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Prefab Sprout appreciation thread

Postby SoGone » 02 Mar 2011, 13:34

...like Suede, their first four albums are just about perfect, a dud track here and there notwithstanding.
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Re: Prefab Sprout appreciation thread

Postby mark » 02 Mar 2011, 16:12

:lol: they used to play that fucking 'hot dog' song over and over again when I was doing work experience when I was 14 years old - every day, several times a day for 3 fucking weeks!!!... Catchy but it just sounds like a naff 80's song - reminds me of deacon blue or similar average 80's bands...

hmmm... i dunno, worst than that, whenever I think of them it reminds me of the most fucking awful tv theme tune ever to assault my ears - fucking terrible - not so sure about their other output but i'm afraid this aural piece of shit has tarnished any possible appreciation I could have for them!!!!.... a song so naff and sickly it makes me literally wanna puke - take a listen!!!...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaQxPKghRiA

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Re: Prefab Sprout appreciation thread

Postby SoGone » 02 Mar 2011, 17:49

SoGone's law of "one-hit wonders" - 95% of the time, their "one hit" is by far their worst track, at least from that point in their career.



Other examples:

- Wonderwall (Oasis)
- Puppet On A String (Sandie Shaw)
- Hungry Heart (Bruce Springsteen)
- Tainted Love (Soft Cell)
- She (Elvis Costello)
- The Weight (The Band)
- Rock The Casbah (The Clash)
- There She Goes (The La's)
- If You Don't Know Me By Now (Simply Red); actually they're a two-hit wonder here, but "Holding Back The Years" is the worst track on Picture Book, so...
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Re: Prefab Sprout appreciation thread

Postby mark » 03 Mar 2011, 10:06

Rock The Casbah's a good song - not their best by any means but still good... That 'Where The Heart Is' theme tune is fucking terrible though!!!... :( It's funny about 'Wonderwall' too, I read an interview where Liam says he fucking hates that song and wished he didn't have to sing it but because it's their biggest hit he has no choice!!!!... :roll: :shock:

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Re: Prefab Sprout appreciation thread

Postby SoGone » 03 Mar 2011, 13:42

I actually like all of the songs I listed (with the exception of "If You Don't Know Me By Now) to some degree, including The King Of Rock & Roll (i.e., the Prefab Sprout song). Like I said elsewhere here, at least Wonderwall has Liam's voice...though I don't blame him for not wanting to sing it! Terrible tune and lyrics.


Is "King of Rock & Roll" the Where The Heart Is theme tune?
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Re: Prefab Sprout appreciation thread

Postby mark » 04 Mar 2011, 10:37

No mate - the 'Where The Heart Is' theme tune is an original song - fucking awful and I gave you a youtube link to listen to it!!!...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaQxPKghRiA

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Re: Prefab Sprout appreciation thread

Postby SoGone » 04 Mar 2011, 13:20

No headphones here...:(



You'll have to keep reminding me until there's a time when I can actually listen to it...
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Re: Prefab Sprout appreciation thread

Postby mark » 04 Mar 2011, 14:12

you forgetful???!!!... I thought just the other day you said you were in school wearing giant headphones????... or something!!! :?

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Re: Prefab Sprout appreciation thread

Postby SoGone » 04 Mar 2011, 14:14

...yeah, but they're plugged into an .mp3 player...there are only a few computers here where you can actually use headphones...weird, but there you go.
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Re: Prefab Sprout appreciation thread

Postby mark » 04 Mar 2011, 14:27

ok... :( :roll:

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Re: Prefab Sprout appreciation thread

Postby SoGone » 04 Mar 2011, 14:30

Grumble.
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Re: Prefab Sprout appreciation thread

Postby mark » 04 Mar 2011, 14:39

Yeah... grumble!!! :( not only are u unable to do your favourite pastime at school (jerking off) but also you can't even listen to videos on youtube!!!... :( grumble, grumble!!! :(

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Re: Prefab Sprout appreciation thread

Postby SoGone » 04 Mar 2011, 16:43

Yeah, that song was pretty bad; sounds like the parts of their latter-day albums that I've heard (which is why I haven't bought those releases!).
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Re: Prefab Sprout appreciation thread

Postby mark » 05 Mar 2011, 15:52

Told you it was baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad!!!! :x :evil:

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Re: Prefab Sprout appreciation thread

Postby some albino » 05 Mar 2011, 17:52

Prefab Sprout is pop perfection to me. They never came closer to to it than on Goodbye Lucille nr 1 and Andromeda Heights. Those just give me the chills.


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