KTRU Tuesdays: Nick Lowe on “Backstage Interview”

Over the last six months, we have showcased a variety of interviews from Bruce Kessler, most tied to his radio show “Backstage Interview.” We have many more.

On May 24, 1978, Nick Lowe with Rockpile played at the Houston Music Hall along with Elvis Costello and the Attractions and Mink DeVille. Bruce Kessler had the chance to interview him that night.

Here’s the complete interview, which focuses on the disposability of pop music, music production, songwriting, creating the album Pure Pop for Now People / Jesus of Cool, pub rock and humor, power pop, the death of punk, and new wave.

One of the best lines, one of many, is “he’s dynamite that geezer.” The “he” is Paul McCartney.

Image from The Elvis Costello wiki via Gary Hunt.

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