This album is uniformly excellent, a surprisingly consistent effort, especially since it was cobbled together from live appearances spanning 14 years. Listening to it, you could be convinced it was from a single tour, no small compliment. All the songs sound great, especially the two tracks from his later, more tepid albums.
Graham Parker and the Rumour appeared on BBC television's Top of the Pops in 1977, performing their version of The Trammps' "Hold Back the Night" from The Pink Parker EP, a Top 30 UK hit in March 1977. At this point, Parker began to change his songwriting style, hoping to break into the American market. The companion live album Live Sparks, was sent to US radio stations as part of a concerted promotional campaign. The end of The Rumour (1980). Bob Andrews left The Rumour in early 1980, and was not officially replaced. Live In San Francisco 1979, 2009. Live Alone At The Freight And Salvage, 2012. Official Bootleg Box, 2014.
Thunder And Rain - Hammersmith Odeon 1979. Don't Get Excited - Hammersmith Odeon 1979. Back To The Schooldays - Hammersmith Odeon 1979. Passion Is No Ordinary Word - Hammersmith Odeon 1979. Mercury Poisoning - Hammersmith Odeon 1979. Heart Treatment - Hammersmith Odeon 1979. Howling Wind - Hammersmith Odeon 1979. Stick To Me - Hammersmith Odeon 1979.
Broadcast by the BBC on 17 March 1977, this captures Graham Parker and the Rumour just as they were breaking their 'Heat Treatment' album, Brinsley Schwartz and Martin Belmont on guitars and Bob Andrews doing his best Garth Hudson on keyboards. Otra de mis debilidades. Uno de esos grandes grandísimos que juegan en la segunda división. Passion Is No Ordinary Word.
During the late '70s, Graham Parker and the Rumour were a great live band, kicking out tough versions of Parker's mean-spirited, cynical pub-rock songs. Their sole live album from that period, 1978's Parkerilla, didn't prove that to be true, since it was designed as a contract-breaker, not a genuine album. That's what makes the appearance of Not If It Pleases Me: The BBC Sessions so welcome: it, along with the similar Live on the Test, are testaments to the band's considerable live prowess.
Graham Parker - Howling Wind. Graham Parker - Live In Concert (1996) FLAC/04. Graham Parker - Discovering Japan. Graham Parker - Live In Concert (1996) FLAC/05. Graham Parker - Local Girls. Graham Parker - Live In Concert (1996) FLAC/06. Graham Parker - Don't Get Excited. Graham Parker - Live In Concert (1996) FLAC/07. Graham Parker - Back to School Days. Graham Parker - Live In Concert (1996) FLAC/08. Graham Parker - Passion is No Ordinary Word. Graham Parker - Live In Concert (1996) FLAC/09
Graham Parker Live! Alone In America media press pack USA promo PRESS PACK RCA Condition: Very Good. Graham Parker-You can't be too strong(live!Alone in America). Graham Parker - A Change Is Gonna Come. SEALED NEW CD Graham Parker - BBC Live In Concert.
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|1||–Graham Parker And The Rumour||Hold Back The Night|
|2||–Graham Parker And The Rumour||Soul Shoes|
|3||–Graham Parker And The Rumour||Howling Wind|
|4||–Graham Parker And The Rumour||Discovering Japan|
|5||–Graham Parker And The Rumour||Local Girls|
|6||–Graham Parker And The Rumour||Don't Get Excited|
|7||–Graham Parker And The Rumour||Back To Schooldays|
|8||–Graham Parker And The Rumour||Passion Is No Ordinary Word|
|9||–Graham Parker And The Rumour||Mercury Poisoning|
|10||–Graham Parker||Dark Side Of the Bright Lights|
|11||–Graham Parker||Nobody Hurts You|
|12||–Graham Parker||No More Excuses|
|13||–Graham Parker||Hit The Spot|
|14||–Graham Parker||Endless Night|
|15||–Graham Parker||My Love's Strong|
|16||–Graham Parker||They Murdered The Clown|
|17||–Graham Parker And The Rumour||Chain Of Fools|
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – BBC Worldwide Music
- Copyright (c) – BBC Worldwide Music
NotesTracks 1-2, 17 recorded live 3/17/1977
Tracks 3-9 recorded live 4/3/1979
Tracks 10-14 recorded live 4/21/1982
Track 15 recorded live in session 1/3/1990
Track 16 recorded live in session 1/5/1991
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 5018766960907
|302 061 066 2, WINCD083||Graham Parker||BBC Live In Concert (CD, Album, Comp)||Fuel 2000, Varèse Sarabande, Windsong International||302 061 066 2, WINCD083||UK||1996|
|CELCD 039 (PM)||Graham Parker||BBC Live In Concert (CD, Comp)||Celebration||CELCD 039 (PM)||Spain||2000|
|PTN 61||Graham Parker||BBC Live In Concert (CD, Album, Promo)||True North||PTN 61||Canada||2000|