Thursday, April 7, 2011

Get Started: 27 Selections from the Graham Parker Songbook (Disc One)

I may be a little addled lately (I think it's something I got on the plane last weekend sitting next to sneezing guy), but I do realize that not all of the songs on this Graham Parker collection were written by GP. But regular readers of the blog know I'm a sucker for obscurities and cuts from tribute albums, so how could I leave off Graham's cover of Richard Thompson's The Madness of Love?? Anyway, along with said obscurities, I've included one track from just about every GP studio release. (I'll post disc two next week.)

Get Started, Start A Fire
Get over It and Move On
The Madness of Love
Museum Of Stupidity
Blue Horizon
Bring Me A Heart Again
Howlin' Wind
Devil's Sidewalk
You Hit the Spot
Sounds Like Chains
I Discovered America


Jeffrey Siegel said...

What a great start to the weekend! Thanks for the GP - how 'bout something from the Pink Parker on Disc 2?

Don said...

I love Graham Parker and keep hoping that he'll have the breakout release that will bring him back to the public eye. Probably too late now.

I've got eight of his albums now and don't need anymore, but the 2nd volume could persuade me to change my mind and download both. It couldn't hurt to have something that wraps up all the good stuff from what I don't own.

Let's Find H-Man A Wife said...

Nice compilation there. Excellent performer.

Ishkabibliophile said...


GP does have a lot of albums (and too many live releases to count). I may be alone in this regard, but I'm actually partial to his mid 90s output - 12 Haunted Episodes, Burning Questions, Struck by Lightning, etc. And his mid 2000s Don't Tell Columbus is pretty durn good as well.

Ishkabibliophile said...

@Jeffrey Siegel,

What's the Pink Parker? :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks very much.."Blue Horizon" is a beautiful song...

Ishkabibliophile said...


Quite welcome. Love Blue Horizon as well.