It’s been busy this week. Work & travel are keeping me away at the moment. I promise to have something substantive up by Monday someday? (Soon.) Until then, keep yourselves out of trouble with this archival post (from January, back when all of four people were reading this), an article about Fall-obsessed C-86 misfits Prolapse. This was originally published in the late, much missed Puncture#37, late 1996.
I discovered Prolapse when I was living in the UK. My boss at the time conveniently happened to be one of the most forward-thinking A&R people in Europe. One day he played “Tina This Is Matthew Stone” —a song that compresses Edward Albee’s raging, tempest-in-a-teapot domestic drama “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” into seven vibrant, exhaustive minutes. After I picked my jaw up off the floor I knew I’d stumbled upon my favorite band for life. And lo, it came to pass.
They can be a bit of an acquired taste, but then, anything worthwhile often is. And hey, MP3s are free! Try ‘em. Then buy everything they ever recorded. You won’t regret it.
In addition to offering some Prolapse samples (from the beginning to the end, really) I’m also giving you another rarity: Prolapse ranter extraordinaire Mick Derrick’s side project Cha Cha 2000. Imagine Kraftwerk interpreted via an Atari 2000 meltdown…
Prolapse, “Serpico” [from their first album Pointless Walks to Dismal Places, 1994]
Prolapse, “Black Death Ambulance” [from Pointless Walks]
Prolapse, “Fob.com” [from their final album Ghosts of Dead Aeroplanes, 1999]
PHOTO: PROLAPSE AT ROTA, 1994(?). IF YOU KNOW WHO TOOK THIS PLEASE LET ME KNOW!