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"The sound of your 19th nervous breakdown happening simultaneously with numbers one to 18" OR "Shambolic and random, tied to tired old ideologies that promotes idiosyncratic oddness at the expense of communicating, connecting... actually meaning anything to anyone"

Well? Tell meee.....

Flowersdie, Wednesday, 29 May 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

take me for a long walk to the beat hotel please

Queen of the Mentalist Gs, Wednesday, 29 May 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

another great 1996 band. Killing The Bland is classic.

Wyndham Earl, Wednesday, 29 May 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Great in both their Backsaturday-era quirk-noise incarnation and their later shoegaze-meets-postpunk-meets-early-postrock incarnation. Too bad they broke up.

charlie va, Wednesday, 29 May 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

they broke up -when????

Queen of the Mentalist Gs, Wednesday, 29 May 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

The last year or two... several of the members had other interests they wanted to pursue, like school. Or anyway this is what a jetset employee told me last year; I was talking to him 'cause I was a music director at college radio.

charlie va, Wednesday, 29 May 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Dave went back to arts academia. Linda did a journalism course and now works on a paper in Leicester. Scottish Mick is still an archeologist. Tim got married and drums in Mark Hibbett's band. Pat was playing in Dischordia afterwards. Not sure what Geordie Mick is up to. Donald Ross Skinner is still out there doing what he does.

Prolapse were an incredible live band and could pull a fairly big audience. But the music press never really got behind them fully. I suspect people didn't value them enough at the time either. If they'd been from the States I think it would have been a different matter.

The last album (Ghosts of Dead Aeroplanes)was excellent but probably before it's time. Perhaps people were expecting more of the same shouty pop songs and got were confused to find the band had moved on.

Effectivefood, Wednesday, 29 May 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

The song where the two of them were having a shouty row was marvellous.

Conor, Wednesday, 29 May 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Brilliant. The singles from "Backsaturday" are ace and the whole "Italian Flag" LP is very very good. The whole idea of the shouty bloke vs shouty woman vocal is something that they did better than anyone else, esp Huggy Bear and their ilk

electric sound of jim, Wednesday, 29 May 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

"The song where the two of them were having a shouty row was marvellous."

Isn't that all of them?

Young Bob, Thursday, 30 May 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Well, Scottish Mick has a new solo project in the pipeline and now has hair like an ACTION MAN. Geordie Mick plays in a pub rock band called the Pump and Tap and Linda is a top journalist on the Leicester Mercury and does pieces on the fantastic nightlife in Leicester.

Ogi, Thursday, 13 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I am Scottish Mick and I like girls with bobs and flowery dresses(ma pal told me to write this) and av got hair like an action man

md, Thursday, 13 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Pat from Prolapse went back to being a pot specialist, but he also developed an interest in ferrets to such an extent that he now runs a refuge for injured ones. He can now house up to 50 of them in his back garden!

Ogi, Thursday, 13 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Their fanclub Organiser/T Shirt Seller man, TURK, ran away to Canada to teach parachuting and was never heard of again.

Jeffrey Organs, Thursday, 13 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...
Shouty pop at its finest. Their 20 minute set at the Love Train all day festival at The Garage in London was extraordinary. Sadly missed.

DSS, Saturday, 6 July 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...
No one told me they'd split up. Jeez, I spent years trying to persuade everyone how great they were. The Italian Flag is wicked, no bad songs on it at all. Bugger! Bugger! Bugger! That's ruined my day, that has. I hope you're all proud of yourselves

NOoooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!, Tuesday, 23 July 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Their Roadie was the famous Andy Anorak who used to wear an anorak that was "almost cosmic in its groovieness" and said "Havoo! Horrid Man" alot. He used to like eating runny ice cream by all accounts...

Mushroomhead, Tuesday, 30 July 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

nine months pass...
Geordie Mick lives in a YMCA hostel in California with the drummer from The Shits.He is a pagan monk and eats rats.

Baron Sid, Thursday, 8 May 2003 11:02 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Their side project "Ears go Pfffff!" was all about the aforemmentioned Mr Andy Anorak and his exploding ears.

Tony Adams (flowersdie), Monday, 12 May 2003 09:50 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Is anything on this thread true?

I really REALLY miss prolapse.

