Dave Edmunds and Nick Lowe “Dave Edmunds and Nick Lowe Sing The Everly Brothers”

Today’s Cool Album of the Day (#469 in the Series)  is Dave Edmunds and Nick Lowe, Dave Edmunds and Nick Lowe Sing The Everly Brothers.

We’re going to go in a completely different direction today. Today’s Cool Album of the Day wasn’t really an official album.  It was actually a bonus EP released in 1980.  However, it’s so good and so special that I wanted people to know about it. So for those reasons, we’re going to feature it.

Dave Edmunds and Nick Lowe

There are only four songs on this EP.  It is just the two men and their guitars.  You’ll hear a little banter with a DJ in between songs as well at times.

This is very hard to find.  I see it on eBay once in a while so look for it there.  I was able to find Dave and Nick performing live versions a year before the release. Those songs were part of a live interview with Capitol Radio. It’s quite similar to the EP. The first song on the YouTube Audio is “Problems” as opposed to the EP version which includes “Take a Message to Mary.” It kills me that I can’t find that song to post for you, it really is a highlight.

The last three songs are the same on the playlist or the EP. They are, “Cryin In The Rain”, “Poor Jenny” and “When Will I Be Loved.”

I’ve also attached a bonus interview as well with the boys. It includes a bunch of t songs including “I Knew The Bride When She Used to Rock and Roll” and “The Blue Moon Of Kentucky” and “The Race is On.”

The harmonies of Dave Edmunds and Nick Lowe is spot on for all these tracks. It’s amazing how many radio interviews I hear 30 some years later that don’t sound this good.  Enjoy this little nugget!

–Larry Carta

(UPDATE: You can find these tracks on the expanded  CD version of Rockpile, Seconds of Pleasure.)

 Track Listing

  1. Take a Message to Mary
  2. Cryin’ In the Rain
  3. Poor Jenny
  4. When Will I Be Loved


  • Dave Edmunds – guitar, vocals
  • Nick Lowe – guitar, vocals


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