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Graham Parker and the Rumour /  Stick to Me
Graham Parker
Graham Parker and the Rumour / Stick to Me
Genres: Alternative Rock, Folk, World Music, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
 
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Remastered reissue of 1977 release. 10 tracks including 'Stick To Me', 'Problem Child', 'The Raid' & 'Heat In Harlem'. Mercury Records.

      
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All Artists: Graham Parker
Title: Graham Parker and the Rumour / Stick to Me
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Polygram UK
Release Date: 7/9/2001
Album Type: Import, Original recording remastered
Genres: Alternative Rock, Folk, World Music, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: New Wave & Post-Punk, Europe, British Isles, Singer-Songwriters, Album-Oriented Rock (AOR)
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 731454868020

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Remastered reissue of 1977 release. 10 tracks including 'Stick To Me', 'Problem Child', 'The Raid' & 'Heat In Harlem'. Mercury Records.

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Too bad about the tapes
Jersey Kid | Katy, Texas, America! | 11/05/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)

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`Stick to Me' is a bit of an ironic title in light of the back-story about how the entire album had to be re-recorded after the master tapes were found to have been contaminated with a coating. And, it shows - or rather, can be heard - as the overall sound quality is well below that experienced with GP&R's two earlier albums and the quite remarkable follow-up, `Squeezing Out Sparks.' Parker's voice is pushed back to where, at times, I felt he was fighting to be heard over his ever dependable band. There is also a thinness and boxed-in tone that gives an almost lo-fi DIY aspect to the recording.

That's a shame because while the music may be a shade weaker - maybe less consistent is a better term - than that found on `Howling Wind' or `Heat Treatment,' there are still some sterling pieces of music on it. In particular, `Thunder and Rain' and `Watch the Moon Come Down' find Parker and the band showing their strength to advantage. A weaker track `Heat in Harlem' was a surprise and disappointment, sounding like something the latter day Stones would have done as part of their going-through-the-motions period.

Worth the price of admission, mind you.
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