Seconds of Pleasure
|Seconds of Pleasure|
|Studio album by Rockpile|
|Recorded||1980 at Eden Studios, Chiswick|
|Genre||Rock & roll|
|Producer||Nick Lowe and Rockpile|
Seconds of Pleasure was a 1980 album by Rockpile, a band consisting of guitarists/vocalists Dave Edmunds and Billy Bremner, bassist/vocalist Nick Lowe, and drummer Terry Williams. The band had played together on various solo albums by Edmunds and Lowe in previous years, but Seconds of Pleasure would be the first (and only) album released under the Rockpile name.
The album's opening track, "Teacher Teacher", became a minor hit on the Billboard charts. The song was written by Kenny Pickett and Eddie Phillips, former members of the 1960s British rock band The Creation.
A four-song EP, "Nick Lowe & Dave Edmunds Sing the Everly Brothers" was included in the first pressings of the LP; the songs were later included on the album's various CD versions.
The front cover is a painting by the designer Barney Bubbles, who used pseudonyms and rarely signed his work. This is signed "Dag".
LP track listing
All songs written by Nick Lowe and Rockpile, unless otherwise indicated.
- "Teacher Teacher" (Kenny Pickett, Eddie Phillips) – 2:36
- "If Sugar Was As Sweet As You" (Joe Tex) – 2:35
- "Heart" – 2:38
- "Now and Always" – 1:58
- "A Knife and a Fork" (Kip Anderson, Isaiah Hennie, Charles Derrick) – 3:18
- "Play That Fast Thing (One More Time)" (Lowe) – 4:13
- "Wrong Again (Let's Face It)" (Chris Difford, Glenn Tilbrook) – 2:23
- "Pet You and Hold You" – 3:13
- "Oh What a Thrill" (Chuck Berry) – 3:06
- "When I Write the Book" – 3:17
- "Fool Too Long" – 2:51
- "You Ain't Nothin' But Fine" (Sidney Semien, Floyd Soileau) – 2:54
Bonus EP tracks (Nick Lowe & Dave Edmunds Sing The Everly Brothers)
- "Take a Message to Mary" (Felice Bryant, Boudleaux Bryant) – 2:28
- "Crying in the Rain" (Howard Greenfield, Carole King) – 2:04
- "Poor Jenny" (F. Bryant, B. Bryant) – 2:28
- "When Will I Be Loved" (Phil Everly) – 2:14
CD reissue bonus tracks (2004)
- "Back to Schooldays" [Live] (Graham Parker) – 3:31 produced by Jeff Griffin
- "They Called It Rock" [Live] – 3:20 produced by Jeff Griffin
- "Crawling from the Wreckage" [Live] (Parker) – 3:07 produced by Chris Thomas
- Billy Bremner – guitar, vocals
- Dave Edmunds – guitar, vocals, piano, organ
- Nick Lowe – bass, vocals
- Terry Williams – drums, drums, drums
- Aldo Bocca – engineer
(note: Bremner sings lead on "Heart" and "You Ain't Nothin' But Fine". Edmunds and Lowe take turns on lead vocals for the rest of the album; amongst the non-Bremner songs, Edmunds sings all the covers except "Teacher Teacher", while Lowe sings all the originals except "Fool Too Long".)
|1980||Billboard Pop Albums||27|
|1981||"Teacher Teacher"||Billboard Pop Singles||51|