Source of quote in Will Birch's book about Nick Lowe , 2019

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Source of quote in Will Birch's book about Nick Lowe , 2019

Postby Jackson Doofster » Thu Oct 30, 2003 5:38 pm

...just came on BBC radio 2.

What a great tune. Suddenly I'm a 13 year old squeezing zits again...

Apparently The (English) Beat are on at 11.45...cool 8)
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Postby Elfslut » Thu Oct 30, 2003 6:32 pm

They played the video on Vh-1 Classic today too.

That is just one of the best pop songs ever!

Yay Nick!

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Postby Jackson Doofster » Thu Oct 30, 2003 6:52 pm

The Beat are on now - 'Too Nice to Talk to'

I remember thinking this about Marie Cooney - the leggy blonde 15 yo on my street.

Her Dad hated me............mind you, I was thirty years old. :lol: ...

...only kidding!!

oooooooohh.......hang on.........it's their version of 'Can't Get Used to Losing You' now.

".....gonna spend my whole life through......loving you......"
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Postby Elfslut » Thu Oct 30, 2003 8:04 pm

I wish there was a decent station...in my area...

If it weren't for Vh-1 Classic I'd go mad...

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Postby DrJ » Thu Oct 30, 2003 8:07 pm

1989, I'm 14, getting into EC and I go to see the man in concert. The ticket said "No Support" but a support came on called Nick Lowe. Didn't know who he was but halfway through his accoustic set he went into CTBK and my brain went "he's the guy who does this song!!!" and fuzzy memories of the song from Swap Shop days filled me all over...

Great song, the video is mental with NL at a wedding and is waaaay too
cool.

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Postby Who Shot Sam? » Thu Oct 30, 2003 10:21 pm

Jackson Doofster wrote:The Beat are on now - 'Too Nice to Talk to'

I remember thinking this about Marie Cooney - the leggy blonde 15 yo on my street.

Her Dad hated me............mind you, I was thirty years old. :lol: ...

...only kidding!!

oooooooohh.......hang on.........it's their version of 'Can't Get Used to Losing You' now.

".....gonna spend my whole life through......loving you......"


Ah, the English Beat. One of the first real concerts I ever attended, with my brother at the Hollywood Palladium, was the English Beat with The Bangs (later to become the Bangles). I can remember the entire crowd dancing like crazy and emerging from the auditorium drenched in sweat. What a fun band.
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Postby bobster » Fri Oct 31, 2003 12:47 am

Who Shot Sam....the Palladium would be such a great place to see bands if it wasn't for the dreadful acoustics -- if the Beat could burn down that place, it's really saying something! (I missed that show, getting somewhat late to that particular bandwagon, but I think several friends were there. One of my best pals was kind of a leader in the whole L.A. mod scene....)

Getting back to CTBK -- I had a similar moment on the Elvis and Nick Tour from the mid-to-late eighties (sort of a mini acoutic version of the spining-songbook tour). I hadn't heard it in awhile and I just kind of went into a mild swoon that also recalled some memories. A near perfect pop song indeed!

(And I'm also suddenly recalling some article I read about Nick, I guess. In the article, some kind of music tipster fella accosts Nick and predicts that CTBK would net him "elephant dollars", much to Basher's amusemnt....Anyone else remember this???)
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Postby Jackson Doofster » Fri Oct 31, 2003 3:59 am

In 1979 on the last day of term, our class (Coolmine Community School) were told we could bring in 2 records (45s) each to play on the decrepit school record player.

I brought in 'CTBK' and 'Back of My Hand' by The Jags

All the Abba and Disco fans sat slack jawed throughout!
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Postby Copenhagen Fan » Fri Oct 31, 2003 4:18 am

Cruel To Be Kind..one of my faves.....and definately a hit during my Amsterdam street performance tour..!
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Postby Gillibeanz » Fri Oct 31, 2003 5:33 am

The Beat were one of my fave groups way back then...... Mirror In The Bathroom and Hands Off Shes Mine still kicks arse!! :D
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Postby PlaythingOrPet » Fri Oct 31, 2003 8:14 am

I've just got Basher - The Best of Nick Lowe and love Cruel To Be Kind. Don't forget (I Love The Sound Of) Breaking Glass and So It Goes - all great great pop songs. I grew up hearing CTBK and (ILTSO)BG and not knowing who it was until years later.....(I Love The Sound Of) Pennies Dropping. :lol:
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Postby martinfoyle » Fri Oct 31, 2003 10:37 am

I spent the 2nd half of the 80's in a remote part of Canada. There were only 2 AM stations worth listening to on the radio, and even they were truly awful. Still, every now and then they'd play CTBK and it was like a blast of fresh air. That acoustic guitar flourish intro, Billy Bremner's divine guitar break... it made life worth living. Great, great track.
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Postby laughingcrow » Fri Oct 31, 2003 10:39 am

Nick Lowe is a god cast in marble at the foot of Mount Olympus, draped in purple velvet and holding a jade guitar.

The Impossible Bird is one of the best albums ever anywhere.

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Postby verbal gymnastics » Fri Oct 31, 2003 10:45 am

I remember seeing Nick supporting Elvis in 1989 at the London Palladium shows and he introduced CTBK as "a medley of my hit".
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Postby Alpal » Sun Nov 02, 2003 5:40 pm

This summer I bought 2 copies of "The Impossible Bird" for $2 each in a bargain bin at a Borders Bookstore. Great CD. Ah, the memories....

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Postby laughingcrow » Sun Nov 02, 2003 6:26 pm

2 copies....one for the house, one for the shed right?

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Postby Alpal » Tue Nov 04, 2003 2:07 am

I enjoy giving really, really cheap gifts to my friends. Its all they deserve.

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Postby laughingcrow » Tue Nov 04, 2003 4:47 am

Pretty good gift though! You such a nice fella!

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Re: Hey........'Cruel to be Kind'

Postby johnfoyle » Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:28 pm

Source of quote in Will Birch's book about Nick Lowe

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Nick Lowe is a god cast in marble at the foot of Mount Olympus, draped in purple velvet and holding a jade guitar.

The Impossible Bird is one of the best albums ever anywhere.

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Re: Source of quote in Will Birch's book about Nick Lowe , 2019

Postby Man out of Time » Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:53 am

johnfoyle wrote:Source of quote in Will Birch's book about Nick Lowe


So people actually read what we post here? Who knew!

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