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Graham Parker And The Rumour: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Paul Morley, New Musical Express, 14 April 1979

WHILE NO ONE was looking, Graham Parker has nimbly and single-mindedly stepped through his inner tangles and finally balanced purpose with expression and also brought ...

Graham Parker: Journey To The Centre Of Your Spine

Interview by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, 3 March 1979

A CONCRETE BARN with a stage at one end: cables, cases, dust. A hyper-active dog in the grip of irresistible sexual forces is scooting around ...

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Around the bend on Stiff Records

Interview by Wayne Robins, Newsday, 24 April 1977

WHAT KIND of record company would use as its motto the phrase "reversing into tomorrow"? Which record company would define its purpose, on its first ...

Graham Parker & the Rumour, Pere Ubu: Roundhouse, London

Live Review by Hugh Fielder, Sounds, 13 May 1978

MAYBE GRAHAM Parker should have held back on his forthcoming live album and waited to see what this tour might produce. For my money the ...

Graham Parker & The Rumour: "It's R&B from the future – you just haven't caught up with me yet"

Retrospective and Interview by Hugh Fielder, Record Collector, August 2005

AS GRAHAM PARKER & the Rumour trooped off stage after what turned out to be their last show together at the German Rock TV show ...

Graham Parker & The Rumour: Dingwalls, London

Live Review by Harry Doherty, Melody Maker, 1 May 1976

WITH SOME justification, Graham Parker is being touted as a major new British talent. But, though I witnessed Parker and his fine band, the Rumour, ...

Graham Parker: The Venue, London

Live Review by Richard Williams, Melody Maker, 11 November 1978

GRAHAM PARKER was the perfect choice to open The Venue, Virgin boss Richard Branson's new club in the shell of the old Metropole Cinema hard ...

Graham Parker repeats the Rumour

Report and Interview by Geoffrey Himes, The Washington Post, 23 November 2012

IN THE NEW Judd Apatow movie, This Is 40, Paul Rudd's character runs an indie record label that reunites Graham Parker and the Rumour, the ...

Jack Nitzsche: The Sorcerer's Apprentice

Interview by Joel Selvin, Melody Maker, 23 December 1978

Pop legends don't come much more elusive than veteran producer Jack Nitzsche, who apprenticed himself to Phil Spector. After his success with Mink DeVille, he's currently ...

Graham Parker: Squeezing Out Sparks

Review by Tony Stewart, New Musical Express, 17 March 1979

WHEN YOU PLAY this album for perhaps the tenth time, when you return to 'You Can't Be Too Strong' and listen to that one song ...

Gram Parker: The Parkerilla

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, 15 April 1978

YEAH, WE know: just what the world needs is another double live album, right? ...

Graham Parker: The On-Going Story Of Little Men In Glasses

Interview by Tony Stewart, New Musical Express, 22 April 1978

Graham Parker, in this instance — who reflects on the vagaries of the rock power struggle while socking it to 'em in Ireland. When you're ...

Graham Parker: Going Down On The Up Escalator

Report and Interview by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, 12 July 1980

Nick Kent investigates the rise and abrupt fall of Graham Parker And The Rumour's commercial success and smells a rat. ...

Graham Parker: Believe Everything You Hear

Profile and Interview by Chris Salewicz, New Musical Express, 13 November 1976

IT'S LUCKY for Graham Parker that he's come along at a time when the Jack Nicholson Academy of professional Beautiful Losers is providing the most ...

Graham Parker: Another Grey Area

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, 13 March 1982

OH, DEAR. Talk about unfortunate titles... ...

Graham Parker WANTS YOU…To Get Stuck!

Interview by Jon Young, Trouser Press, December 1978

GRAHAM PARKER had reason to be happy. And he was. ...

Graham Parker: Shades Of The Pink Parker

Report and Interview by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, 22 October 1977


Graham Parker

Review by Gavin Martin, Uncut, September 2001

FROM CAMBERLEY petrol pump attendant to punk-soul supremo: GP's golden era repackaged and remastered. ...

