Nick Lowe

The Abominable Showman

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Record Label
Yep Roc

About this item

Nick Lowes Abominable Showman was recorded with his post-Rockpile touring band Noise to Go. Following the blueprint of Rockpile, the band also featured a second lead vocalist in erstwhile Ace frontman Paul Carrack.

The release comes with 2 previously unavailabletracks that are featured both on the CD and the bonus 7” single that comes with the LP.

They had been featured on the Lowe-produced Paul Carrack album Suburban Voodoo (as well as on this albums duet Wish You Were Here). This unit could play hard driving rock & roll and soulful pop music, all in evidence here from the opener (and concert favorite) Raging Eyes to the full on pop-soul of Time Wounds All Heels. And the band barnstormed the USA opening for the likes of The Cars and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers which yields the bonus EP of live tracks from Clevelands Agora.


Andy says: Heavily in the New Wave zone, Nick's 1983 album features the excellent "Raging Eyes".


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Raging Eyes
Cool Reaction
Time Wounds All Heels
Man Of A Fool
Wish You Were Here
Chicken And Feathers
Paid The Price
Mess Around With Love
Saint Beneath The Paint
How Do You Talk To An Angel
(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding? (Live) (Bonus Track)
Crackin’ Up (Live) (Bonus Track) 

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