Prefab Sprout ‎– The King Of Rock 'N' Roll

Label:
Kitchenware Records ‎– SK37, CBS ‎– SK 37
Format:
Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single
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Tracklist

A The King Of Rock 'N' Roll (Edit.)
B Moving The River

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Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 5 099765 153675
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5099765153675
  • Other: CB 111
  • Label Code: LC 0149
  • Rights Society: MCPS/BIEM
  • 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 ⋀

Other Versions (5 of 10) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CBS 651536 9 Prefab Sprout The King Of Rock And Roll(CD, Mini, Single) Kitchenware Records, CBS CBS 651536 9 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
SKQ 37 Prefab Sprout The King Of Rock 'N' Roll(7", Single, Pos) Kitchenware Records, CBS SKQ 37 UK 1988 Sell This Version
651536 6 Prefab Sprout The King Of Rock 'N' Roll(12", Maxi) CBS 651536 6 Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version
651536 6 Prefab Sprout The King Of Rock 'N' Roll(12", Maxi) CBS 651536 6 Spain 1988 Sell This Version
CDSK37, CD SK 37, 651536 2 Prefab Sprout The King Of Rock And Roll(CD, Maxi) Kitchenware Records, Kitchenware Records, CBS CDSK37, CD SK 37, 651536 2 UK & Europe 1988 Sell This Version

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curiositykilledshawn

curiositykilledshawn

January 29, 2016

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.
restless

restless

January 15, 2011
edited over 6 years ago

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"...