Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Grham Parker and The Rumour - Hey Lord Don't Ask Me Questions

Graham Parkers second single, released on Vertigo in 1978. Parker was around since 1975 but really gained recognition as the pub and punk rock scene grew from 1977 onwards. Often favourably compared with Elvis Costello and Joe Jackson. If you listen to the excellent a-side 'Hey Lord Don't Ask Me Questions' you will see why, a reggae/new wave sound which Costello also had success with.

'Hey Lord' is definitely the stand-out track, the b-side is a little bit slower, but does grow on you.

Some etchings on this one, on the a-side the well know 'another Porky Prime Cut' but also has Hits from the Pit', and on the b-side 'You Do Don't You'

Band: Graham Parker & The Rumour
Label: Vertigo
Year: 1978
Tracks:
1. Hey Lord Don't Ask Me Questions
2. Watch The Moon Come Down.

Ripped from glorious scratched vinyl:


If you like this then start with this, at £3 how can you go wrong:
You Can't Be Too Strong: An Introductio to Graham Parker & the Rumour
You Can't Be Too Strong: An Introductio to Graham Parker & the Rumour

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think it's about time I really give G Parker a chance. Didn't way back, maybe I'm ready now?
Robert - Stockholm

garychching said...

Hi Robert I was never a big Parker fan (only because like you I never really gave him a chance) but I did like this single.

His new album has a great track album Pete Doherty, which I really like.