Nick Lowe ‎– Jesus Of Cool

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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.

Tracklist

Music For Money 2:03
(I Love The Sound Of) Breaking Glass 3:05
Little Hitler 2:51
Shake And Pop 3:13
Tonight 3:45
So It Goes 2:23
No Reason 3:25
36 Inches High 2:50
Marie Provost 2:41
Nutted By Reality 2:46
Heart Of The City (Live) 4:15

Versions (55)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RAD 1 Nick Lowe Jesus Of Cool(LP, Album) Radar Records (5) RAD 1 UK 1978 Sell This Version
RAC 1 Nick Lowe Jesus Of Cool(Cass, Album) Radar Records (5) RAC 1 UK 1978 Sell This Version
BARA 1 Nick Lowe Jesus Of Cool(Cass, Album) Smash Records (3) BARA 1 Scandinavia 1978 Sell This Version
ATTY-C 001 Nick Lowe Jesus Of Cool(Cass, Album) Arletty ATTY-C 001 Finland 1978 Sell This Version
54 466, 54.466 Nick Lowe Jesus Of Cool(LP, Album) Radar Records (5), Radar Records (5) 54 466, 54.466 Belgium 1978 Sell This Version
WB 56466 Nick Lowe Jesus Of Cool(LP, Album) Radar Records (5) WB 56466 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
SLEPT 1 Nick Lowe Jesus Of Cool(LP, Album) Smash Records (3) SLEPT 1 Scandinavia 1978 Sell This Version
RAD 1 Nick Lowe Jesus Of Cool(LP, Album) Radar Records (5) RAD 1 New Zealand 1978 Sell This Version
P-10554F Nick Lowe Jesus Of Cool(LP, Album) Radar Records (5) P-10554F Japan 1978 Sell This Version
RAD 56 466, RAD 1 Nick Lowe Jesus Of Cool(LP, Album) Radar Records (5), Radar Records (5) RAD 56 466, RAD 1 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
50-14.389 Nick Lowe Jesus Of Cool(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records 50-14.389 Argentina 1978 Sell This Version
S 60.010 Nick Lowe Jesus Of Cool(LP, Album) Radar Records (5) S 60.010 Spain 1978 Sell This Version
23(1031)00085 Nick Lowe Jesus Of Cool(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records 23(1031)00085 Colombia 1978 Sell This Version
56 466, 56 466-A, RAD 1 Nick Lowe Jesus Of Cool(LP, Album) Radar Records (5), Radar Records (5), Radar Records (5) 56 466, 56 466-A, RAD 1 France 1978 Sell This Version
RAD 1 Nick Lowe Jesus Of Cool(LP, Album) Radar Records (5) RAD 1 Australia 1978 Sell This Version
P-10554F Nick Lowe Jesus Of Cool(LP, Album, Promo) Radar Records (5) P-10554F Japan 1978 Sell This Version
S 60.010 Nick Lowe Jesus Of Cool(LP, Album, Promo) Radar Records (5) S 60.010 Spain 1978 Sell This Version
56 466 Nick Lowe Jesus Of Cool(LP, Album, TP) WEA Filipacchi Music 56 466 France 1978 Sell This Version
RAD 1 Nick Lowe Jesus Of Cool(LP, Album, W/Lbl) Radar Records (5) RAD 1 UK 1978 Sell This Version
WBC 1393 Nick Lowe Nick Lowe(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records WBC 1393 South Africa 1978 Sell This Version
PCA 35329 Nick Lowe Pure Pop For Now People(8-Trk, Album) Columbia PCA 35329 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
JCA 35329 Nick Lowe Pure Pop For Now People(8-Trk, Album, Club, Bla) Columbia JCA 35329 US 1978 Sell This Version
JCT 35329 Nick Lowe Pure Pop For Now People(Cass, Album) Columbia JCT 35329 US 1978 Sell This Version
PCT 35329 Nick Lowe Pure Pop For Now People(Cass, Album) Columbia PCT 35329 US 1978 Sell This Version
PCT 35329 Nick Lowe Pure Pop For Now People(Cass, Album) Columbia PCT 35329 US 1978 Sell This Version
