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Nick LoweJesus Of Cool

Tracklist

Music For Money2:03
(I Love The Sound Of) Breaking Glass3:05
Little Hitler2:51
Shake And Pop3:13
Tonight3:45
So It Goes2:23
No Reason3:25
36 Inches High2:50
Marie Provost2:41
Nutted By Reality2:46
Heart Of The City (Live)4:15

Credits (2)

Notes

Jesus Of Cool was released in the U.K. in March 1978 and peaked at # 22 in Music Week a month later. Its American counterpart, Pure Pop For Now People, was released in the U.S.A. also in March 1978 and peaked at # 127 on the Billboard Album Chart the following month.

The are at least four versions of the artwork with the six photographs on the front sleeve being different:
- The UK version with one picture of Dave Edmunds (which shares the same sleeve with most of the other versions): Jesus Of Cool
- The North American version (which also has a different rear sleeve and title): Pure Pop For Now People (US) and Pure Pop For Now People (Canada)
- The Scandinavian version (which differs significantly from most of the other versions; all but one of the six photographs on the front sleeve are different, they are all of Nick Lowe (no pics of Dave Edmunds), and the reflection on the rear sleeve is green while in most of the other versions it is white): Jesus Of Cool (Scandinavia), The Jesus Of Cool (Finland), Jesus Of Cool (Norway). The Scandinavian, Finnish and Norwegian versions also have an extra track "Cruel To Be Kind", which was not included on the original UK version.
- Reissue on Demon Records Jesus Of Cool which has a set of six pictures of Nick Lowe not used in any of the other versions, with the reflection on the rear cover being red. There are single sleeve and gatefold versions of this one.

