Wednesday, January 30, 2008

TVD's Daily Wax | Prefab Sprout "From Langley Park to Memphis"


Sadly, you can hear the wheels coming off the cart on this one; the plot being all but forgotten. (Stevie Wonder and Pete Townsend on a Sprout LP? Naah.) Yet, there WERE a smattering of fine moments...

Prefab Sprout - I Remember That (Mp3)
Prefab Sprout - Nancy (Let Your Hair Down For Me) (Mp3)
Prefab Sprout - The Golden Calf (Mp3)

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Definitely not one of their best efforts, but the follow-up, Jordan: The Comeback, was a solid return to form.

Paddy needs to get back into the studio. Or release some of the old demo stuff he has stored in his vaults.

Thanks for the post.

The Vinyl District said...

Agree that 'Jordan' was better...could have been edited down, however.

Jimbromski said...

I have a good friend who was into this band, he used to love "Girls and Cars." We'd all call him a big fuckin' pussy whenever he put this CD on.

The Vinyl District said...

Seek out "Steve McQueen" or "Two Wheels Good" as it was known in the States and/or "Protest Songs." Both fine releases (but not the "rock" per se...)

Davy H said...

'Venus Of The Soup Kitchen' I also always quite liked, but you're right about the album of course.

Mind you, here in the UK it had a great cover with twelve naked women on it.

The Vinyl District said...

Now THAT'S funny...!

Mick said...

I promise I'm not just saying this to be argumentative but I actually prefer this to Steve McQueen and I consider Jordan to be their masterpiece - I wouldn't edit a single note. Let's hear it for Enchanted and Hey Manhattan. And Davy's right about The Venus Of The Soup Kitchen. The 1st time I heard that was in my car and I had to rewind and re-listen three times.

The Vinyl District said...

I am shocked - SHOCKED! - to hear this! SMcQ to me is the masterpiece...whereas this morning shooting for the Daily 5 I could only come up with three tunes I could fully endorse...hm.

Shamus said...

Yep, the wheels did start to off at this point. Jordan is good but suffered from CD-Length-Sydrome; too f*cking long... BTW, got a cool picture disk of Cars and Girls.

-shamus

Bref said...

The 2nd LP I bought (with pocket money!) was Langley. I love it's lushness. I think it suffers from the same problem Bizarro and Seamonsters by The Wedding Present does - it will always be compared to an amazing debut i.e. George Best. I still consider the the best £3.99 I ever spent.