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Seconds of Pleasure [Extra tracks, Original recording remastered]

RockpileAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)


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listen  4. Now And Always (Album Version)Rockpile 1:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. A Knife And A Fork (Album Version)Rockpile 3:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Play That Fast Thing (One More Time) (Album Version)Rockpile 4:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Wrong Again (Let's Face It) (Album Version)Rockpile 2:21$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Pet You And Hold You (Album Version)Rockpile 3:10$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Oh What A Thrill (Album Version)Rockpile 3:06$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. When I Write The Book (Album Version)Rockpile 3:16$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Fool Too Long (Album Version)Rockpile 2:50$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. You Ain't Nothin' But Fine (Album Version)Rockpile 2:50$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Take A Message To Mary (Album Version)Rockpile 2:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Crying In The Rain (Album Version)Rockpile 2:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Poor Jenny (Album Version)Rockpile 2:28$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. When Will I Be Loved (Album Version)Rockpile 2:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. Back To Schooldays (Live)Dave Edmund's Rockpile 3:31$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. They Called It Rock (Live)Rockpile 3:18$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. Crawling From The Wreckage (Live)Rockpile 3:08$0.99  Buy MP3 


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 27, 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Columbia/Legacy
  • ASIN: B0001Z3U56
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #115,044 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Though Rockpile managed only one, nigh-perfect album at the height of the '80s new wave boom, its members--Dave Edmunds, Nick Lowe, Billy Bremner, and Terry Williams--had played together in various incarnations, in some instances for over a decade: Edmunds and drummer Williams had been in the '60s power trio Love Sculpture; all had played on Lowe's '78 album Jesus of Cool and Edmunds's '79 collection Repeat When Necessary. But Seconds of Pleasure became their most complete and satisfying pop statement--if their ironic swan song, as well. This newly remastered collection features the complete original album, as informed and vibrant a tribute to American rockabilly and R&B roots (with an amped-up take of Joe Tex's "If Sugar Was as Sweet as You" and inviting reworkings of Gene Chandler's "Teacher Teacher" and Chuck Berry's obscure "Oh What a Thrill") as any contemporary group has ever managed--especially considering three quarters of the material is either Rockpile originals or contemporary compositions, like "Wrong Again" by Squeeze songwriters/mainstays Difford and Tilbrook. The generous slate of bonus tracks features all four acoustic, live-in-the studio tracks from the Nick Lowe and Dave Edmunds Sing the Everly Brothers tribute EP distributed with initial pressings of the LP; two fine live BBC recordings from '77; a cover of Graham Parker's "Back to Schooldays"; a band original, "They Called It Rock"; and a blistering live rendition of Parker's "Crawling from the Wreckage" from one of the band's last appearances together at the Concert for Kampuchea. Though Lowe may now downplay them as "a posh bar band" who "specialized in playing Chuck Berry music four times faster than anyone else," Rockpile was truly one of the great rock bands of their--or any--era. --Jerry McCulley

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Media Type: CD
Artist: ROCKPILE
Title: SECONDS OF PLEA
Street Release Date: 04/27/2004
Domestic
Genre: ROCK/POP

