Double LP on Burgundy Vinyl
Deluxe reissue of their 1994 debut album album. Presented in a matt laminated gatefold sleeve, with spot UV varnish which features the original LP plus a bonus disc with the Cherry Red E.P tracks, plus a 16-page booklet containing photo's, reviews, and text from John Robb and Mick Derrick. Completely remastered under band supervision.
Combining a metronomic krautrock beat played by a monster drummer, looping guitars and a boy/girl vocal that sounded like a bickering bed-sit argument turned into song, Prolapse had all the manic intensity of a nervous breakdown set against a backdrop of inventive guitar work and a really tough rhythm section. There were hints of the Fall, krautrock, PiL and a touch of the pure golden pop of Blondie along with the sense of restless dislocation shared by many of the post-punk bands.
Prolapse arrived in the middle of the Britpop era and their tense, almost neurotic music clashed with the stadium-filling, jolly knees- up pop that dominated the indie mainstream of the time. By 1996 indie had become the mainstream in terms of record sales and sound and was strutting around at the opposite end of the cultural spectrum to the indie bands of the Eighties and their war against popular culture. Late arrivals Prolapse were the last gasp of this genuine independence.