A Bunch Of Stiff Records
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|A Bunch Of Stiff Records|
Various artists compilation by
1977 Stiff compilation includes "Less Than Zero".
|1.||I Love My Label||Nick Lowe||2:58|
|2.||(I'd Go The) Whole Wide World||Wreckless Eric||2:57|
|3.||White Line Fever||Motörhead||2:42|
|4.||Less Than Zero||Elvis Costello and The Shamrocks||3:04|
|5.||Little By Little||Magic Michael||3:58|
|6.||Back To Schooldays||Graham Parker||2:51|
|7.||Jump For Joy||Stones Masonry||2:28|
|9.||Jo Jo Gunne||Dave Edmunds||4:59|
|10.||The Young Lords||Tyla Gang||3:28|
- For contractual reasons the backing band Clover are called The Shamrocks on this release.
- This record was commonly known simply as A Bunch Of Stiffs.
- This version of Less Than Zero is a slightly different mix than either the version on My Aim Is True or the single (BUY 11):
- Like the single it doesn't have the theremin-like organ in the chorus which is on the My Aim Is True version, but where the single has those fuzz-toned/distorted chords in the chorus, this version has them softened and buried in the mix. Also, you can hardly hear the guitar fill during the fade-out.
- Album subtitle: "Undertakers To The Industry – If They're Dead - We'll Sign 'Em"
- The Takeaways line-up: Nick Lowe, Dave Edmunds, Sean Tyla, Larry Wallis
- Etched in the runoff for side 1 is: surfing with the new wave, side 2: a porky prime cut
|Release date||Media||Catalog number||Comments|
|1977-04-01||LP||Stiff SEEZ 2||UK|
|1977-__-__||LP||Stiff/Teldec 6.23317||Germany (Purple vinyl)|