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Prefab Sprout

Prefab Sprout
are an English rock band from Witton Gilbert, County Durham, England who rose to fame during the 1980s. Nine of their albums have reached the Top 40 in the UK Albums Chart, and one of their singles, "The King of Rock 'n' Roll", peaked at number seven in the UK Singles Chart. The band formed in 1978 in Newcastle. (Read more at Wikipedia)

Links to Peel

Although not one of the most played band from the era, Peel seemed to take a liking to Prefab Sprout around the early /mid-80s, expecially to their single "Faron Young".

Prefab Sprout recorded one Peel session in 1985, in which they performed what would became their most popular song, "Cars and Girls", a studio version of which was not released until three years later. The session version of the track was repeated in the mid 90s [1]. Apparently, "Lions in My Garden" was John's favorite Prefab Sprout song [2].

Festive Fifty Entries


One session. No commercial release.

1. Recording date: 1985-08-18. First broadcast: 28 August 1985. Repeated: 16 September 1985, 15 October 1985, 12 November 1985.

  • Cars And Girls / Rebel Land / Lions In My Garden

Other Shows Played

Faron Young (Truckin' Mix) - Prefab Sprout

Faron Young (Truckin' Mix) - Prefab Sprout


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