Nick the Knife [2017 Bonus Tracks]

Nick the Knife [2017 Bonus Tracks]

by Nick LoweNick Lowe

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Overview

Following the dissolution of Rockpile, Nick Lowe recorded Nick the Knife with the group's guitarist, Billy Bremner, and drummer, Terry Williams, accentuating the real reason behind the band's split -- the difference between Dave Edmunds' rigid roots rock and Lowe's carefree, funny revisionism. Nick the Knife may work in the conventions of classic rock & roll and pop, but it never sounds enslaved to his roots -- any record with a song as infectiously ridiculous as "Ba Doom" can't take itself too seriously, and that's the charm of the album. While the songs aren't as consistently strong as those on Labour of Lust, Lowe contributes a handful of classics, including "Heart," "Stick It Where the Sun Don't Shine," "Too Many Teardrops," "Burning," "Queen of Sheba," "Couldn't Love You (Any More Than I Do)," and the silly "Zulu Kiss." And even in its weakest moments, Nick the Knife has a sunny, relaxed charm that makes the album a thoroughly enjoyable listen. [Yep Roc reissued Nick the Knife with three bonus tracks in 2017.]

Product Details

Release Date: 07/14/2017
Label: Yep Roc Records
UPC: 0634457240124
catalogNumber: 2401
Rank: 74518

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Nick Lowe   Primary Artist,Bass,Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Carlene Carter   Piano,Hammond B3
Paul Carrack   Piano,Hammond B3
Steve Nieve   Piano,Hammond B3
Ben Barson   Piano,Hammond B3
Martin Belmont   Guitar
Aldo Bocca   Guitar
Billy Bremner   Guitar
James Eller   Bass
Bobby Irwin   Drums,Background Vocals
Neill King   Piano,Hammond B3
Terry Williams   Drums

Technical Credits

Carlene Carter   Composer
Dave Edmunds   Composer
Kim Wilson   Composer
Aldo Bocca   Engineer
Nick Lowe   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Terry Williams   Composer
Bremner   Composer

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