Prefab Sprout's Two Wheels Good - or Steve McQueen in the UK - is probably my favorite album of all time. That slot rotates between a few albums, like Hounds of Love and Amplified Heart. Paddy McAloon, the man behind Prefab, certainly has the richest male voice in pop. After years of producing flawless music, he retreated in the last decade due to health problems, releasing only one "lost" 1992 LP in 2008. Now he's back with the gorgeous Crimson /Red, out October 7. The first single, The Best Jewel Thief In The World, is a brilliant way to start my fall faves.. it even has harmonica!
The stream above has the DJs talking. Sorry about that. The album version chorus has a line, "What do those assholes know?," that's been edited to "What do those people know?" for radio.