During the '90s, Graham Parker released a remarkable number of live albums, which is particularly odd for a performer known for his songwriting, not his performances. The double-disc The Last Rock N' Roll Tour was presumably released because Parker intended his 1996 excursion with the Figgs to be his final time on the road with a rock & roll band. With the Figgs doing their best Rumour impersonation, Parker runs through a number of his classic songs, as well as selections from recent albums like 12 Haunted Episodes and Acid Bubblegum. Although the performances are solid, there's no real spark on the record, and therefore, none of these versions are particularly noteworthy. And considering that The Last Rock N' Roll Tour comes on the heels of four live records in as many years, it's puzzling why such a thoroughly average performance was released, especially as a double-disc set.
AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine