Graham Parker & The Rumour* ‎– Squeezing Out Sparks

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Discovering Japan 3:30
Local Girls 3:44
Nobody Hurts You 3:40
You Can't Be Too Strong 3:24
Passion Is No Ordinary Word 4:25
Saturday Nite Is Dead 3:15
Love Gets You Twisted 3:00
Protection 3:55
Waiting For The UFO's 3:09
Don't Get Excited 3:06

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9102 030 Graham Parker & The Rumour* Squeezing Out Sparks(LP, Album) Vertigo 9102 030 UK 1979 Sell This Version
AT8-4223 Graham Parker & The Rumour* Squeezing Out Sparks(8-Trk) Arista AT8-4223 US 1979 Sell This Version
7138 107 Graham Parker & The Rumour* Squeezing Out Sparks(Cass, Album) Vertigo 7138 107 Australia 1979 Sell This Version
7231 020 Graham Parker & The Rumour* Squeezing Out Sparks(Cass, Album) Vertigo 7231 020 UK 1979 Sell This Version
AC5-8075 Graham Parker & The Rumour* Squeezing Out Sparks(Cass, Album) Arista AC5-8075 US 1979 Sell This Version
AB 4223, AL5-8075 Graham Parker And The Rumour Squeezing Out Sparks(LP, Album) Arista, Arista AB 4223, AL5-8075 US 1979 Sell This Version
AB 4223 Graham Parker And The Rumour Squeezing Out Sparks(LP, Album) Arista AB 4223 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
RJ 7584 Graham Parker & The Rumour* Squeezing Out Sparks(LP, Album) Vertigo RJ 7584 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
63 60 168 Graham Parker & The Rumour* Squeezing Out Sparks(LP, Album) Vertigo 63 60 168 Spain 1979 Sell This Version
9102 030 Graham Parker & The Rumour* Squeezing Out Sparks(LP, Album) Vertigo 9102 030 France 1979 Sell This Version
6360 168 Graham Parker & The Rumour* Squeezing Out Sparks(LP, Album) Vertigo 6360 168 UK 1979 Sell This Version
6360 168 Graham Parker & The Rumour* Squeezing Out Sparks(LP, Album) Vertigo 6360 168 Portugal 1979 Sell This Version
6360 168 Graham Parker & The Rumour* Squeezing Out Sparks(LP, Album) Vertigo 6360 168 Greece 1979 Sell This Version
AB 4223, AL5-8075 Graham Parker & The Rumour* Squeezing Out Sparks(LP, Album) Arista, Arista AB 4223, AL5-8075 US 1979 Sell This Version
9102 030 Graham Parker & The Rumour* Squeezing Out Sparks(LP, Album) Vertigo 9102 030 Ireland 1979 Sell This Version
6360 168 Graham Parker & The Rumour* Squeezing Out Sparks(LP, Album) Vertigo 6360 168 Australia 1979 Sell This Version
6360 168 Graham Parker & The Rumour* Squeezing Out Sparks(LP, Album) Vertigo 6360 168 Scandinavia 1979 Sell This Version
AB 4223 Graham Parker And The Rumour Squeezing Out Sparks(LP, Album) Arista AB 4223 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
AB 4223 Graham Parker And The Rumour Squeezing Out Sparks(LP, Album) Arista AB 4223 US 1979 Sell This Version
6360 168 Graham Parker & The Rumour* Squeezing Out Sparks(LP, Album) Vertigo 6360 168 New Zealand 1979 Sell This Version
6360 168 Graham Parker & The Rumour* Squeezing Out Sparks(LP, Album) Vertigo 6360 168 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
AB 4223, AL5-8075 Graham Parker And The Rumour Squeezing Out Sparks(LP, Album) Arista, Arista AB 4223, AL5-8075 US 1979 Sell This Version
STAR 5077 Graham Parker & The Rumour* Squeezing Out Sparks(LP, Album) Vertigo STAR 5077 South Africa 1979 Sell This Version
AB 4223 Graham Parker And The Rumour Squeezing Out Sparks(LP, Album) Arista AB 4223 US 1979 Sell This Version
6360 168 Graham Parker & The Rumour* Squeezing Out Sparks(LP, Album) Vertigo 6360 168 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
AB 4223 Graham Parker And The Rumour Squeezing Out Sparks(LP, Album, Club) Arista Records, Inc. AB 4223 US 1979 Sell This Version
AL 5 8075, AB 4223 Graham Parker & The Rumour* Squeezing Out Sparks(LP, Album, Ind) Arista, Arista AL 5 8075, AB 4223 US 1979 Sell This Version
AB 4223 Graham Parker And The Rumour Squeezing Out Sparks(LP, Album, Pit) Arista AB 4223 US 1979 Sell This Version
RJ 7584 Graham Parker & The Rumour* Squeezing Out Sparks(LP, Album, Promo) Vertigo RJ 7584 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