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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Expanded Pleasure July 26, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Rockpile was formed as a backing band for Nick Lowe and Dave Edmunds' solo records and as an outlet for the two the hit the road and play live. Along with Billy Bremmer on guitar and Terry Williams on drums, the unit played on great albums like Lowe's Jesus Of Cool & Labour Of Lust and Edmunds' Tracks On Wax & Repeat When Necessary which were essentially Rockpile records. Seconds Of Pleasure is the only official release under the Rockpile moniker. The album kicks off with a great one-two punch. First is an ode to teenage lust "Teacher Teacher" and then moves into an old Joe Tex rave up "If Sugar Was As Sweet As You". The third song is "Heart", which is probably more familiar in its later incarnation as a slowed down reggae song on Lowe's Nick The Knife album, is a fast-paced power pop tune, which is superior to the remake. Other standout cuts include "When I Write The Book", "Play That Fast Thing", "Now & Always" and the humorous "A Knife & A Fork". The original album contained a bonus 45 with 4 Everly Brothers remakes and they are included as the last four tracks on the disk. The best of the four is "Crying In The Rain". This remastered version has a great crisp and clean sound as great production is what Mr. Lowe is known for. The set includes three live tracks, "Back to Schooldays" and "They Call It Rock" which are from a 1977 BBC radio session and "Crawling From The Wreckage" which is from the live album Concerts for The People of Kampuchea which has sadly never been released on CD. All three songs give a glimpse into the band's live prowess. Unfortunately after this album and a supporting tour, Rockpile never recorded as a unit or played live again. They only sporadically worked on Lowe & Edmunds' solo recordings. Too bad we couldn't have had a few more albums from this fine band.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Seconds of Pleasure, a Quarter Century of Delight May 14, 2004
Format:Audio CD
This was a reissue worth waiting for. The one official recording by Rockpile, Nick Lowe, Dave Edmunds, Billy Bremmer and Terry Williams, this 1980 CD has been in my fave albums pile ever since it came out. Had this foursome not been bar and band mates for each other before "Seconds Of Pleasure," this platter would have been trumped as a supergroup. Edmunds and Williams had already been well established as far back as the sixties with hits, Lowe would be in the history books if only that he released Stiff Records' first single. That Lowe's albums ("Pure Pop For Now People," "Labour of Lust") and as well as Edmunds' solos ("Repeat When Necessary," "Trax On Wax 4") not already given them stature among the cognoscenti, their contributions to the sound of the period as individual producers would.
After all, between the two of them, they should be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for their production library. Edmunds for Stray Cats, kd lang, Fabulous Thunderbirds and (fer crying out loud) Foghat; Lowe for Elvis Costello, Graham Parker, Pretenders, and John Hiatt all but sealing their rep as a pair of men that made a decade sound the way it did. Yet for all that star power, when it came time to record a proper album as a group, Rockpile made it sound like no sweat.
"Seconds Of Pleasure" took all things great about basic bar band rock and made it sound fresh. It was almost as if they came at you with the credo that anything that they couldn't make sound as simplistic as a Chuck Berry riff or Everly Brothers' harmony wasn't worth the tape it took.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hours of Pleasure July 10, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Rockpile was formed as a backing band for Nick Lowe and Dave Edmunds' solo records and as an outlet for the two the hit the road and play live. Along with Billy Bremmer on guitar and Terry Williams on drums, the unit played on great albums like Lowe's Jesus Of Cool & Labour Of Lust and Edmunds' Tracks On Wax & Repeat When Necessary which were essentially Rockpile records. Seconds Of Pleasure is the only official release under the Rockpile moniker. The album kicks off with a great one-two punch. First is an ode to teenage lust "Teacher Teacher" and then moves into an old Joe Tex rave up "If Sugar Was As Sweet As You". The third song is "Heart" which is probably more familiar in its later incarnation as a slowed down reggae song on Lowe's Nick The Knife album. Here it is a fast paced pop tune, which I think is superior to the remake. Other standout cuts include "When I Write The Book", "Play That Fast Thing", "Now & Always" and the humorous "A Knife & A Fork". The original album contained a bonus 45 with 4 Everly Brothers remakes and they are included as the last four tracks on the disk. The best of the four is "Crying In The Rain". Unfortunately after this album and a supporting tour, Rockpile never recorded as a unit or play live again. They only sporadically worked on Lowe & Edmunds' solo recording. Too bad we couldn't have had a few more albums from this fine band.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Passionate and Energetic �No Frills� Rock August 14, 2000
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Format:Audio CD
I don't want to hear any complaints about how boring the eighties were. Perhaps Billboard's Top-100 was pretty lackluster during the decade, but for fans willing to search through the record store bins, rock'n'roll was alive and well. The original Rockpile LP was so cool because it came with a bonus EP. I had heard of an EP before, but this was my first (and only). Four Everly Brothers covers on a 45 showcasing the exquisite vocal harmonies of Dave Edmunds and Nick Lowe. The production is austere - Dave and Nick backed by acoustic guitar and a simple base line. It sounds like a first-take recording, with the reverberation of a school gymnasium. Many "unplugged" electric artists should have remained "plugged," but Dave and Nick display their vocal and musical talents "naked." The EP (CD tracks 13-16) is a befitting tribute to the princes of two-part vocal harmony, and an honest example of "less" production in rock often results in "more."
As for the "real" Rockpile album (tracks 1-12)? It's a marvelous marriage of two complementary genres: Dave Edmunds' classic rhythm and blues, and Lowe's peculiar Pop perspective. Rockpile is essentially a "live" band. Several songs are faster than customary for studio recordings, and include "live" endings instead of studio fade-outs. Edmunds seems to be in charge. Most compositions are traditional (Chuck Berry) rockers. My favorites are those featuring Nick Lowe's imaginative bass lines and quirky lyrics (Teacher Teacher, Pet You And Hold You, When I Write The Book). Dave and Nick sound like siblings - their vocal harmonies are delectable (Now And Always). It's not too late to start the eighties with passionate and energetic "no frills" rock. Grab a copy of Rockpile.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A CLASSIC
Nothing I could say could add to the awesomeness that was this album. Rockpile was the bomb. End of story.
Published 11 days ago by Cocktailsfor2
3.0 out of 5 stars For Rockpile fans only
I was such a huge Rockpile fan. I had all of the Lowe and Edmunds LPs (that were essentially Rockpile LPs as the band played on these great late 70’s LPs). Read more
Published 1 month ago by D.C.G.
5.0 out of 5 stars Should be called "Decades of Pleasure"
This CD got destroyed when I pulled it out of a temporary case, and it broke in half. (It got stuck in a DVD case and I forced it. Read more
Published 3 months ago by D. Doescher
5.0 out of 5 stars Rockpile of Rhythm
This is truly one of the finest rock & roll albums ever made. Pure energy and unbridled passion rolled up into a delicious musical morsel by the ace musicians in Rockpile. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Donald E. Gilliland
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Rockpile Release
This is the only "official" Rockpile release, featuring the crackerjack playing and singing of Billy Bremmer, Dave Edmunds, Nick Lowe, and Terry Williams. Read more
Published on March 10, 2009 by Pat Lamorgese
4.0 out of 5 stars Great great album....could have been better.
As much as this greatly anticipated album was no letdown,I felt it wasn't "the next step" that everyone waited for. Read more
Published on August 18, 2008 by Alan Gus
5.0 out of 5 stars Decades of Pleasure!
I first purchased this album back when I was a Jr. in High School (1981), and over the years I about wore out the vinyl on that disk. Read more
Published on June 22, 2008 by T. Krieg
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorite albums
Bought it new when it first came out. Great rock music. Well written songs, lots of energy. Amazing stuff.
Published on March 31, 2008 by Craig Williams
4.0 out of 5 stars Rockpile - 'Seconds Of Pleasure' (Sony)
Originally saw the light of day in October, 1980. I knew a LOT of fans and patrons that practically worshiped this sole Rockpile album. Best described as 'new wave pop'. Read more
Published on March 5, 2008 by Mike Reed
5.0 out of 5 stars If you can't dance to this...
A first time in a long time listen to this album revived great memories of the times I put this album on the turntable during the eighties. Read more
Published on October 10, 2007 by William G. Hayward
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