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Graham Parker Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by Stringbanger, Oct 25, 2020.

  1. Stringbanger

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    Oh yes---I saw him backed by Brinsly-Swartz (sp?) around 1979/80 and he was great. 'Ninety-Six Tears', etc. I think Rockpile opened, so doubleplusgood.
     
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    yup - another GP to admire/enjoy

    and others from Stiff Records, 'cos, as they said back in the day:
    "if it isn't Stiff, it's not worth a f##k"

    ;)

    Peace - Deeve
     
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    I’m not aware he ever made a splash in the US, but a few of us knew him!
     
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    Squeezing Out Sparks was fantastic. Local Girls, Discovering Japan, etc. were great singles.
     
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    This one, every time it plays... my eyes get all red. Not sure what that's about.

     
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    "... pull your skin like wrapping paper 'round my heart."

    Wow what a metaphor. If I tried my whole life I couldn't come up with anything like that.
     
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    This is the one that always got me. No doubt what this one's about.

     
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    One of the greatest debut albums ever.

    I think the arrival of punk and Elvis Costello stole some of his thunder and kept him from being bigger.

    One of my favorites from the first album.

     
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    I did a solo show for him once in the late 1990s. He was very nice and made lots of time for his fans after the show. Also he played through my Deluxe-Amp.

     
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    I saw him twice live in Philadelphia in the 1990's, both times he was great. Just kind of an under-the-radar talent, I suppose. Tons of really good songs, but not really MTV-friendly, back in the day when that was required.
     
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    I saw him when I was 16 , he was the support act to Thin Lizzy on the live and dangerous tour on the home town gig in Dublin. A fantastic show
     
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    Holy crap, I'll bet it was. RIP Phil
     
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    Probably my favorite GP tune.

    This one is definitely in my top ten GP & The Rumour songs:



    I like everything about this song; the minor key, the beat, the percussion, the guitars, and the keyboard, are all top notch!
     
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    I know what you’re saying. I think his songs were too cool for MTV IMO.
     
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