Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Stiff, 1980

An excellent custom label from Stiff Records, accentuating the nerdy look of the Feelies with a highly stylized illustration, from their classic debut Crazy Rhythms. I had a few songs from this record on a tape compilation I got through the brother of a girl I had about two dates with--meaning, I hung out at her house once and she came to my house once (ahem, our parent's homes, really). The cassette contained zero information, but eventually I heard one of the Feelies tracks on WPRB, the Princeton University radio station that was one of my formative influences. Another of my all time favorites, the early look of these Hoboken, NJ greats played up their bookish dorkiness long before such an image was cool.

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