Papa Sprain Promo Cassette

February 8, 2010 at 9:00 am 3 comments

Papa Sprain - Finglas After the Flood

Papa Sprain - Finglas After the Flood

The image above is a scan of Chris Sharp’s personal copy of Finglas After the Flood by Papa Sprain. Chris, coincidentally the very same Wire magazine journalist who wrote a glowing review of connect_icut’s They Me the Secret Beaches, contacted this here blog totally out of the blue, in order to supply this evidence that PS’s legendary lost album really does exist.

In fact, this here blog was already well aware of the album’s reality and is in the unenviable position of being able to let you know that it is not, in fact, a misunderstood classic. And you won’t be seeing it posted here any time soon. Perhaps understandably, everyone concerned seems happy for Finglas to remain under wraps.

Instead, why not enjoy a couple of rare gems from the poppier end of Papa Sprain’s musical spectrum? Namely, a Donovan cover (made in collaboration with Butterfly Child) and a dance remix of the band’s first single.
Papa Sprain & Butterfly Child – “Lalena”
Papa Sprain – “Flying to Vegas (Remix)”

Watch this space for more PS-related news in the near future, hopefully.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. FortDax  |  February 10, 2010 at 3:06 am

    i’ve had more enjoyment following (& contributing) to this long, long, thread than any blog-related activity in living memory. and yet there’s still *MORE* to come?? isn’t life just sweet at times? xxx

  • 2. tranzilla  |  February 22, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    so fierce.

    am totally obsessed by papa sprain even though they only had -2 things ever released.

  • 3. Biggie Samuels  |  February 22, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    Nice to see another PS fan come out of the woodwork.

    Technically, they had three official releases (Flying to Vegas, May and Tech YesI. Not to mention the various MP3s bootlegs, most of which have been posted on this here blog at one time or another.


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