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Nick Lowe: Jesus Of Cool

Review by Peter Silverton, Sounds, 25 February 1978

YOU KNOW how it is. You hear one word and you're tantalised into eavesdropping on the rest. Bars at receptions are a good place for ...

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Salut les Punks

Report by Caroline Coon, Melody Maker, 4 September 1976

Special report from the first European Punk Rock Festival in the South of France by CAROLINE COON ...

Around the bend on Stiff Records

Interview by Wayne Robins, Newsday, 24 April 1977

WHAT KIND of record company would use as its motto the phrase "reversing into tomorrow"? Which record company would define its purpose, on its first ...

The Rockpile Tapes

Report and Interview by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, 30 July 1977

DAVE EDMUNDS HAS had his definitive quote on Nick Lowe's talents down pat for a long while now. "There are loads of guys around in ...

England's Elvis — The New Sensation on the Rock Scene

Report by Joel Selvin, San Francisco Chronicle, 2 October 1977

OUT OF nowhere comes a musician with no apparent past who looks like a good bet to become the biggest new sensation on the rock ...

Ian Dury & The Blockheads, Nick Lowe, Elvis Costello, Wreckless Eric — Bunch Of Stiffs Tour: Town Hall, High Wycombe

Live Review by Tim Lott, Record Mirror, 8 October 1977

A stiff undertaking ...

Dave Edmunds: Roundhouse, London

Live Review by Tim Lott, Record Mirror, 5 November 1977

SOME PEOPLE said it was too loud, but I wanted it louder, LOUDER, LOUDER. This is rock 'n' roll fury. ...

The Stiff Tour: Stiffs Drugs And Rock 'N' Roll

Report by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, 5 November 1977

"SEX AND drugs and rock and and drugs and rock and and drugs and rock and roll..." Hot damn, m'man, Leicester University is ...

Nick Lowe: Jesus Of Cool

Review by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, 25 February 1978

THERE'S NO-ONE lower than Nick, it's been said, and here's the booty to bear that out. ...

Nick Lowe

Interview by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, 18 March 1978

EVERYONE GETS that glazed marzipan look in make-up. Maybe it's some weird chemical that they put in the booze in the Artists' Bar at Television ...

Nick Lowe: Provocative "Pure Pop" Emerges from British Rock

Profile by Joel Selvin, San Francisco Chronicle, 9 April 1978

WITH THE release of his first solo album, Nick Lowe steps forward as one of the most provocative new talents to emerge from the British ...

Nick Lowe: Pure Pop for Now People (Columbia JC 35329)

Review by Fred Schruers, Rolling Stone, 1 June 1978

NICK LOWE, the man who produces Elvis Costello and Graham Parker, is a rising deity on the English pop front. But as you might guess ...

Nick Lowe: This Is Your Life

Profile and Interview by Peter Silverton, Sounds, 3 June 1978

Pete Silverton assembles a few views of Basher — man, myth and magic ...

Elvis Costello and the Attractions, Mink DeVille, Nick Lowe: The Orpheum, Boston MA

Live Review by Ariel Swartley, Rolling Stone, 29 June 1978

Costello wins his game of risk ...

Rockpile: Nick Lowe & Dave Edmunds Face Off

Interview by Dave Schulps, Trouser Press, August 1978

Rockpile's Alternate Leaders Reveal Differing Strategies for (Riviera) Global Domination ...

Nick Lowe: Labour Of Lust

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, 2 June 1979

PERSONS FAMILIAR with Nick Lowe in his recent incarnation as cynical-old-Basher, the man who'll steal any lick that isn't nailed down, disguise himself as anything ...

Nick Lowe: Labour Of Lust (Radar)***.5

Review by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, 2 June 1979

PEOPLE USED to slate Frank Zappa by dragging out some old rock critic's smart jibe that however Francis would parody 'Louie, Louie' till he was ...

Nick Lowe: Whatever Gets You Through The Daze

Report and Interview by Paul Morley, New Musical Express, 30 June 1979

I'VE LOST track of time, but Lew Lewis and Reformer are on stage at Hemel Hempstead Pavilion blowing base boogie that the Hemel Hempstead audience ...

Rockpile: Strictly For The Laughs (so laugh, then)

Interview by Dave McCullough, Sounds, 30 June 1979


The Basher Tapes: Nick Lowe Achieves Verbal Dominance of the Free World

Interview by Susan Whitall, Creem, July 1979

I GUESS I WAS almost prepared. The stories in the English papers portraying him as a garrulous kinda guv, the bashful puppydog picture sleeves on ...

Siouxsie & the Banshees: Siouxp

Report and Interview by Paul Morley, New Musical Express, 8 November 1980


Carlene Carter

Interview by Jon Young, Trouser Press, January 1981

SONNY AND CHER. Ike and Tina. Steve and Eydie. The roll call of illustrious show business couples could go on and on. Now you can ...

Nick Lowe: Life Among "Witless Clods"

Interview by Steven X Rea, Los Angeles Herald Examiner, 12 March 1982

IT'S 1:30 IN the afternoon when Nick Lowe pries open the sliding door of his West Hollywood hotel room and peers up at the sky ...

