Prefab Sprout - Steve McQueen
Lovely 180 gram vinyl edition of one of the greats. Some may complain that the 80s was a poor decade for music, but this record destroys those ignorant moans. Re-mastered by original producer Thomas Dolby, 'Steve Mcqueen' sounds terrific. There is no escaping the 80s-ness of the synth sound and the breathy super-cool voice of Paddy Mcaloon, but why escape? what was happening here in 1985 was happening for the first (and perhaps the only) time. This was the second album from Prefab Sprout, a band consisting of two brothers (Paddy and Martin), Wendy Smith on keyboards and backing vocals and Neil Conti on drums. The name is one Paddy made up when he was 14, they released many albums over two decades and their biggest hit was 'King of rock and roll', you know: 'hot dog, jumping frog, alberquerque!'.