Press, The Current: How swamp pop invaded the U.K. and stole Nick Lowe’s heart

Lowe, known for penning classics like “Cruel to Be Kind” and “What’s So Funny About Peace, Love and Understanding,” and steering the ship on Costello’s first five LPs, connected with the humor and aloofness of the imported tracks, mistakenly known to him and other Brits as a product of New Orleans.

Julie Calzone