Jesus Of Cool [Bonus Tracks] (CD)


Nick Lowe

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Amoeba Review

Tiffany Anders 10/02/2012

Review 
After departing Brinsley Schwarz in 1974, producer and power pop master Nick Lowe embarked on a solo career with his first release Jesus of Cool (originally released in the US as Pure Pop for Now People). This was due to the record label’s uneasiness over the word “Jesus” in the title. On his debut Lowe relentlessly pokes, in his brilliant and witty way, at the absurdity of the music business. Particularly on tracks like “Music for Money” and “Shake and Pop.” Lowe’s ability to employ current pop culture themes, sometimes echoing stylistically 60's Brill building classics, is unmistakable, especially on songs like “Rollers Show.” This song, about going to a Bay City Rollers concert, is included on the reissue version of the album released by Yep Roc. “I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass” is a superb dance song while other tunes like “So It Goes” beg to be sung aloud as your driving down the highway. Also included as bonus tracks on the reissue, is a fantastic cover of Sandy Posey’s hit “Born A Woman.” Why Nick Lowe never experienced the popularity of his musical companion, Elvis Costello, remains a mystery and with Jesus of Cool the question begs to be answered.
 



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Music for Money
Nick Lowe 02:09
2.
I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass
Nick Lowe 03:13
3.
Little Hitler
Nick Lowe 03:02
4.
Shake and Pop
Nick Lowe 03:21
5.
Tonight
Nick Lowe 03:59
6.
So It Goes
Nick Lowe 02:32
7.
No Reason
Nick Lowe 03:32
8.
36 Inches High
Nick Lowe 02:58
9.
Marie Provost
Nick Lowe 02:49
10.
Nutted by Reality
Nick Lowe 02:50
11.
Heart of the City [Live]
Nick Lowe 04:10
12.
Shake That Rat
Nick Lowe 02:13
13.
I Love My Label
Nick Lowe 03:01
14.
They Called It Rock
Nick Lowe 03:13
15.
Born a Woman
Nick Lowe 02:29
16.
Endless Sleep
Nick Lowe 04:08
17.
Halfway to Paradise
Nick Lowe 02:27
18.
Rollers Show
Nick Lowe 03:33
19.
Cruel to Be Kind [Original Version]
Nick Lowe 02:52
20.
Heart of the City
Nick Lowe 02:07
21.
I Don't Want the Night to End
Nick Lowe 01:57

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