Heat Treatment

Heat Treatment

Infobox Album
Name = Heat Treatment
Type = Studio album
Artist = Graham Parker

Released = 1976
Recorded = Rockfield Studios, Wales
Genre = Rock
Length = 35:41
Label =
Producer = Robert John "Mutt" Lange
Nick Lowe (track 7 only)
Reviews = *Allmusic Rating|4.5|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:1c821vajzzba link]
*Robert Christgau (A) [http://www.robertchristgau.com/get_artist2.php?id=2369 link]
*"Rolling Stone" (not rated) [http://www.rollingstone.com/artists/grahamparker/albums/album/197674/rid/5944776/ link]
*"Trouser Press" (Very favorable) [http://www.trouserpress.com/entry.php?a=graham_parker link]
Last album = "Howlin' Wind" (1976)
This album = "Heat Treatment" (1976)
Next album = "The Pink Parker (EP)" (1977)

Second album by rock and roll singer-songwriter near-legend Graham Parker. 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.

In recent years Parker on his website [http://www.grahamparker.net] 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 the 1980s Lange became a massively successful producer of such groups as AC/DC and Def Leppard.

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

Track listing

All songs written by Graham Parker except as indicated.
# "Heat Treatment" – 3:07
# "That's What They All Say" – 3:46
# "Turned Up Too Late" – 3:38
# "Black Honey" – 3:57
# "Hotel Chambermaid" – 2:55
# "Pourin' It All Out" – 3:15
# "Back Door Love" – 3:01
# "Something You're Going Through – 4:10
# "Help Me Shake It" – 3:37
# "Fool's Gold" – 4:15

2001 Bonus Tracks (Pink Parker EP)

# "Hold Back the Night" (Dennis Harris, Allan Felder, Ronald Baker, Earl Young) – 3:01
# "(Let Me Get) Sweet on You" – 2:46


*Graham Parkervocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar
*Bob Andrewskeyboards, backing vocals
*Brinsley Schwarz – guitar, backing vocals
*Steve Gouldingdrums, 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


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align="left"|"Hold Back the Night"
align="left"|Billboard Pop Singles

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