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Nick Lowe

Singer, songwriter and record producer Nick Lowe shares stories behind his songs and describes working with Johnny Cash, Elvis Costello, The Damned, Rockpile and Brinsley Schwarz.

An extended conversation with singer, songwriter and record producer Nick Lowe, who shares the stories behind his hit singles ‘So It Goes’, ‘Cruel To Be Kind’ and ‘I Love The Sound Of Breaking Glass’. And how the themes of love, loss and mortality have shaped his more recent albums. He's a founding member of Stiff Records where he produced many great records including the early Elvis Costello albums and the first ever punk single - ‘New Rose’ by The Damned.

Nick was a key player in the British Pub Rock, New Wave and Power Pop movements with his bands Brinsley Schwarz and Rockpile. Although never released as a single, his song ‘(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding’ was included on the biggest selling soundtrack album of all time – The Bodyguard. Nick Lowe became part of Johnny Cash and June Carter’s family when he married country singer-songwriter Carlene Carter in 1979. He shares the stories of how Johnny introduced him to different country music and ended up recording two songs that were written by Nick.

55 minutes

Last on

Sat 3 Oct 2020 18:00

Music Played

  • Nick Lowe & Brinsley Schwarz

    (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding?

    • Quiet Please... The New Best of Nick Lowe.
    • Proper Records.
    • 001.
  • Tennessee Ernie Ford

    The Cry Of The Wild Goose

    • Proper Records.
  • Lonnie Donegan

    Don't You Rock Me Daddy-O

    • Talking Guitar Blues.
    • Sequel records.
    • 9 / 1.
  • The Damned

    New Rose

    • Big Beat.
  • Nick Lowe

    So It Goes

    • The Best Punk Album In The World... Ever! Part 2.
    • Virgin.
    • 2.
  • The Detroit Spinners

    Ghetto Child

    • A One Of A Kind Love Affair.
    • Atlantic.
    • 9.
  • Elvis Costello

    Alison

    • My Aim Is True.
    • Imp Records.
    • 4.
  • Linda Ronstadt

    Alison

    • The Collection.
    • Music Club Deluxe.
    • 124.
  • Elvis Costello & The Attractions

    (I Don't Want to Go to) Chelsea

    • Elvis Costello & Attractions- The Man.
    • Imp Records.
  • Charley Charles, Nick Lowe, Steve Nieve, John Turnbull & Norman Watt-Roy

    Nutted By Reality

    • Jesus of Cool.
    • Demon Records.
    • 010.
  • The Johnny Otis Show

    Willie And The Hand Jive

    • Rockfile - Volume 26.
    • Back Line Recordings.
    • 15.
  • David Bowie

    Sound And Vision

    • David Bowie - Best Of Bowie.
    • EMI.
  • Nick Lowe

    I Love The Sound Of Breaking Glass

    • Demon Records.
  • Johnny Cash

    Without Love

    • The Legend.
    • Columbia.
    • 222.
  • Nick Lowe

    The Beast In Me

    • Quiet Please... The New Best of Nick Lowe.
    • Proper Records.
    • 208.
  • Johnny Cash

    The Beast In Me

    • American Recordings.
    • American Recordings.
    • 3.
  • Nick Lowe

    Cruel To Be Kind

    • Fantastic 70's (Various Artists).
    • Sony Tv/Columbia.
    • 9.
  • Nick Lowe

    Hope For Us All

    • Quiet Please... The New Best of Nick Lowe.
    • Proper Records.
    • 224.
  • Nick Lowe

    Checkout Time

    • The Old Magic.
    • Proper Records.
    • 2.
  • Nick Lowe

    (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding?

    • Untouched Takeaway.
    • Yep Roc Records.
    • 010.

Broadcasts

  • Fri 10 Apr 2020 16:00
  • Mon 13 Apr 2020 06:00
  • Sat 3 Oct 2020 18:00