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The Stiff Years


Download links and information about The Stiff Years by Kirsty MacColl. This album was released in 2005 and it belongs to Rock, Pop genres. It contains 13 tracks with total duration of 54:40 minutes.

Artist: Kirsty MacColl
Release date: 2005
Genre: Rock, Pop
Tracks: 13
Duration: 54:40
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No. Title Length
1. A New England 3:51
2. They Don't Know 3:05
3. Terry (feat. Lemmy) 3:56
4. Turn My Motor 2:27
5. I'm Going Out With an Eighty Year Old Millionaire 2:55
6. Patrick 3:09
7. He's On the Beach 5:25
8. Quietly Alone 2:36
9. Please Go To Sleep 2:30
10. You Caught Me Out 3:26
11. Terry (12" Mix) 5:19
12. A New England (12" Mix) 7:55
13. He's On the Beach (12" Mix) 8:06



The daughter of traditional British folk musician Ewan MacColl, Kirsty MacColl got her start during the punk era, when she played—much to her family’s horror—in a band called The Drug Addix. That group went nowhere, but 21-year-old Kirsty caught the attention of the London-based label Stiff, which backed her on a glorious string of singles between 1979 and 1986. An accomplished singer and songwriter at a young age, MacColl was exceptionally talented and also uniquely British. Clever and whimsical, her tales of disappointing romance spoke to beautiful but homely girls who dreamt of lives beyond dreary English windows. The appearance of metal figurehead Lemmy (on the standout “Terry”) and a cover of Billy Bragg’s “A New England” point to the diversity of MacColl’s creative associates. Likewise, her style of songcraft connects to several divergent strands of pop music in the early '80s: the literate punk of Elvis Costello, the youthful exuberance of The Specials and The Selecter, and even The Go-Go’s, who did in a America a more sugary version of what MacColl accomplished in England with these songs.