Remarkable albums from the past…
‘Squeezing Out Sparks’ by GRAHAM PARKER
Released: March 1979 / fourth longplayer
ALL MUSIC review: “Generally regarded as Graham Parker’s finest album, ‘Squeezing
Out Sparks’ is a masterful fusion of pub rock classicism, new wave pop, and pure vitriol
that makes even his most conventional singer/songwriter numbers bristle with energy.
Not only does Parker deliver his best, most consistent set of songs, but he offers more
succinct hooks than before. Parker’s ruminations over a lost past give him the anger
that fuels ‘Squeezing Out Sparks’, one of the great rock records of the post-punk era.”
Score: 5/5 – full review here
TURN UP THE VOLUME says: Graham Parker‘s very best to my ears
and rattles still sparklingly cutting today.
* NOBODY HURTS YOU (steamy 1979 live rendition)
* YOU CAN’T BE TOO STRONG
Album in full…
His new album CLOUD SYMBOLS out 28 September. All info and pre-order facilities here.