ship - Amy Rigby (2:52)
  22. 22 Don't You Love Me No More (R.E.D.U.N.D.a.N.T.) - Henry Priestman (3:27)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Billy Bragg Composer
Elvis Costello Producer
Dave Edmunds Producer
Lene Lovich Composer, Producer
Kirsty MacColl Composer
Mark Mothersbaugh Composer
Motörhead Producer
Yello Producer
Peter Collins Producer
Ian Dury Composer
Clive Langer Producer
Jona Lewie Composer, Producer
Jack Nitzsche Producer
Sean Tyla Producer
Wreckless Eric Producer
Cecil Campbell Composer
Stella Barker Composer
Will Birch Composer, Producer, Sleeve Notes
Boris Blank Composer
Billy Bremner Composer
Les Chappell Producer
"Fast" Eddie Clarke Composer
Ritchie Cordell Composer
Chris Difford Producer
Brian Eno Producer
Mick Glossop Producer
Isaac Hayes Composer
Boo Hewerdine Producer
Claire Hirst Composer
Brian James Composer
Chaz Jankel Composer
Miranda Joyce Composer
Steve Lillywhite Producer
Nick Lowe Composer, Producer
Shane MacGowan Composer
Dieter Meier Composer
Judy Parsons Composer
David Porter Composer
Henry Priestman Composer, Producer
Lesley Shone Composer
Chris Silagyi Producer
Peter Solley Producer
Liam Sternberg Producer
Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor Composer
Keith Trussell Composer
Larry Wallis Producer
Pip Williams Producer
Alan Winstanley Producer
Stephen Cummings Composer
Andrew Pendlebury Composer
Bazza Producer
Dick Crippen Producer
Pat Foley Producer
Declan MacManus Composer
Jake Riviera Producer
Eric Goulden Composer
Sarah-Jane Owen Composer
Amy Rigby Composer
Ursli Weber Producer
Sally Still Composer
Timothy Whelan Composer
Hamilton Lee Composer
Eugenie Matthias Composer
Paul Astles Composer
Steve Grimes Composer
Lemmy Kilmister Composer
Rod Melvin Composer
Bob Andrews Producer
Hewerdine Composer
Parman Composer
Lavere Composer
John Woods Producer
Gregson Composer
Foreman Composer
Difford Composer
Edward Tudorpole Composer
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