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Parker, Graham and the Rumour: Live at Rockpalast 1978 & 1980

"In the spring of 1975, Graham Parker, a 24-year-old petrol pump attendant from Surrey, England, began to drive up to London to meet like-minded musicians and get a backing band behind his songs". (, 2013). Three years later that 24 year old gas attendant was rocking the stage at one of Europe's best known TV rock shows, Rockpalast.

This CD set captures those now legendary shows on two CDs, one representing the Grugahalle Essen, Germany, show from October 18th 1980, and the other representing the WDR Studio L, Cologne, Germany show, on January 23rd 1978.

The excitement and power of Parker and the band's energy can be felt throughout this double CD set. Two of Parker's albums, "Squeezing Out Sparks" and "Howlin' Wind" are among Rolling Stones "Top 500 Albums of Alltime". His rhythm and blues mixed with soul music were very popular during the 1980s and beyond.

If you are a fan…this is a must have disc. If not, check out this important moment in music history.

Track Listing:

CD 1- Grugahalle Essen, Germany, October 18th 1980:

1. Stupefaction
2. No Holding Back
3. Jolie Jolie
4. Love without Greed
5. Discovering Japan
6. Passion Is No Ordinary Word
7. Howlin' Wind
8. Thunder and Rain
9. Manouvers
10. Don't Get Excited
11. Beating of Another Heart
12. Empty Lives
13. Devil's Sidewalk
14. Endless Night
15. Can't Get No Protection
16. Nobody Hurts You
17. Don't Ask Me No Questions
18. Tripe Face Boogie
19. Soul Shoes

CD 2 – WDR Studio L, Cologne, Germany, January 23rd 1978:

1. Heat Treatment
2. White Honey
3. Soul on Ice
4. Back to Schooldays
5. Heat in Harlem
6. Fool's Gold
7. Watch the Moon Come Down
8. Thunder and Rain
9. Stick to Me
10. I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down
11. Don't Ask Me No Questions
12. Not If It Pleases Me
13. The New York Shuffle
14. Soul Shoes
15. Hold Back the Night

Added: January 23rd 2013
Reviewer: Mark Johnson
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Language: english

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