Nick Lowe - Jesus Of Cool

Nick Lowe - Jesus Of Cool

Original Release Date

1978

Release Information

UK LP 1978 (Radar - RAD 1)

A1 Music For Money 2:03
A2 (I Love The Sound Of) Breaking Glass 3:05
A3 Little Hitler 2:51
A4 Shake And Pop 3:13
A5 Tonight 3:45
B1 So It Goes 2:23
B2 No Reason 3:25
B3 36 Inches High 2:50
B4 Marie Provost 2:41
B5 Nutted By Reality 2:46
B6 Heart Of The City (Live) 4:15

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UK CD 2008 (Proper Records - CHOSEN1)

The Original Album
1 Music For Money 2:03
2 (I Love The Sound Of) Breaking Glass 3:05
3 Little Hitler 2:51
4 Shake And Pop 3:13
5 Tonight 3:45
6 So It Goes 2:23
7 No Reason 3:25
8 36 Inches High 2:50
9 Marie Provost 2:41
10 Nutted By Reality 2:46
11 Heart Of The City (Live) 4:15
And More
12 Shake That Rat 2:13
13 I Love My Label 3:01
14 They Called It Rock 3:13
15 Born A Woman 2:29
16 Endless Sleep 4:08
17 Halfway To Paradise 2:27
18 Rollers Show 3:33
19 Cruel To Be Kind (Original Version) 2:52
20 Heart Of The City 2:07
21 I Don't Want The Night To End 1:57

Chart Placings

UK Chart Hit: 22, 9 wks

Credits

Produced by Nick Lowe

Additional Credits

12, 15, 16: Three quarters of the Bowi 7" EP, 1977
13: From the compilation LP A Bunch Of Stiffs, 1977
14: B-Side of I Love The Sound Of Breaking Glass 7", 1978. With Rockpile
17, 21: Halfway To Paradise 7", 1977
18: A-Side of Rollers Show 7", recorded and released as Tartan Horde, 1977
19: B-side of Little Hitler 7", 1978
20: B-Side of So It Goes 7", 1976

Reviews & Opinions

PUNKY GIBBON: A great LP: ‘Music For Money’ and ‘Shake And Pop’ examine the music industry with a cynical eye, while ’Tonight’ and ‘No Reason’ are gloriously lush love songs. The most memorable moments are the hit single '(I Love The Sound Of) Breaking Glass'; ‘Marie Provost’, a tongue-in-cheek tribute to a silent screen star who faded away and was found dead, half eaten by her dachshunds(“She was a winner who became the doggie’s dinner”); and 'Nutted By Realoty', which kicks off like The Jackson 5 before charging into a weird calypso about the castration of Castro! The US album Pure Pop For Now People is the Transatlantic equivalent, substituting ‘Shake And Pop’ for a more conventionally arranged version (‘They Called It Rock’), the live of ‘Heart Of The City’ with the Stiff version, and adding ‘Rollers Show’.

Additional Notes

This was Issued in the US as Pure Pop For Now People

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Nick Lowe - Jesus Of Cool - UK CD 2008 (Proper Records - CHOSEN1)

UK CD 2008 (Proper Records - CHOSEN1). Click here for more

 

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