Saturday, May 3, 2008

Rockpile - Seconds of Pleasure - 1980


During the late '70s, Rockpile was the touring band for both Dave Edmunds and Nick Lowe. Like Edmunds, the band was passionate about traditional rock & roll. Like Lowe, the band played with a reckless, trashy abandon. Driven by the powerful rhythm section of drummer Terry Williams and Lowe's bass, guitarists Billy Bremner and Edmunds were free to spit out crushing rock, blues, rockabilly, and country licks. With their fierce live energy and unpretentious rock & roll, the band fit easily into the post-punk new wave at the end of the decade.
Although they only released one album as a group — 1980's Seconds of Pleasure — the band provided support for most of the albums Lowe and Edmunds recorded in the late '70s. After the rushed release of Seconds of Pleasure, the band toured one last time before splitting apart, largely due to mismanagement. All of the members continued to occasionally collaborate with each other throughout the '80s. -AMG

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I was very happy to find this as I have not heard it in a loooooooooong time (owned on vinyl:)

When I unpacked it, it appears the 2nd track "If Sugar Was As Sweet" is not in the .rar file. Is it possible to get that single track, as I tried a couple of different unpacking programs with the same result?

Thanks in advance and great blog!!!

Curty Ray said...

Hey Anonymous!
I have reposted the entire disc

Dig It!!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful post, thanks!

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