Going For A Song: ‘I Love The Sound of Breaking Glass’

Nick Lowe – I Love The Sound of Breaking Glass

There’s a period of UK music that is asking for a book to be written about it.* A period in the 70s that produced musicians and bands like Dr. Feelgood, Graham Parker, Ian Dury and the Blockheads, the Sensational Alex Harvey Band and, of course, Nick Lowe.

It’s a style music that preceded punk, but continued alongside it, intertwining with it at times. And no one represents that cross pollination as much as Nick Lowe does. As a musician and a producer (he produced The Damned’s first single ‘New Rose’) he was integral to both scenes.

* If you’re reading this and you’re thinking: there already is a book. Do let me know what it is.

Going For A Song: ‘We Got To Have Peace’

Curtis Mayfield – We Got To Have Peace

On Friday night, having watched the ITV News at Ten for as long as I could before I felt it repeating itself, I switched over to BBC4. I wasn’t too surprised to find on the usual trawl through the Old Grey Whistle Test archive.

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