Prefab Sprout
Prefab Sprout

Prefab Sprout

About Prefab Sprout

Prefab Sprout earned critical hosannas when it released its second album, STEVE MCQUEEN, in 1985. Titled TWO WHEELS GOOD in North America, the record showcased the incisive, sophisticated songs of leader Paddy McAloon, whose blend of folk-rock and complex popcraft contrasted greatly with the new wave trends of the time. People like Pete Townshend were quick to hail McAloon as a major talent. While McAloon never evolved into a singing-songwriting force along the lines of, say, Elvis Costello, many still revere the group and its music.

  • ORIGIN
    Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
  • FORMED
    1977

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