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Wednesday 30 June 2021

Seconds of Pleasure


2021 Charity Shop Purchases 36 - Rockpile - Seconds of Pleasure

Hopefully some of you  in addition to Brian worked out that the album which included the bonus EP  of Nick Lowe and Dave Edmunds singing the Everly Brothers was none other that Seconds of Pleasure the only album by Rockpile which was released in October 1980 on.

Rockpile were Billy Bremner (guitar and vocals), Dave Edmunds (guitars,vocals, piano and organ), Nick Lowe (bass and vocals) and Terry Williams (drums).
They were about in the late 70s and early 80s playing a mix of pub rock and power pop.
They recorded enough material for 5 albums with three (Tracks on Wax 4, Repeat When Necessary and Twangin') being recorded as Dave Edmunds solo albums  and Labour of Lust as a Nick Lowe album. This was the only one recorded under the Rockpile name.

It seems only fair to give you a song with Nick Lowe as lead namely Teacher Teacher their only "hit" reacing number 51 on the US Billboard chart followed by Dave Edmunds leading on the Chuck Berry song Oh What a Thrill.

I'm pretty chuffed with this one


  1. Repeat When Necessary is my personal favourite of Rockpile's combined efforts, but this one's not too far behind. I saw them in the summer of 1979 in Colchester - for some unknown reason it was an insanely, painfully loud gig. My tinnitus is screaming just thinking back to it.

  2. I'm guessing it wasn't THAT Billy Bremner. Sorry. but football fever has taken hold.

    Fond memories of that era/Dave and Nick.

    1. No not that one!
      We could have done with him at the Euros

  3. I remember when Rockpile played The Ritz in NYC back in late 1980. There was a real buzz about the show. The venue was packed to the rafters and full of music industry big wigs and celebrities. I liked Seconds Of Pleasure, but I was really more of a Nick Lowe fan than Dave Edmunds and as Rockpile they seemed to have too much of a mainstream vibe which wasn't at all what this 17 year old was into at the time. Having said that, Lowe's Labour of Lust is my favorite of his albums and you are so right, it is a Rockpile album, if not in name.

  4. My choice of the bunch is Nick's Labour Of Lust, but this is not far behind.
    My only issue with this is the production - on all of those albums, they never really captured how great and powerful a band they were. The Rockpile live album (Live At Montreux) comes close. And if you can find it, Live At Rockpalast (with a free DVD) is also worth owning