Black Friday limited edition vinyl box featuring Plasmatics, The Untouchables, Wreckless Eric, Tracey Ullman, Tenpole Tudor, Desmond Dekker, Jona Lewie, Pink Fairies, Kirsty MacColl and the Mint Juleps.
By Blurt Staff
It’s a Record Store Day exclusive for this year’s Black Friday blowout, Nov. 29: Ten Big Stiffs, a ten-45 box o’ swag from the legendary UK punk label Stiff and released on Razor & Tie Records.
This limited edition 7” Box Set “Ten Big Stiffs” takes you on a tour of the Stiff catalog, and includes a detailed booklet plus ten 7-inch releases, all chosen by Stiff Records, featuring some of the most recognizable tracks from the label throughout the years: Tenpole Tudor’s “Swords of a Thousand Men” (as heard in Aardman Animations’ Pirates! in 2012 and in TV ads for EA Games’ FIFA 11 in 2011), Tracey Ullman’s “They Don’t Know” (#8 US hit on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1983),Wreckless Eric’s “Whole Wide World” (MacDonalds TV ads in 2012) and Desmond Dekker’s “Israelites” (a classic hit featured in Drugstore Cowboy).
The original sleeve artwork is recreated on each, with the exception of Mint Juleps – “Docklands,” aka “the Stiff 7-inch that never was” (scheduled to have been a 7-inch release back in the day, it originally got overlooked, so collectors are always asking for it). Rocksteady punks The Untouchables’ classic “I Spy for the FBI” is included, and we’ve got a video from them to share with ya:
In fact, there’s an entire a series of videos produced by award-winning film-maker Nigel Dick. They are being rolled out all through the month at selected media outlets like BLURT as well as at www.10BigStiffs.com. The British born Dick began his career at Stiff Records as a Press Officer. He has since directed over 300 music videos and seventeen documentaries, won three MTV Awards, three MVPA awards, two Billboard Awards and a Brit Award. Watch his introduction to Stiff Records Here.
The full tracklisting: Wreckless Eric (Whole Wide World), Jona Lewie (You’ll Always Find Me In The Kitchen at Parties), Desmond Dekker (Israelites), Pink Fairies (Between The Lines), Plasmatics (Monkey Suit), Tenpole Tudor (Swords of a Thousand Men), Tracey Ullman (They Don’t Know), Kirsty MacColl (A New England), The Untouchables (I Spy For The FBI) and Mint Juleps (Docklands). For a list of participating stores on Black Friday, head to recordstoreday.com.