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Links to a blog[edit]

Do these links really belong here?

I certainly never would have added them, though they're not blatantly inappropriate. -- Jmabel | Talk 20:49, 12 January 2006 (UTC)

Usually I'd say no, but I'd agree with you, they're not blatantly inappropriate--I don't mind if they're left in. --Lukobe 21:07, 12 January 2006 (UTC)

Nick Lowe's middle name[edit]

I believe Nick's middle name is Orain -- not Drain. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 143.165.201.47 (talkcontribs) 26 December 2006.

You could be right; it's uncited, and I don't see anything I'd consider a really reliable online source for either one. - Jmabel | Talk 06:06, 28 December 2006 (UTC)
Needs to be confirmed. It's listed as "Brian" in the infobox and "Drain" in the article. Cloonmore (talk) 02:39, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

I have the album, "Labour of Love," which is a tribute album. The songwriting credits show his middle initial as O. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.215.137.173 (talk) 05:34, 21 March 2010 (UTC)

Can't find the source right now, but it's definitely "Drain". There's an interview out there with him somewhere confirming this -- apparently, it was his father's name. "Orain" (or "Nicholas O. Lowe") shows up on some publishing records simply because someone at BMI misread Lowe's initial hadwritten application form, which asked for his full name. Consequently "Orain" instead of "Drain" was entered into the BMI database.... 172.130.26.249 (talk) 19:56, 29 March 2010 (UTC)

Vandals[edit]

Someone just pulled down this enitre page. Please install anti vandal html. Thanks- Catherine Thanks so much to whomever restored this page. To wikipedia experts please enable anti vandalism mode on here. Thanks-Catherine —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Catherine Huebscher (talkcontribs) 18 January 2007.

Would that it were so simple as to have "anti vandalism mode". It is not easy to make automatic determinations what is vandalism and what are legitimate edits.
Anyone can revert vandalism simply by going to the article history and restoring the last good version of the article (with an appropriate summary: "revert vandal" will do). If an article is frequently vandalised, there are some thing we can do in terms of protection, but they also stop legitimate edits. - Jmabel | Talk 18:36, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

Best-known song[edit]

How can "Lowe's best-known song from the Brinsley Schwarz era," be a song that was recorded after that "era" because it was rejected by other members of the band? Nicmart 16:58, 4 March 2007 (UTC)

It doesn't say "best known recording." It says "best known song." Those songs are, in fact, from the Brinsley Schwarz era (since that's when he wrote them), even if the recordings that made them famous are from later.

The Bodyguard[edit]

What is the source of the assertion that Lowe was freed from commercial constraints because he became a millionaire due to sales of The Bodyguard? What was he worth before that? Has he said that he was less concerned about commercial success after this alleged windfall? Nicmart 17:04, 4 March 2007 (UTC)

Not sure of the source, and I didn't write that, but I've heard him say that on two occasions. But I realize that is not citable. On his first U.S. tour after The Bodyguard he remarked on the pleasure of being able to bring a full band without thinking too much about the money involved. - Jmabel | Talk 20:25, 24 March 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Nlowe bowi.jpg[edit]

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BetacommandBot (talk) 07:18, 1 January 2008 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Nick-lowe-convincer.jpg[edit]

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BetacommandBot (talk) 23:31, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

More recent photo needed[edit]

I'm watching Nick Lowe on "Austin City Limits" this evening and he now looks nothing whatsoever like the photo on the main page. Can somebody please post a more recent picture? Ken Burch 5:14 23 August 2009 (UTC)

Article is utter crap[edit]

Pity poor Nick Lowe for being the subject of this abomination. It does irreparable damage to logic and the English language. My favorite example is how the birth of his son is tacked onto the end of sentence about his relationship with Carlene Carter and the Cash family. Connection? None. Nicmart (talk) 00:42, 30 October 2009 (UTC)

Misunderstanding[edit]

I was reading Carlene Carter's bio, which stated that this person was deceased170.63.96.108 (talk) 17:48, 19 December 2007 (UTC)

Are you sure that wasn't Howie Epstein? He was involved with Carlene Carter after Nick Lowe and DID OD a few years ago.Ken Burch 5:13, 23 August 2009 (UTC)

The notation "(1979-1990)" after Lowe's name on the Carlene Carter page refers to when Lowe and Carter were married, not Lowe's birth and death. Frumpet (talk) 17:48, 30 October 2010 (UTC)

Quotation[edit]

I'd put this in the quotations section, but I only remember hearing Lowe say it on the radio years ago (nothing to cite):

On the state of rock and roll or popular music: "It's a sick old horse, ain't it? And it's the musicians' fault. They're the witless bozos who are perpetrating it."

Frumpet (talk) 17:48, 30 October 2010 (UTC)

What Does This Mean?[edit]

"Lowe became selective in his choice of production tasks." What? There were certain knobs he'd no longer touch? — Preceding unsigned comment added by GeneCallahan (talkcontribs) 05:01, 18 August 2011 (UTC)

One assumes it means what jobs he took on. I don't have a problem with it. Wwwhatsup (talk) 10:28, 18 August 2011 (UTC)

Snare Drum Tyranny[edit]

The 'snare drum tyranny' quote:

http://archives.nodepression.com/2001/09/his-aim-is-true/6/

I'll get to fixing the citation when I'm on a computer instead of this galaxy phone. Aurrgh!  :)

I definitly remember the line from reading the article on paper all those years ago. It made an impression on me 'cause Nick put in a simple phrase something I'd been feeling about popular music for some time.

The source is right there with the quote: Sep-Oct 2001 No Depression (#35). Just needs the proper 'footnote'.

75.136.98.131 (talk) 08:44, 3 July 2013 (UTC)

Done. K8 fan (talk) 18:33, 3 July 2013 (UTC)

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