Carlene Carter - vocals, guitar; Brinsley Schwarz - lead guitar; Martin Belmont - guitar; Bob Andrews - organ, piano, electric piano; Andrew Bodnar - bass; Steve Goulding - drums
Carlene Carter (daughter of June Carter Cash, stepdaugher of Johnny Cash, half-sister of Roseanne Cash) went to London to record her debut album with Graham Parker's band, and ended up marrying the producer. They were about 15 years ahead of their time in mixing Nashville and rock with a touch of soul. It was no suprise that Carlene finally became a country star in the 1990s. Carlene Carter has had her problems subsequently, but at this time, everybody was young and strong and she had talent and charisma to go. The Rumour, at the time, seemed to be the heir apparents to The Band, and had some fine, if now obscure, albums of their own, and Graham Parket looked to be the Van Morrison of the 80s.
The Carlene and The Rumour combination only did the one brief American tour, but fortunately a number of radio broadcasts survive. The next summer, for her second album, Carlene toured with the remnants of Clover (another band produced by Nick Lowe, though formally broken up by then). That tour was excellent too, but there were no known radio broadcasts of it, more's the pity.