Monday, 21 January 2008

song for Bobby Fischer

Joe writes: I was away this weekend so I felt sure another blog would beat me to it and post Cue Fanfare by Prefab Sprout in tribute to Bobby Fischer.

I recommend The Guardian's Bobby Fischer obituary for the story of a truly remarkable life, written by a fellow chess player.

I also recommend Prefab Sprout's debut album Swoon, from which Cue Fanfare is taken. It's raw but dazzlingly intelligent and ambitious (a bit like Bobby Fischer I guess), and it's probably my favourite Prefab Sprout album.

Prefab Sprout - Cue Fanfare (iTunes)

3 comments:

Tony said...

Yes, you beat me to it as well. I'm a fan of Bobby Fischer (albeit a somewhat ambivalent one) and a head-over-heels, drooling-in-love fan of Swoon. Have a look at my blog if you'd like to see my post on Bobby Fischer.

Anonymous said...

Listen to iliketrains - a rook house for bobby. Entire song dedicated to B.Fischer.

The World's Greatest Music said...

thanks anonymous, bit esoteric for me though