Versions

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    Cover of Jesus Of Cool, 1978, VinylJesus Of Cool
    LP, Album
    Radar Records (5) – RAD 56 466, Radar Records (5) – RAD 1Germany1978Germany1978
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Jesus Of Cool, 1978, VinylJesus Of Cool
    LP, Album
    Radar Records (5) – WB 56466Netherlands1978Netherlands1978
    Cover of Jesus Of Cool, 1978-03-00, VinylJesus Of Cool
    LP, Album, Stereo, CBS Pressing
    Radar Records (5) – RAD 1UK1978UK1978
    Cover of Jesus Of Cool, 1978, VinylJesus Of Cool
    LP, Album
    Smash Records (3) – SLEPT 1Scandinavia1978Scandinavia1978
    Cover of Jesus Of Cool, 1978, VinylJesus Of Cool
    LP, Album
    Radar Records (5) – RAD 1Australia1978Australia1978
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Pure Pop For Now People, 1978, VinylPure Pop For Now People
    LP, Album, Stereo, Terre Haute Press
    Columbia – JC 35329US1978US1978
    Cover of Pure Pop For Now People, 1978-04-00, VinylPure Pop For Now People
    LP, Album
    Columbia – PC 35329, Columbia – 35329Canada1978Canada1978
    Cover of Pure Pop For Now People, 1978, VinylPure Pop For Now People
    LP, Album, Promo, Pitman Pressing
    Columbia – JC 35329US1978US1978
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Jesus Of Cool, 1978, VinylJesus Of Cool
    LP, Album
    Radar Records (5) – 56 466, Radar Records (5) – 56 466-A, Radar Records (5) – RAD 1France1978France1978
    New Submission
    Cover of Jesus Of Cool, 1978, VinylJesus Of Cool
    LP, Album
    Radar Records (5) – S 60.010Spain1978Spain1978
    New Submission
    Cover of Jesus Of Cool, 1978, VinylJesus Of Cool
    LP, Album, Stereo
    Radar Records (5) – 54 466, Radar Records (5) – 54.466Belgium1978Belgium1978
    New Submission
    Cover of Jesus Of Cool, 1978, CassetteJesus Of Cool
    Cassette, Album
    Radar Records (5) – RAC 1UK1978UK1978
    New Submission
    Cover of Jesus Of Cool, 1978, VinylJesus Of Cool
    LP, Album
    Radar Records (5) – P-10554FJapan1978Japan1978
    New Submission
    Cover of Jesus Of Cool, 1978-02-09, VinylJesus Of Cool
    LP, Album, Test Pressing
    WEA Filipacchi Music – 56 466France1978France1978
    Cover of Jesus Of Cool, 1978, CassetteJesus Of Cool
    Cassette, Album
    Smash Records (3) – BARA 1Scandinavia1978Scandinavia1978
    New Submission
    Cover of The Jesus Of Cool, 1978, VinylThe Jesus Of Cool
    LP, Album
    Arletty – ATTY-L 001Finland1978Finland1978
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Jesus Of Cool, 1978, VinylJesus Of Cool
    LP, Album
    Warner Bros. Records – 50-14.389Argentina1978Argentina1978
    New Submission
    Pure Pop For Now People
    Cassette, Album
    Radar Records (5) – RAD 1Canada1978Canada1978
    Needs Changes
    Cover of Pure Pop For Now People, 1978, VinylPure Pop For Now People
    LP, Album, Stereo, Pitman Pressing
    Columbia – JC 35329, Columbia – 35329US1978US1978
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Pure Pop For Now People, 1978, VinylPure Pop For Now People
    LP, Album, Santa Maria Press
    Columbia – JC 35329US1978US1978
    New Submission
    Cover of Pure Pop For Now People, 1978, VinylPure Pop For Now People
    LP, Album, Promo, Terre Haute Pressing
    Columbia – JC 35329US1978US1978
    New Submission
    Cover of Jesus Of Cool, 1978, CassetteJesus Of Cool
    Cassette, Album
    Arletty – ATTY-C 001Finland1978Finland1978
    New Submission
    Cover of Pure Pop For Now People, 1978, 8-Track CartridgePure Pop For Now People
    8-Track Cartridge, Album, Stereo
    Columbia – PCA 35329Canada1978Canada1978
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Pure Pop For Now People, 1978, VinylPure Pop For Now People
    LP, Album, Promo, Santa Maria Press
    Columbia – JC 35329US1978US1978
    New Submission
    Cover of Jesus Of Cool, 1978, VinylJesus Of Cool
    LP, Album, White Label
    Radar Records (5) – RAD 1UK1978UK1978
    New Submission
    Cover of Pure Pop For Now People, 1978, CassettePure Pop For Now People
    Cassette, Album
    Columbia – PCT 35329US1978US1978
    New Submission
    Cover of Jesus Of Cool, 1978, VinylJesus Of Cool
    LP, Album, Promo
    Radar Records (5) – P-10554FJapan1978Japan1978
    New Submission
    Cover of Pure Pop For Now People, 1978, 8-Track CartridgePure Pop For Now People
    8-Track Cartridge, Album, Club Edition, Stereo, Black cart
    Columbia – JCA 35329US1978US1978
    New Submission
    Cover of Nick Lowe, 1978, VinylNick Lowe
    LP, Album
    Warner Bros. Records – WBC 1393, Radar Records (5) – WBC 1393South Africa1978South Africa1978
    New Submission
    Cover of Jesus Of Cool, 1978, VinylJesus Of Cool
    LP, Album, Promo
    Radar Records (5) – S 60.010Spain1978Spain1978
    New Submission
    Cover of Pure Pop For Now People, 1978, CassettePure Pop For Now People
    Cassette, Album
    Columbia – PCT 35329US1978US1978
    New Submission
    Cover of Pure Pop For Now People, 1978, CassettePure Pop For Now People
    Cassette, Album
    Columbia – JCT 35329US1978US1978
    New Submission
    Cover of Jesus Of Cool, 1978, VinylJesus Of Cool
    LP, Album
    Warner Bros. Records – 23(1031)00085Colombia1978Colombia1978
    New Submission
    Cover of Jesus Of Cool, 1978, VinylJesus Of Cool
    LP, Album
    Radar Records (5) – RAD 1New Zealand1978New Zealand1978
    New Submission
    Pure Pop For Now People
    LP, Album, Mispress
    Columbia – 35329US1978US1978
    New Submission
    Cover of Jesus Of Cool, 1978, CassetteJesus Of Cool
    Cassette, Album
    Hispavox – C 60.010, Radar Records (5) – C 60.010Spain1978Spain1978
    New Submission
    Jesus Of Cool
    LP, Album, Stereo
    Warner Bros. Records – GM-200.2399Venezuela1978Venezuela1978
    New Submission
    Cover of Jesus Of Cool, 1978, CassetteJesus Of Cool
    Cassette, Album
    Radar Records (5) – M5D 1Australia1978Australia1978
    New Submission
    Cover of Pure Pop For Now People, 1978, VinylPure Pop For Now People
    LP, Album
    Columbia – PC 35329, Columbia – 35329Canada1978Canada1978
    New Submission
    Cover of Jesus Of Cool, 1978, VinylJesus Of Cool
    LP, Album, Stereo, Island Records Pressing
    Radar Records (5) – RAD 1UK1978UK1978

