FC 39371 Nick Lowe And His Cowboy Outfit
Produced by Nick Lowe with Colin Fairley and Paul Bass (track 10 by Elvis Costello and Colin Fairley)
Released on May 1984
US CHART POSITION #113
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FC 39371 cover
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K ronomyth 5.0, The Lad That Time Forgot. I was almost blue at the thought of my favorite puncle trading in his red shoes for cowboy boots, but this is not a case of our Lowe Rider changing horses in midstream. It’s the same abalmyable climate we’ve grown, a clam mated too. So, the terror-forming title aside, these Lowe lands will be familiar to anyone who tuned in for his last two albums. And yet I get the sense, the deeper I travel, the fewer peaks I find. “God’s Gift To Women” is a gift, “Love Like A Glove” suits me just fine, and “Half A Boy Half A Man” isn’t half bad. The rest of it’s readily dispensable in lieu of Lowe’s other achievements. Elvis flat-lines on a horn chart for “L.A.F.S.,” and it doesn’t take second sight to see that planet Cowboy is just an excuse to sell tchotchki to unsuspecting tourists. Some bought into it anyway, and I’ve got the keychain from Paris to prove I’m a sucker for it too, but honestly Pure Pop and Labour are where the party’s at.

FC 39371 back cover FC 39371 picture sleeve
FC 39371 back cover FC 39371 picture sleeve

TRACK LISTING

  1. HALF A BOY AND HALF A MAN    (Nick Lowe)    2:52
  2. BREAK AWAY    (Tom Springfield)    3:38
  3. YOU'LL NEVER GET ME UP (IN ONE OF THOSE)    (Mickey Jupp)    4:38
  4. LOVE LIKE A GLOVE    (Carlene Carter/James Eller)    3:14
  5. THE GEE AND THE RICK AND THE THREE CARD TRICK    (Nick Lowe)    4:19
  6. (HEY BIG MOUTH) STAND UP AND SAY THAT    (Nick Lowe)    2:47
  7. AWESOME    (Nick Lowe/Profile)    2:48
  8. GOD'S GIFT TO WOMEN    (Nick Lowe)    3:30
  9. MAUREEN    (Nick Lowe)    3:04
  10. L.A.F.S.    (Nick Lowe)    3:32
  11. LIVE FAST, LOVE HARD, DIE YOUNG    (Joe Allison)    2:39

CREDITS

NICK LOWE -- bass, guitar, vocals
MARTIN BELMONT -- guitar
PAUL CARRACK -- keyboards, backing vocals
BOBBY IRWIN -- drums, backing vocals
Billy Bremner -- guitar (2,4)
Elvis Costello -- horn arrangement (10)
Robert Kirby -- string arrangement (10)
T.K.O. Horns -- horns (10):
  Jeff Blythe -- saxophone
  Jim Paterson -- trombone
  Dave Plews -- trumpet
  Paul Speare -- saxophone
Bobby Valentino -- fiddle (8)
Keith Morris -- photography
Chimp Carver -- design

REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
US May 1984 Columbia LP/CS FC 39371 picture sleeve
AUS'L 1984 F-Beat LP VPL1-7478  

 

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