RAD 1 Nick Lowe Pure Pop For Now People(Cass, Album) Radar Records (5) RAD 1 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
PC 35329, 35329 Nick Lowe Pure Pop For Now People(LP, Album) Columbia, Columbia PC 35329, 35329 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
JC 35329, 35329 Nick Lowe Pure Pop For Now People(LP, Album, Pit) Columbia, Columbia JC 35329, 35329 US 1978 Sell This Version
JC 35329 Nick Lowe Pure Pop For Now People(LP, Album, Promo, Pit) Columbia JC 35329 US 1978 Sell This Version
JC 35329 Nick Lowe Pure Pop For Now People(LP, Album, Promo, San) Columbia JC 35329 US 1978 Sell This Version
JC 35329 Nick Lowe Pure Pop For Now People(LP, Album, Promo, Ter) Columbia JC 35329 US 1978 Sell This Version
JC 35329 Nick Lowe Pure Pop For Now People(LP, Album, San) Columbia JC 35329 US 1978 Sell This Version
JC 35329 Nick Lowe Pure Pop For Now People(LP, Album, Ter) Columbia JC 35329 US 1978 Sell This Version
ATTY-L 001 Nick Lowe The Jesus Of Cool(LP, Album) Arletty ATTY-L 001 Finland 1978 Sell This Version
JC 35329, 35329, PC 35329 Nick Lowe Pure Pop For Now People(LP, Album, RE) Columbia, Columbia, Columbia JC 35329, 35329, PC 35329 US 1983 Sell This Version
PC 35329 Nick Lowe Pure Pop For Now People(LP, RE) Columbia PC 35329 US 1983 Sell This Version
PC 35329 Nick Lowe Pure Pop For Now People(LP, RE) Columbia PC 35329 US 1983 Sell This Version
PC 35329 Nick Lowe Pure Pop For Now People(LP, RE, Car) Columbia PC 35329 US 1983 Sell This Version
FIEND CD 131 Nick Lowe Jesus Of Cool(CD, Album, RE) Demon Records FIEND CD 131 UK 1989 Sell This Version
Fiend 131 Nick Lowe Jesus Of Cool(LP, Album, RE) Demon Records Fiend 131 UK 1989 Sell This Version
fiend cass 131 Nick Lowe Jesus of Cool(Cass, Dol) Demon-Westside fiend cass 131 1989 Sell This Version
none Nick Lowe Jesus Of Cool (30th Anniversary Edition)(CD, Album, Promo, S/Edition) Yep Roc Records none US 2008 Sell This Version
YEP 2620 Nick Lowe Jesus Of Cool(21xFile, Album, RE, RM, VBR) Yep Roc Records YEP 2620 US 2008
YP2620 Nick Lowe Jesus Of Cool(2xLP, Album, RE, Red) Yep Roc Records YP2620 US 2008 Sell This Version
CHOSEN1 Nick Lowe Jesus Of Cool(CD, Album, RE, RM) Proper Records (2) CHOSEN1 UK & Europe 2008 Sell This Version
YEP 2620 Nick Lowe Jesus Of Cool(CD, Album, RE, RM) Yep Roc Records YEP 2620 US 2008 Sell This Version
YR2620 Nick Lowe Jesus Of Cool(LP, Album, RE + LP, Comp + 30t) Yep Roc Records YR2620 US 2008 Sell This Version
YEP 2620 Nick Lowe Jesus Of Cool(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP) Yep Roc Records YEP 2620 US 2013 Sell This Version
YEP-2620 Nick Lowe Jesus Of Cool(Cass, Album, RE, S/Edition, Gre) Yep Roc Records YEP-2620 US 2018 Sell This Version
FIEND CD 131 Nick Lowe Jesus Of Cool(CD, Album, RE) Demon Records FIEND CD 131 UK Unknown Sell This Version
YEP 2620 Nick Lowe Jesus Of Cool(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP) Yep Roc Records YEP 2620 US Unknown Sell This Version
FIEND CD 131 Nick Lowe Jesus Of Cool(CD, Album, RE, RP) Demon Records FIEND CD 131 UK Unknown Sell This Version
FIEND CD 131 Nick Lowe Jesus Of Cool(CD, Album, RE, RP) Demon Records FIEND CD 131 UK Unknown Sell This Version
XXLP 9 Nick Lowe Jesus Of Cool(LP, Album, RE) F-Beat XXLP 9 Norway Unknown Sell This Version
CK 35329 Nick Lowe Pure Pop For Now People(CD, Album, RE) Columbia CK 35329 US Unknown Sell This Version

