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Let Me Ride In Your Automobile
Let Me Ride In Your Automobile
Price: £9.88

5.0 out of 5 stars What you need, 19 Mar. 2011
to throw a great party is a couple of friends, some beer & Gene Taylor with CC Jerome's Jet Setters - this CD rocks!
I turned up the volume on the ol' HiFi & felt as if I was in a crowded pub instantly.
Songwise there's a good mix of tempos & styles - there are no fillers on this one.
Mixwise it sounds modern & old style at the same time - think loud, dynamic & sometimes rough in a good way.
I can imagine this music going down well among the dance-crowds as well as fans of Thunderbirds & Blasters during their rockiest moments.
Details have already been covered in G.E. Harrison's review.

Advice : buy this CD, some beer & throw a party, unless you can get Gene & Co to come over, this is as good as it gets!

Quiet Please...The New Best of Nick Lowe (2CD + DVD)
Quiet Please...The New Best of Nick Lowe (2CD + DVD)
Price: £15.99

22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sheer genius !!, 19 Mar. 2009
These CD's spans over 33 years of Mr Lowe's career, carries 49 tracks + a DVD containing a concert from Bruxelles & a few music-videos from the time before MTV.
What can I say - Nick Lowe is an absolute pop-genius, there's not a daft track on either CD, from the quirky, sometimes goofy, but always perfect pop/rock-songs & ballads of the 70's/80's to the more traditional Country-sounding recent songs. Most tracks have been released on CD previously, some are hard to find though ( 80's tracks - hopefully Yep-Roc will remedy this soon ).

Being the Lowe-life that I am, I totally loved this "best of"-album & would have bought it just for the DVD.

Recommended to : Lowe-newbies, pop-connoiseurs, people you like & Lowe-lifes.

I think I'll buy an extra for my mother.....

Jesus Of Cool
Jesus Of Cool
Price: £12.13

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Probably the best album ever !!!!, 16 May 2008
This review is from: Jesus Of Cool (Audio CD)
This is Nick Lowe's first album under his own name ( afaik ) reissued & enhanced with bonustracks, remastered & repackaged on CD ( also available on LP for us vintage buffs ). The bonustracks have been released as "The Wilderness years" ( @ least most of them ) & are just as good as the "proper" album-songs - I missed "Let's go to the disco" though, maybe this little Lowe/Edmunds-ditty will see the light again on another reissue ?

For me this album more or less defined the term "power-pop" when it first came out in 1978 - catchy refrains, combined with sometimes odd arrangements & corny, but well fitting sound-effects + Lowe's trademark production. It's a shame this album has been unavailable for so long - hopefully his other unavailable albums will be reissued too, since Lowe is one of the best songwriters ( Cash, Edmunds etc. ), producers ( Costello, Parker, Damned etc. ) & instrumentalists of our time.

To quote the US title of the album this is "Pure pop for now people" - do yourself a favour, get your plastic-card out & buy this classic NOW !

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