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Nick on Sound Opinions

March 19th, 2012 No Comments

Interview with & performance by Nick on WBEZ’s Sound Opinions over the weekend. You can get a list of links at their website here. Or follow through below (info below taken directly from the SO site)

Show #329: 03.16.12
Jim and Greg talk to English singer, songwriter and producer Nick Lowe about his long career—from the punk and new wave scenes in the ‘70s to his most recent album The Old Magic. Plus, they review the new album from controversial Irish singer Sinead O’Connor.

Read the Footnotes: (link)
Listen to the Reviews: (link)
Listen to the DIJ: (link)
Flickr Photo Set: (link)
Listen to & Watch the Live Performances: (link)

Listen to the MP3 Stream: (link)
Download the Podcast: (Download the MP3)

Some stuff from Feb/March UK Tour

March 14th, 2012 No Comments

Some Reviews:
From the Worcester gig March 2
At for Edinburgh show Feb 26
and some photos by Queens Hall at Flickr!
From the Harrogate gig February 24

Videos from Belfast February 16
Without Love

I Knew The Bride (When She Used To Rock & Roll)

Liverpool February 25
What’s So Funny…


Edinburgh February 26
Raining Raining

Nick, along with Geraint Watkins, spent 5 nights wooing audiences at Leicester Square in London March 7-11. Will add stuff from the week as it appears! Click images to make bigger.

Thanks to John for sharing these pics from March 9!



Nick's first video in 18 years!

On March 1, NPR’s “All Songs Considered” premiered Nick’s video for “Sensitive Man”. Watch it here!

Dan Raby: When you’ve been making catchy pop songs as long as Nick Lowe has it’s okay to look to classic sounds for inspiration. Lowe’s new song, “Sensitive Man,” finds the sexagenarian rocker digging deep into the essence of ’50s Sun Records-era rock. The song could feel right at home on a jukebox next to a tune by The Crickets or Jerry Lee Lewis. The backing vocals, Tijuana Brass horns and jangly guitar sounds look to the past but aren’t stodgy nor simply nostalgic. Lowe’s lyrics are simple and witty — expressing complex issues with a wink and smile. Also, as a side note, more songs need to include the word “dinky-doo.” Read the rest here!


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