The Fall

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

  1. planetgeli

    planetgeli There's no future in England's dreaming

    No Fall thread is complete without

    "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."

    (nod to Hunter S Thompson)
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  2. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    Thanks to this thread for reminding me that the new LP is out.
  3. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    vids of mark e smith trying to put stuff in slightly smaller places than he first thought are always welcome:

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  4. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

  5. Voley

    Voley Knees Up Mother Earth

    He struggled with the microphone a bit last time I saw him. Carried on singing into an empty stand. Mic was on the floor. Easy mistake to make.

    Haven't heard the new one yet but this bad review in The Times unwittingly makes it sound great:

  6. mx wcfc

    mx wcfc Well-Known Member

    I wasn't a fan back in the day. Only saw them once - and only went because The Birthday Party were the support band.

    I've grown into them over the last few years though and have 13 albums now, largely accumulated from lunchtime visits to the Oxfam music shop. Really should listen to them more.
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  7. rutabowa

    rutabowa YUPPIES OUT

    ha that video does 100% capture the fall at their modern live greatest.
  8. killer b

    killer b No Hateration, No Holeration. in this Dancery

    A friend of a friend is Smith's current squeeze - apparently the other night he couldn't be arsed going on stage so he sent her out to dance and sang with a radio mic from the dressing room...

  9. Voley

    Voley Knees Up Mother Earth

    There's a photo of him from that gig on Instagram and he really doesn't look in good shape at all. They've got a 5 night residency in New York coming up and there's been some speculation about whether he's up to it.
  10. Voley

    Voley Knees Up Mother Earth

    I like the new one. Only heard Side 1 but the band are on fine form. The way the backwards bit of 'Victoria Train Station Massacre' goes into 'New Facts Emerge' is fucking superb. They still surprise me, even now.
  11. killer b

    killer b No Hateration, No Holeration. in this Dancery

    the concept of marc e smith 'not looking well' is a terrifying one tbh. he hasn't looked well since 1982.
  12. Kaka Tim

    Kaka Tim Crush the Saboteurs!

    I only like their cover versions (heretical i know).
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  13. petee

    petee i'm spartacus

    can you give details?
  14. Voley

    Voley Knees Up Mother Earth

    Details here from Monday 11 September onwards.

    ETA: 7 nights now, but looks like it's sold out already though, sorry.
  15. petee

    petee i'm spartacus

    thx all the same. been many years since i saw them.
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  16. Voley

    Voley Knees Up Mother Earth

    Right into this atm:

  17. Sea Star

    Sea Star FUCK OFF

    I'm due to see them this year. I didn't see them last year and now the urge is upon me. I've lost count of how many times I've seen them. First in 1985, then twice in 1986, and then most years up till the mid 90s. Then a few years gap, but I've been to see them fairly regularly since the mid 2000s. I'd hazard a guess that I've seen them maybe 20 times.
  18. copliker

    copliker ...

    Sounds 'a bit' like RFTC's On A Rope riff (not a bad thing)
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  19. Johnny Vodka

    Johnny Vodka The Abominable Scotsman

    I'll be seeing them for the 1st time in November, assuming MES is still around. :hmm:
  20. badseed

    badseed Mighty but thin.

    He looks ill, like seriously ill. Like his life has caught up with him.
    His head is all swollen up with big lumps all over it. I can't even begin to speculate what would cause that.
  21. redsquirrel

    redsquirrel This Machine Kills Progressives

    Best since Your Future, Our Clutter
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  22. badseed

    badseed Mighty but thin.

    A welcome return to form?
    An early contender for album of the year?
  23. redsquirrel

    redsquirrel This Machine Kills Progressives

    Yes to the former, hmm to the latter.

    Colin Stetson's solo album still easily beating off the competition for AOTY for me so far
  24. littlebabyjesus

    littlebabyjesus one of Maxwell's demons

    Last time I saw The Fall, Mark E Smith spent the whole gig trying to hang his jacket up.

    He wisely makes sure that his band is always very tight.
  25. mojo pixy

    mojo pixy unquantifiable hazards

    The band are tight probably because they rehearse without him a lot. I'd certainly want to do the same if I was in that band.
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    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    I'm getting a bit sick of his rabmbling vocal.
    Used to be quite poetic, now it just seems all over the place all the time.
  27. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    At home The Fall in that old vinyl stuff...

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  28. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Warning: posts may cause vasovagal presyncope

    It's great. But album of the year for me so far is the discovery of Monk's score for Roger Vadim’s film Les Liaisons Dangereuses.
  29. Sea Star

    Sea Star FUCK OFF

    I'll be getting tickets for November soon then :thumbs:
  30. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    I'm about half way through my first listen. Brillo de Facto is the highlight so far, even if the title makes me think of Andrew Neil.

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