Rockpile "Seconds of Pleasure"

Posted 02 Aug 2010 in 80s, Albums of 1980, Albums of the 80s, Rock + Roll

Today’s Cool Album of the Day is Rockpile’s, Seconds Of Pleasure.

Dave Edmunds (guitar) and Nick Lowe (bass) must have recorded about 6 albums together in the late 70’s or early 80’s. However, this was the only ‘official’ release of the band named they used, Rockpile.

Due to some weird contracts, they never released another official album. So what they did was take turn releasing solo albums. And then they would play on each others release. So one album would be called Nick Lowe, and it would feature Dave Edmunds and the next would be Dave Edmunds, and it would feature Nick Lowe.

Rockpile also included Bill Bremmer on guitar and Terry Williams on drums. Terry Williams went on to play with Dire Straits in later years.

I had a chance to see them play as Rockpile on one of their only tours. I remember it was as an opening act for Bad Company and The Outlaws. It was at the Chicago Stadium. I also remember seeing a guy get busted at that show in the bathroom for selling ‘something’ to an undercover Chicago’s Finest.

Some of the best tracks included…Teacher Teacher, Play That Fast Thing One More Time and I f Sugar Was As Sweet As You.

Track Listing

Side one

  1. “Teacher Teacher” (Kenny Pickett, Eddie Phillips) – 2:36
  2. “If Sugar Was As Sweet As You” (Joe Tex) – 2:35
  3. “Heart” – 2:38
  4. “Now and Always” – 1:58
  5. “A Knife and a Fork” (Kip Anderson, Isaiah Hennie, Charles Derrick) – 3:18
  6. “Play That Fast Thing (One More Time)” (Lowe) – 4:13

Side two

  1. “Wrong Again (Let’s Face It)” (Chris Difford, Glenn Tilbrook) – 2:23
  2. “Pet You and Hold You” – 3:13
  3. “Oh What a Thrill” (Chuck Berry) – 3:06
  4. “When I Write the Book” – 3:17
  5. “Fool Too Long” – 2:51
  6. “You Ain’t Nothin’ But Fine” (Sidney Semien, Floyd Soileau) – 2:54

Personnel

  • Billy Bremner – guitar, vocals
  • Dave Edmunds – guitar, vocals, piano, organ
  • Nick Lowe – bass, vocals
  • Terry Williams – drums, drums, drums

Here’s a smokin’ hot version of ‘Teacher, Teacher.’

I’m following that up with a real treat.  Robert Plant joins Rockpile for a version of ‘Little Sister.’ This was taken from the Concert for Campuchea, 1979.

Posted by Larry Carta


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