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Graham Parker: The Parkerilla

Ira Robbins, Trouser Press, July 1978

GRAHAM PARKER'S a nice guy, writes great songs. He leads a tight, exciting band full of talented players, and his stage presence looms larger than life. So then why is he in the unfortunate position of having to dump a live album onto the shelves in order to get out of his contract with Phonogram? Why is he failing where his direct spiritual descendant, Elvis the C, is tearing both the halls down and the charts up?

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