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Heat Treatment

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Released  October 1976
Length  35:41
Genre  Rock
Recorded  Rockfield Studios, Wales
Label  Vertigo Records Mercury Records
Producer  Robert John "Mutt" Lange Nick Lowe (track 7 only)

Heat Treatment is the second album by rock and roll singer-songwriter Graham Parker and The Rumour. 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 [1] 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.

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.

Track listing

All songs written by Graham Parker except as indicated.

  1. "Heat Treatment" – 3:07
  2. "That's What They All Say" – 3:46
  3. "Turned Up Too Late" – 3:38
  4. "Black Honey" – 3:57
  5. "Hotel Chambermaid" – 2:55
  6. "Pourin' It All Out" – 3:15
  7. "Back Door Love" – 3:01
  8. "Something You're Going Through – 4:10
  9. "Help Me Shake It" – 3:37
  10. "Fools' Gold" – 4:15

2001 Bonus Tracks (Pink Parker EP)

  1. "Hold Back the Night" (Dennis Harris, Allan Felder, Ronald Baker, Earl Young) – 3:01
  2. "(Let Me Get) Sweet on You" – 2:44


  • Graham Parker – vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar
  • Bob Andrews – keyboards, backing vocals
  • Brinsley Schwarz – guitar, backing vocals
  • Steve Goulding – drums, backing vocals
  • Andrew Bodnar – Fender bass
  • Martin Belmont – guitar, backing vocals
  • Additional personnel

  • John "Viscount" Earle – saxophones
  • Danny Ellis – trombone
  • Albie Donnelly – saxophones
  • Dick Hanson – trumpet
  • Charts




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