Monday, September 12, 2011

Graham Parker & The Rumour Reunion OFFICIAL! (Plus Live in SF '76!!)


So the Graham Parker has officially re-joined forces with The Rumour and they have an album and two films on the go for 2012. The first film is the oft-delayed documentary "Don't Ask Me Questions" by Michael Gramaglia and the second is a Judd Aptow comedy, "This is Forty" in which the GP and the band figure prominently in the story line. The whole story (well worth the read by the way) is here and for LOTS more Parker on MRML go HERE.




To celebrate what is a fantastic thing for music fans and everybody involved in the aforementioned projects here is a crisp-as-hell-sounding GP + R show from back in the day:

GRAHAM PARKER & THE RUMOUR
THE SAVOY, SAN FRANCISCO, CA, USA
NOVEMBER 7, 1976
KSAN-FM PRE-FM PRODUCTION TAPE

01. white honey
02. that's what they all say
03. fool's gold
04. turned up too late
05. something you're goin' through
06. pour it all out
07. back to schooldays
08. hotel chambermaid
09. heat treatment
10. don't ask me questions
11. not if it pleases me
12. help me shake it
13. soul shoes
14. kansas city
15. hold back the night




Let us know what you think of the Graham Parker and the Rumour reunion in the COMMENTS section (which is where you'll find the San Francisco, 1976 link).


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    http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?g8xaf4nuvfa1858

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  3. i am very proud because i gave my money for the documentary six months ago (as many fans did) and so the documentary is comin out.
    we helped to financiate it and now we'll can see.
    i saw also graham in concert and it was GREAT.
    beautiful artist, and also a beautiful man.

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  4. Grand news indeed. GP is a compelling performer with just a guitar and those pipesand that songbook, to be sure, but his alliance with The Rumour was one of the great rock affiliations IMHO...

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  5. Great news and a great post. Many thanks.

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  6. graham parker and xtc--my kind of wonderful. thanks

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  7. This is great news. Those first four albums by GP and the Rumour were as promising as Elvis Costello & The Attractions. Then everyone broke up and Graham never was able to get a foothold again.

    Hey, if Joe Jackson can get the old gang together then I don't see why Graham shouldn't do the same.

    I'd like to see a triple-bill.

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  8. Hey Jeffen

    Good news.I have stuck with Mr Parker over the years.

    Ah, the angry young men of the late 1970s are still producing great music.

    As Don notes a triple bill of Joe Jackson,Elvis Costello and Graham Parker would be 'excellent'.All great songwriters and performers.

    Thanks as always!

    Doug

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  9. Thanks for linking to our MusicFilmWeb announcement re the Graham Parker & The Rumour reunion.

    You can find the full interview w/ The Rumours/The Mekons Steven Goulding where he talks about filming w/ Judd Apatow as well as getting back together...

    http://www.musicfilmweb.com/2011/09/steve-goulding-graham-parker-mekons-music-documentary/

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  10. Glad to bring people the good news (and the good download!)

    Also:

    marpulca
    I remain proud of my tiny contribution ot the film and await its completion.

    Anon
    Amen x 10!
    Doug/Don
    Hell what I'd give to see those three on one bill!

    Music Film WEB
    Whatta scoop you guys had - and a great interview over all thanks for noticing my little link!

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  11. For many years Graham pooh-poohed this idea; how wonderful to see it become a reality. Can't wait to hear Brinsley for the first time in decades; this could be a truly great tour.

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  12. Wild bill
    Willing to get my US passport just to head down to Minneapolis (where such a tour would LIKELY stop).

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  13. Just waiting for box set 2 in the mail.The Rumor were the best

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  14. If this is the real deal, then why not add Graham Parker and the Rumour to the Hard Rock Calling bill in Hyde Park 14 July 2012 headlined by Springsteen. That would be fantastic. Actually, as Parker and Southside Johnny once toured together, why not put Southside on the bill to. Southside Johnny, followed by GP and the Rumour, then headlined by Bruce. You can only dream.

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    1. A show with Springsteen and Parker sounds brilliant to me.

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  15. Will GP & The Rumour be coming to the UK in 2012?

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  16. Will GP & The Rumour be coming to the UK in 2012?
    davidking1956@yahoo.co.uk

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    1. let's hope there's a BIG tour in the works!

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  17. I was a GP fan for many years until I read this leftist scribble. He and Hollywood are made for each other.

    http://chairmanparker.blogspot.com/2009/02/important-message-for-president-obama.html

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    1. I don't always agree with Chairman Parker (see "End of Faith") but I would never see that as reason to pretend that his music isn't amazing.
      And as for his "Tell the Republicans to go fuck themselves" message I say Go, Graham, Go!

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  18. Hey Jeffen

    I just ordered the new album on CD by Mr. Parker & Rumour. I may actually wait until the CD arrives until I listen to the album.Kinda like an old time experience!

    Doug

    PS Been in full Vancouver mode lately ... Los Furios,The Jolts,Amanda Tosoff(jazz),The Zolas etc.You must do a Winnipeg post ... there many good bands plying their trade that need a little mention.I must check Winnipeg/bandcamp.

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