Nick Lowe: Celebrating a Pop Legend

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Song List

  • From the 1998 Interview
  • "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace Love and Understanding"
  • "Man That I've Become" from Dig My Mood
  • From the 2001 Interview
  • "Lately I've Let Things Slide" from The Convincer
  • "Indian Queens" from The Convincer
  • From the 2007 Interview
  • "A Better Man" from At My Age
  • "The Beast In Me" from At My Age
  • "The Whole Wide World" by Wreckless Eric
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The cover to Nick Lowe's Jesus of Cool from 1978, recently reissued with bonus material. Courtesy of Yep Roc hide caption

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In a music career spanning more than 40 years, Nick Lowe has profoundly affected the music industry as a singer, songwriter, and producer. He began recording in 1966 as a member of the rock band Kippington Lodge, which was later renamed Brinsley Schwarz, notable for its influence on '70s punk. When the group split in 1975, Lowe turned his attention to production for artists such as Elvis Costello, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, and John Hiatt. His song "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding" became a major hit for Costello, but Lowe has also recorded steadily as a solo artist since the late '70s.

Lowe's 1994 album The Impossible Bird helped launch a comeback of sorts, finding sleeper success and re-establishing him as a lovably misanthropic pop elder statesman. It also laid the groundwork for the cult-hit follow-ups Dig My Mood (1998), The Convincer (2001), and his latest album, At My Age. Lowe's 1978 solo debut, Jesus of Cool, has recently been reissued with bonus material.

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