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Be Stiff: The Stiff Records Story
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Be Stiff: The Stiff Records Story (Paperback)

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Told here for the first time, the complete story of the legendary Stiff Records. Started in 1976, by maverick music entrepreneurs Jake Riviera and Dave Robinson, Stiff changed the landscape of a moribund record industry. Both men were involved in the pub rock scene and their genius was to take un-hip pub rockers, such as Ian Dury and Elvis Costello, and turn them into cool new wavers. It didn't stop there either, with Stiff releasing the first ever punk single (The Damned's New Rose'), in October 1976. Filled with interviews and memorabilia this is the perfect guide to Stiff.'

BusinessIndustry & industrial studiesMedia, information & communication industriesMusic industryMusic & DanceMusic BooksMusic: styles & genresRock & Pop music Publisher: Soundcheck Books Publication Date: 30/10/2014 ISBN-13: 9780957570061  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Richard Balls is the author of Sex & Drugs & Rock 'N' Roll: The Life Of Ian Dury for Omnibus (2000). He furthers his passion for the new wave era with Be Stiff. A native of Norwich, he works for the City Council as publicity manager. He lives in the city with his wife and two children and is a passionate fan of Norwich City. He is the cousin of Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls.

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