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Piss & Vinegar: The Songs Of Graham Parker
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Piss & Vinegar: The Songs Of Graham Parker
Genres: Country, Alternative Rock, Blues, Folk, New Age, Pop, Rock
 
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Maybe Graham Parker doesn't appeal to the masses, but he does appeal to a number of musicians who admire his unfaltering combination of roots, craft and anger. 20 such acts, almost all of them from the New York-New Jersey ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Piss & Vinegar: The Songs Of Graham Parker
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Buy Or Die Records
Original Release Date: 12/23/1996
Re-Release Date: 12/10/1996
Genres: Country, Alternative Rock, Blues, Folk, New Age, Pop, Rock
Styles: Contemporary Blues, Contemporary Folk, Adult Contemporary, Singer-Songwriters, Adult Alternative, Blues Rock, Folk Rock, Progressive, Progressive Rock, Country Rock, Roots Rock, Power Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 764963960329

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Maybe Graham Parker doesn't appeal to the masses, but he does appeal to a number of musicians who admire his unfaltering combination of roots, craft and anger. 20 such acts, almost all of them from the New York-New Jersey club scene, pay tribute to the misanthrope here. The biggest names involved are the Health and Happiness Show, the Figgs, Frank Black of the Pixies and Pat DiNizio of the Smithereens, but everyone involved has the good sense to neither slavishly copy the originals nor to arrogantly betray the initial intent. Highlights include Bill Kelly's Tom Petty-ish version of "Pourin' It All Out" and Richard Lloyd's guitar work on "Stupefaction." --Geoffrey Himes
 

CD Reviews

Not normally my favorite music but.......
10/20/1998
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I bought this album for one reason and one reason only ---- I'm a Jack Tannehill Fan and Jack sings one of the songs on the album. However, I enjoyed a number of tracks from local bands and singers popular to the NorthWest New Jersey Music scene. If you like Graham Parker you may or may not like these renditions of his songs. It really depends on if you like the way Graham sings them or you like the songs. If it's the latter then you are more apt to enjoy these versions of which some are not much different than how Graham would do them but others are quite different. Jack offers the most different and refreshing rendition with the song he does --- My opinion of course"