Prefab Sprout

Formed 1978.
Prefab Sprout


Prefab Sprout are an English pop rock band from Witton Gilbert, County Durham, England who rose to fame during the 1980s. Nine of their albums have reached the Top 40 in the UK Albums Chart, and one of their singles, "The King of Rock 'n' Roll", peaked at number seven in the UK Singles Chart. The band formed in 1978 in Newcastle.

Prefab Sprout had minimal chart success in the United States. Their 1985 album Steve McQueen was released in the US with the title Two Wheels Good and peaked at number 180 in the Billboard 200. Frontman Paddy McAloon has been hailed as one of the great songwriters of his era.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Let's Change the World With Music

    Let's Change the World With Music 2009

    Reviewed by Tom Hocknell
    A more romantic (potentially) last bow is hard to imagine.
  2. Review of Steve McQueen

    Steve McQueen 2007

    Reviewed by Greg McLaren
    Taking effervescent invention, playfulness and intelligence and corralling it into...
  3. Review of Jordan: The Comeback

    Jordan: The Comeback 1990

    Reviewed by Chris Jones
    Jordan... is equal parts passionate, philosophical and preposterous. Nothing else...
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