The Rumour


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On their debut, the Rumour play laid-back pub rock in a style (predictably) not too dissimilar from their work with Graham Parker, though it is looser and more in the style of later Brinsley Schwarz. Max is probably most noteworthy for the clear high point, the band's cover of Nick Lowe's "Mess with Love" (a song he wouldn't get around to recording himself until 1982's Abominable Showman), although the album is packed with some terrific music.

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