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NICK LOWE

LABOR OF LUST

2011-04-24

Many artists suffer from the sophomore slump on their second release, in the case of Nick Lowe he reached his pinnacle. This is pure pop, rock magic and holds the distinction of featuring Nick's Rockpile cohorts Dave Edmunds, Billy Bremner and Terry Williams on every track. The CD begins with what is probably Nick's biggest hit "Cruel To Be Kind" The track "American Squirm" was a new wave classic and became of favorite of friend Elvis Costello. The Track "Without Love" was one of the first tracks Nick recorded that showed his interest into the country pop sounds that would weave it's way in and out of later recordings. Originally recorded in 1979," Labor of Lust" is a recording that thirty two years later has not lost it's luster, stands the test of time, and is truly a labor to love Reviewed By: Gregg Saur

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