Prefab Sprout are an English band from Witton Gilbert, County Durham, who rose to fame during the 1980s. Eight of their albums have reached the Top 40 in the UK Albums Chart, and one of their singles, "The King of Rock 'N' Roll", peaked at number seven in the UK Singles Chart. According to the Guinness Book of British Hit Singles & Albums, Prefab Sprout are a critically-acclaimed, intelligent, fragile pop band, formed in 1978 in Newcastle. Allmusic states that they are one of the most beloved British pop bands of the 1980s and 1990s.
Prefab Sprout have had minimal chart success in the United States, where they are generally unknown outside of a devoted cult following. Their 1985 album Steve McQueen was released in the US as Two Wheels Good and peaked at number 180 in the Billboard 200. In spite of limited American success, frontman Paddy McAloon has been hailed as one of the greater songwriters of his era.