Thursday, April 8, 2010


The Stiffs formed in Blackburn, Lancashire in 1977, they were 15 year old kids. The band featured: Phil Hendriks (Lead vocal, Guitar); Ian “Strang” Barnes (Guitar, Backing vocals); John McVittie (Bass, Backing vocals); Tommy O`Kane (Drums).Their first single ‘Standard English’ was released in early 1979. In all The Stiffs released 5 singles, the first two, and the last on their own Dork Records, one on EMI / Zonophone, and one on STIFF records . They called it a day in 1988, leaving behind quite a bit of unissued material. These two tracks are part of that legacy. In my opinion, Affairs Of The Heart, is the best song that I've heard from the Stiffs. Pity it wasn't released until fairly recently. If your interested, you can purchase this record from Dork records HERE or, Still Unbeatable records HERE .
References - The Stiffs HOME PAGE / DORK records / Stiffs MYSPACE
1. Innocent Bystander
2. Affairs Of The Heart

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There is also 2 unreleased singles of the band, one from emi and another one for their label Dork. Recently reissued ad a limited mini cd single available here www.snapsmusic.com
Luke13 (italy)