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Graham Parker — If It Ever Stops Rainin'
Album: Deepcut to Nowhere
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GP is the most underartist of the last century.
Love it all
{#Sunny}
 FlatCat wrote:
What's with the exaggerated southern/western accent? John Hiatt does it, too, and it sounds so fake. Are these guys for real?
 
I wouldn't know if it's fake or not, not being a US native, but it is feckin' irritating. 2 from the Nottingham jury.

What's with the exaggerated southern/western accent? John Hiatt does it, too, and it sounds so fake. Are these guys for real?
Pyro wrote:
joining the folks who thought this was Hiatt
Me too, brother, me too!
Pyro wrote:
joining the folks who thought this was Hiatt
============================== Graham was John's teacher (though he did not really listen, when it came to melodies!) STINGRAY
fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinally...!!! GP is the most underrated "ROCKSTAR" of this century,...and the last as well! GROOVY, Graham!!! STINGRAY
Really an outstanding album... GP covers a wide range here from early-Costello-ish-sounding cynicism to very nice alt-country tunes like this one, which would fit in nicely on Hiatt's better albums. Its still available on emusic last I looked.
joining the folks who thought this was Hiatt
Thank goodness for the mute button.
cattgirl813 wrote:
I thought this was John Hiatt. Do I need to call my friends at Beltone?
GP's voice is much better than JH's.
plenty of folk feeling this here in Texas.
What a great name for an album -- "Deepcut to Nowhere." Same old GP, still as sharply self-deprecating and ironic as ever. Love him.
This is ironic. A hellacious storm just blew in... a good old-fashioned, rattle the windows kind of storm.
Ugh. Our noreaster is finally done.
I just left the kitchen where I was stirring my Irish steel cut oatmeal to come in here to the office to see what this Hiatt song is that I haven't heard before. What? Not Hiatt? Well, the education continues.
cortriga wrote:
It's just you. Hiatt may have been influenced by Mr. Parker, however.
I doubt it - John Hiatt's actually been recording a couple years longer than GP, though it took him a lot longer to catch on. I personally find Parker's singing to have more range and feeling, though both are fantastic artists with very substantial back catalogs.
cattgirl813 wrote:
I thought this was John Hiatt. Do I need to call my friends at Beltone?
The lines are jammed. I couldn't get through.
Highly underrated artist. Me likey.
I actually saw him a couple of years ago...did not like...did not even perform "Local Girls".
andrewmi wrote:
No kidding...it's been raining here all day. I had to carry an umbrella while riding my bike to work, which turned out not to be the best idea I've had.
cattgirl813 wrote:
I thought this was John Hiatt. Do I need to call my friends at Beltone?
I hope not 'cause then I would have to, too.
locutusofborg wrote:
gay!
No way! He's married to a woman.
shampa1n wrote:
always liked his voice. reminds me of southside jonny
I thought this was John Hiatt. Do I need to call my friends at Beltone?
appymonkey went up to Pennsylvania recently to see Grahm... and left me at home. Now was that nice? :snooty:
mona lisa's sister (which contains "start a fire") sits on my top 25 albums of all time...saw GP & the Rumor open for elvis costello & the attractions a million years ago...great, great show
No kidding...it's been raining here all day. I had to carry an umbrella while riding my bike to work, which turned out not to be the best idea I've had.
always liked his voice. reminds me of southside jonny
peyotecoyote wrote:
I second..ah..I mean third that..some Gram Parsons please, please, please :yes:
Yes!!! Some Graham Parsons please!!!!
Discovering Japan...! This sounds like it never rains in california......sorry graham, we still luv ya :cowboy:
trekhead wrote:
Good stuff! Anyone ever notice how he sounds like Marshall Crenshaw, Vice versa(?) A 9.
:think: I thought it was John Hiatt! :rolleyes: EDIT: backscrolling I see Nicole thought the same thing. :good-vibes:
ANNE_MARIE wrote:
Now that's the best idea I've heard all day! :clap: I don't remember hearing any Graham Parsons (solo stuff) on RP...too bad he was a fantastic artist.
I second..ah..I mean third that..some Gram Parsons please, please, please :yes:
Good stuff! Anyone ever notice how he sounds like Marshall Crenshaw, Vice versa(?) A 9.
It's been raining off and on the whole long weekend in Toronto, so it's fitting for here.
I am beginning to suspect that it is raining wherever RP is broadcast from! This would be fitting in Seattle 9 months out of the year, but it is sunny today! Let's hear some sun songs!!!
Businessgypsy wrote:
Excellent! Now follow this up with some Gram Parsons!
Now that's the best idea I've heard all day! :clap: I don't remember hearing any Graham Parsons (solo stuff) on RP...too bad he was a fantastic artist.
Excellent! Now follow this up with some Gram Parsons!
mnuisance wrote:
You got it right, Dairyman! I remember KSAN playing Graham back in the day...still have some awesome live shows on tape! He is a true rock n' roll genius who has never been given his due. The first two albums are godly, as is Sparks and cuts from other albums too numerous to mention. The Anthology from Rhino is excellent, and worth it for those who want several tastes from the Parker canon. He keeps pumping out good stuff. Long live Graham Parker! :notworthy:
Agree. Again.
