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Lloyd Cole On World Cafe

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Lloyd Cole On World Cafe

Lloyd Cole On World Cafe

Lloyd Cole On World Cafe

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Singer-songwriter Lloyd Cole performs on today's World Cafe. Doug Seymour/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Set List

  • "Like A Broken Record"
  • "Perfect Skin"
  • "Trigger Happy"

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"Margo's Waltz"

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Singer-songwriter Lloyd Cole grew up in Glasgow, Scotland. With his band, The Commotions, he made an album now heralded as a classic of the U.K. post-punk era, 1984's Rattlesnakes.

Cole subsequently moved to the U.S., and has released a steady stream of records since the 1980s. To release his latest album, Broken Record, Cole reached out to his fans and funded the record entirely through pre-sales.

Broken Record finds Cole in fine form, showcasing the wry, witty lyrics and clean, Anglo-Americana sound that made Cole's music a trusted staple through the years. In this edition of World Cafe, Cole and his band, The Small Ensemble, perform a wide-ranging set and discuss the ups and downs of more than two decades in music.

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