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Stiffs Live
Various Artists
Stiffs Live
Genres: Alternative Rock, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Stiffs Live
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Mau Mau
Release Date: 1/15/1996
Album Type: Import, Live
Genres: Alternative Rock, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, New Wave & Post-Punk, By Decade, 1970s
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1

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A True Punk Classic--Too Often IGNORED!
Anon | USA | 05/10/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Okay. I confess I love this album and saw NOTHING about it here on amazon. Protest the lack of info! Every punk worth his or her safety pins should own this classic. It has a heartbreakingly lovely version of the young and angry Elvis Costello singing Burt Bacharach--more honest and also a little meaner than on his other more recent album. Lots of fun punk stuff: Ian Drury and The Blockheads doing Sex and Drugs and Rock & Roll, and the Austin Powers of Punk, Wreckless Eric with great big power pop songs. Nick Lowe, too. Much more. Great fun. Happy bouncy punk with a streak of explosive noise and madness. Kind of a classic. A great party album. Looking back (it's almost 20 years old) it seems sweet, insane, and wonderfully optimistic about music in the post-disco era.

You cannot go wrong. Rock on!"
Mark J. Urbin | 08/17/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a wonderfully eccentric, thrilling album. All have unique style except for the boring Larry Wallis, Police Car. Note: Rolling Stone panned it in 1977, except for Larry Wallis. And they always act like they were always so cool..... We must have more Wreckless Eric! Bring his stuff out on CD. PS: Clash? since when is there clash on this CD?"
Memories of a great gig | Preston UK | 05/19/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is a strange assortment of the artists that were on the Stiff records label in 1977. I saw this tour and the CD brings it all back. There are a number of highlights - I like Wreckless in particular - but the outstanding track is Elvis Costello singing I Don't Know what to do With myself. If you remember the late seventies you must buy this."