[ mp3 ]: Nick Lowe - (I Love the Sound Of) Breaking Glass:
Right? Yeah, I know.
You may have noticed that this record has two names - Jesus of Cool and Pure Pop For Now People. I'll let you guess which one WASN'T allowed by Lowe's American record company. Yup. They got nervous about the whole Jesus thing, shuffled the track listing around a little bit, and that was that. Honestly, both titles work. This record could have just been named, Good Songs: An Album.
The first two tracks simply blew me away, and this record gets even more fun on side two. Rockpile partner Dave Edmunds helped pen Little Hitler (It's appearance proves that America in the seventies had weird sensitivities - can't mention Jesus, but Hitler? Play ball). Nutted By Reality is my new favorite phrase. I'm not sure of the most appropriate time to use it, but I feel like there are lots of situations in which I can declare, "Boy, I'm really getting nutted by reality here." I think the last time I said it was game six of the World Series.
Anyway, there's a ton to like here. Give it a listen. What do you think?