In an inspired, satirical motif, Graham explains, "I went off to write treatments to my own imaginary TV shows, which I would grace with the correct theme tunes, not ones chosen by idiots." But these songs are not a collection of novelty tunes by any means. Instead, he uses this loose framework to riff on the vulnerability of mid-life crises in the melodic standout, "Broken Skin," as well as once again show his trademark defiant resiliency in the face of career and personal setbacks in "It's My Party (But I Won't Cry).”
Thirty-plus years into his dynamic, underrated career, Graham Parker still stands tall among his more commercially successful peers. Should be a great show.
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