Not If It Pleases Me: BBC Live 76-77

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
During the late '70s, Graham Parker and the Rumour were a great live band, kicking out tough versions of Parker's mean-spirited, cynical pub-rock songs. Their sole live album from that period, 1978's Parkerilla, didn't prove that to be true, since it was designed as a contract-breaker, not a genuine album. That's what makes the appearance of Not If It Pleases Me: The BBC Sessions so welcome: it, along with the similar Live on the Test, are testaments to the band's considerable live prowess. Not If It Pleases Me draws almost entirely from his first two albums, Howlin' Wind and Heat Treatment, containing only one number from Stick to Me "New York Shuffle", plus a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
During the late '70s, Graham Parker and the Rumour were a great live band, kicking out tough versions of Parker's mean-spirited, cynical pub-rock songs. Their sole live album from that period, 1978's Parkerilla, didn't prove that to be true, since it was designed as a contract-breaker, not a genuine album. That's what makes the appearance of Not If It Pleases Me: The BBC Sessions so welcome: it, along with the similar Live on the Test, are testaments to the band's considerable live prowess. Not If It Pleases Me draws almost entirely from his first two albums, Howlin' Wind and Heat Treatment, containing only one number from Stick to Me "New York Shuffle", plus a cover of "Kansas City." In other words, it contains his absolute best songs from this period, from "White Honey" and "Don't Ask Me Questions" to "Hotel Chambermaid" and "Pouring It All Out." While these versions don't necessarily add anything new to the original studio cuts, they're nevertheless blazing readings of great songs, which is enough to make this an essential addition to any hardcore Parker fan's collection.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/25/2000
  • Label: Hux Records
  • UPC: 666629126622
  • Catalog Number: 3

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 White Honey - Graham Parker & the Rumour (3:03)
  2. 2 Back Door Love - Graham Parker & the Rumour (3:21)
  3. 3 Don't Ask Me Questions - Graham Parker & the Rumour (5:56)
  4. 4 Soul Shoes - Graham Parker & the Rumour (3:25)
  5. 5 Hotel Chambermaid - Graham Parker & the Rumour (2:53)
  6. 6 Pouring It All Out - Graham Parker & the Rumour (3:03)
  7. 7 Help Me Shake It - Graham Parker & the Rumour (3:25)
  8. 8 Heat Treatment - Graham Parker & the Rumour (3:18)
  9. 9 Lady Doctor - Graham Parker & the Rumour (2:51)
  10. 10 Silly Thing - Graham Parker & the Rumour (2:55)
  11. 11 Fool's Gold - Graham Parker & the Rumour (4:26)
  12. 12 Gypsy Blood - Graham Parker & the Rumour (5:29)
  13. 13 Not If It Pleases Me - Graham Parker & the Rumour (2:58)
  14. 14 New York Shuffle - Graham Parker & the Rumour (3:11)
  15. 15 Kansas City - Graham Parker & the Rumour (3:51)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Graham Parker Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Bob Andrews Keyboards
Martin Belmont Guitar
Andrew Bodnar Bass Guitar
Steve Goulding Drums
Graham Parker & the Rumour Track Performer
Brinsley Schwarz Guitar, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Graham Parker Contributor, Liner Notes
Jerry Leiber Composer
Bob Andrews Contributor
Martin Belmont Contributor
Andrew Bodnar Contributor
Steve Goulding Contributor
Jeff Griffin Producer
Mike Robinson Engineer
Mike Stoller Composer
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