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Prefab Sprout - The King Of Rock 'N' Roll FLAC

Prefab Sprout - The King Of Rock 'N' Roll FLAC Performer: Prefab Sprout
Album: The King Of Rock 'N' Roll
Country: UK
Released: 1988
Style: Pop Rock, Synth-pop
Label: Kitchenware Records, CBS
Genre: Electronic / Rock / Pop
Catalog #: SK37, SK 37
Size FLAC: 2864 mb.
Size MP3: 1600 mb.
Rating: 4.8/5
Votes: 919
Record Source: Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Stereo


1The King Of Rock 'N' Roll (Edit.)
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CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
CBS 651536 9Prefab Sprout The King Of Rock 'N' Roll ‎(CD, Mini, Single)Kitchenware Records, CBSCBS 651536 9Europe1988
SKQ 37Prefab Sprout The King Of Rock 'N' Roll ‎(7", Single, Pos)Kitchenware Records, CBSSKQ 37UK1988
651536 6Prefab Sprout The King Of Rock 'N' Roll ‎(12", Maxi)CBS651536 6Netherlands1988
651536 6Prefab Sprout The King Of Rock 'N' Roll ‎(12", Maxi)CBS651536 6Spain1988
CDSK37, CD SK 37, 651536 2Prefab Sprout The King Of Rock 'N' Roll ‎(CD, Single)Kitchenware Records, Kitchenware Records, CBSCDSK37, CD SK 37, 651536 2UK & Europe1988


  • Lacquer Cut ByTimtom (tracks: A), TY1 (tracks: B)
  • ProducerThomas Dolby
  • Written-ByPaddy McAloon


  • Barcode (Printed): 5 099765 153675
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5099765153675
  • Price Code: CB 111
  • Label Code: LC 0149
  • Rights Society: MCPS/BIEM
  • Other: A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): SK 37 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): SK 37 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): SK 37 A1 timtom
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): SK 37 B1 TY1 ⋀


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Records
  • Copyright (c) – CBS Records
  • Distributed By – CBS Records
  • Distributed By – CBS Disques S.A.
  • Published By – Kitchen Music Ltd.
  • Published By – SBK Songs Ltd.
  • Pressed By – CBS Pressing Plant, Aston Clinton
  • Record Company – CBS Records


I know this song was released in 1988 but I didn't discover it until sometime later. Honestly, The King of Rock N Roll WAS my summer of 1992. Between my transition from kid school to high school this song kept me happy. It's a great example of upbeat Bubble-gum pop with breezy, almost nonsensical lyrics. But when you focus hard on the lyrics it seems to be about a 1950s one-hit-wonder hanging-on to his glory days.Either way I love it and it will always be a favorite.
Remember at the time you didn't take this song too seriously, it was like a silly, half-baked hit for art students poseurs, not the real thing, too idiotic/bright/intellectual...and well, 23 years after, let's admit it, you forgot most of the then-hits and this reveals a magnificient resume of the 80's, Brett Easton-Ellis and Jay McInerney finally finding a truce on an ideal, cynical/ironical yet perfect 80s pop song called "King Of Rock'n'Roll" on which every 2011 supermodel has to dance to show some cool. If you don't believe me, just watch the video and feel the OTT yet self-derisional pop genius. Altogether now : "Hot dog, jumpin frog, Albuquerque"...
I actually just noticed this...the chorus that always seemed to be random and meaningless take on propper significance in the right context. They are signifiers of trashy yuppies seen through the eyes of Elvis in the midst of his Vegas era. Did they do any other decent songs I now wonder ?...