Thursday, February 15, 2007

Graham Parker - 103 Degrees In June

I've been a fan of GP's since seeing him live (with Rachel Sweet opening!) at a $2.00 show in Portland Oregon... ahh, those were the days. That same year (1978), I saw Springsteen (twice!), Patti Smith, Talking Heads, Robert Gordon, the Boomtown Rats, the Fabulous Poodles, Elvis Costello and probably a half dozen more. At $2.00 a show, you just couldn't go wrong.

And I didn't go wrong with Mr. Parker, who was still touring with the Rumour back then and cranked out a fantastic set. Parker's had a bunch of career ups and downs since, but he's still fighting the good fight, performing and recording. "103 Degrees In June" is a soundboard recording of GP and his new backing band, The Figgs, live circa June 2005. You get your classic catalog oldies and hard rocking newies and everything in between, and as usual, it's absolutely worth your time and $$$.

This edition is limited to 2000 copies, signed and numbered by Mr. P. himself, and available through the Bloodshot Records website:

http://www.bloodshotrecords.com/album/grahamparker/282

So support Parker and pick up a copy!

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