Anglo For Your Ear: Nick Lowe’s “Cracking Up”

When I listen to this, I think, “Cheeky, Slightly Controversial Theme Song For Short-Lived ’80s Sitcom About a Neurotic Nebbish Played by Jon Lovitz.” You’ll hear what I mean in this clip from a 1979 performance with backing band Rockpile on Top of the Pops.

Recently, a friend saw him perform his new material and said he was extraordinary.

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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