AB 4223 Graham Parker And The Rumour Squeezing Out Sparks(LP, Album, San) Arista AB 4223 US 1979 Sell This Version
AB 4223 Graham Parker And The Rumour Squeezing Out Sparks(LP, Album, Ter) Arista AB 4223 US 1979 Sell This Version
AB 4223 Graham Parker And The Rumour Squeezing Out Sparks(LP, Album, W/Lbl) Arista AB 4223 US 1979 Sell This Version
6360 168 Graham Parker & The Rumour* Squeezing Out Sparks(LP, Album, W/Lbl) Vertigo 6360 168 Greece 1979 Sell This Version
ARCD 8075 Graham Parker & The Rumour* Squeezing Out Sparks(CD, Album) Arista ARCD 8075 US 1991 Sell This Version
07822-18939-2 Graham Parker & The Rumour* Squeezing Out Sparks & Live Sparks(CD, Album, RM) Arista 07822-18939-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
ARCD 8939 Graham Parker And The Rumour Squeezing Out Sparks + Live Sparks(CD, Album, RE) Arista ARCD 8939 US 1996 Sell This Version
07822-18939-4 Graham Parker & The Rumour* Squeezing Out Sparks + Live Sparks(Cass, Album, RE) Arista 07822-18939-4 US 1996 Sell This Version
842 389-2 Graham Parker & The Rumour* Squeezing Out Sparks(CD, Album, RM) Vertigo 842 389-2 UK 2001 Sell This Version
548 681-2 Graham Parker & The Rumour* Squeezing Out Sparks(CD, Album, RM) Mercury 548 681-2 Netherlands 2001 Sell This Version
548 681-2 Graham Parker & The Rumour* Squeezing Out Sparks(CD, Album, RM) Mercury 548 681-2 UK 2001 Sell This Version
07822-18939-2 Graham Parker & The Rumour* Squeezing Out Sparks + Live Sparks(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP, Sli) Arista 07822-18939-2 US 2006 Sell This Version
UICY-93382 Graham Parker & The Rumour* Squeezing Out Sparks(CD, Album, RE, RM, Pap) Vertigo UICY-93382 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
07822-18939-2 Graham Parker & The Rumour* Squeezing Out Sparks & Live Sparks(22xFile, MP3, Album, VBR) Arista 07822-18939-2 US 2008
07822-18939-2 Graham Parker & The Rumour* Squeezing Out Sparks + Live Sparks(CD, Album, RE, RM) Arista 07822-18939-2 US 2009 Sell This Version
07822-18939-2 Graham Parker & The Rumour* Squeezing Out Sparks + Live Sparks(CD, Album, RE, RM) Arista 07822-18939-2 US 2009 Sell This Version
QR008 Graham Parker & The Rumour* Squeezing Out Sparks(CD, Album, RE) Quake Records (2) QR008 US 2017 Sell This Version
MSIG 1194 Graham Parker & The Rumour* Squeezing Out Sparks(CD, Album, RE) MSI (2) MSIG 1194 Japan 2018 Sell This Version
07822-18939-2 Graham Parker & The Rumour* Squeezing Out Sparks & Live Sparks(CD, Album, Club, RE, RM) Arista 07822-18939-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
ARCD 8075 Graham Parker & The Rumour* Squeezing Out Sparks(CD, Album) Arista ARCD 8075 US Unknown Sell This Version
ARCD 8075 Graham Parker & The Rumour* Squeezing Out Sparks(CD, Album) Arista ARCD 8075 UK Unknown Sell This Version
ARCD 8075 Graham Parker And The Rumour Squeezing Out Sparks(CD, Album, Club) Arista ARCD 8075 US Unknown Sell This Version
ARCD 8075 Graham Parker And The Rumour Squeezing Out Sparks(CD, Album, Club) Arista ARCD 8075 US Unknown Sell This Version
842 389-2 Graham Parker & The Rumour* Squeezing Out Sparks(CD, Album, RE) Vertigo 842 389-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
ARCD 8075 Graham Parker And The Rumour Squeezing Out Sparks(CD, Album, RE, Den) Arista ARCD 8075 US Unknown Sell This Version
548 681-2 Graham Parker & The Rumour* Squeezing Out Sparks(CD, Album, RE, RM) Mercury 548 681-2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
4AM-65027, 4A-4223 Graham Parker & The Rumour* Squeezing Out Sparks(Cass, Album) Arista, Arista 4AM-65027, 4A-4223 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
ACB6-8363 Graham Parker & The Rumour* Squeezing Out Sparks(Cass, Album, Club, RE) Arista Records, Inc. ACB6-8363 US Unknown Sell This Version
ALB6-8363 Graham Parker And The Rumour Squeezing Out Sparks(LP, Album) Arista ALB6-8363 US Unknown Sell This Version
AB 4223 Graham Parker & The Rumour* Squeezing Out Sparks(LP, Album, RE) Arista AB 4223 US Unknown Sell This Version

