3 From Graham Parker’s 1976 classic Heat Treatment album

Black Honey – Graham Parker (1976) FLAC ~MetalGuruMessiah~

“Black Honey”was released on Graham Parker and the Rumours’ second album, Heat Treatment, in October 1976. Chipping slowly away at other concept videos and decided to, as has been my modus operandi lately, to push out a few quick equalizer style vids from another great album using what I consider the best sounding available release of the songs encoded in high quality FLAC audio. This time I chose a few favorite tracks from this great Graham Parker album…then again ALL of Graham Parker’s albums are great ones, and it’s past time for me to focus on selections from some of them.

Since I first bought this record this song always made me think about Pam Grier (you’d need to have grown up in the seventies to understand, if you didn’t grow up in the seventies and know who she was….I’m sorry for ya! 😉 so I honor her with the first image!

A close follow-up to the debut album, Howlin’ Wind, Heat Treatment was well received by critics and contains signature Parker songs like the rollicking title track, “Pourin’ It All Out”, and “Fool’s Gold”. “That’s What They All Say” is a Dylan-esque putdown from a realist perspective, while “Turned Up Too Late” was perhaps Parker’s most emotionally mature composition to date. “Black Honey” is a dark, downcast sequel to the debut’s upbeat first track “White Honey”. “Hotel Chambermaid” was covered many years later by Rod Stewart. The Rumour was credited on the back cover and the label, but not on the album’s front cover.

In recent years Parker on his website has singled out this album as one of his least favorite of his own works, citing his inexperienced vocal technique, his rushed songwriting, and the stiff production by Robert John “Mutt” Lange.

In 2001, Vertigo/Mercury issued a remastered and expanded CD, including two tracks from The Pink Parker EP.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars
Robert Christgau A
Rolling Stone (positive)
Rolling Stone Album Guide 4/5 stars
Trouser Press (Very favorable)

The album finished second in the 1976 Village Voice critics poll of the year’s best albums along with his previous album, Howlin’ Wind, released the same year, at number four.

[Lyrics]
Oh black honey’s in my soul, oh black honey’s in my soul
Never been no poor man never been too rich
Since black honey went bone dry my feet begin to itch
And I wish we never parted I wish we had a choice
Cause now I roam these bitter lands
A face without a voice

Oh black honey’s in my soul
Oh black honey’s in my soul

I just don’t know who did this thing
Don’t know who tied the rope
But since black honey’s watered down
The future holds no hope

And I wish we never parted I wish we had a choice
Cause now I roam these bitter lands
A face without a voice Yeah, a face without a voice

And it’s like this baby, I feel I’ve missed baby
And it’s like this baby with me
I need you, oh

Oh black honey’s in my soul, oh black honey’s in my soul
Oh black honey’s in my … deep inside my soul
Oh black honey’s in my so oh oh oh oh oh soul

Back Door Love – Graham Parker (1976) HD FLAC ~MetalGuruMessiah~

“Back Door Love”was released on Graham Parker and the Rumours’ second album, Heat Treatment, in October 1976. Chipping slowly away at other concept videos and decided to, as has been my modus operandi lately, to push out a few quick equalizer style vids from another great album using what I consider the best sounding available release of the songs encoded in high quality FLAC audio. This time I chose a few favorite tracks from this great Graham Parker album…then again ALL of Graham Parker’s albums are great ones, and it’s past time for me to focus on selections from some of them. “Back Door Love” is probably my favorite track from this album…though there are many other fine songs on it!

A close follow-up to the debut album, Howlin’ Wind, Heat Treatment was well received by critics and contains signature Parker songs like the rollicking title track, “Pourin’ It All Out”, and “Fool’s Gold”. “That’s What They All Say” is a Dylan-esque putdown from a realist perspective, while “Turned Up Too Late” was perhaps Parker’s most emotionally mature composition to date. “Black Honey” is a dark, downcast sequel to the debut’s upbeat first track “White Honey”. “Hotel Chambermaid” was covered many years later by Rod Stewart. The Rumour was credited on the back cover and the label, but not on the album’s front cover.

In recent years Parker on his website has singled out this album as one of his least favorite of his own works, citing his inexperienced vocal technique, his rushed songwriting, and the stiff production by Robert John “Mutt” Lange.

