Way back in 1976, Graham Parker's commanding vocal presence and acerbic songwriting -- given extra fuel by The Rumour, one of the greatest backing bands in rock history -- made him a contender. While he was lumped in with the rest of the so-called angry young men of the New Wave, his music owed more to the rough and tumble vibe of American R&B than his contemporaries. Over time, Parker's singular sound has proven to be both his greatest strength and biggest weakness. In the past few years, he's released half a dozen indie albums, and while they're all respectable efforts (including this one), they're mostly of... More >>>