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 wide-ranging section of rarities, bootlegs and out-of-print wonders. We've covered Chairman Parker extensively before (see HERE) and will continue to do so....
What's Graham Parker's weakest album?
Is there a Down in the Grove, a Goodby Cruel World or a Lucky Town in the man's discography?
If there is such a glitch in the works, I'd argue that it's The Real Macaw a half-hearted attempt to make peace with eighties soullessness that plays to none of GP's strengths.
The fault lies not with the songs but with David Kershenbaum's lifeless production. To hear how the songs should have sounded, check out this '83 FM broadcast, which gives the Macaw material some extraordinary passion.
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