In 2001, Vertigo/Mercury issued a remastered and expanded CD, including two tracks from The Pink Parker EP.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars
Robert Christgau A
Rolling Stone (positive)
Rolling Stone Album Guide 4/5 stars
Trouser Press (Very favorable)

The album finished second in the 1976 Village Voice critics poll of the year’s best albums along with his previous album, Howlin’ Wind, released the same year, at number four.

[Lyrics]
I’ve waited all night jumped all the red lights
Dodged all the turnpikes took all the wrong rights
I pulled up outside made the cat run down the street
Washing line hung with sheets
The night was dark and sweet oh oh oh oh

It’s just a back door love, It’s just a back door love
Back door loving let nobody shut it out No-one shut it out

Hey when you touch me baby my treble sounds a little louder
My bass booms a lot brighter my rhythm rocks a little tighter
Oh and I may be wrong to keep the back door love this way
The only reason I’m hanging on
To keep the front door folks away oh oh oh oh

It’s just a back door love, It’s just a back door love
Back door loving let nobody shut it out No-one shut it out

She give me back door love She give me back door love
Back door loving let nobody shut it out
I’m going to knock knock on her back door
Oh And I don’t even know if it’s right Oh yeah
But I just feel real nice when you say you’ll hold me tight
Oh yeah La la la la la la …… Hey hey yeah

Oh oh oh oh yeah

She give me back door love Got to give me back door love Hey hey yeah
Back door loving let nobody shut it
Back door loving let nobody shut it
Back door loving let nobody shut it out
Don’t shut it out Don’t shut it out baby
Don’t shut it out lordie lordie lordie lordie
Don’t shut it out lordie lordie lordie lordie ………

Fool’s Gold – Graham Parker (1976) HD FLAC ~MetalGuruMessiah~

“Fool’s Gold”was released on Graham Parker and the Rumours’ second album, Heat Treatment, in October 1976.

Chipping slowly away at other concept videos and decided to, as has been my modus operandi lately, to push out a few quick equalizer style vids from another great album using what I consider the best sounding available release of the songs encoded in high quality FLAC audio. This time I chose a few favorite tracks from this great Graham Parker album…then again ALL of Graham Parker’s albums are great ones, and it’s past time for me to focus on selections from some of them. “Fool’s Gold” is a great song from the record!

A close follow-up to the debut album, Howlin’ Wind, Heat Treatment was well received by critics and contains signature Parker songs like the rollicking title track, “Pourin’ It All Out”, and “Fool’s Gold”. “That’s What They All Say” is a Dylan-esque putdown from a realist perspective, while “Turned Up Too Late” was perhaps Parker’s most emotionally mature composition to date. “Black Honey” is a dark, downcast sequel to the debut’s upbeat first track “White Honey”. “Hotel Chambermaid” was covered many years later by Rod Stewart. The Rumour was credited on the back cover and the label, but not on the album’s front cover.

In recent years Parker on his website has singled out this album as one of his least favorite of his own works, citing his inexperienced vocal technique, his rushed songwriting, and the stiff production by Robert John “Mutt” Lange.

In 2001, Vertigo/Mercury issued a remastered and expanded CD, including two tracks from The Pink Parker EP.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars
Robert Christgau A
Rolling Stone (positive)
Rolling Stone Album Guide 4/5 stars
Trouser Press (Very favorable)

The album finished second in the 1976 Village Voice critics poll of the year’s best albums along with his previous album, Howlin’ Wind, released the same year, at number four.

[Lyrics]
I been doing my homework now for a long long time
And everything that I look for I know I will one day find
I’m a fool so I’m told I get left in the cold
‘Cause I will search the world for that fool’s gold, fool’s gold

Oh, the world may be full of girls with their charms on show
But the one that I seek will have much more than any I know
People say heaven knows see what comes I suppose
But I will search the world for that fool’s gold, fool’s gold

Huh, I, I, I, I, I, I, I
I, I, I, I, I, I, I, I, oh yeah
Then oh, people say heaven knows

Heaven knows heaven knows see what comes I suppose
But I will search the world for that fool’s gold
Oh yeah, fool’s gold, oh, ho, yeah fool’s gold
Fool’s gold, fool’s gold, fool’s gold

Fool’s gold, fool’s gold, fool’s gold, fool’s gold
Keep searching in the mountains in the valleys in the deep blue sea
I will search, I will search, I will search for fool’s gold
Go oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

I will search for fool’s gold, I will search for fool’s gold
I will search, I will search, I will search
I will search for fool’s gold, I will search for fool’s gold
I’m a fool, I will search, I will search, I will search for fool’s gold

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