You got it right, Dairyman! I remember KSAN playing Graham back in the day...still have some awesome live shows on tape! He is a true rock n' roll genius who has never been given his due. The first two albums are godly, as is Sparks and cuts from other albums too numerous to mention. The Anthology from Rhino is excellent, and worth it for those who want several tastes from the Parker canon. He keeps pumping out good stuff. Long live Graham Parker! :notworthy: dairyman wrote:
Graham Parker is an amazing singer/songwriter who has been overshadowed by people like Elivis C. and John Hiatt. His first two albums, Howlin' Wind and Heat Treatment are just wonderful. They never received much airplay at the time of their release. KSAN in San Francisco was the only commercial rock station at the time playing cuts from those records. No one else. I played his stuff on my college radio show. Another really overlooked gem of an album of his is Human Soul, out in 1989. If you love Parker get this CD! Big Man On Paper, the title track, Daddy Is A Postman are just plain incredible songs. Strong on melody and with superb lyrics. What an incredible talent he is and what a damn shame that radio has ignored him over the years. Get Started Start A Fire is the closest he has come to a real hit back in 1988. Play more Graham Parker RP!!
Two more excellent Parker albums from the early 90s are "Struck by Lightning" and "Burning Questions". If you're an Elvis Costello fan, you'll love both these records. Lets have more GP on RP.
dairyman wrote:
Graham Parker is an amazing singer/songwriter who has been overshadowed by people like Elivis C. and John Hiatt. His first two albums, Howlin' Wind and Heat Treatment are just wonderful. They never received much airplay at the time of their release. KSAN in San Francisco was the only commercial rock station at the time playing cuts from those records. No one else. I played his stuff on my college radio show. Another really overlooked gem of an album of his is Human Soul, out in 1989. If you love Parker get this CD! Big Man On Paper, the title track, Daddy Is A Postman are just plain incredible songs. Strong on melody and with superb lyrics. What an incredible talent he is and what a damn shame that radio has ignored him over the years. Get Started Start A Fire is the closest he has come to a real hit back in 1988. Play more Graham Parker RP!!
Could not agree more. Squeezing OUt a Spark was a fantastic, biting album.
good stuff
Graham Parker is an amazing singer/songwriter who has been overshadowed by people like Elivis C. and John Hiatt. His first two albums, Howlin' Wind and Heat Treatment are just wonderful. They never received much airplay at the time of their release. KSAN in San Francisco was the only commercial rock station at the time playing cuts from those records. No one else. I played his stuff on my college radio show. Another really overlooked gem of an album of his is Human Soul, out in 1989. If you love Parker get this CD! Big Man On Paper, the title track, Daddy Is A Postman are just plain incredible songs. Strong on melody and with superb lyrics. What an incredible talent he is and what a damn shame that radio has ignored him over the years. Get Started Start A Fire is the closest he has come to a real hit back in 1988. Play more Graham Parker RP!!
gay!
What classic rock\'n roll is all about.
great tune... it's got a certain edgy-ness that hooks me every time.
Originally Posted by oufason: Yea! Love to hear something off of "Sparks".
I agree. "Local Girls" is just a great rocking song.
Looking at the webcam, it\'s snow not rain, looks like it is coming down pretty good at Yellowstone. Oh, this is supposed to be about music. Right. I have always liked GP. Fortunate to have met him once too. Quite the gent. How about his first big hit, \"Don\'t Ask Me Questions\", please? Thanks.
Originally Posted by kevanjatt: I remember listening to both John Hiatt and Graham Parker back in the late 70's . . . And they sounded similar then too . . . Play some more Graham! Maybe from the "Sparks" album! One of my top ten ever albums. Well today, anyway . . .
Yea! Love to hear something off of "Sparks".
Originally Posted by cortriga: It's just you. Hiatt may have been influenced by Mr. Parker, however.
I remember listening to both John Hiatt and Graham Parker back in the late 70's . . . And they sounded similar then too . . . Play some more Graham! Maybe from the "Sparks" album! One of my top ten ever albums. Well today, anyway . . .
Originally Posted by Nicole: Is it just me - or does he sound exactly like John Hiatt?
It's just you. Hiatt may have been influenced by Mr. Parker, however.
Good tune -- but getting overplayed...
Big Paulie just pissed me off. I'm not talking to him anymore today and I definately am going to step on the f'n rat Carlos.
Man, I like this - he\'s aging well.
This song doesn't have that Graham Parker Edge to it. Kinda like when you accidently buy raw sunflower seeds, bleh. :p
Not my cup o\' tea.
I\'m happy to see Mr. Parker represented here. Like others who\'ve posted, I\'d like to see more of Graham\'s output on RP. He\'s struggled getting the attention that his talent deserves. How about White Honey, Long Stemmed Rose, etc.? Thanks.
Is it just me - or does he sound exactly like John Hiatt?
Wonderful to notice he\'s still as eager as ever. Probably the best song from his latest album I\'ve heard, so far.
The old boy keeps doing it. He sounds as growly as he did on Howlin' Wind in 75 or 76, except more mature of course. Wonderful solo live as well -- has popped up around Connecticut here and there last year or so. I agree -- play us something from Stick to Me, Up Escalator, Sparks ...
Good song. I enjoyed it.
I agree, good tune. How about something from \'squeezing out sparks\' like \"discovering Japan\" or later stuff like \"mona lisa\'s sister\"?
Nice tune - how \'bout some of his older stuff w/the Rumour?