An 80s indie fanzine
, and also the ultimate collector scum
label. Run by Bob Stanley
of St. Etienne
fame, this label released extremely limited-run vinyl
-only singles of rare
/demo/offcut tracks by artists that were either on the cusp of being rather large (Manic Street Preachers
, The Field Mice
), or already rather large (Galaxie 500
, Buffalo Tom
). 17 singles in total were released over 4 years.
The complete obscurity of virtually all of the Caff singles is in no small part helped by the allegation that Bob Stanley held on to a fair whack of each pressing to keep under his bed.
I am not proud to admit i have spent a lot of money completing my Caff collection.