Nordicskillz (Nordicskillz), Wednesday, 21 May 2003 15:00 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Alls I know is, I can't read the word "prolapse" without thinking of the word "rectum" as well.

Kenan Hebert (kenan), Wednesday, 21 May 2003 15:18 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I've spoken to Linda Steelyard a couple of times in her role as Leicester's answer to Lois Lane. I resisted the temptation to tell her how much I loved Prolapse, because to be honest I didn't.

Andrew Norman, Wednesday, 21 May 2003 15:23 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

They opened for stereolab in 1996, covering "eat yrself fitter" much to my delight.

gygax! (gygax!), Wednesday, 21 May 2003 15:34 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

they covered sister ray that night too! (troubadour, right g?)

also coolest band ever to have girl's lyrics song by song on one page of booklet, next to boy's lyrics song by song on another page of booklet (italian flag cd)

Dr. Annabel Lies (Michael Kelly), Thursday, 22 May 2003 05:02 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

wow, you have a good memory*

*well, better than mine.

wait, are you my stalker? oh well, sorry if this isn't about wolf eyes. i did see them a couple times about 6 weeks ago.

gygax! (gygax!), Thursday, 22 May 2003 06:18 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Geordie Mick is no longer a pagan monk, he was last seen playing bongos in Leicester nightclub Po Na Na for jazz funk band "The John Hogg Experience" wearing a Fez, no less.

Pripton Weird (flowersdie), Friday, 23 May 2003 11:21 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

That Scottsh Mick from Prolaoipse is a bit of a cyba stolker - he keps learving messges on my LJ the scamp!

Susan Brunswick, Friday, 23 May 2003 12:45 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I hear to cheer himself up after the Celtic result, he's decided to become a clown, travelling with a circus around Spain until September. Apparently he's going to be looking after a couple of small monkeys as well.

jortonhoopiter (flowersdie), Friday, 23 May 2003 16:05 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

>I hear to cheer himself up after the Celtic result, he's decided to
become a clown,

no change there then

mr clocktower, Friday, 23 May 2003 16:23 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Did anyone see the Freed Unit/Prolapse offshoot "The Inside ov a Butcher's shop" in London a good couple of years ago? A mad bloke claiming to be Pope John Paul the 3rd came in waving a gun at everybody. He ended up on stage singing backing vocals at the end. There is an extremely weird video of it available somewhere (On Outthere records?)

Romymidena (flowersdie), Wednesday, 28 May 2003 14:46 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

On stage? Wasn't that a Rough Trade instore? I was there & that guy wandered in talking gibberish & then started brandishing a 'gun'. Scottish Mick put his head against the 'gun' & said "Go ahead, shoot me", which I thought was risking it a little.

There's a CDr of the set. Ridiculously limited like that 1st _The Inside Ov A..._ record (the graveyard one).

Wandering Boy Poet, Thursday, 29 May 2003 13:19 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

The "set" only consisted of one song, "Carnage". Which lasted about 21 hours. The cd also consists of only "Carnage", a long version and a short version. Though the copy I have certainly isn't live.

I seem to remember it getting reviewed in the album section of the NME and getting 0 out of 10. So that's them and Stereolab then. Maybe there should be a "Who got 0 out of 10 in the NME" thread.

Bouquet (flowersdie), Thursday, 29 May 2003 15:31 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

The "set" only consisted of one song, "Carnage". Which lasted about 21 hours. The cd also consists of only "Carnage", a long version and a short version. Though the copy I have certainly isn't live.

I seem to remember it getting reveiwed in the album section of the NME and getting 0 out of 10. So that's them and Stereolab then. Maybe there should be a "Who got 0 out of 10 in the NME" thread.

Bouquet (flowersdie), Thursday, 29 May 2003 15:31 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

talking to yrself is one of the first signs
of madness mr wiltshire

anorak inspector, Friday, 30 May 2003 09:27 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

"talking to yrself is one of the first signs
of madness mr wiltshire"

Is this one of the rare b sides?

Andrew Asprey (flowersdie), Friday, 30 May 2003 10:57 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...
Havoo my friend jeremy used to have a fluffy little rabbit called flopflop but it died cos of the horridness of noisy guitars.

sid moony, Monday, 16 June 2003 14:08 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

"Akin to the weasel" was about scottish mick's imaginary pet weasal, who was called Jeremy and featured drummer Tim on backing vocals for the first and last time.

