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The Impossible Bird

Nick Lowe's albums have only been patchily available on CD or iTunes so it is good to see this one in the store. And for those who knew him back in the 70s but haven't followed his progress in later years, you can hear that he has got old along with the rest of us - this album in particular is honest, brutal and - in places - extraordinarily beautiful. It may turn out to be his best ever. Some of these songs you'll know already, but hear the album through and there isn't a single duff track - and four of them must be some of his best - The Beast in Me, True Love Travels on a Gravel Road, Shelley My Love and I Live on a Battlefield. Buy now, while you can!


Born: 25 March 1949 in Woodchurch, Suffolk, England

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

As the leader of the seminal pub rockers Brinsley Schwarz, a producer, and a solo artist, Nick Lowe held considerable influence over the development of punk rock. With the Brinsleys, Lowe began a back-to-basics movement that flowered into punk rock in the late '70s. As the house producer for Stiff, he recorded many seminal records by the likes of the Damned, Elvis Costello, and the Pretenders. His rough, ragged production style earned him the nickname "Basher" and also established the amateurish,...
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