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To help pass the time till the start of Graham Parker's Big Year (more details HERE) MRML is going to dig into the bulging 'GP stuff' folder, to bring you a wide-ranging selection of Recordings of Independent Origin and Out-Of-Print wonders.
Upon my first exposure to the solo Parker of Live! Alone in America I was underwhelmed. Perhaps because GP had been such an impressive band leader, I wasn't ready for this ultra-stripped down set. Now, of course, I can hear how the raw passion still burns through on both familiar tracks like "Hotel Chambermaid and the otherwise-unavailable ones, "Soul Corruption", "Three Martini Lunch" and "Durban Poison". I've been listening to this album non-strop this week and have really come to hear how by cutting the arrangements to the bone proves just how tightly written these songs really are.
Graham Parker, guitar, vocals
Recorded at Philadelphia's Theater of Living Arts October,1988
1 White Honey 2:31
2 Watch The Moon Come Down 4:31
3 Black Honey 3:14
4 Protection 3:53
5 Soul Corruption 5:48
6 Gypsy Blood 5:02
7 Back To Schooldays 2:20
8 Durban Poison 2:58
9 The 3 Martini Lunch 3:27
10 Back In Time 2:46
11 Hotel Chambermaid 2:23
12 Don't Let It Break You Down 3:17
13 You Can't Be Too Strong 3:05
14 A Change Is Gonna Come 2:28
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