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Prefab Sprout: All The Way To Memphis

David Stubbs, Melody Maker, 30 January 1988

THE BEARD HAS gone. Yes, squeamish sartorial onlookers will be relieved to note that Paddy's shrubbery has been shorn, that his shapely chin now positively exudes pop sensibility. Moreover, he's looking rather dapper in his red polka-dot tie and Sid The Sexist trousers. And his hair, which until recently was longer and more shapeless than Phil Redmond's, has been pruned and shaped according to the style favoured by, among others, Feargal Sharkey, Mark E. Smith and Green of Scritti Politti.

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