Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Graham Parker & The Rumour - 1976-11-07 - San Francisco

Graham Parker & The Rumour
The Savoy, San Francisco, CA

FM Broadcast (KSAN-FM), Excellent quality recording
mp3 @ 320 kbps

From one GP to another GP. From Gram Parsons to Graham Parker. While Gram was an American pioneer of country-rock music in the mid-late sixties, Graham emerged from the pub-rock scene to be a pioneer of British New Wave in the mid-late seventies, and went on to become one of the all-time great, yet sadly underappreciated, rock artists . We'll return back to more Gram Parsons, FBB, and other rarely heard or previously uncirculated country-rock recordings soon, but first I'll put up a few other things of interest that I've recently found. Here's a great show from early in Graham Parker's career, right around the release of Heat Treatment, Graham's 2nd album (both of which were released in 1976) with his legendary (yet always underrated) band, The Rumour. This is an excellent full-set FM broadcast recording with great sound. I only recently acquired this one (otherwise I would have posted it before). So, if you're a fan of Graham Parker, and particularly his early days with the Rumour, this is a must-have. For everyone else, it's certainly worth checking out. Great Stuff.

01. White Honey
02. That's What They All Say
03. Fool's Gold
04. Turned Up Too Late
05. Something You're Goin' Through
06. Pour It All Out
07. Back To Schooldays
08. Hotel Chambermaid
09. Heat Treatment
10. Don't Ask Me Questions
11. Not If It Pleases Me
12. Help Me Shake It
13. Soul Shoes
14. Kansas City
15. Hold Back The Night

Graham Parker: Lead Vocal, Rhythm Guitar
Brinsley Schwarz: Guitar and Backing Vocals
Martin Belmont: Guitar and Backing Vocals
Bob Andrews: Keyboards and Backing Vocals
Steve Goulding: Drums and Backing Vocals
Andrew Bodnar: Bass

New Link! (Updated 12/23/13)


picaraza said...

Thanks. Terrific band /players.

The Savoy? Was this recorded at the Savoy Tivoli? A really, really small place. Or was there another club called Savoy in SF at the time?

Anyone know? said...

Are you sure this is the right cover for the 1976-concert? Isn´t it 1979?

BBKron said...

Thanks for the input,

slang, I don't have any information other than that it was 'The Savoy', SF, and a KSAN-FM Broadcast., There is no 'cover' for this show. The graphic I inserted was just a suitable placeholder that I found because it just happened to say 'Live in San Francisco 1976' on it, so I used it, but the photo may well be from 1979. But rest assured, the show is from 1976.

Rocking--Byrd said...

Thanks. Maybe you could change the spelling from Shwarz to Schwarz.

La Piazza Gancio said...

Happy to see your continued observance of Mr. Parker. Many thanks.

sunny15blue said...

thanks-i bought howlin' wind on release and it's always been my favourite so this is a must to hear as it includes white honey etc