Friday, 13 August 2010

Soul Shoes

I was looking after the boys today so I got the turntable, big speakers and a random box of singles out for a treat. Played this Graham Parker song for the first time in years. I bought it when I was 15 having read several rave Parker reviews in the music press but frankly didn’t think it was any better than OK at the time. Sounds bloody great to me now. It’s not rare or anything – it’s from Parker’s debut album – I just enjoyed hearing it again and wanted to share.

Graham Parker and The Rumour – Soul Shoes (1976)

It’s from the days before picture sleeves were common so I made my own with sticky back plastic and a copy of the NME

19 comments:

Kippers said...

He's back! back! back! (and not before time.)

davy h said...

Nearly three months away and this is the shite you post! If I had a subscription I'd cancel it!











Er, only kidding - I like it!
And like Kips sez.

davy h said...

Plus I think your cover is really nice.

Mick said...

Thanks guys. Be sure to check back in November.

Simon said...

Ah welcome to th world of blogging. Got any jazz? No proggy noodly stuff mind you...

Mick said...

Proggy noodly jazz? Sounds like a request for some Colosseum. Oops just re-read your comment - no proggy noodly. Left some jazzy(-ish) stuff over at Davy's place last week.

davy h said...

(Sade)

Mick said...

Have you listened to that Lettermen song yet, David? I'd like to hear some feedback.

dickvandyke said...

Like a turtle's head, I heard a Rumour you were popping out again.

And verily, like the proud majestic phoenix, he riseth from the well raked coals.

Thish is a ware tweet and no misthake.

Mick said...

Have you been in your shed again Dick, old chap?

davy h said...

Really? Gosh. Er...

I don't think it's a patch on The Imperials.

Sorry : (

davy h said...

That was me responding to Michael, not Dickie.

Obviuosly.

davy h said...

Sheesh

Mick said...

Yes, thank you or leaving three comments in a row - it makes this post look popular.

Re: Hurt So Bad
I love both versions but there's something about the squareness of the Lettermen version that makes the 'Please don't go, please don't go' bit even more moving.

Don't delete it - it's a grower.

darkdance said...

Hey davy h the younger, this tune is pub rock. How quaint.

Mick, did it really hurt so bad? Me gawd, what a sordid midlife crisis you must be having. Hereabouts, they play the lettermen as backgrouund music for my elderly mom and for the other folks in wheelchairs in assisted living homes and also for wing nuts with guns in cabins as they recount their distant past (in hopes of calming them down). It's called musak. I'm worrying about you....

george said...

Nice to see your column again. Here's hoping it becomes a bit more frequent again.

Mick said...

Thanks, George. I've got a new project planned for next year but until that's up and running I'll try to keep this one ticking over.

Mick said...

@ Darkdance
It won't be so long until you're in one of those homes with the Lettermen and Harpers Bizzare on heavy rotation. There's only one way out...

darkdance said...

Way out? Where?