Jesus of Cool
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CD Digi-Pak. Reissue of 1978 album which was released in the US as Pure Pop for Now People. Nick Lowe is an English singer-songwriter, bass guitarist and producer who records and performs in a number of different musical styles. He began his recording career in 1966 as a member of Kippington Lodge, founded with his friend Brinsley Schwarz. Lowe's best-known songs from the Brinsley Schwarz era are 'What's So Funny 'Bout Peace, Love, and Understanding' which was a major hit for Elvis Costello in 1979, and 'Cruel to Be Kind' a song the other band members rejected but was later a solo hit for Lowe. After leaving Brinsley Schwarz in the mid-1970s, Lowe began playing in Rockpile with Dave Edmunds. In August 1976, Lowe released 'So It Goes' b/w 'Heart of the City'. 20 tracks.
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It's difficult to pick any particular song as being the best, but "Marie Provost" is probably the best known (and funniest) on the album and a true story to boot. "Rollers Show" ridicules the fans of the Bay City Rollers, a 70s version of modern boy bands like N'Sync. "Shake and Pop" and its fraternal twin song are the best songs about one-hit wonders and the fickleness of the music industry.
Although it lacks the emotional intensity of the early Elvis Costello albums (produced by Lowe), this is definitely a must-have for any devotee of English music in the late 1970s.