Graham Parker Live At Rockpalast 1978 1980

Live At Rockpalast 1978 & 1980 is a live album by Graham Parker and the Rumour.

The album features two live performances by the band:

  • WDR Studio L in Cologne on 23.01.1978
  • Grugahalle in Essen on 18.10.1980

This contrasts the two styles of the band. The first features a horn section and is similar to the early studio albums like Howlin’ Wind and Heat Treatment.

There is a DVD which is sold separately.

Graham Parker Live At Rockpalast 1978 1980

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Songs On Graham Parker Live At Rockpalast 1978  & 1980

CD 1 – Live at WDR Studio L Cologne, 23.01.1978

  1. Heat Treatment – 3:31 (originally on the studio album Heat Treatment)
  2. White Honey – 3:07 (Howlin’ Wind)
  3. Soul On Ice – 3:12 (Stick To Me)
  4. Back to Schooldays – 2:54 (Howlin’ Wind)
  5. Heat in Harlem – 8:03 (Stick To Me)
  6. Fool’s Gold – 4:29 (Heat Treatment)
  7. Watch the Moon Come Down – 3:36 (Stick To Me)
  8. Thunder and Rain – 5:43 (Stick To Me)
  9. Stick to Me – 3:32 (Stick To Me)
  10. I’m Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down – 3:46 (Stick To Me)
  11. Don’t Ask Me Questions – 5:22 (Howlin’ Wind)
  12. Not If It Pleases Me – 2:55 (Howlin’ Wind)
  13. The New York Shuffle – 3:37 (Stick To Me)
  14. Soul Shoes – 3:23 (Howlin’ Wind)
  15. Hold Back the Night – 3:03 (a hit single in the UK from the Pink Parker EP later added to Heat Treatment as a bonus)

7 songs from their latest album Stick To Me with 5 from Howlin’ Wind and just 2 from Heat Treatment.

CD 2 Live at Grugahalle Essen, 18.10.1980

Stupefaction – 3:37 (originally on the studio album The Up Escalator)
No Holding Back – 3:20 (The Up Escalator)
Jolie Jolie – 3:13 (The Up Escalator)
Love Without Greed – 3:38 (The Up Escalator)
Discovering Japan – 3:38 (Squeezing Out The Sparks)
Passion Is No Ordinary Word – 4:40 (Squeezing Out The Sparks)
Howlin’ Wind – 4:24 (Howlin’ Wind)
Thunder and Rain – 3:08 (Stick To Me)
Manoeuvres – 3:40 (The Up Escalator)
Don’t Get Excited – 3:51 (Squeezing Out The Sparks)
Beating of Another Heart – 4:23 (The Up Escalator)
Empty Lives – 5:12 (The Up Escalator)
Devil’s Sidewalk – 3:21 (The Up Escalator)
Endless Night – 4:49 (The Up Escalator)
(Can’t Get No) Protection – 4:28 (Squeezing Out The Sparks)
Nobody Hurts You – 3:40 (Squeezing Out The Sparks)
Don’t Ask Me Questions – 5:34 (Howlin’ Wind)
Tripe Face Boogie – 2:57 (cover of Little Feat song only on this album)
Soul Shoes – 3:26 (Howlin’ Wind)

9 songs from The Up Escalator and 5 from Squeezing Out The Sparks mean a big change in the setlists between the two concerts. While I’d quibble about how poorly the excellent Heat Treatment album has been covered, it means that taken together, it’s a good summary of Graham Parker & The Rumour.


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