Nick Lowe / Jesus of Cool

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When one of rock’s preeminent practitioners enlists two elite UK players, and cuts a few bass tracks himself – you’ve got a bona fide classic.

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Call it Jesus of Cool in Old Blighty, and Pure Pop for Now People in the US -Nick Lowe’s 1978 solo bow is a masterful meld of songcraft and musicianship.  

 Andrew Bodnar

Andrew Bodnar

Aside from Lowe, The Rumour’s Andrew Bodnar (“I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass”) and Ian Dury’s bravura Blockhead Norman Watt-Roy (“Nutted by Reality”) helm the low end with their signature virtuosity.       

 Norman Watt-Roy

Norman Watt-Roy