HOME
Revised 12/1/11

STIFF
OZ Labels and Company Sleeve 1977-1986

Labels

EMI distribution
EMI distribution
Festival distribution
Festival distribution
BUY 11633 - 1977
BUY  11695 - 1977
to
BUY 11748 - 1977
K 6735 - 1977
K 7371 - 1978
to
K 8957 - 1983
Stiff was set up in the UK in 1976 by Jake Riviera, Dave Robinson and Nick Lowe. The label earned itself a place in history by releasing the first Punk single, the Damned's, 'New Rose' (BUY 6 - 1976), and brought a breath of fresh air to the music business with its tongue-in-cheek attitude to promotion and publicity.  Stiff was also responsible for introducing Elvis Costello & the Attractions to the world. Riviera left in 1978, to start the Radar label, and Lowe and Costello went with him. 
In 1984, the label hit financial difficulties and was sold to Island Records. 
Stiff Records enjoyed another brief period of independence in 1986, again under Dave Robinson, but soon closed down. 
Festival distribution
Festival distribution
Festival distribution
Festival distribution
K 7453 - 1978
K 8169 - 1980
KK 8300 - 1981
K 8933 - 1982
to
K 9975 - 1986
....
Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
BUY 11633 - 1977
to
BUY 11748 - 1977
EMI distribution
 Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 2
K 6735 - 1977
to
K 9975 - 1986
Festival distribution
Later issues in picture sleeves
 Cut straight  Inside glued  
..
Contact for corrections : erlmehl@online.no
...
Thanks to Graham Wells, Australia for scans in this section
....
Thanks to Jim Barnes - Top 40 Research - Australia  for scans in this section
....
45 Discography for Stiff Records (Festival) from Global Dog Productions
.....