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Just a second cousin to Elvis Costello, or does he have a shot?
Posted by shawn on Thursday, 05.17.07 @ 12:47pm
Squeezing Out Sparks is in my 20 albums to be stranded on a deserted island list. This man has talent. He should have been the act of the 80's, but people were listening to the doobies and the eagles.
Posted by Mike Stuver on Wednesday, 01.16.08 @ 00:29am
"He should have been the act of the 80's, but people were listening to the doobies and the eagles."
Posted by blue on Wednesday, 01.16.08 @ 07:58am
His talent, continously underappreciated, deserves recognition. Either live or in the studio, this man has delivered. His ability to be both topical and profound has impressed me for the last 25 years. He is a wordsmith without compare. An award could not increase the respect I have for him, but is certainly overdue.
Posted by redinKC on Friday, 05.2.08 @ 07:17am
I dunno, "Howlin' the Wind" and "Squeezing Out Sparks" are GREAT albums... but yeah, Costello lite
Posted by Chalkie on Saturday, 10.17.09 @ 13:29pm
Well... kind of like Costello as both were offshoots of "pub-rock", but more of a traditionalist (Stones, Van Morrison) whereas Elvis was more punk/new-wave...
Posted by Chalkie on Monday, 08.15.11 @ 12:29pm
Many deserving on the list; but Graham burned. Squeezing out Sparks was arguably one of the best albums of the 70's. Indeed, his music still matters. He and the Rumor should be inducted before many more years go by.
Posted by Samrayburn on Thursday, 04.14.16 @ 23:37pm
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