Two Wheels Good

Two Wheels Good

by Prefab Sprout


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Smart, sophisticated and timelessly stylish, Two Wheels Good (titled Steve McQueen throughout the rest of the world) is a minor classic, a shimmering jazz-pop masterpiece sparked by Paddy McAloon's witty and inventive songwriting. McAloon is a wickedly cavalier composer, his songs exploring human weaknesses like regret ("Bonny"), lust ("Appetite") and infidelity ("Horsin' Around") with cynical insight and sarcastic flair; he's also remarkably adaptable, easily switching gears from the faux-country of "Faron" to the stately pop grace of "Moving the River." At times, perhaps, his pretensions get the better of him (as on "Desire As"), while at other times his lyrics are perhaps too trenchant for their own good; at those moments, however, what keeps Two Wheels Good afloat is Thomas Dolby's lush production, which makes even the loftiest and most biting moments as easily palatable as the airiest adult-contemporary confection.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074644010022
catalogNumber: 40100
Rank: 65259

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Prefab Sprout   Primary Artist,Multi Instruments,Group
Thomas Dolby   Multi Instruments
Kevin Armstrong   Guitar
Mark Lockheart   Saxophone

Technical Credits

Thomas Dolby   Producer
Phil Thornalley   Producer
Joe Allison   Composer
Tim Hunt   Engineer
Andrew Scarth   Engineer
Chris Sheldon   Engineer
Wendy Smith   Contributor
Neil Conti   Contributor
Tim Hung   Engineer
Martin McAloon   Contributor
Paddy McAloon   Composer,Contributor
Brian Evans   Engineer
Audrey Allison   Composer

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Two Wheels Good 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A coworker recommended this album to me almost 3 weeks ago, and there has not been a day gone bye that I have not listened to it atleast once. The songs are well crafted and lush, with tastes of country, rock, folk, and jazz. Paddy McAloon's smooth and warm voice is incredible, and Wendy Smith's angelic backing vocal are a nice contrast. I feel the album benifited from Thomas Dolby's work with Prefab Sprout. One of the most solid albums I have ever listened to. Unfortunately, I don't feel Prefab Sprout were able to replicate the cohesion of this album again. The song "King of Rock'n'Roll" was the closest they got to the mainstream audiences, and I have to admit that I love the song. This album is a gem.