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traskb

traskb

November 26, 2021
edited 10 days ago
referencing Jesus Of Cool, LP, Album, RAD 1
I discovered a mispress in a copy of the US release of Pure Pop For Now People. The B side of my copy was pressed with the B side from a Sonny James 1978 album This Is Love. You can see a video at the following link documenting the mispress, https://imgur.com/a/YHpNNMV

Has anyone heard of this mispress, can't find any mention or reference to it online or in the version list here.
JimBongJovi

JimBongJovi

May 25, 2019
referencing Jesus Of Cool, LP, Album, RAD 1
My pressing is a US "Pure Pop For..." JC35329 pressing, so presumably original 1978.
However, there are no identifying press plant etchings, just the "AL 35329 1D" and "BL 35329 1A" stamps.

Any one have a clue as to which pressing this is?
sethelkins

sethelkins

July 13, 2018
referencing Jesus Of Cool, LP, Album, RE + LP, Comp + 30t, YR2620

Listening on a tech 12 mk-II with a Shure m97xe through a Marantz and B&W loudspeakers, this reissue is nothing short of fantastic. If you're having complaints about the sound, perhaps it is time to upgrade your setup?
Arby_Ess

Arby_Ess

November 11, 2017
referencing Jesus Of Cool, LP, Album, RE + LP, Comp + 30t, YR2620
Yep Roc could have done better...classic album, great material, but this 2LP reissue is lacking the liner notes from the CD version, personnel credits...heck, it doesn't even have songwriting credits! Come on, guys...
kasperdm

kasperdm

August 26, 2017
referencing Jesus Of Cool, LP, Album, 54 466, 54.466
shouldn't the cat # be 56.466 in stead of 54.466?
KWOCR

KWOCR

February 3, 2011
edited over 9 years ago
referencing Jesus Of Cool, LP, Album, RE + LP, Comp + 30t, YR2620

This release brought in me such joyful feeling as indeed Nick Lowe is such a graciously cool musician and facetious songwriter understanding that rock shouldn't become tedious, pop must have wit and new-wave sounds better pristine and sharp.

In the 90's Nick Lowe admitted that his greatest fear was "sticking with what you did when you were famous" so maybe it's worth even looking further than his amazing early releases.
The guy has wit obviously, a quality lacking in much of contemporary 'pop' music, considering that this album was relatively mainstream music by the end of the 1970's as it reached #22 in UK Music Week and #127 in US Billboard Album Charts by April 1978. These were the days when you would love your label or spit burn their desk and leave.

What the release notes tell is true, nearly all the tracks found on the second vinyl were previously unavailable in such album format and can only be found today on old vinyl compilations, singles or 7" b-sides ('Shake That Rat', 'I Love My Label', 'They Called it Rock', 'Born a Woman', 'Endless Sleep', 'Heart Of The City'...), the good thing is all these tunes date from the same period 'Jesus Of Cool' in the UK and simultaneously 'Pure Pop For Now People' in the US were released, so the overall feeling for this double LP is emotionally concordant.

A very finely done reissue, great mastering, heavy-grade vinyls, nealry identical design and photography for (gatefold) cover and inner sleeves, in other words: Topnotch. Nick could sing 'I love my Yep Roc Records label' and the Original Version of 'Cruel To Be Kind' is even included for in the right measure!