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Santa Monica 1989 [no label, 1CD]

“SNAP!” with Deirdre O’Donoghue. KCRW, Santa Monica, CA; November 29, 1989. Very good Pre-FM.

Thanks to starsonesp for sharing the tracks at Dime.

starsonesp noted:

Deirdre’s original cassette and reel collection has been located and remastering is in process. Anything you think/thought exists, does. This is a sample of that work.

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Deirdre O’Donoghue (July 1, 1948 - January 21, 2001) rose to acclaim as the host of S*N*A*P, an eclectic radio show on Los Angeles public radio station KCRW during the ’80s and early-’90s, and was also noted for her Sunday-morning “Breakfast With The Beatles” show on KMET (and later, KLSX-FM) until her untimely passing. S*N*A*P (originally an acronym for Saturday Night Avant Pop), eventually aired three nights a week and essentially established the indie-cred of KCRW. The show’s claim-to-fame, for many people, consisted of live performances from a variety of acts such as Concrete Blonde, Graham Parker, Neil & Tim Finn and The dB’s. The true beauty of S*N*A*P, however, rested in Deirdre’s ability to play new releases seamlessly alongside old favorites, spinning a tune from The Everly Brothers followed by The Replacements or X. She moved effortlessly from Django Reinhardt to Henry Rollins.

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To some, singer-songwriter Graham Parker might be an acquired taste and, for some others, he’s considered under-appreciated and even one of “rock’s best kept secrets”. And anyone who can line up Discovering Japan, Local Girls, Nobody Hurts You and You Can’t Be Too Strong (the first four tracks of Side One of the Squeezing Out Sparks (1979) album) certainly deserves listeners’ attention.

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Master Reel > Pro Tools 9.5 > WAV (48/24) > Izotope RX + Ozone (Mastering) > xACT Level 8 FLAC

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Track 01. Introduction with Deirdre O’Donoghue 1:27
Track 02. Green Monkeys 2:56
Track 03. Interview with Deirdre O’Donoghue 4:09
Track 04. Big Man on Paper 3:50
Track 05. Interview with Deirdre O’Donoghue 6:51
Track 06. Discovering Japan 2:52
Track 07. Interview with Deirdre O’Donoghue 6:38
Track 08. Slash and Burn 2:41
Track 09. Outro with Deirdre O’Donoghue 2:27
34 mins

Graham Parker - guitar, vocals

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  1. 10 Responses to “GRAHAM PARKER - SANTA MONICA 1989”

  2. “Mona Lisa’s Sister” was my favorite Parker album.

    By Mark on Aug 30, 2021

  3. Good stuff. Big fan of Graham Parker. Thanks Big O

    By MrSmith on Aug 30, 2021

  4. Big hands and feet usually mean big prick . Look at this mans hands , they are enormous. Nuff said . I would pay money down that he has a bazooka prick .

    By Dee Dee Longley on Aug 30, 2021

  5. Rumor has it Graham gots a Big Un

    By U L E on Aug 30, 2021

  6. That’s right de de , Parker is letting everyone know that he has a big one with that hand exposed above .

    By T J on Aug 30, 2021

  7. Is that how rumors get started ? Or is it men’s room sightings ?

    By T J on Aug 30, 2021

  8. I’ll just have to go back to picking my spots then wiping the mirror down of all the puss!

    By HHH on Aug 30, 2021

  9. “carp fishing on valium” is my favourite Graham Parker Album

    By fruchtas on Aug 30, 2021

  10. how about. you like taking it up the butt as your favorite album. thats swappers favorite also

    By SPUNK BOY on Aug 30, 2021

  11. Would love to shove my bazooka prick in your mouth dee dee. Im sure your oral skills have not diminished. Im sure you can still make pricks spunk on your face and in your mouth dee dee

    By SPUNK BOY on Aug 30, 2021

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