Graham Parker and The Rumour - 1976 - Heat Treatment (UK)
The Rumour (sometimes credited as Graham Parker & the Rumour) were a rock band in the late 70's and early 80's. Members came from veteran pub rock bands Brinsley Schwarz and Bontemps Roulez. They are best known as the backup band for Graham Parker, although they also backed Nick Lowe, Dave Edmunds, and Garland Jeffreys on the tour for his Escape Artist album.
The Rumour released three albums in their own right: Max (1977), Frogs, Sprouts, Clogs And Krauts (1979), and Purity of Essence (1980). A compilation from the last two albums was released by Metro in 2000, entitled Not so much a rumour, more a way of life.
Andrews left the group in 1979 and it disbanded in 1980, after recording Purity of Essence and Parker's The Up Escalator without him.
The Rumour were noted for their hard driving, skilled, tightly arranged ensemble playing. They have been compared to the The Band and the Rolling Stones, frequently recalling both simultaneously. Together with Parker they recorded several landmark records, most notably Squeezing Out Sparks.
Bodnar and Goulding played bass and drums, respectively, on Elvis Costello's first recording, "Watching the Detectives".
In 1979 Bruce Springsteen pronounced Parker and the Rumour the only band he'd pay to see.
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the scans are from the reissue of the original 1976 album on the Vertical Label in 1989.