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bibijeebies

bibijeebies

June 3, 2021
edited 4 months ago
referencing Squeezing Out Sparks + Live Sparks, CD, Album, RE, RM, 07822-18939-2
Worth it alone for the Liner Notes by Graham Parker. His description of Jack Nitzsche's behaviour is priceless!
And there is this from his interview with Geoffrey Himes:
MUSICIAN: How did things change when you and the Rumour did Squeezing Out Sparks with Jack Nitzsche producing?

PARKER: I just realized that I wasn't satisfied with making the same record every time, where it fell into place, where I'd just sort of go along when somebody said, "Why don't we do a number this way or that?" I didn't want to do that. I had to have something different, because The Parkerilla was the culmination of Graham Parker & the Rumour live. After that I just had to have a different sound. A different outlook. So Squeezing Out Sparks was a logical step. lt was stripped down to the bare, dry bones. This all came out in my discussions with Nitzsche before we recorded. I said to him, "I don't care whether it's like Phil Spector; I don't care what direction it takes, as long as it's different and more direct." It had to be more direct. I didn't want the drums to be all over. Stephen and the rest of the band had always been encouraged to play too much, because we always seemed to have producers who loved "Graham Parker & the Rumour." They loved the band. Jack Nitzsche didn't love the band. So that helped. He didn't even love me. He didn't know who I was. Until he heard the songs. He knew of me. "What's all this new wave stuff about," he said, "what's it mean?" When he got into the songs he really loved them. That's when he and I started to communicate and take hold of the whole thing. Jack said to me, "There's more ego in this band than in any band I've ever seen." And this is the Rumour. I said, "But you were with the Rolling Stones." And he said, "What are you talking about? There's no ego in the Rolling Stones. They play the song. This band doesn't play the damn song." So we had a bit of a crisis at the beginning of Squeezing Out Sparks. I said, "Look, you're the producer. I'm Graham Parker. You help me, and we'll tell them how to play. We'll make a different record from my last one." And from then on, that was it. His main focus was Stephen. He told me, "Stephen's playing all these cymbal splashes and it's falling all over itself. All that splashing is exciting live, but on record it's just a fizzy sound." I said, "I know, but I don't know how to change it. You're the producer." Now I could. I'd just tell the drummer, "Just hit the beats; just hold it there," and I'd tell the bass player, "Be the bass; don't be the lead; just be the lead when you need to be." But then I needed Nitzsche. So he told Stephen to get on the high-hat instead of the cymbals and everyone else to hold onto the basic chords and stop trying to be so clever.

MUSICIAN: lt was more a matter of telling them what not to play than what to play?

PARKER: What not to play, right. Less is more. It's as simple as that. Then Nitzsche asked me, "Listen to your song. What do you want on it? Do you want dancing girls? Hand claps? I can put all that on it. I can put a million tambourines on it; I can add acoustic guitars. But what do you need? Listen to the words. Are you serious about these songs?" I said, "Yeah." He said, "So that's it. All you need are four or five instruments." There was very little overdubbing. We'd play live, get the basic thing, and go back and repair what was messed up. It was real easy once we found the direction.
TomMegginson

TomMegginson

March 10, 2018
referencing Squeezing Out Sparks, LP, Album, AB 4223

I have a record with a sticker identifying it as a reissue with a new catalogue number. Should it be a new entry?

Details: I recently bought a second-hand copy of Squeezing Out Sparks by Graham Parker And The Rumour. While the actual cover, labels, and matrix (AB 4223 SA/AB 4223 SB) seem identical to the record listed under Arista – AB 4223 , there is a small, white, wrap-around white sticker applied to the top left of the front cover (continuing around the spine to the back) with plain black, all-caps, type:

Front:

ABM 65027
AN ARISTA RE-ISSUE

Spine:

ABM 65027

Back:

ABM 65027
PREVIOUSLY RELEASED
AT FULL PRICE ON
AB 4224

So, to return to the question: Should I create a new entry for this release?

Also, has anyone else seen an example of stickers being used in this way?
duetter

duetter

May 6, 2015
referencing Squeezing Out Sparks, LP, Album, AB 4223

My copy does not have the text North Spur Productions on the side 2 label. Only on side 1.
wordsforthepictures

wordsforthepictures

July 14, 2014
referencing Squeezing Out Sparks, LP, Album, San, AB 4223
Issued with plain black innersleeve bearing only the catalog number in white.