One of the reasons I’m a big fan of Nerdist is the way Nerdist’s interests regularly align with my own. Thomas Dolby is a perfect example, I’ve been following Thomas Dolby since Golden Age of Wireless first hit the US, and was finding other fans through early Internet days on AOL and the Flat Earth Society website, as we waited patiently many years for Dolby to leave the tech world and come back to making music. OF COURSE Nerdist is a big Thomas Dolby fan too. And OF COURSE fans of this website include diehard Dolby fans. (Like 3TF and Timber Tom — who, for anyone who doesn’t know, is brilliantly paraphrasing “The Key to Her Ferrari” from Aliens Ate My Buick. Nice!)
Dolby has some amazing music besides his big hits. Check out http://www.thomasdolby.com for more information.
I’m also thrilled Dolby mentioned his work with Prefab Sprout. They are my favorite popular band from the UK that never really made it big in the US — despite some critical acclaim in America. Dolby added his special touch to three of their albums in the 80s/90s: Two Wheels Good (which was the American name for the album released in the UK as Steve McQueen), From Langley Park to Memphis, and Jordan: The Comeback. You must check those out if you are a Dolby fan; you’ll really hear his influence. If you read/listen to some of Dolby’s other interviews you’ll see how proud he is of his work with “the Sprouts”. He’s right, of course, the leader of that band Paddy MacAloon is one of the great songwriters of our time. After Jordan, he really only issued new Sprouts material as a one-man band. Check out http://www.prefabsprout.net/discog.html for the discography. It’s amazing stuff.