Please Don't Ever Change - United Artists 1973
The melodious songs from Nick Lowe, Ian Gomm are virtually absent on this album where as much four tracks are cover versions. Nick Lowe's songs come out almost as ironic pastiches of artists like Elvis Presley and Fats Domino. Most memorable is probably "Why do we Hurt the One We Love" which has a surprising reggae-like beat. Reggae music had by this time not really caught on.
The by far the strongest track on the album is Ian Gomm's soulfull "Hooked on Love" which has a nice drive, and may give associations towards the Grateful Dead at their best. Wisely enough, this song was chosen as the opening number, unfortunately the album grauadually loses steam from there.