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Nick Lowe (born Nicholas Drain Lowe, 24 March 1949, Walton-on-Thames, England) is a well-respected British singer-songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. A pivotal figure in U.K. pub rock, punk rock, power pop, and new wave throughout the 70s and later, Lowe was a key member of bands such as Brinsley Schwarz and Rockpile (with Dave Edmunds). Perhaps best known for his songs "(What's So Funny 'bout) Peace,…

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  • "Jesus of Cool" was the original title, not a re-name. They re-titled the album for the American market initially b/c they thought the Jesus reference wouldn't go over too well here. The reissue from a few years ago just restored it to the original UK titling.
  • Don't care for the rename to "Jesus of Cool". The original "Pure pop for now people" was pretty tongue-in-cheek and appropriate.
  • Pretty sure Jesus of Cool is the best album to come out of the 1970's.
  • Wahoo I'm a top listener! :)
  • Best thing Nick's done. Love it . Daffy.x
  • I Read A Lot would have made for a great Nat King Cole vehicle, I reckon.
  • The deep, dark voice that is Tanita Tikaram reflects on her collaboration with the legendary Nick Lowe and reveals why her hit song, "Twist In My Sobriety," isn't really about drinking at all (despite what Liza Minnelli may tell you!): http://www.songfacts.com/blog/interviews/tanita_tikaram/
  • only 1,528,031 plays? wow

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