Graham Parker & The Rumour

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Graham Parker & The Rumour

Post  eddie on Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:40 am

I've been listening to a lot of this stuff recently.

It's SO good that I've been puzzling over why this great outfit never made it bigger.

Reluctantly, I've come to the conclusion- great songs notwithstanding- that this may be attributed to the fact that the lead singer was so much SHORTER than the other members of the band.

The perils of having a talented short-arse as a front man. Suspect

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Re: Graham Parker & The Rumour

Post  Yakima Canutt on Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:13 pm

They never made the alpha list because they could never match the paramountcy of Steppin' Out by Joe Jackson.


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Re: Graham Parker & The Rumour

Post  felix on Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:12 am

I tried Parker in the 70s and didn't/couldn't get it. I'm gonna try again. What should I listen to in particular? Howlin' Wind? Squeezing Out Sparks? Something else?

Joe Jackson I did get. And he was one unglamorous git.

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Re: Graham Parker & The Rumour

Post  eddie on Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:16 am

^

This isn't a bad place to start, felix:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJLNf-5BUIs&feature=related
Hotel Chambermaid- Graham Parker & The Rumour.

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