(*Not the name of Nick’s new band. Fear not – Los Straitjackets remain, wonderfully, in place :-))
Some months ago I bought tickets to see Nick Lowe and Los Straitjackets at the nearest gig to me (Hull).
Well I can report that last Friday’s gig was indeed wonderful. I have been in full-on, obsessive, watch-and-listen-to-everything-ever-recorded-by-Nick mode ever since and absolutely love this interview from The Late Show 1990.
What stands out is his absolute conviction, aged 40, that his songwriting life is just beginning and that he’s sure he’ll both sound and look fantastic aged 60. Well he’s now 70 and in the midst of a major, life-affirming tour so his prediction turned out pretty sound!