I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass Nick Lowe



” I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass ” is by Nick Lowe, the English singer, songwriter, musician and record producer.
Nick was born on the 24th of March 1949 in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England. The affluent market town is located on the River Thames and has been settled since before the Roman occupation of the country.
The 31st President of the United States, Herbert Hoover, briefly lived there in 1902. Nick Lowe currently lives in Brentford, a town in west London.
As a singer-songwriter, he is best known for his Top forty US single ” Cruel to Be Kind ” and ” I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass “.
He also wrote and performed ” So It Goes “, his debut single and the first to be released on the record label Stiff ( Universal Music Group ). The single, released on the 14th of August 1976, failed the chart in the United Kingdom.
As a producer, he worked on some of the punk and new wave early releases like ” New Rose “, the first single by the Damned, a single considered by many to be the beginning of the English punk era. Nick also produced their debut album, Damned Damned Damned.
He also worked on the first five albums for Elvis Costello and had produced for the Pretenders, Men They Couldn’t Hang and the Mavericks.
” I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass ” was written by Nick Lowe ( who produced this track ), Andrew Bodnar and Steve Goulding.
It was released on the 17th of February 1978 by record label Radar ( now defunct ) and features on Nick’s debut album, Jesus of Cool.
The album, released in March 1978, won critical acclaim by music critics. It features several tracks that attack the music industry and the greed that surrounds it. Jesus of Cool had some commercial success, especially in the United Kingdom where it reached number twenty-two on the UK Albums Chart.
In the United States, the album renamed Pure Pop for Now People by Columbia Records, so it didn’t offend, reached number 127 on the Billboard 200. In Sweden, it made number thirty-one and twenty-six in the Netherlands.
Lyrically the song is a parody of David Bowie’s single, Breaking Glass, which featured on his eleventh studio album, Low. The single entered the UK Singles Chart on the 2nd of February 1978 and reached number fifty-four, with the record making number two on the UK Albums Chart in 1977.
” I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass ” was a commercial success for Nick Lowe. In the United Kingdom, the single entered the UK Singles Chart on the 11th of March 1978 and reached a peak of number seven. It spent three weeks in the Top Ten and a total of eight weeks on the UK chart.

BillBoard Hot 100 Highest Chart Position: N/A

UK Highest Chart Position: 7

Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Netherlands 17, Belgium 13

Official Website: Nicklowe.com

FaceBook Page: Facebook.com/nickloweofficial

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Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/NickLowe

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