Forgot to mention: I bought a ticket Friday to see Graham Parker and the Rumour on April 5.
This one’s a bit of a flyer for me. I have three of Parker’s albums from the 1970s, like them quite a bit, and imagine I could easily get to like the guy’s entire career if I got to know it.
But, I’ve still never taken the step to really get to know it.
Maybe this show will motivate me to do that.
In the meantime, here are a couple of choice clips that capture Parker’s brand of snarling soul-influenced pop-rock.
Live on “Fridays,” circa 1980-81, singing a song I often sing to myself on my way to work:
And here’s the New Wave-y first track from the “Squeezing Out Sparks” LP: