Jesus Of Cool
(Yep Roc)


Nick Lowe’s pop classic from March 1978, Jesus Of Cool was released a month later in the U.S. under the title Pure Pop For Now People. Clearly the hipper of the two titles, Jesus Of Cool remains pure pop for now people and the album was reissued in 2008 by Yep Roc Records. Back during the days when Stiff Records had both Nick Lowe and Elvis Costello on their roster, Lowe further established his pop credentials working with Graham Parker & The Rumour, The Damned, Wreckless Eric, with Dave Edmunds in Rockpile and more. One of the bright spots of the irreverent post punk wave of new rockers during the ‘76-79 era, Jesus Of Cool spotlights Lowe recording a cross section of memorable pop classics backed up by a number of players. In addition to the original eleven track album released on Stiff Records, Yep Roc’s 2008 Jesus Of Cool remaster adds on ten bonus tracks taken from various singles and EP releases from that ‘76-77 era. Yep Roc pulls out the stops with prominent reissue packaging, detailed discography and excellent liner notes by Will Birch.


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