The Cars, Nick Lowe and the Chaps: Boston Garden

Live Review by Jim Sullivan, The Boston Globe, 17 March 1982

A 75-minute 'Car' trip in Boston ...

Nick Lowe: Ol' Nick The Knife's Back In Town!

Interview by Bill Holdship, Creem, May 1982

NICK LOWE is one of the nicest and most down-to-earth guys in rock 'n' roll. ...

Nick Lowe: The Man Who Tuned Up While The Falklands Burned

Interview by Richard Cook, New Musical Express, 15 May 1982

RICHARD COOK hears how Nick Lowe's "turned into Zager and Evans — busy making misses". ...

Nick Lowe and his Noise to Go, the Blasters: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Chas de Whalley, Record Mirror, 29 May 1982

THE BLASTERS set a standard of gritty excitement which even Nick Lowe and the loosely professional Noise To Go might have found difficult to sustain. ...

Paul Carrack: "Singin' Like A Boid"

Interview by Fred Schruers, Musician, October 1982

Keyboard specialist for Ace, Roxy and Squeeze, Carrack has brought his muscular, gritty voice and soulful hit tunes out of the shadows and up to ...

Nick Lowe and His Cowboy Outfit: The Rose of England (Columbia); Nick Lowe: 16 All-Time Lowes (Demon U.K.)

Review by Ira Robbins, Rolling Stone, 12 September 1985

EVER SINCE his classic solo debut, 1978's Pure Pop for Now People — and a follow-up, Labour of Lust, almost as good — lovable Nick ...

Isn't That Nick Lowe?

Interview by Karen Schlosberg, Creem, March 1986

"I SEEM TO occupy a funny sort of position in the music business," Nick Lowe says with a trace of a grin and a sigh. ...

Nick Lowe: Dig My Mood

Review by Terry Staunton, Uncut, March 1998

The Godfather of pub rock returns with his best collection yet ...

Nick Lowe: The Jazz Café, London

Live Review by Terry Staunton, Uncut, April 1998

Following rave reviews for his new LP, NICK LOWE last month played his first London show for three years, at Camden's Jazz Café ...

Nick Lowe: Nick of Time

Retrospective and Interview by Terry Staunton, Record Collector, August 2007

With a long-overdue album in the shops, Nick Lowe explains his lengthy absence, touches on late fatherhood, bigs up his new songs, and attempts to ...

Nick Lowe: World Trade Center Plaza, NYC

Live Review by Steven R Rosen, Harp, 19 September 2007

IN CONCERT, Nick Lowe sings with such a sweet-tempered, smooth-voiced, country-tinged nonchalance – a modern-day Eddy Arnold – that the clever wordplay of his lyrics ...

Various Artists: The Big Stiff Box Set

Review by Stuart Maconie, The Word, December 2007

THE '70S BEGAN and ended in turmoil, with strikes, crises, terrorism, class war and new political orthodoxies on the march. ...

Nick Lowe: Jesus of Cool – 30th Anniversary Edition

Review by Bill Holdship, San Antonio Current, 5 March 2008

DUE TO A religious right that was screwing things up even then, a worried Columbia Records cowardly retitled this seminal New Wave classic Pure Pop ...

Nick Lowe: The Old Magic

Review by Laura Barton, The Word, October 2011

Come raise a glass in the small, vivid, brilliantly disordered universe of Nick Lowe — its life, just not quite as we know it. ...

The 'Peace' Maker: Nick Lowe

Report and Interview by Steven R Rosen, Cincinnati CityBeat, 19 October 2012

WHEN CONSUMMATE singer/songwriter Nick Lowe played his most famous composition — '(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding' — near the World Trade Centre ...

Dave Edmunds: An Interview

Interview by Carl Wiser, Songfacts, 24 June 2015

IT TOOK Dave Edmunds about four months to deconstruct ten famous songs – 'God Only Knows', 'A Whiter Shade Of Pale' and 'Your Song' among ...

Killer Riffs: A Guide to Parody in Popular Music

Essay by Simon Reynolds, Pitchfork, 19 October 2016

From the Residents' freakish Beatles sendups, to Spinal Tap's meta-metal escapades, to the gastronomic goofs of "Weird Al", a chronicle of those who have turned ...

Nick Lowe: Nick the Knife and other reissues (Yep Roc)

Review by Jon Young, Mother Jones, 21 August 2017

Nick the Knife/The Abominable Showman/Pinker and Prouder Than Previous/Party of One/Nick Lowe and His Cowboy Outfit/The Rose of England (Yep Roc) ...

Nick Lowe: "Whitney Houston made me a million…"

Profile and Interview by Adrian Deevoy, Mail On Sunday, 19 May 2019

How the staggering success of The Bodyguard's soundtrack saved the career of songwriter Nick Lowe. ...

see also Brinsley Schwarz

see also Dave Edmunds

see also Little Village

see also Rockpile


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