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Graham Parker And The Rumour - The Parkerilla flac album
  • Performer Graham Parker And The Rumour
  • Title The Parkerilla
  • Date of release 1978
  • Country UK
  • Style New Wave, Pop Rock
  • Other formats MOD VOC DMF MP1 AUD DMF RA
  • Genre Rock / Pop
  • Size MP3 1240 mb
  • Size FLAC 1545 mb
  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 247

The Parkerilla is a 1978 live double album by Graham Parker and The Rumour. It was recorded at Winter Gardens, Bournemouth, Manchester Opera House, Apollo Theatre, Oxford and The Palladium, New York City; and mixed at Rockfield Studios, Wales. The album was recorded as a contractual obligation album as Parker had already signed with Arista and was preparing "Squeezing Out Sparks" for that label. The album was longer than a traditional record and Mercury elected to release it as a double album

Graham Parker (born 18 November 1950, Hackney, East London) is an English singer-songwriter, who is best known as the lead singer of the British band Graham Parker & the Rumour. Parker was born in Hackney, East London in 1950. He was a pupil at Chobham Secondary Modern School in Surrey. After the arrival of the Beatles, Parker and some other 12/13 year olds formed the Deepcut Three, soon renamed the Black Rockers.

In 1978, Graham Parker & the Rumour's career was on the rise in the . label, Mercury Records, for failing to give him the promotion he needed Stateside; eager to find a more suitable corporate partner, Parker opted to finish off his contract with Mercury via that time-honored form of contractual obligation filler, the double-live album.

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Live album by Graham Parker & The Rumour. Tear Your Playhouse Down. Don't Ask Me Questions. Watch the Moon Come Down.

Graham Parker & The Rumour. The Parkerilla Tracklist. 1. Lady Doctor Lyrics.

This album finds Parker more passionate and fiery than his studio albums and proves that the Rumour were one of the greatest 'backing bands' of the '70s and '80s, even hotter than Elvis' Attractions!. If, you've never seen Parker and the Rumour live, this reissue of the 1978 album is a decent substitue. My only complaint is the addition of the dance version of "Don't Ask Me Questions" I never liked the remixed version of this great track.

Parker and the Rumour don’t take off from their three previous albums, they clone them: the live version of Don’t Ask Me Questions offered here misses the original studio take by a mere six seconds. The only vital differences are negative. What truly makes this record a waste of time is the song selection. Parker’s last album, Stick to Me, was miserably recorded, virtually snuffing the power of the three blazing, intelligent tunes he then proceeded to rescue on-stage: Stick to Me, Soul on Ice and the magnificent Thunder and Rain. None is included on The Parkerilla - nor is Pouring It All Out, as perfect a rock & roll song as anyone has written in the Seventies, and the essence of Parker’s live dose of reality.

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Продавец: Интернет-магазин Ozon. Адрес: Россия, Москва, Пресненская набережная, 10. ОГРН: 1027739244741

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Lady Doctor
A2 Fools Gold
A3 Tear Your Playhouse Down
A4 Don't Ask Me Questions
A5 The Heat In Harlem
A6 Silly Thing
B1 Gypsy Blood
B2 Back To Schooldays
B3 Heat Treatment
B4 Watch The Moon Come Down
B5 New York Shuffle
B6 Soul Shoes
B7 Don't Ask Me Questions
Producer – Robert John Lange

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Phonogram Ltd.
  • Published By – Intersong Music Ltd.
  • Published By – Tower Bridge Music
  • Published By – Burlington Music Ltd.
  • Marketed By – Phonogram
  • Recorded At – Winter Gardens, Bournemouth
  • Recorded At – Manchester Opera House
  • Recorded At – Apollo Theatre, Oxford
  • Recorded At – The Palladium, NYC
  • Mixed At – Rockfield Studios
  • Printed By – Robor Ltd.


  • Bass – Andrew Bodnar
  • Drums, Backing Vocals – Steve Goulding
  • Guitar, Backing Vocals – Martin Belmont
  • Guitar, Slide Guitar, Backing Vocals – Brinsley Schwarz
  • Keyboards, Backing Vocals – Bob Andrews
  • Lead Vocals, Guitar – Graham Parker
  • Lighting – James Dann
  • Mixed By – Robert John Lange
  • Mixed By [Engineer] – Ted Sharp
  • Music Director [Musical Director], Arranged By [Brass Arrangements] – Bob Andrews
  • Photography By [Cover] – Brian Griffin
  • Photography By [Inner Picture] – Frances Newman
  • Technician [Sound] – Steve Moss
  • Technician [The Main Men On The Road] – Alfonze Lloyd Williams, Rayner Jesson, Roy Sundholm
  • Tenor Saxophone – Ray Bevis*
  • Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone – John Earle
  • Tour Manager – Ron Wolfe
  • Trombone – Chris Gower
  • Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Dick Hanson
  • Written-By – Earl Randle (tracks: A3), G. Parker* (tracks: A1, A2, A4 to D1)


All tracks recorded live except track B7.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
6641 797 Graham Parker And The Rumour The Parkerilla ‎(2xLP, Album) Vertigo 6641 797 UK 1978
6360 161 Graham Parker And The Rumour The Parkerilla ‎(LP, Album, Promo) Vertigo 6360 161 Greece 1978
6641 797 Graham Parker And The Rumour The Parkerilla ‎(2xLP, Album, Gat) Vertigo 6641 797 Scandinavia 1978
6641 797.1 Graham Parker And The Rumour The Parkerilla ‎(2xLP, Album) Philips 6641 797.1 Ireland 1978
SRM-2-100 Graham Parker And The Rumour The Parkerilla ‎(2xLP, Album, Kee) Mercury SRM-2-100 US 1978