The Rumour: 'I Believe In Graham Parker'

Interview by Tony Stewart, New Musical Express, 12 March 1977

As The Rumour plan their own group LP, guitarist MARTIN BELMONT reaffirms his faith in Big G and the solidarity of the Parker/Rumour operation ...

Graham Parker: Another Grey Area (RCA)

Review by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, 20 March 1982

WHILE IT'S oft been said that The Rumour couldn't do without Graham Parker, here's a slab of evidence that the reverse is also true. Another ...

Graham Parker: Nosey Parker

Report and Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, Sounds, 19 June 1976

"There he goes looking like a cross between Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen," jested Martin Belmont, Rumour guitarist. 'He' was GRAHAM PARKER on his way ...

Graham Parker

Report and Interview by Chas de Whalley, Sounds, 5 March 1977

PARIS? Graham Parker and the Rumour loathe the place.Their reasons? ...

Graham Parker: Southampton University, Southamption

Live Review by Chas de Whalley, New Musical Express, 24 January 1976

YOU CAN PICTURE the scene – it's the same one that goes down on the first night of every major college tour; equipment trouble, late ...

Stick To Me: Graham Parker Looks Back In Anger

Interview by Chris Bourke, Rip It Up (New Zealand), November 1988

GRAHAM PARKER was a contender. Short, with a reason to live, he kicked the late 70s into life with a passion and fury that was ...

Graham Parker: Another Grey Area

Review by Dave Schulps, Trouser Press, June 1982

IF, AS GRAHAM PARKER declared on Squeezing Out Sparks, "passion is no ordinary word," then Another Grey Area should by all rights have been no ...

Graham Parker: The Parkerilla

Review by 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 ...

Graham Parker And The Rumour: The Up Escalator

Review by Phil Sutcliffe, Sounds, June 1980

THIS IS one of the best albums I've ever heard. It's so good that professional priorities went out the window and before I sat down ...

Phone Home: Graham Parker

Interview by Mat Snow, MOJO, February 1995

I HAVE A PLACE HERE IN THE Catskill mountains in New York state, about nine miles away from Woodstock. I've had it since 1988, before ...

Graham Parker and The Rumour: Live in Belfast

Live Review by Gavin Martin, New Musical Express, 10 March 1979

GRAHAM PARKER hasn't changed much – the small guy with the high forehead sporting an Oxfam jacket, T-shirt, drainpipes and tinted specs – but his ...

Graham Parker: Shield

Interview by Harry Doherty, Melody Maker, 10 June 1978

IT'S THOSE damned shades that frighten me so much. What goes on behind them? Where are his eyes? Has he got eyes? The imagination runs ...

You Can't Be Too Strong

Report and Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, Sounds, 24 March 1979

THE HOSPITALITY room backstage at Newcastle City Hall welcomed me like a cold echo. A table load of cellophane-covered salads and the muffled sound of ...

Blackbushe Festival - Nice To See Ya, Bob

Live Review by Phil Sutcliffe, Sounds, 22 July 1978

...OR RATHER, IT would have been, but at least we heard him and that made the hassles worthwhile, reports our survivor of the million dollar ...

Graham Parker and the Rumour: Squeezing Out Sparks

Review by Peter Silverton, Sounds, 17 March 1979

One current school of thought – represented at our editorial meetings by the capitalist Ruislip reader faction – has it that Graham Parker has well ...

Tired and Feathered: Graham Parker - The Real Macaw

Review by 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 ...

Graham Parker and the Rumour: Heat Treatment (Mercury)

Review by 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 ...

Graham Parker and the Rumour: Squeezing Out Sparks

Review by Simon Frith, Melody Maker, 17 March 1979

AS FAR AS I'M concerned, Graham Parker is one of the great rock singers. I'd pay happily for a tape of him singing in the ...

Graham Parker

Interview by Andy Childs, ZigZag, January 1977

NOW THAT THAT MOST extraordinarily tedious and self-indulgent of rock 'n' roll years has finally stumbled to some sort of half-assed conclusion, I am able ...

see also Brinsley Schwarz

see also Rumour, The


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