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Your Country


Download links and information about Your Country by Graham Parker. This album was released in 2004 and it belongs to Rock, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 43:39 minutes.

Artist: Graham Parker
Release date: 2004
Genre: Rock, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 11
Duration: 43:39
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No. Title Length
1. Anything for a Laugh 3:22
2. The Rest Is History 4:21
3. Cruel Lips 4:03
4. Almost Thanksgiving Day 3:23
5. Nation of Shopkeepers 5:08
6. Queen of Compromise 3:41
7. Things I've Never Said 3:44
8. Sugaree 3:43
9. Tornado Alley 3:19
10. Fairground 5:21
11. Crawling from the Wreckage (Revisited) 3:34



By putting a western lope, a pedal steel and some tight harmonies on the opening cut, “Anything for A Laugh,” Graham Parker establishes 2004’s Your Country as his tip of the hat to country music. A chilling duet with queen Lucinda Williams for “Cruel Lips,” with its stinging guitar solo, and a few more shuffling rhythms send Parker further west. But a few a stylistic touches aside — the rockabilly-shaded re-make of his early classic “Crawling from the Wreckage (Revisited)” shows Parker coming full circle, “Things I’ve Never Said” melds Parker’s distinctive British purr with a giddy-up partner groove — this is just another strong collection of Graham Parker tunes that depend on sharp, caustic yet compassionate observations and Parker’s indelible sense of melody. Parker rocks it up for “Queen of Compromise,” providing a manic lyrical onslaught, but his best moments are when he slows down and takes his time unwinding his concerns. “Almost Thanksgiving Day” has an autumnal sadness to it. And though he’s lived in America for years, the Brit rocker still relates to the outsider who sees the U.S. as a “Nation of Shopkeepers” that leave him befuddled and amused from his observation deck.