Papa Sprain Promo Cassette
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.