The Official Art Vandelay Tapes - Graham Parker

The Official Art Vandelay Tapes
This collection of out takes from the legendary Graham Parker is an introduction to his '81-96 catalogue. Parker started out as the quintessential angry young man, and was one of the most successful singer-songwriters to emerge from England's pub-rock scene of the early 1970's. Originally playing in pub rock groups around Morocco and Gibraltar, Parker began sending out demos in 1975. When Dave Robinson from Stiff records heard the tape, he got together a backing band called The Rumour for Parker and together they landed a contract with Mercury. Their first two albums, "Howlin' Wind" and "Heat Treatment" on Mercury were hailed as a great success by the public and critics alike. However after two more albums on Mercury, Parker moved to Arista. His first album for the label was hailed as a success. After another less successful album on Arista parker spilt with The Rumour and after hiring session musicians to record with, made a move to Electra records with new backing band The Shot. With a more radio friendly catalogue his next album was another success, however Parker didn't stay with Electra and after a few more label moves including Atlantic and RCA he switched to the independent labels. The Official Art Vandelay album is an interesting mix of Graham Parkers music and will be followed by The Up Escalator with guest artists Bruce Springsteen!
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