Wednesday, March 9, 2022

GRAHAM PARKER OF THE LEGENDARY 'RUMOUR' CHATS PAST...PRESENT...FUTURE... WITH RAY SHASHO ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS:ROCK STARS & CELEBS

 

G R A H A M 

P A R K E R 

(THE RUMOUR)

SINGER-SONGWRITER-MUSICIAN

 LIVE SKYPE EXCLUSIVE

ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS

WITH RAY SHASHO

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Graham Parker is a British rock singer and songwriter, who is best known as the lead singer of the popular British band Graham Parker & the Rumour.

Despite moderate commercial success, Parker has been hailed by critics as one the most prominent musicians of his generation, with his wittily heated, often class-conscious lyrics and energy-fueled music preceding the arrival punk rock and new wave music. Many fellow musicians such as Bob DylanBruce Springsteen and Frank Black have expressed admiration towards his music. Parker also played himself in the comedy ‘This is 40’ starring Paul Rudd…Leslie Mann… Megan Fox, Jason Seigel, Albert Brooks, Melissa McCarthy and John Lithgow.

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GRAHAM

 PARKER

//

CLOUD

 SYMBOLS


                           


GRAHAM PARKER

and THE GOLDTOPS

FIVE OLD SOULS 

(LIVE) 

IN 

SOUTHAMPTON

with THE RUMOUR BRASS


TRACKLIST

1 Old Soul (Live) 2 Things I've Never Said (Live) 3 Back Door Love (Live) 4 Band Introduction (Live)

5 Hotel Chambermaid (Live) 6 White Honey (Live) 7 Ancient Past (Live) 8 Bathtub Gin (Live)

9 Lady Doctor (Live) 10 Dreamin' (Live) 11 Every Saturday Nite (Live) 

12 You Left the Water Running (Live) 13 Not If It Pleases Me (Live) 14 Hold Back the Night (Live)

 15 Rockin' Hawk (Live) 16 Heat Treatment (Live) 17 Soul Shoes (Live)

 

GRAHAM PARKER


Squeezing

 Out

 Sparks


Solo Acoustic

 40th Anniversary


ANOTHER 

GREY

 AREA

By GRAHAM PARKER

40th Anniversary Edition

Digitally remastered and expanded 40th Anniversary Edition of Graham Parker's 1982 solo debut including five bonus tracks. Another Grey Area is the pivot point in Parker's remarkable career. While the singer-songwriter is justly famous for the work he did with the Rumour during the first five years of his record-making, 1975-1980, his parting of the ways with that pub-rock band allowed him to explore a different kind of singing and a different kind of songwriting. Recorded in New York with producer Jack Douglas (John Lennon, Aerosmith) and musicians that included members of Billy Joel's band, Another Grey Area spotlights Parker's evolving vocal abilities on one of his strongest batches of songs to date. Digitally remastered by six-time Grammy Award-winning engineer Mark Wilder with new liner notes by four-time Deems Taylor Award-winner Geoffrey Himes, based on two interviews with Graham Parker, 40 years apart.

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GRAHAM PARKER

Discography

Albums

Year           Artist credit      Album title       

1976 Graham Parker & The Rumour         Howlin' Wind  

1976 Graham Parker & The Rumour         Heat Treatment       

1977 Graham Parker & The Rumour         Stick to Me       

1979 Graham Parker & The Rumour         Squeezing Out Sparks      

1980 Graham Parker & The Rumour        The Up Escalator     

1982 Graham Parker         Another Grey Area  

1983 Graham Parker         The Real Macaw      

1985 Graham Parker & The Shot      Steady Nerves

1988 Graham Parker         The Mona Lisa's Sister    

1989 Graham Parker         Human Soul    

1991 Graham Parker         Struck by Lightning

1992 Graham Parker         Burning Questions  

1995 Graham Parker         12 Haunted Episodes       

1996 Graham Parker         Acid Bubblegum      

2001 Graham Parker         Deepcut To Nowhere       

2004 Graham Parker        Your Country

2005 Graham Parker & The Figgs    Songs of No Consequence        

2007 Graham Parker        Don't Tell Columbus        

2009 Graham Parker        Carp Fishing On Valium

2010 Graham Parker         Imaginary Television       

2012 Graham Parker & The Rumour         Three Chords Good

2015 Graham Parker & The Rumour         Mystery Glue   

2018 Graham Parker & The Goldtops       Cloud Symbols         

2019 Graham Parker    Squeezing Out Sparks Solo Acoustic 40th Anniversary                  

 

Live albums

Graham Parker & the Rumour

 Live at Marble Arch, 1976

At The Palladium, New York, NY, 1977

The Parkerilla (1978) UK No. 14, US No. 149, AUS No. 22

Live Sparks, 1979

Live in San Francisco 1979, 2009

Live Alone at the Freight And Salvage, 2012

Official Bootleg Box, 2014

 

Graham Parker

Live! Alone in America, 1989 (Recorded live in Philadelphia, October 1988)

Live Alone! Discovering Japan, 1993

Live from New York, 1996

BBC Live in Concert (compilation 1977–91), 1996

The Last Rock and Roll Tour, 1997 (with the Figgs)

Not If It Pleases Me (BBC sessions 1976–77), 1998

King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents Graham Parker (live 1983), 2003

Live Cuts From Somewhere, 2003 (with the Figgs)

"Blue Highway", 2003 (Recorded live in Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois on 4 July 1988)

!Live Alone: The Bastard of Belgium, 2005

Yer Cowboy Boot, 2005

103 Degrees in June, 2006 (with the Figgs)

Platinum Bastard, 2007

Live Alone At The Freight & Salvage, 2011

Five Old Souls: Live in Southampton, 2021 (with the Gold Tops and the Rumour Brass)

  

THIS IS 40

HD. Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann star as a couple turning 40 in Judd Apatow's riotous comedy about the struggles of marriage and middle age.

Directors Judd Apatow

Starring Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, John Lithgow

Genres Comedy


Featuring

 Graham Parker


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