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5.0 out of 5 stars The King Of Rock 'n' Roll Completely., 30 Aug. 2008
This review is from: The Best of Prefab Sprout: A Life of Surprises (Audio CD)
In this factory I worked in from 1981 to 1993, there was a staff restaurant with the social club bar adjacent to it. After eating, people would play darts or pool, or just sit and relax and talk. And every weekday for 6 months or more, this young kid would walk in, stick a 50 pence piece in the jukebox and the first record he'd play would be Prefab Sprout's 'The King Of Rock 'n' Roll.'
With it's laughably nursery rhyme / clever but throw-away lyrics, the track gradually became embedded into everyone's psyche, and it wasn't a bad tune, really. Feet would start tapping, I noticed, and it seemed to cheer people up. So, when the factory closed down, I happened to bump into this CD somewhere, (maybe here?), and I bought it just for track one on this compilation.
The balance of tracks are OK, easy listening and pleasant and ideal to have on as background music after the bombast and quirkiness when 'The King Of Rock 'n' Roll' has ended, of course.
Paddy McAloon may be remembered by his fans for many of the other tracks on here, as they are decent pop songs from the era, but for me, 'The King Of Rock 'n' Roll' will always be their 'Stairway To Heaven,' so that has to be a fair old doff of the cap, hasn't it. A corker!
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Initial post: 5 Mar 2012 18:40:46 GMT
Battenburg says:
I am revisiting Prefab Sprout and decided on this album rather than the individual ones as it contains all the songs I remember and love. I know your review is years back so you may not see this comment but I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed reading it. It is like the music itself a slice in time and it is nice to hear you recall where you were in you life that The King of Rock 'N' Roll reminded you of.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 May 2013 14:31:12 BDT
Buying a "best of" is almost always a mistake. You've missed lots of good ones all over again.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 May 2013 15:34:46 BDT
Battenburg says:
Awesome, you should post the same comment in every "best of" album on Amazon. Best of luck.
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