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Paddy McAloon

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America could never decipher the lyrical genius of Paddy McAloon. Although his music group Prefab Sprout could venture many times onto the U.K. graphs, McAloon’s whispery tone of voice and smart, occasionally vague lyrics frequently bewildered American radio developers. Given birth to on June 7, 1957 in Newcastle, Britain, McAloon created Prefab Sprout in 1982; the group also included his sibling Martin McAloon (bass), Neil Conti (drums), and Wendy Smith (acoustic guitar, vocals). Likened by some critics to Morrissey, McAloon includes a relaxed, breathy voice that may register deep sorrow or serious joy whether he’s talking or performing in his tunes. McAloon’s heartbreaking vocals on Prefab Sprout’s “When Like REDUCES” wooed listeners of fresh wave r / c in 1985. Extracted from the LP Steve McQueen (known as Two Wheels Great in the us), “When Like REDUCES,” alongside “Hunger,” launched McAloon’s unique croon and adult, insightful songwriting for an American target audience. However, the romance was short; the eclectic, eccentric pop of Prefab Sprout’s next recording, From Langley Recreation area to Memphis, remaining music fans beyond Europe confused. Actually McAloon’s sly jab at Bruce Springsteen, “Vehicles and Young ladies,” was as well subtle to create much laughter in america. Perhaps one of the most underrated lyricists from the ’80s, McAloon is constantly on the business lead Prefab Sprout, not really allowing any insufficient commercial achievement or moving musical tendencies to steer his creative vision. McAloon’s initial solo record, I Trawl the Megahertz, premiered in 2003, almost five years following its songs have been written.

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1 Member of 80s British pop band, Prefab Sprout.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
I Give It a Year 2013 writer: "When Love Breaks Down" - as Patrick Mcaloon
SOKO Stuttgart 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Extra Man 2010 writer: "Faron Young Acoustic Version"
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony 2009 Video Game writer: "When Love Breaks Down"
Jam 2000 TV Series "When Love Breaks Down"
Spaced 1999 TV Series writer - 1 episode
So This Is Romance? 1997 lyrics: "Whoever You Are", "All The World Loves Lovers", "When Love Breaks Down" / music: "Whoever You Are", "All The World Loves Lovers", "When Love Breaks Down"
Clash of the Titans 1996 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Crocodile Shoes 1994 TV Mini-Series

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Where the Heart Is 1997 TV Series theme song written by - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Wogan 1985-1990 TV Series Himself - Performer
Daytime Live 1988 TV Series Himself - Performer
Rockopop 1988 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Top of the Pops 1985-1988 TV Series Himself
Wired 1988 TV Series Themselves - Performer

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1995 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Original Television Music Crocodile Shoes (1994) · Tony McAnany
· Jimmy Nail


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