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Saturday 28 December 2019

Cruel to Be Kind

Welcome to that strange time  between Christmas and New Year when you don't know what day of the week it is.
A quick glance at the calendar tells me that it is actually Friday so there you go.

I hope you had a good Christmas and that Santa was kind to you.
I was pleased to get the book above Cruel to be Kind -The Life &Music of Nick Lowe from Mrs CC.
Written by Will Burch one-time Kursaal Flyer and also the author of the magnificent No Sleep Till Canvey Island.
I have followed parts of Nick's career but not its entirity so am looking forward to filling in the blanks.
It should be a good read.

Nick Lowe - So It Goes

Nick Lowe - Nutted by Reality

Nick Lowe - Man That I've Become


  1. Looking forward to this one too.
    There was a point in 78/79 where just about every album was produced by Nick Lowe

  2. Did you know that Curtis Stigers covers a Nick Lowe song for the soundtrack of the film The Bodyguard? Mr Lowe earns more money from that single snog appearing on that album than he did for everything else he ever combined!

    1. I thnk our partners might object if we indulged in that.........

    2. What's So Funny About Peace Love and Understanding

  3. Surrender to the Rhythm - Brinsley Shwarz

  4. You're gonna love this one. Hands down the best music bio I read in 2019. I'm a pretty slow reader but breezed through this one in less than a week. What I like best was Lowe coming across as a humble man that realizes he was an arrogant prick throughout most of the '70s. Question: Is the above photo what your front cover look like? I bought this in hardcover in late summer, and mine has this great cover with graphics that mimic Labour of Love. Looks great.

  5. It's currently out of print in the UK. D'oh! Nick Lowe is a big thing over at my place. HNY to you btw! J x