Saturday, January 3, 2009

Graham Parker - "Local Girls" (forgotten song)

This is my first installment in the "forgotten song" series where I highlight songs that may have been popular at one time, but for one reason or another have largely been forgotten.

I rediscovered this gem on YouTube. It is a single of Parker's 1979 LP "Squeezing Out Sparks". I first heard this back in the first days of MTV, not only when MTV still played music, but also when they had so few videos that would play nearly anything (often including some truly alternative stuff). I'm not sure this ever got radio airplay, but it was in heavy rotation on MTV. This is an excellent song that deserves a second listen.

Links to the song at: YouTube and
Live version: (1979-05-17)

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