Extract from Rock Routes – List of Stiff Label essential tracks.

You can’t beat a bit of Stiff!!

Opher's World

The new book, Rock Routes, is in production. The kindle version will be available soon. It is a run-through of the entire Rock Scene from the 1920s Country Blues through to 1980 Post-Punk. Every genre is described with its inter-relationships to others and each has a list of the genres essential tracks.

This is an example of the lists: The Stiff Label New Wave from the late seventies:

ArtistStand out tracks
Elvis CostelloAlison

The angels want to wear my red shoes

Miracle man

Welcome to the working week

Blame it on Cain

I’m not angry

Waiting for the end of the world

Pump it up

Little triggers

(I don’t want to go to) Chelsea

You belong to me

Lip service

This years girls

Lipstick vogue

Oliver’s army

Accidents will happen

Senior service

Watching the detectives

Goon squad

Two little Hitlers

Busy bodies

Sunday’s best

I can’t stand up…

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