Thursday, July 9, 2009

Up on the Lowedown

So what's the most impressive aspect of Nick Lowe's career - the songs, the consistent track record, his late career "Brentsford Trilogy" albums (The Impossible Bird, Dig My Mood, and The Convincer), or his work as a producer (Elvis Costello, The Pretenders, The Damned, Graham Parker, Carlene Carter, etc)? While you ponder the question, here's a couple of Nick Lowe mixtapes to enjoy.

(You're My) Wildest Dream
Stick It Where The Sun Don't Shine
7 Nights To Rock
Love Like a Glove
Queen of Sheba
Long Limbed Girl
One's Too Many (And A Hundred Ain't Enough)
You Stabbed Me In The Front
Rocket Coast
You'll Never Get Me Up in One of Those
Born Fighter
Cracking Up
Raging Eyes

We Want Action
Big Hair
American Squirm
The Rose Of England
Lonely Just Like Me
Half A Boy & Half A Man
The Club
Heart Of The City
My Heart Hurts
Zulu Kiss
Cruel To Be Kind
Bobo Ska Diddle Daddle


Anonymous said...


Congratulations for your exquisite taste,man!

i'm Antoine from France & i dig most of your stuff (btwwho's that Syd Straw who covers the great Wreckless Eric?).

Bill said...

most interesting idea....Nick Lowe would be pleased. Thank you

Juan Duque said...

I never listened to Lowe, apart from a Rockpile tune on "Concert for the People of Kampuchea" (one of my first LP's, incidentally.. also my first exposure to non Combat Rock CLASH)..

so thanks for this mix!! It'll serve as a good primer!! Going straight to the nano!

Ishkabibliophile said...

Glad folks like it - really can't go wrong with any of Nick's stuff. I'll probably post a couple more mixes at some point.

@anonymous - Don't know all the details about Syd Straw, but it seems like she never got 1-2 key breaks that would have led to bigger success. But she has performed with a lot of people and has also done some commercial work (the name of the big one she did eludes me.) Plus she sings Que Sera at the beginning of the movie Heathers.

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot for your answer and i'm with you(and with many folks here i think!) on NICK LOWE.I can't wait to listen to your future mix!

Vaughn said...

These mixes are great companion pieces to the legit double CD "best of" that was just released. Yours covers the (mostly) less known songs in Nick's canon. Thanks!