Hackskeptic’s 500 Greatest Songs: Nick Lowe – (I Love The Sound Of) Breaking Glass

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278 – Nick Lowe – (I Love The Sound Of) Breaking Glass (1978)
Written by Nick Lowe, Andrew Bodnar and Steve Goulding
Produced by Nick Lowe
Label – Radar/Columbia

Lowe’s humourous responses to David Bowie’s “Low” album from 1976 included the excellent 1977 EP, “Bowi”. This single bears little influence from the song it is inspired by other than the occasional chopping guitar chord. A clipped reggae rhythm chugs along whilst pianist Bob Andrews adds some inspired embellishments for one of the “Jesus Of Cool’s” best songs. It’s tough to pick between his three best singles; “Cruel To Be Kind” and “So It Goes” are superb, but this just gets the edge.

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2 responses to “Hackskeptic’s 500 Greatest Songs: Nick Lowe – (I Love The Sound Of) Breaking Glass

  1. Hi Hackskeptic!

    Nick Lowe graced the charts with some lovely pop you know.

    Warm and inviting, clever, literate and worldly wise.

    Always hard to play live, I reckon because one of the main instruments couldn’t be brought along on tour. The studio.

    Well deserved acclaim for a great song.

    86/100.

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