Boris Vian (flowersdie), Monday, 16 June 2003 14:23 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

i love this thread so

electric sound of jim (electricsound), Monday, 16 June 2003 22:09 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I heard a rumour that Dave Jeffries is playing the lute in a Columbian skunk mine and he gets paid in dead flea shit.

sid moony, Tuesday, 17 June 2003 09:47 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

wahey!!!!!!!!!!!!
i remember the first time i saw prolapse.
it was the BEST DAY OF MY LIIIIIIIFE!!
i am suing the london transport system....they are calling their
trains 'tube trains'!!! after all the hard work i put in and they
want to take the credit....i dont belllllieve it!!


turk - ham on hand, Tuesday, 17 June 2003 11:35 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

The rumours true, Dave Jefferies gets 14 oz per hour, we've got Geordie Mick and his bongos (and famous fez), playing at the next event. (We're only giving him 11oz of the dead flea shit tho' ha ha )

Columbian Skunk Mine Owner (flowersdie), Tuesday, 17 June 2003 11:40 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Turk is that actually you? Still involved with Beatglider? I'm sure I saw their name on a forthcoming gig listing somewhere...

CharlieNo4 (Charlie), Tuesday, 17 June 2003 16:36 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Don't talk to me about Beatglider!!!!
After ALL THE MONEY I SPENT!!!!!
And now DJ Jason Basin is leaving the TUBE BAR!!!!!
What am I GOING TO DO NOW!!!!!!
OOOOH NOOOOO!!! This is THE WORST DAY OF MY WHOLE LOOOIIIIIFFFEEEEE!!!!

turk - ham on hand (flowersdie), Thursday, 19 June 2003 12:18 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

God I love prolapse. 'Italian Flag' was bloody great...didn't like ghosts of dead aeroplanes much though. Can't believe i've found other people who like them as much as i do...

Kate Jane Connolly (fixitgirl), Thursday, 19 June 2003 16:23 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Kate, you're a fool - while The Italian Flag is indeed great, Ghosts Of Dead Aeroplanes is BETTER. So ner.

And Turk, I'm sorry if I've caused you any anguish - just an innocent enquiry ;-) - I'm a Tube Bar alumnus '96/'97 vintage, see?

CharlieNo4 (Charlie), Thursday, 19 June 2003 17:08 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I've just spent a good few minutes trying to remember what the name of their song 'Deanshanger' was. I was getting it confused with 'Panshanger, a district of Welwyn Garden City where some of my friends lived around about, coincidentally, the time when 'Deanshanger' came out.

James Mitchell (James Mitchell), Thursday, 19 June 2003 17:30 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Deanshanger is a village in Northants, UK that Pat and Mick from Prolapse used to frequent when doing archeology digs. They also used to go round the charity shops there so that Mick could find yet a another ceramic monkey to stick on his "toy wall".

Derrick McDerique (flowersdie), Tuesday, 24 June 2003 09:38 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

My nephews mates granny had a pet monkey who set fire to the curtains with a lighter.

sid moony, Tuesday, 24 June 2003 14:21 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I heard a rumour that Geordie Mick has auditioned as bassist on Simon Le Bon's new solo album. Remember, you read it here first kids!

Boris Vian (flowersdie), Tuesday, 24 June 2003 14:43 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Mick and Pat are moving to Scandanvia together and are forming a band called olag the great. They have recorded a hard house tune called "viking boyz" with legendary producer Ben Keen and the girl who used to be in Tiny Too.

sid money (flowersdie), Friday, 27 June 2003 14:29 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

There are rumors.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 7 January 2015 16:13 (two years ago) Permalink

https://twitter.com/colmuacuinn/status/552854848723775488

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 7 January 2015 16:15 (two years ago) Permalink

So yeah, more than rumors!

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 7 January 2015 16:16 (two years ago) Permalink

we're playing London and Glasgow. The roundhouse and the Barrowlands. That's all I can say now unfortunately.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 7 January 2015 16:17 (two years ago) Permalink

I think that might be a joke... I mean I'd be really happy for Prolapse if they are playing the Roundhouse, but

Just noise and screaming and no musical value at all. (Colonel Poo), Wednesday, 7 January 2015 16:18 (two years ago) Permalink

Ya never know. What about Mick's first tweet there?

