Spotify Amazon. Glass Jaw Graham Parker. Passive Resistance Graham Parker. Sounds Like Chains Graham Parker. Life Gets Better Graham Parker. A Miracle a Minute Graham Parker. Beyond a Joke Graham Parker. Anniversary Graham Parker. Translate all reviews to English. Another excellent album by Graham Parker and the best album sleeve ever.
Major score this time. Found an album unavailable for quite a spell for a steller price from one of the sellers. The web design is simple and effective. Graham Parker has his style and track 2 on this disc is in my top 20 of all time Did I say that This is the Real McCoy Report abuse. Trop belle pochette, la plus belle de GP. C'est un excellent cd. Que de bons titres.
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However, it is blatantly mastered barely from vinyl. You can actually HEAR the needle dancing in the groove of the vinyl at the beginning of the song, and there is noticeable noise and hiss indicative of vinyl throughout the track.
Sure it's great to have it preserved on CD either way, but it would have been nice if they could have found a clean copy of the vinyl. While many complained that this album was too commercial and clean, I say these are strengths. I find it GP's most focused, tuneful and jumping work after the break-up of The Rumor. Sounds much better and fuller than my burn of the lp, and usually it's the other way around. This is possibly because of its cover which I happen to like. Parker is firmly in the grip of his muse, he is fiery, acidic and witty.
His music is hard driving and pulse pounding. If you like Parker, you'll love this album, never mind what critics may tell you. If you don't know Parker, you're in for a treat, he is a peerless songwriter and a rock virtuoso who must be heard top be believed.
Check it out. This time, a more sympathetic producer helps actualize the songs, with David Kershenbaum having a better hand in these songs than Jack Douglas did on AGA. Parker also seems in a better groove here. There's also the obligatory industry slam in "Passive Resistance," blasting researched playlists that excluded people like Parker and Elvis Costello in the 80's. I love this CD in fact the reason I wrote this is because I have been listening to this release for three days now and was curious what others thought.
I agree with most of the other reviews with just a few departures. Having said that the remaining tracks are amonst his strongest he's ever released,the trio of Glass Jaw,Passive Resistance,and Sounds Like Chains are remarkable to me even after hundreds of listens. Anyone and I mean anyone would love these on their resume.
Just like a Man starts out the album with a furious rock track whick really kicks,You can't take love for granted hits the mark on so many levels lyrically and musically it really makes me sit back and wonder am I doing enough to show my angel that I love her. Life gets better is ear candy which makes me wonder why this couldn't get heavy rotation on the radio.
The third day we managed to play a song, and Jack said, 'Come and listen to this. So Jack and I went up to his hotel room and I told him we wanted to get back to fundamentals but we didn't know how to. I said, 'Jack, you gotta say what you think.
I said to him, 'Jack, we're English. We sneer, we're cynical, we're miserable. Carry on. Come on, say it. Here, have another beer. The album was originally written to be follow a greater concept about growing up in suburbia. Parker explained, "I was kind of attempting a concept album about the suburbs of England, or at least trying to capture a vague approximation of suburban life.
I guess I drifted off the mark there for the rest of the record because the concept turned out to be a little confining for a whole album. In addition, " You Can't Be Too Strong ", an uncharacteristic somber acoustic guitar ballad , met with controversy over its subject matter and narrative: a man's reflections on his girlfriend's abortion.
Summing up the album, Parker stated, " Squeezing Out Sparks didn't have as much roots or swing, and there was no horn section on it. The songs were just great.The Real Macaw, while hardly perfect, is a significant improvement; the musicians, who include former Rumour guitarist Brinsley Schwarz and Squeeze drummer Gilson Lavis, sound tight and snappy throughout, and if the album rarely rocks as hard as you might hope for from Parker, the accelerated tempos of "Just Like a Man" and "Last Couple on the Dance Floor" indicate the band could kick it .