In March 1979.

In March 1979, “Arista” label released “Squeezing out Sparks” the fourth Graham Parker and the Rumour album. It was recorded 1977-1978, at “Lansdowne Studios” in London, and was produced by Jack Nitzsche. “Squeezing out Sparks” was voted album of the year in the 1979 “Village Voice Pazz & Jop Critics Poll”. “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 334 on list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


  • Graham Parker– lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Brinsley Schwarz– guitar, backing vocals
  • Martin Belmont– rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Bob Andrews– keyboards, backing vocals
  • Andrew Bodnar– bass
  • Steve Goulding– drums, backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Graham Parker.

  1. Discovering Japan
  2. Local Girls
  3. Nobody Hurts You
  4. You Can’t Be Too Strong
  5. Passion Is No Ordinary Word
  6. Saturday Nite Is Dead
  7. Love Gets You Twisted
  8. Protection
  9. Waiting for the UFO’s
  10. Don’t Get Excited

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