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 7 January 2015 16:21 (two years ago) Permalink

Oh I'm very much hoping that part is true

Just noise and screaming and no musical value at all. (Colonel Poo), Wednesday, 7 January 2015 16:28 (two years ago) Permalink

I can confirm.

emil.y, Wednesday, 7 January 2015 16:34 (two years ago) Permalink

Rock. :-)

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 7 January 2015 16:35 (two years ago) Permalink

I just need Urusei Yatsura to reform and play 3 nights at Brixton Academy now.

Just noise and screaming and no musical value at all. (Colonel Poo), Wednesday, 7 January 2015 16:50 (two years ago) Permalink

The dates are supporting 'another band'. Announcement next week apparently. It's Mogwai I think, if I'm reading Mick's response to my tweet correctly: https://twitter.com/DERRYMICK/status/552874406134169604

Background Zombie (CharlieNo4), Thursday, 8 January 2015 10:07 (two years ago) Permalink

get tunic and eska as well for a love train reunion

don't ask me why i posted this (electricsound), Thursday, 8 January 2015 10:20 (two years ago) Permalink

I find myself *really* wanting Tiger to follow suit now

Background Zombie (CharlieNo4), Thursday, 8 January 2015 10:28 (two years ago) Permalink

get tunic and eska as well for a love train reunion

YES.

club mate martyr (a passing spacecadet), Thursday, 8 January 2015 10:36 (two years ago) Permalink

The dates are supporting 'another band'. Announcement next week apparently. It's Mogwai I think, if I'm reading Mick's response to my tweet correctly

Ahhh well that makes sense then. Sorry I just couldn't imagine that 5000 people would be going to see Prolapse, as much as I love them. I mean, I was surprised when I saw Swans were playing at that venue, it seemed too big for them even.

I only saw Prolapse once - in Reading (not the festival), '97 I think. They were awesome.

Just noise and screaming and no musical value at all. (Colonel Poo), Thursday, 8 January 2015 10:51 (two years ago) Permalink

I saw them once too, in Oxford (at the Point, RIP) on the Italian Flag tour. It was intense. Great live band.

I'd love to see them again but maybe not as a support act in a big venue. Still, exciting news anyway.

club mate martyr (a passing spacecadet), Thursday, 8 January 2015 10:58 (two years ago) Permalink

I've no doubt they'll do some headline shows too, but with all the will in the world they won't be huge venues. There does seem to be a lot of residual love in the ether, which I'm finding hugely gratifying :)

Background Zombie (CharlieNo4), Thursday, 8 January 2015 10:59 (two years ago) Permalink

xpost yeah that would've been the same time I saw them - it was '97 cos I'd just graduated from uni - probably the next or previous night on the tour!

Yeah I'll prob skip seeing them supporting Mogwai tbh if they're going to play any other gigs.

Just noise and screaming and no musical value at all. (Colonel Poo), Thursday, 8 January 2015 11:13 (two years ago) Permalink

...Now I think about it it was the Ghosts of Dead Aeroplanes tour. The Italian Flag Oxford date got wrapped up into a Sound City show with Dubstar (!) at a larger venue and I went to see a SC "fringe" event instead.

(This post is only of interest to me but I didn't want to confuse any imaginary random googlers trying to remember which date they'd been at)

club mate martyr (a passing spacecadet), Thursday, 8 January 2015 11:30 (two years ago) Permalink

this is excellent news - I've got no interest in Mogwai but will likely go - Prolapse were great live (Leicester gigs for me).

woof, Thursday, 8 January 2015 11:52 (two years ago) Permalink

I was at that Sound City gig with Dubstar, I remember John Peel hanging around at the aftershow party. Prolapse had clearly been told not to swear on air prior to the show, so naturally Scottish Mick's first words were:

"Oh shit, I said shit".

Position Position, Thursday, 8 January 2015 14:36 (two years ago) Permalink

No news yet then?