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    Reviews

    • cpedro's avatar
      cpedro
      You can always tell, when a bass player produces a record - stunning.
      • McHomie's avatar
        McHomie
        Nick Lowe's solo debut is a triumph of wit and sarcasm, a dozen tunes (on the US release) with a hundred hooks and nearly as many clever lyrical lines. Highlights include the reggae influenced "No Reason" and "(I Love The Sound Of) Breaking Glass", "Marie Provost", "Little Hitler", "Nutted By Reality" and "36 Inches High". No issues with this pressing, it's got a crisp, punchy mix with adequate low end and a soundstage that feels equal parts rootsy and glossy. My copy is in excellent condition, playing clean and quiet with no noticeable surface noise.
        • timmee1's avatar
          timmee1
          The backing band includes Graham Parker’s band from the same era, The Rumour. What’s not to love?!
          • flatwound's avatar
            flatwound
            Great lp- great songs played and captured very well. The bass is big- not overwhelming, but bigger than average period lp’s. Nice member of the collection
            • johnlindonclare's avatar
              What a rich period this was for progressive pop music, unashamed to be aiming for the charts (though rarely as successfully as the music deserves) but also incredibly clever. Also superb cover
              • hobbes4444's avatar
                hobbes4444
                Very nice mastering. Some serious bass on this cut but not at the expense of the vocals or high end. Just too bad the pressing is a bit noisy in between tracks and in quiet parts, even after some cleanings. But doesn't distract when the music is chugging along. Could have been 5 stars though...
                • Lost_Trax's avatar
                  Lost_Trax
                  Pretty noisy reissue - lots of surface noise between tracks and disappointingly during the quiet passages. Looks great but I want to listen to it, not watch it go round.
                  • paulisdead's avatar
                    paulisdead
                    Named after one of the fake titles given by Lowe to the press for his debut album, Wireless World combines all the tracks from the UK & US versions (Jesus Of Cool and Pop For The People) on one disc.

                    Which means, with all those extra tracks, Wireless World isn’t the hottest cut in the world, but it’s not K-Tel disc quiet either.

                    The “Dust-Bin Lid” green is much darker than the promotional photos. The cover uses the US notepad inner with new copyright information on the flip. The back cover is a shot not used on either previous edition: a photo of dust-bin with a guitar (ok?).

                    Pressing quality - my copy had a few air-bubble indents that didn’t cause skipping or loud pops. There was some sticky glue type gunk on the disc that cleaned off with a typical record cleaning spray. The noise floor of the record is good, but it’s a dirty record that will need a few cleans to minimise the snap, crackle and pops.

                    Mastering quality - the sound is punchy. I don’t have an original to compare it too, but the sound has enough attack in the guitars and drums with some decent low end. In fact, the mastering is quite good.

                    Overall - not a bad pressing if you can get a clean copy. It’s a shame that RSD and rushed quality control go hand in hand as the mastering sounds good.
                    • Arby_Ess's avatar
                      Arby_Ess
                      Wow. For a label that constantly bills itself as being by music fans for musics, Yep Roc really doesn't get vinyl at all -- missing inserts/lyric sheets, truncated artwork, omitted credits,and so on. Just consistently disappointing. In this case, we have a release that is entirely redundant. All of these tracks -- and more -- are available on their 2LP "Jesus of Cool" reissue from a few years back (YR2620). Funny thing -- that reissue, despite the great track listing, is incredibly maddening because it doesn't have the liner notes from the CD version, personnel credits...heck, it doesn't even have songwriting credits!

                      I'm done with Yep Roc vinyl...except as cut-outs...
                      • mooreic's avatar
                        mooreic
                        I listened to my UK original pressing just now (a VG+ copy that’s well played - it’s variant 1 by the looks) for the first time in a while and was struck by how good it sounds. I thought it might be a George “Porky” Peckham special but it doesn’t have his marking though the comment is very “him”. Anyone share my view re the quality of the sound?

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