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The Fall

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by J Ed, Nov 29, 2016.

  1. J Ed

    J Ed besieging the vampire castle

    Anyone else like this band? I've just discovered them, though given they are a 70s band I realise I am quite late. They remind me a bit of other bands I like, sort of like Mogwai or Low or codeine



     
  2. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    why is this in books and tv if you mean the band featuring mark e smith?
     
  3. J Ed

    J Ed besieging the vampire castle

    I saw it on the tv
     
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  4. J Ed

    J Ed besieging the vampire castle

    or I made a mistake
     
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  5. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    i heard it through the grapevine
    :(
     
  6. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    grand band anyway
     
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  7. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    post reported: "perhaps this should be in music"

    so hopefully a passing mod will put it there
     
  8. Mumbles274

    Mumbles274 running from law and the press and the parents

    Was listening to the original single release of totally wired the other night. Not massively familiar with all their stuff but some top albums in their early work
     
  9. discobastard

    discobastard _____Ϯ_____

    Saw em at Brixton Electric a couple of years back. Fucking blinding live. Two drummers
     
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  10. Voley

    Voley The Prebendary Of Wetwang

    These were my thoughts last time I saw them:

     
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  11. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge This is definitely the darkest timeline

    You've only just discovered the Fall? Cool. You have a hundred albums to collect.

    :D
     
  12. craigxcraig

    craigxcraig Prefers 'cxc'

    Me too - im sort of dipppin out of their albums but want to properly start. Whats your fave/top 5?
     
  13. neonwilderness

    neonwilderness What would Badgers do?



    :D

    Country On The Click and Creative Distortion are the two albums I probably listen to most.
     
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  14. Knotted

    Knotted Sweet when you stir it up

    Slates is best.
     
  15. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member


    Hey there, fuck-face!

    I don't see the Mogwai comparison at all, although I love both bands. Elves rather rips off I Wanna Be Your Dog but is still a great tune.
     
  16. J Ed

    J Ed besieging the vampire castle

    fuck face??
     
  17. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

     
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  18. phillm

    phillm Trolling through Life (TM)

    Can't listen to The Fall without wanting to gouge my eyes out but saw them at the Indigo 02 a few years back. Amazing gig with a blinding band of young uns and his missus bashing out the music with Mark E. Smith posturing around and grimacing whilst occasionally deigning to push a key now and again and growling incoherently. Whatever he is - he was a one off spellbinding post-modern northern genius of punk. Or summat like that. Saw him again at Glastonbury last year where he was being filmed for the BBC so he made an effort and I didn't get 'it' that time.

    Or maybe it was just the fucking mud....
     
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  19. killer b

    killer b Ennui Rollins

    Sometimes he's just a bit shit. Or you aren't in the right mood, I dunno. But when he's/you're in the zone, there's nothing like it.
     
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  20. TheHoodedClaw

    TheHoodedClaw "Ride me sideways" was another one

    50,000 Fall Fans Can't be Wrong is a decent introductory best-of that covers from the 1970s up to the early 2000s. It's a mix of singles and album tracks, so see what you like and go from there.

    IMO, the best thing they ever did is the Slates EP, the best full-length album is Perverted by Language, but there's really no shortage of great stuff.
     
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  21. CrabbedOne

    CrabbedOne Walking sideways snippily

    Who knew?

    Mark E Smith could be on Strictly if he plays his cards right.
     
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  22. billy_bob

    billy_bob Flourishing both sides the Tweed

    He's been shit live for many years in my opinion, apart from around Light User Syndrome/Doc Shanley when there were one or two in the band who could give as good as they got on stage, and that brief hiatus when half of the classic line-up came back. I saw them last year and it was no longer like watching some situationist prank involving an artistic genius playing the part of a gurning tramp completely unsuited to singing or appearing on a stage - it was just watching a gurning tramp completely unsuited...
     
  23. Yossarian

    Yossarian free shrugs

    I remember when I first got into the Fall, they seemed like this legendary band fronted by a weird old guy who had recorded a million albums and been around forever. And that was almost 25 years ago... :D
     
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  24. killer b

    killer b Ennui Rollins

    You clearly aren't in the zone. :(
     
  25. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    This Nations Saving Grace is one of the finest albums ever made

    Hex Enduction Hour isn't far behind. Plus Slates, Wonderful & Frightening World of... and Live at the Witchtrials
     
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  26. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    After Dylan's win this year, I reckon next year's Nobel Prize for Literature ought to be a face-off between Mark E Smith and Shaun Ryder.
     
  27. redsquirrel

    redsquirrel This Machine Kills Progressives

    Hex Enduction Hour
    Slates
    This Nations Saving Grace
    The Infotainment Scan
    Your Future, Our Clutter

    Though strictly speaking Slates is an EP.
     
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  28. craigxcraig

    craigxcraig Prefers 'cxc'

    Cant wait to get stuck into these this weekend
     
  29. Bernie Gunther

    Bernie Gunther Fundamentalist Druid

    Smart money is on Nigel from HMHB
     
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  30. binka

    binka !!!!!!!!!

    I went to see The Fall earlier this year having never seen them before or listened to their albums. The band was really good but I thought they were being fronted by Uncle Peter - didn't understand a word of it
     

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