Howlin' Wind

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
For most intents and purposes, Graham Parker emerged fully formed on his debut album, Howlin' Wind. Sounding like the bastard offspring of Mick Jagger and Van Morrison, Parker sneers his way through a set of stunningly literate pub rockers. Instead of blindly sticking to the traditions of rock & roll, Parker invigorates them with cynicism and anger, turning his songs into distinctively original works. "Back to Schooldays" may be reconstituted rockabilly, "White Honey" may recall Morrison's white R&B bounce, and "Howlin' Wind" is a cross of Van's more mystical moments and the Band, but the songs themselves are original and terrific. Similarly, producer ...
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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
For most intents and purposes, Graham Parker emerged fully formed on his debut album, Howlin' Wind. Sounding like the bastard offspring of Mick Jagger and Van Morrison, Parker sneers his way through a set of stunningly literate pub rockers. Instead of blindly sticking to the traditions of rock & roll, Parker invigorates them with cynicism and anger, turning his songs into distinctively original works. "Back to Schooldays" may be reconstituted rockabilly, "White Honey" may recall Morrison's white R&B bounce, and "Howlin' Wind" is a cross of Van's more mystical moments and the Band, but the songs themselves are original and terrific. Similarly, producer Nick Lowe gives the album a tough, spare feeling, which makes Parker and the Rumour sound like one of the best bar bands you've ever heard. Howlin' Wind remains a thoroughly invigorating fusion of rock tradition, singer/songwriter skill, and punk spirit, making it one of the classic debuts of all time.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/24/1990
  • Label: Polygram Records
  • UPC: 042282627322
  • Catalog Number: 826273

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Graham Parker Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Dave Edmunds Guitar
The Rumour Group
Bob Andrews Organ, Piano, Keyboards, Hammond Organ, Background Vocals
Martin Belmont Guitar, Background Vocals
Andrew Bodnar Bass, Drums, Bass Guitar, Fretless Bass Guitar
Noel Brown Dobro, Guitar, Slide Guitar
Dave Conners Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Ed Dean Guitar, Slide Guitar
John Earle Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Dan Ellis Trombone
Steve Goulding Percussion, Drums, Background Vocals
Herschel Holder Trumpet
Stewart Lynas Saxophone, Alto Saxophone
Stephen Coulding Drums, Background Vocals
Danny Ellis Trombone
Graham Parker & the Rumour Band
Brinsley Schwarz Guitar, Hammond Organ, Tenor Saxophone, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Michael Gardner Engineer
Nick Lowe Producer
Stewart Lynas Arranger, Brass Arrangment
Dave Robinson Executive Producer
Graham Parker & the Rumour Arranger
Sue Dubois Artwork
Brinsley Schwarz Contributor
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