At My Age
No artist gets to decide how they’ll be remembered. If, as seems increasingly likely, Nick Lowe ends up remembered as the guy who penned “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace Love and Understanding” back in the early 1970s, surely the songwriter will be satisfied.
Yet fans and followers of Lowe know there’s a nearly endless stream of legitimate second (or first) choices for pick of his defining moment. As a member of Brinsley Schwarz, Lowe helped bridge pub rock to punk. Lowe inaugurated the Stiff label with his single “So It Goes”, and more explicitly helped pave the way for punk’s indie movement by producing the Damned’s epochal “New Rose”. He subsequently produced key tracks for the Pretenders and several albums for Elvis Costello.
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