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Tired and Feathered: Graham Parker - The Real Macaw

Mat Snow, New Musical Express, 24 September 1983

IT WOULD BE very tempting to take a withering look at this LP’s horribly punning title and matching sleeve, and crack an equally feeble witticism such as "Sick as a parrot...". Well, The Real Macaw is nowhere near that bad, but Graham Parker has done it all before — and much better. Every song is a shadow of an uplifting original.

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