Background Zombie (CharlieNo4), Tuesday, 20 January 2015 13:39 (two years ago) Permalink

Prolapse are playing the Glasgow Barrowlands 20th and London Roundhouse 24th June dates

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Monday, 26 January 2015 17:56 (two years ago) Permalink

One of the few gigs I'll ever attend where I'll gladly say which band I'm there to see to the doorperson

All The Craigers Gonna Craig Craig Craig Craig Craig (Craigo Boingo), Monday, 26 January 2015 21:54 (two years ago) Permalink

There will be smaller warm up gigs too! Please let us do a Brighton one..

All The Craigers Gonna Craig Craig Craig Craig Craig (Craigo Boingo), Tuesday, 27 January 2015 13:13 (two years ago) Permalink

I'd never heard/heard of Prolapse until someone (from ILX I think) recommended The Italian Flag and by golly did I listen to it a ton this year.

Jennifer 8.-( (Stevie D(eux)), Tuesday, 27 January 2015 13:18 (two years ago) Permalink

In work early to be ready to get Roundhouse tickets..

ineloquentwow (Craigo Boingo), Friday, 30 January 2015 08:32 (two years ago) Permalink

YES
https://www.wegottickets.com/event/308001

woof, Tuesday, 3 February 2015 15:21 (two years ago) Permalink

someone at work mentioned it but couldn't remember the venue. in my excitement i completely forgot that you don't check twitter for 'prolapse'.

woof, Tuesday, 3 February 2015 15:24 (two years ago) Permalink

Aww yeah. Anyone know how big the venue is?

Trying to guess how soon I need to work out whether I can go to this...

club mate martyr (a passing spacecadet), Tuesday, 3 February 2015 16:57 (two years ago) Permalink

150 capacity apparently

woof, Tuesday, 3 February 2015 17:08 (two years ago) Permalink

Yeah 160. Me and emil.y are booked in 💀

ineloquentwow (Craigo Boingo), Tuesday, 3 February 2015 18:04 (two years ago) Permalink

150 soz

ineloquentwow (Craigo Boingo), Tuesday, 3 February 2015 18:05 (two years ago) Permalink

Nottingham date happening now too. NAE LEICESTER MIND.

ineloquentwow (Craigo Boingo), Wednesday, 4 February 2015 00:18 (two years ago) Permalink

I hear whispers that there may be yet further warm up shows..

ineloquentwow (Craigo Boingo), Thursday, 5 February 2015 23:43 (two years ago) Permalink

two months pass...
one month passes...

!!! TONIGHT !!!

Just noise and screaming and no musical value at all. (Colonel Poo), Friday, 29 May 2015 12:51 (two years ago) Permalink

At this btw and excited

woof, Friday, 29 May 2015 20:08 (two years ago) Permalink

well jeal

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 29 May 2015 20:20 (two years ago) Permalink

Was great. Especially 'Flex'.

ineloquentwow (Craigo Boingo), Saturday, 30 May 2015 09:33 (two years ago) Permalink

so great. i've missed them

woof, Saturday, 30 May 2015 11:15 (two years ago) Permalink

Really really really great.

emil.y, Saturday, 30 May 2015 15:57 (two years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

nottingham tonight!

ogmor, Friday, 19 June 2015 16:12 (two years ago) Permalink

Brighton last night was fantastic. An absolute joy to put them on. Lots of Leiester in that room for a Tuesday on the south coast.

Semper fucken eadem!

ineloquentwow (Craigo Boingo), Wednesday, 24 June 2015 21:44 (two years ago) Permalink

Saw them supporting Mogwai at the weekend, they sounded fantastic and went down really well... except for bloke standing next to me who turns to his mate and says "what the fuck is this? This is the worst shite I've heard in my life [glances at me] you like this shite?"

ailsa, Thursday, 25 June 2015 09:25 (two years ago) Permalink

Nottingham gig was a huge amount of fun, glad they've been so well received

ogmor, Thursday, 25 June 2015 11:02 (two years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Something new from Michael Derrick. Bit weird, bit mad, bit low quality.

https://mrmichaelderrick.bandcamp.com/album/the-sexy-world-of-mr-michael-derrick

everything, Tuesday, 30 May 2017 23:07 (five months ago) Permalink

this is good nonsense

ogmor, Thursday, 1 June 2017 10:33 (five months ago) Permalink


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