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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 ...

Pub Rock

Overview by Paul Yamada, Terminal Zone, 1978

TO THOSE OF US here in the states, the period of so called 'Pub Rock' in the UK, which lasted at least 6 years, and ...

Nick Lowe's Rockpile, Willie Alexander: The Bottom Line, New York NY

Live Review by Ira Robbins, New Musical Express, 10 June 1978

THE HEAVY rain outside did little to dampen the enthusiasm of the audience inside. With a majority of those in attendance being press and record ...

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 ...

Rockpile: Rock Around With Philip Marlowe

Interview by Mark Williams, Melody Maker, 16 December 1978

THE TROPICANA MOTEL sits disconsolately on Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood, an area that looks uncomfortable sandwiched in between the clinical sky-scrapers of Century ...

The Damned, Rockpile, Ducks Deluxe: Venue, London

Live Review by Ian Birch, Melody Maker, 13 January 1979

DESPITE THE eleventh hour location change, the Venue was packed. ...

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 ...

Rockpile: Newcastle Polytechnic

Live Review by Ian Ravendale, Sounds, 2 February 1980

Piles of cheap beer and bingo ...

Heatwave Festival: Crouching Towards Bowmanville Or Elvis: What Happened?

Report by Susan Whitall, Creem, November 1980

I MUST confess to hating "rock festivals" with some passion. My response to the rhetorical "Would you have gone to Woodstock?" question has always been ...

Siouxsie & the Banshees: Siouxp

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


Seconds Of Pleasure, Years Of Drinking: Rockpile Wakes Up Early

Interview by Dave DiMartino, Creem, February 1981

LONDON – Having never been in London before, I suppose I should feel some shame at spending my first night in a comfortably Americanish club ...

Dave Edmunds: New Wave, 1955

Profile and Interview by Dave Schulps, Musician, July 1981

"MUSICALLY, WE didn't find a niche for ourselves. It amounted to a couple of songs from a Nick Lowe album, a couple of songs from ...

Rockpile: Rock Steady

Retrospective and Interview by Fred Mills, Harp, July 2004

THEY CALLED it rock, and boy, did Britain’s Rockpile rock-brashly, boozily, and in one regard, too, belatedly. ...

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 ...

How Rockpile Tried (and Failed) to Save Rock and Roll

Retrospective by Mitchell Cohen, Music Aficionado, 2016

THERE WAS technically only one album released by the band Rockpile, a jaunty, good-natured collection called Seconds of Pleasure that came out in its original ...

see also Dave Edmunds

see also Nick Lowe


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