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The Enchanter: Paddy McAloon

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Vogue, 1988

PADDY McALOON is an anomalous figure in the British Pop climate of the late '80s. One of our precious few songwriters of any worth, he ...

Catching Up with Paddy Mac

Interview by Chris Ingham, unpublished, November 1999

This is an unpublished interview with Paddy McAloon on the release of 38 Carat Gold: The Best Of Prefab Sprout. ...

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Prefab Sprout's Paddy McAloon (1988)

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages Audio, January 1988

King Sprout McAloon on the state of songwriting and production in 1988, Bruce Springsteen and Robert De Niro, Newcastle, fame, breaking America, and... Issac Hayes!

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The ICA Season: Rock Bands Find The Human Touch

Live Review by Simon Frith, Observer, The, 1984

Billy Bragg/Prefab Sprout: The Institute of Contemporary Arts, London ...

Prefab Sprout: Faith, Hope & Glory?

Profile and Interview by Max Bell, Face, The, March 1984

"IF ALL THIS HADN'T worked out I was resigned to being a librarian. That's what I wanted to do." Thus speaks Paddy McAloon, brains in ...

Couldn’t Bear To Be Precious: Prefab Sprout

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, New Musical Express, March 1984

THE BOY'S a natural born charmer. ...

Prefab Sprouting All Over

Interview by Sylvie Simmons, Creem, February 1986

PADDY MCALOON likes words like a dog likes lampposts, darting from one to the next, meandering back again, cocking his conversational leg to spray another ...

Prefab Sprout: From Langley Park To Memphis

Review by Len Brown, New Musical Express, March 1988

FROM THE raw-wrestling flesh of Swoon to the black-faced greasy bikedom of Steve McQueen, the sleeves of Sprout albums have refused to reveal or hint ...

Prefab Sprout: From Langley Park To Memphis

Review by Dave Rimmer, Q, April 1988

A RUM PROPOSITION, this Prefab Sprout. It depends on your mood and mode of musical preference, of course, but while much of the time they ...

Prefab Sprout: Protest Songs

Review by Phil Sutcliffe, Q, July 1989

LET'S GET this straight at the outset; this isn't the new Prefab Sprout album and they aren't protest songs. Confused? Listen to Paddy McAloon and ...

Prefab Sprout: Jordan: The Comeback

Review by Lloyd Bradley, Q, September 1990

ALMOST THREE YEARS on from Langley Park To Memphis, Prefab Sprout are once again produced by Thomas Dolby, and on first impression there's no obvious ...

Prefab Sprout: A Life Of Surprises: The Best Of

Review by Robert Sandall, Q, August 1992

Prefab Sprout: whatever happened to great songs? ...

Phone Home: Paddy McAloon

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, MOJO, December 1994

"I'M ACTUALLY going for the record of being the longest hold-out character on the face of the earth. I'm trying to evaporate into a realm ...

Prefab Sprout: Andromeda Heights

Review and Interview by Chris Ingham, MOJO, May 1997

ONCE, WHILE LISTENING To Prefab Sprout's Protest Songs, wide-eyed in admiration at the musical facility, the poetic imagination, the sheer individuality of it all, my ...

Prefab Sprout: The Andromeda Strain

Review by Paul Lester, Uncut, June 1997

Andromeda heights ...

Prefab Sprout

Profile and Interview by Paul Lester, Uncut, July 1997

Absolutely Prefabulous: Far from the sonic mainstream with Paddy McAloon ...

Prefab Sprout: Shepherd's Bush Empire, London

Live Review by Barney Hoskyns, MOJO, June 2000

A THIRD of the way through this rare Sprout outing to the capital, Paddy McAloon dedicates the lovely, little-known 'Dragons' to the spouse of his ...

The Backpages Interview: Paddy McAloon

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, 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 ...

Prefab Sprout: The King Of Rock'n'Roll

Interview by David Stubbs, Uncut, September 2001

FOR SOMEONE who's only ever strived to bring a little wistful beauty into our pop lives, with an honest and artisan approach to the craft ...

Prefab Sprout

Interview by Jason Cohen, Stereophile, Winter 2001

THE NEWS was right up there with Brian Wilson playing Pet Sounds live, Steely Dan making a new record and Mario Lemieux lacing up the ...

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