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Graham Parker and the Rumour: Heat Treatment (Mercury)

Simon Frith, Rolling Stone, 30 December 1976

HEAT TREATMENT, Graham Parker’s second Mercury album, confirms the promise of his debut, Howlin’ Wind, which appeared earlier this year. The rapidity of the followup is not the result of any change of direction; rather it reflects Parker’s and the Rumour’s abundant energy. The sheer attack on Heat Treatment makes the last album sound suddenly subdued.

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