I never really got into these guys even when they were pretty big back in the day, but I came across this tune a few nights ago and was diggin’ it. It reminds me a lot of American Music Club with its melancholy-like pop presentation and Mark Eitzel-esque vocal delivery. Yes, I am aware that these guys were around a bit before Eitzel & Co., but they’re the first comparison that came to mind. Just enjoy the song, you stuck-up, pretentious jerks!
One of the most beloved British pop bands of the ’80s and ’90s, Prefab Sprout have had a minimum of chart success in the United States, where they’re all but unknown outside of their devoted cult following, but singer/songwriter Paddy McAloon is regularly hailed as one of the great songwriters of his era. Critics regularly compare McAloon favorably to Elvis Costello, Paul McCartney, and even Cole Porter, but the self-effacing and publicity-shy performer modestly prefers to let his increasingly rare albums speak for themselves…[read more]