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Lay It On Me

    Nick Lowe strikes again with a brand new EP, Lay It On Me, where he is once again joined by his gang of masked musicians, Los Straitjackets.

    The limited edition EP features two new originals from Nick, “Lay It On Me Baby” and “Don’t Be Nice to Me,” plus a cover of Dorsey Burnette’s “Here Comes That Feeling” (made famous by Brenda Lee).

    Nick’s wordplay and razor-sharp lyrics shine bright with the twang-friendly tones of Los Straitjackets behind him. On Side B of the EP is the first track that Nick has produced in over two decades that wasn’t one of his own performances: Los Straitjackets turning Shocking Blue/Bananarama’s “Venus” into a surf rock staple.


    Lay It On Me Baby
    Don’t Be Nice To Me
    Here Comes That Feeling
    Los Straitjackets - Venus

    Nick Lowe

    Nick The Knife

      Nick The Knife re-established Nick as a solo artist after Rockpiles final album (and the only one issued under the groups name!) Seconds of Pleasure.

      The release comes with 3 previously unavailable tracks that featured on both the CD and the bonus 7” single that comes with the LP.

      Rockpiles Terry Williams and Billy Bremner made contributions, but Nick also transitioned towards his new band Noise to Go by bringing back old friend Bobby Irwin, introducing bassist James Eller and Paul Carrack.

      The album features Nicks version of Heart (Bremner had sung it on the Rockpile album) as well as an eclectic survey of pop music styles from power pop to doo-wop. My Heart Hurts, penned with then-wife Carlene Carter, was the lead single. This reissue includes demo versions of Heart and Raining, Raining as well as the rarity (recorded around the same time) I Got a Job.


      Andy says: Nick's first album after Rockpile split up features the excellent "Too Many Teardrops".


      Stick It Where The Sun Don't Shine
      Queen Of Sheba
      My Heart Hurts
      Couldn't Love You(any More Than I Do)
      Let Me Kiss Ya
      Too Many Teardrops
      Ba Doom
      Raining Raining
      One's Too Many (And A Hundred Ain't Enough)
      Zulu Kiss
      Heart (Demo) (Bonus Track)
      Raining Raining (Demo) (Bonus Track)
      I Got A Job (Bonus Track)

      Nick Lowe

      The Abominable Showman

        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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