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NICK LOWE@ST LUKES LONDON

PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 1:08 am
by garth cartwright
NICK LOWE @ ST LUKES, LONDON

Nick Lowe is something of a British treasure. Those of us who appreciate his value rush to his live appearances, these occurring only twice a decade or so. Tonight Nick has a new album At My Age (Proper) to promote and is being filmed by BBC4 – all this suggests a special gig.

Nick takes the stage looking very trim: grey slacks, white shirt, mop of white hair – a silver fox not unlike this website’s host. He’s playing acoustic, tossing off great songs like Soulful Wind, Heart, Shaking The Hill. Then the band join him – double bass, piano, guitar, drums. Without Love is the song and Florence says “it’s a long time since I’ve heard good English country music.â€

PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2007 8:27 am
by davidt
Is that Richard Thompson's song "Has She Got a Friend" he's singing there ? First line: "Saturday night and I'm all alone, no ring on the doorbell, no ring on the phone...etc." (from I want to see the bright lights album).
Sounds a great show. Wish I'd been there.

PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2007 3:55 pm
by garth cartwright
Has She Got A Friend is on Nick's The Convincer album and is credited to him - maybe he heard RT's song and decided to use the title! Last night went to see The Only Ones - a week of veterans - and they were dire. Considering Nick is of the same generation he looked and sounded in fabulous shape.