Live Ledge #398: Nick Lowe

Nick Lowe has sort of quietly put together one of the best resumes in rock and roll history. He's got tons of fantastic recordings, solo and with bands such as Brinsley Scwarz, Rockpile, and his recent collaborations with Los Straitjackets.
He's also one of the greatest producers of all times, helming some of the best albums or singles by the likes of Graham Parker & The Rumour, The Damned, Dr. Feelgood, Wreckless Eric, and, of course, Elvis Costello.
Not to mention he was once married to Carlene Carter, which made him Johnny and June Carter Cash's son-in-law! (Oh to be in the studio when Johnny recorded Nick's "Without Love" accompanied by Elvis Costello, Dave Edmunds, and many others.)
Inspired by the recent release of "Cruel To Be Kind: The Life and Music of Nick Lowe" by Will Birch, tonight's show is a snapshot of just a few of those great moments. If you're intersted at all in Lowe's life, go buy this book. It's informative and at times pretty hilarious.
After listening, please go purchase those tracks you enjoy! You can find this show at almost any podcast site, including iTunes and Stitcher...or


1. Brinsley Schwarz, (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace Love And Understanding
2. Kippington Lodge, I Can See Her Face
3. Brinsley Schwarz, Small Town, Big City
4. Brinsley Schwarz, Cruel To Be Kind
5. The Brinsleys, There's a Cloud in My Heart
6. The Knees, Daytripper
7. Limelight, I Should Have Known Better
8. The Tartan Horde, Rollers Show
9. The Disco Bros, Everybody Dance
10. Graham Parker & The Rumour, Back To School Days
11. Graham Parker and The Rumour, Watch The Moon Come Down
12. The Damned, Neat Neat Neat
13. Richard Hell, The Kid With The Replaceable Head
14. Dr. Feelgood, She's a Windup
15. Nick Lowe, So It Goes
16. Nick Lowe, Marie Provost
17. Nick Lowe's Last Chicken in the Shop, I Knew the Bride (When She Used to Rock & Roll)
18. Nick Lowe, American Squirm
19. Dave Edmunds, Girls Talk
20. Rockpile, Teacher Teacher
21. Rockpile, When I Write The Book
22. Rockpile, When Will I Be Loved
23. Elvis Costello, (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes
24. Elvis Costello, Radio, Radio
25. The Pretenders, Stop Your Sobbing
26. Wreckless Eric, Whole Wide World
27. Johnny Cash, Without Love
28. Carlene Carter, Cry
29. Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets, Raging Eyes
30. Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets, Half A Boy And Half A Man
31. Nick Lowe & The Impossible Birds, I'm Coming Home
32. Nick Lowe, Love Starvation
33. Wilco, I Love My Label
34. Steve Earle, What's So Funny About Peace, Love & Understanding


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