Off the A5 at Stratford and follow the signs

Prolapse are a hard band to describe. According to Wikipedia, they played “a mixture of punk rock, krautrock and shoegazing styles”, which I suppose is as good a description as any. Certainly as good as any you’ll get from me. Although they would sometimes go off into an ambient instrumental, their main selling point was the interplay between vocalists “Scottish Mick” Derrick and Linda Steelyard. Singing at cross purposes, in fact often appearing to be performing two different songs, their double act gave Prolapse at their best a menacing intensity.

At times they could also be funny, as on this magnificent rant about how everything in the 1980s was crap. I don’t think it was, but Scottish Mick delivers his put downs with such brio that it would be rude to argue. And possibly inadvisable.

Also, for the third track on this CD, they cover Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci, so, y’know, respect.

Prolapse – Deanshanger (CD single, 1998)

Link: Prolapse – Deanshanger
Link: Prolapse – Liquid Complement
Link: Prolapse – The Diamonds O’ Monte Carlo
Link: Prolapse – Deanshanger (Carlo Rama Remix)

Deanshanger, incidentally, is a place. Printed in the tiny circle in the middle of the CD tray on the digipack it says, “it’s near Milton Keynes”. I don’t think it has much to do with the song, since very few of Prolapse’s titles ever did.

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2 responses

  1. Deanshanger, across the A422 from Passenham, allegedly the most haunted place in the UK, I would say it’s fucking weird and spooky – there used to be an iron oxide works at Deanshanger that used to leave a red film of dust over everything, it’s gone now but I attribute the weird fuckers in Deanshanger to their overdosing of iron oxide

    … and Milton Keynes, renowned for roundabouts and concrete cows, I know I live here!

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/8418263.stm – point 10, it is still just a town, no royal charter given or implied!

  2. Its really good to have you back Alex.

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