THIS IS OUR MUSIC: Nick Lowe – “So It Goes”

THIS IS OUR MUSIC: Nick Lowe – “So It Goes”.

Nick Lowe’s debut solo single, after stints with Kippington Lodge and Brinsley Schwartz, was also the first single Stiff Records ever released, and it’s hard to imagine a more ideal introduction for both.

Clearly part of the pub rock tradition that Brinsley Schwartz pioneered, but with a prominent new element of wicked sarcasm and a modern, stripped-down production, as evinced by the twangy, deep-toned Duane Eddy-style guitar solo. 

The single is enormous fun on its own merits, and as a harbinger for Stiff’s early years, when Lowe basically singlehandedly ran the label’s artistic output, it’s perfect.

.allmusic

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