Saturday, June 15, 2013
Stiff Records - 6/15/13
Continuing my series of the great, independent labels of the punk, post punk, and new wave genres, this week's episode was dedicated to one of the very greatest and most seminal - Stiff Records. And while these kinds of indie labels were not necessarily new, they probably played more of a key role in the shaping of post punk than any other type of music, as no other type of music embodied the DIY spirit quite as completely.
Beyond even the music though, the story of Stiff Records is also a fine example of an underdog's triumph over adversity and the difficult journey it was to get there. Hopefully I have represented it well in the podcast, whose link lies below this very sentence. Feel free to download it, as it happens to also be free.