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Nils Lofgren “Nils”

Today’s Cool Album of the Day (#128 in the Series) is Nils Lofgren, Nils.

Nils is the sixth solo album by guitarist Nils Logren, and and the fourth studio release.

Nils came to prominence as a member of Crazy Horse and before that, Grin.

He’s been a member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street band for over 25 years.

Nils was my favorite for a number of reasons but mainly for No Mercy. No Mercy is a boxing song written from the viewpoint of the victorious boxer as he feels sorrow for his soon to be defeated opponent.  It’s quite the unique song.

But there indeed many great pieces of music here.  Others include I’ll Cry Tomorrow, and a great ballad in Shine Silently. Randy Newman’s Baltimore is another gem.

Nils was produced by Bob Ezrin. It was released in 1979. It peaked at #54 on the Billboard Top 200 Charts.

Short and Sweet today.  It gives you more time to go listen to music!

Here’s a live, 1991 version of  No Mercy.

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