My guess is it's the public expression of a self perceived sea change of identity.
― calstars, Saturday, 4 March 2017 12:59 (one year ago) Permalink
Or a way to not be recognized in public by his fans who I'd guess to be somewhat obsessive
― calstars, Saturday, 4 March 2017 13:02 (one year ago) Permalink
Or a plea for attention but that doesn't seem to be his style.
― calstars, Saturday, 4 March 2017 13:17 (one year ago) Permalink
― Iago Galdston, Sunday, 5 March 2017 23:52 (one year ago) Permalink
goddamn his voice sounds great in that new video
― flappy bird, Monday, 6 March 2017 01:56 (one year ago) Permalink
"I told myself, 'one a year'. But if I did one thing a year, I'd be 60 by the time I cleared eight of them. And I have a lot more than eight." Clear-eyed, twinkle-eared, coulda-gone-deaf-and-blind Paddy McAloon, the sanest maverick and most engaged recluse in music, chuckles. At himself, at his situation, at the world.
This from a 2009 interview. Funny how one a year is spoken of as not making a dent in his projects, yet 9 years on, nothing new released. Haven't even heard any good rumors. The most recent mentioned a reissue of _I Trawl the Megahertz_ in the works, but nothing on that front sadly. If there's an album worth of additional tracks for that, I'd weep.
― the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Wednesday, 26 September 2018 19:41 (four months ago) Permalink
The Independent interview, which is probably somewhere upthread.
― the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Wednesday, 26 September 2018 19:44 (four months ago) Permalink
New Paddy interview with discussion of the I Trawl the Megahertz reissue under the Prefab Sprout moniker, and a snippet of a new song from Femmes Mythologiques, a projected late 2019 release.
― the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Monday, 10 December 2018 22:04 (two months ago) Permalink
― jolene club remix (BradNelson), Monday, 10 December 2018 22:21 (two months ago) Permalink
― ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Tuesday, 8 January 2019 12:26 (one month ago) Permalink
wow never heard that one before it's fantastic
― ufo, Tuesday, 8 January 2019 12:44 (one month ago) Permalink
aw i love "wigs"
― jolene club remix (BradNelson), Tuesday, 8 January 2019 13:56 (one month ago) Permalink
New Megahertz is somehow different to the old I’m reading? Anyone heard it yet? It’s on Spotify I notice...
― piscesx, Tuesday, 12 February 2019 14:33 (one week ago) Permalink
Can’t say I noticed any significant difference. I have the original cd, but some time since I played it. Think I’ll need to investigate
― Dan Worsley, Tuesday, 12 February 2019 20:50 (one week ago) Permalink
I've only just discovered this group for myself via an '80s compilation CD collection I purchased the last time I was in London (i.e. December 2017). So far the two Prefab Sprout songs on said album ("The King of Rock and Roll" and "When Love Breaks Down") are really, really fucking amazing. Next up: actually listening to one of their full albums. BTW, I have a very dear friend of mine who's a native of Albuquerque and now I can't help but associate her with the former song, even though we met via a shared fandom of a completely different musical artist.
― deethelurker, Sunday, 17 February 2019 18:41 (three days ago) Permalink