Musical palate cleanser, pure pop for now people edition

The music video for Nick Lowe’s “Cruel To Be Kind” is a hilarious mash up of he and his Rockpile bandmates not giving a rip (drum kit showing another band’s name, Dave Edmunds half-assed fake guitar playing, etc.) and scenes from his real life wedding with the beautiful Carlene Carter.  Nice and cheesy.

Oh yeah, the song itself is fabulous.  Enjoy!


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7 responses to “Musical palate cleanser, pure pop for now people edition

  1. Got Cowdog

    I remember that one from when Mtv was still cool.
    Dude was married to CC? Huh, learn something new every day.


  2. paul

    One of the better of many Elvis Costello shows I’ve attended featured Nick as the opening act. He stayed on stage to play for Elvis as well. He is, after all, the Jesus of cool.


  3. Bulldog Joe

    More cheese…


  4. Chi-town Dawg

    Love that song and the video brought me back to the very early MTV days. I’ve heard several bands sing or re-make this song and they all fail miserably. The only one even close to the original is the remake by Wilco especially when it features a Nick Lowe. Thanks for sharing Senator.


  5. RangerRuss

    I remember what you did to that guitar at the toga party in ’78. 40 years later you post this? You’ve changed, Senator. What’s next? Cyndi Lauper Time After Time?