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The Backpages Interview: Paddy McAloon

Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, 16 June 2001

Fans of Prefab Sprout’s Paddy McAloon – the Gershwin of Tyneside – are used to defending him against the barbarians of Britrock and other genres for the cloth-eared. That’s no different now, as the Sprouts prepare to release another wondrous album, than it was when the precocious debut Swoon appeared back in 1984.

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