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Labour of Lust
Nick Lowe
Labour of Lust
Genres: Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop, Rock
  •  Track Listings (11) - Disc #1

Reissue of the influential recording artist/producer's 1979 album, his third solo release, it features the classic, 'Cruel o Be Kind'. 1990 release. Standard jewel case.


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All Artists: Nick Lowe
Title: Labour of Lust
Members Wishing: 11
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sony
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop, Rock
Styles: New Wave & Post-Punk, Singer-Songwriters, Power Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 074643608725


Album Description
Reissue of the influential recording artist/producer's 1979 album, his third solo release, it features the classic, 'Cruel o Be Kind'. 1990 release. Standard jewel case.

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Great Rockpile CD
Gregor von Kallahann | 12/12/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Jesus of Cool was a jukebox, spinning out a series of perfectly crafted - and decidedly quirky and subversive - pop singles. In contrast, Nick Lowe's second album, Labour of Lust, is the work of a bar band, in this case Rockpile, playing the hell out of the same type of songs. Naturally, the result is a more coherent sound that may be a little less freewheelingly eclectic, but it is no less brilliant. Recorded simultaneously with Dave Edmunds' Repeat When Necessary, Labour of Lust benefits from the muscular support of Rockpile, who make Lowe's songs crackle with vitality. Working primarily in the roots rock vein of Brinsley Schwarz but energizing his traditionalist tendencies with strong pop melodies, a sense of humor, and an edgy new wave sensibility, Lowe comes up with one of his best sets of songs. Not only is his only hit, the propulsively hook-laden "Cruel to Be Kind," here, but so are the rampaging outsider anthem "Born Fighter," the tongue-in-cheek, Chuck Berry-style "Love So Fine," the wonderful pure pop of "Dose of You," the haunting "Endless Grey Ribbon," the druggy "Big Kick, Plain Scrap!," and the terrific "Cracking Up," as well as his definitive version of Mickey Jupp's "Switchboard Susan." It's an exceptional collection of inventive pop songs, delivered with vigor and energy, making it one of the great records of the new wave. - Stephen Thomas, AMG"
Pleasently surprised
bluesboy | st claire shores, michigan | 02/13/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"now I just picked this vinal album at a used record store for .94. I've only listened to the first side and I already love it. Especially crackin' up, big kick, plain scrap and american squirm. I've always been a fan of dave edmunds and am really happy with nicks style. I can't understand musical tastes of today. I'm starting to sound like my father. but I will always love this kind of music. thanks nick!

Lusty Labors...Out of Print?
Kevin Wollenweber | 03/09/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This album is as good as JESUS OF COOL and deserves the kind of respect that album has now recently gotten. Yet, I'm seeing almost the entire list of first rate Nick Lowe albums as being discontinued? That's insane!! This man is *NOT* a one hit wonder. I'd seen him with his Cowboy Outfit band, opening for Elvis Costello (and promoting that particular album) and, that night, he blew Costello off the stage. I think that Elvis Costello was out on tour promoting his PUNCH THE CLOCK album. Nevertheless, there is no greater force out there than Nick Lowe with various configurations of Rock Pile, and I beg the record company owning the rights to these recordings to give this man his due. Perhaps plans are underway to do just that, but thus far, I haven't seen notice of those plans!!"