Label: Mercury - 548 667-2 • Format: CD Album, Reissue • Country: Europe • Genre: Rock • Style: New Wave, Classic Rock, Pub Rock
Howlin' Wind is the debut album by Graham Parker and The Rumourreleased in to critical acclaim. The Rumour are mainly former pub rock scene musicians, including guitarist Brinsley Schwarz and keyboardist Bob Andrews of the band Brinsley Schwarz ; Parker's recent jobs included pumping gas at a filling station. Critics likened Parker's spirit to British punk rockthen in its early stage, and retrospectively to that of singer-songwriters Elvis Costello and Joe Jacksonwho would release their debut records within a few years of Howlin' Wind.
Many of the album's songs became live staples for the group, especially the reggae-tinged "Don't Ask Me Questions," which dismisses a malevolent God. These tracks were shopped to labels and played on radio. The album's liner notes explain that "A subsequent recording of the song did not match the feel of the original Howlin' Wind finished fourth in the Village Voice critics poll of the year's Howlin Wind - Graham Parker And The Rumour - Howlin Wind albums following his later released Heat Treatment in the second spot.
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