1989: Demon/Columbia CK 45313
What a tasty and diverse dish! His recordings arent bad either.
Id been quite belatedly introduced to And So It Goes (quite independently of Linda Ellerbees very enjoyable memoir) by way of the cool Muzak (it may not be easy listening crap but its still programmed filler, and I prefer the sponteneity aspect of a real live DJ or the choices of the people in person) at my local pub in 2006, and I finally decided to give Lowe a shot after all these years of him being as oddly absent on my musical canvas as are Roxy Music, The Who, much of Bowies stuff, etc. The big surprise for me was that even though most of these tracks are pretty much fluff lyrically (or indulgently obscure on un-profound themes in a very 1970s prog-rock way), many of them are actually quite enjoyable to listen to (if you dont dwell on their content, of course).
It helps if you like Rockabilly and if you have a taste for the Brit Rockabilly Wannabe such as the Stray Cats capitalized on, because its here in conspicuous doses. That its not wholly representative of Lowes catalogue is a great relief to confirm with the juxtaposition of tracks such as the drug-themed Big Kick, Plain Scrap and So It Goes, but there is a LOT of affected twang here.
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