Steady Nerves

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Steady Nerves
Studio album by Graham Parker and the Shot
Released 1985
Genre Rock
Label Elektra
Producer William Wittman, Graham Parker
Graham Parker and the Shot chronology
The Real Macaw
Steady Nerves
The Mona Lisa's Sister

Steady Nerves is a 1985 album by Graham Parker and The Shot.[1] The album contains his only US Top 40 hit, "Wake Up (Next to You)".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Graham Parker.

  1. "Break Them Down"
  2. "Mighty Rivers"
  3. "Lunatic Fringe"
  4. "Wake Up (Next To You)"
  5. "When You Do That To Me"
  6. "The Weekend's Too Short"
  7. "Take Everything"
  8. "Black Lincoln Continental"
  9. "Canned Laughter"
  10. "Everyone's Hand Is On The Switch"
  11. "Locked Into Green"
  12. "Too Much Time To Think" [CD bonus track]


  • Graham Parker – lead and backing vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Brinsley Schwarz – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • George Small – keyboards
  • Kevin Jenkins – bass
  • Michael Braun – drums
  • Huw Gower, William Wittman – additional backing vocals
  • Louis Cortelezzi – saxophone on "Wake Up (Next to You)"
  • Jay Leonhart – acoustic bass on "Locked Into Green"
  • Uptown Horns – horns on "Locked Into Green"; arranged by Ralph Schukett
  • Hubert Kretzschmar – album cover, graphic design


  1. ^ "Steady Nerves - Graham Parker & the Shot | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 16 January 2017. 
  2. ^ "Graham Parker - Chart history | Billboard". Retrieved 16 January 2017.