Song Of The Day 10/15/2013: Billy Bremner - "Loud Music In Cars"


This was from The Stiff Records Box, a swell 4-disc compilation that Rhino put out in 1992. Stiff Records was the British label started by Dave Robinson and Jake Riviera, who at the time was Elvis Costello's manager. Stiff put out some world-class pub rock and pieces representing the more comical side of punk rock. (If you consider the Damned a more comic punk group, which I do.) They also handled Nick Lowe, Ian Dury & The Blockheads, Tracey Ullman, Tenpole Tudor, Rachel Sweet, the Pogues, Wreckless Eric, Kirsty MacColl... in other words, exactly the kind of music men of my overall countenance and height-weight proportion squeak ourselves silly when we hear it, with the virtual certainty that nobody else at the party is going to know what the hell we're getting so worked up about.

Billy Bremner, the drummer for Rockpile who sang that band's minor classic "Heart,"is responsible for this piece of Stiff taffy.


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