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Seconds of Pleasure
Seconds of Pleasure - Rockpile | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic
At the time of its release in October of , Rockpile 's Seconds of Pleasure was viewed in some quarters as a little disappointing, which shows that there are considerable pitfalls that come with high expectations. There was a reason why the album was highly anticipated. Not what was expected of Rockpile in , perhaps, but time has been nothing but kind to this record and, judged on its own merits, it's one hell of a good time. Edmunds was serious and dedicated to detail, to the point of single-handedly re-creating the sound of Phil Spector and Sun Studios on his early solo albums. On the other hand, there was a reason why Lowe was given the nickname "Basher" -- he loved to get in the studio and bash out the music, preserving the energy, passion, and humor of a band at its peak. Eventually, this caused great conflict between the two -- the band's split was anything but friendly, and a reunion for Lowe 's album, Party of One , was tentative and testy -- but on albums like Nick 's Labour of Lust and Dave 's Repeat When Necessary both , it resulted in tremendous music.
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Though Rockpile managed only one, nigh-perfect album at the height of the '80s new wave boom, its members-- Dave Edmunds , Nick Lowe , Billy Bremner , and Terry Williams--had played together in various incarnations, in some instances for over a decade: Edmunds and drummer Williams had been in the '60s power trio Love Sculpture ; all had played on Lowe's '78 album Jesus of Cool and Edmunds's '79 collection Repeat When Necessary. But Seconds of Pleasure became their most complete and satisfying pop statement--if their ironic swan song, as well. The generous slate of bonus tracks features all four acoustic, live-in-the studio tracks from the Nick Lowe and Dave Edmunds Sing the Everly Brothers tribute EP distributed with initial pressings of the LP; two fine live BBC recordings from '77; a cover of Graham Parker 's "Back to Schooldays"; a band original, "They Called It Rock"; and a blistering live rendition of Parker's "Crawling from the Wreckage" from one of the band's last appearances together at the Concert for Kampuchea. Though Lowe may now downplay them as "a posh bar band" who "specialized in playing Chuck Berry music four times faster than anyone else," Rockpile was truly one of the great rock bands of their--or any--era.
The band had played together on various solo albums by Edmunds and Lowe in previous years, but Seconds of Pleasure would be the first and only album released under the Rockpile name. The album's opening track, " Teacher, Teacher ", became a minor hit on the Billboard Hot The song was written by Kenny Pickett and Eddie Phillips , both of whom were former members of the s British rock band The Creation. The song appears in the opening credits of the film, Bad Teacher.