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Nick Lowe

What's so funny 'bout Peace, Love, and Understanding?

Nick Lowe (born Nicholas Drain Lowe on 24 March 1949) is an English singer-songwriter, musician and producer.

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I knew the bride when she used to rock and roll.
Baby, you got to be cruel, you got to be cruel to be kind.
  • So where are the strong
    And who are the trusted?

    And where is the harmony?
    Sweet harmony —
    'cause each time I feel it slippin away, it just makes me wanna cry:
    What's so funny 'bout Peace, Love, and Understanding?
    • "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding" on The New Favourites of Brinsley Schwarz (1974)
  • I pick myself up off the ground to have you knock me back down
    Again and again
    and when I ask you to explain
    You say, you've got to be...
    Cruel to be kind in the right measure
    Cruel to be kind it's a very good sign
    Cruel to be kind means that I love you
    Baby, you got to be cruel, you got to be cruel to be kind.
  • I've always felt quite like an outsider. I don't really belong in the mainstream, and I quite like that.
    • "Nick Lowe" interview with Noel Murray at the A.V. Club (27 June 2007)
  • You know, the actual punk music, I didn't care for at all. I thought it was all rubbish, really. It was the attitude, the way that things were being shaken up, that excited me more. I still liked people who were good, you know? Who could actually play. Even though The Damned were a punk group, they played great. As did Elvis, and as did Ian. They were the ones who interested me. Not some of those daft punkers, especially the ones who had people who were actually pretty good musicians sort of pretending to play badly. That was just so stupid, and missed the point completely, I thought. So it was the people who were true to themselves, I think, that were the exciting ones.
    • "Nick Lowe" interview with Noel Murray at the A.V. Club (27 June 2007)

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