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The Fall...

Discussion in 'music' started by Mr Cat, Nov 7, 2017.

  1. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Waiting for the streetcar..

    There's no bad Fall album.

    Apart from 'Witch Trials', I would start with the Beggars Banquet Years with the 'Frenz Experiment' and 'I am Kurious Oranj' being favourites of mine.
  2. lsinclair

    lsinclair file under 'curmudgeonly'

    Are you certain? I’m sure that’s what the record shop guy told me it was called when I asked last night - it was just before the plane flew off with him holding on to the rudder. Perhaps it was a dream - shame, it sounded fantastic.
  3. mikemusic

    mikemusic pfm Member


    Course the answer is to buy every album they made
    Except some of the poor quality live ones

    Cherry picking..
    A sides
    B sides
    Bend sinister
    Cerebral Caustic
    Code : Selfish
    Fiend with a violin

    that's a selection only
    want more ?
  4. Mr Cat

    Mr Cat Owner

    ah yes, I have got 'Frenz Experiment' - must be in the loft on either cassette or vinyl...
    and thinking about it - i have another album in the loft, i seem to remember the lyrics were - hey there **** face...who killed the nazis...

    any ideas?
  5. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Waiting for the streetcar..

    Hex Enduction Hour.
  6. Mr Cat

    Mr Cat Owner

  7. Marmite

    Marmite tea jenny

    For me it's the period from 1988's Frenz Experiment up to 1991's Shift-Work. Some of their most coherent work with a great left-field pop sensibility. Probably a high water-mark as a live act around this time too.

    I'll chuck in The Wonderful and Frightening World too, and for later albums I have a fondness for Post Reformation TLC.

    Peel Sessions box is essential.
  8. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Waiting for the streetcar..

  9. RickyC6

    RickyC6 Infuriate the frog-men

    I have a ticket for the London KOKO gig on 30/11. Could be a bit special. Could also be cancelled.
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  10. Durmbo

    Durmbo Not French

    Bend Sinister was my introduction to The Fall. It was their latest album. R.O.D - so black and menacing! Some of the best bass I'd ever heard! I went off it a bit after exploring the back catalogue, although I came to appreciate it again later.

    Personal favourites: Witch Trials, Dragnet, Grotesque, Slates, Hex, Bend Sinister. Not that fussed on the poppy Brix era as a whole. I feel Perverted By Language is their most beautiful album - or the only one with any beauty, that I know of! Early Fall is an excellent compilation.

    It is very sad news to hear of MES's health and outlook, if it is as reported here.

    Yeah. I hope it's something to enjoy, if it goes ahead.
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  11. rdf

    rdf pfm Member

    I used to be a bit of a Fall nut. I rarely listen to them now, but when I do it's almost always "Grotesque". I have a soft spot for "Shift Work" too.
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  12. JustJohn

    JustJohn pfm Member

    I tuned in during the Brix era, and if ever I'm in a Fall mood I normally drag out one of those records. Hex is also a cracker, and I quite liked the more recent Your Future Our Clutter.
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  13. deek

    deek pfm Member

    I was just listening to Extricate an hour or so ago - I do forget how enjoyable some of the 90's albums were.

    I also realised how many other bands I got into via The Fall / MES... The Monks, Can, Link Wray. I can't remember how I got into The Fall though!
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  14. Mr Cat

    Mr Cat Owner

    yep, there are lots of bands whom I can't remember how I got into - as this was way before the likes of youtube, and the indie type bands I liked were seldom on the radio apart from the likes of john peel etc... and I never really bought magazines like NME either... tho, i did have a few mates who were into music, but even without them I somehow discovered new stuff... :)
  15. Lowand

    Lowand Am I nearly there yet?

    Slates and Country on the Click are favourites for me.
  16. rdf

    rdf pfm Member

    I fell away from new Fall records when I stopped being able to tell a word MES said.
  17. deek

    deek pfm Member

    I know what you mean, less 'uh' and more 'ggrrrRRoowowwrrr'
  18. mikemusic

    mikemusic pfm Member

    You need to upgrade your system !

  19. RickyC6

    RickyC6 Infuriate the frog-men

    Bad, sad news. The Fall cancelled their gig in Bristol last night. They left it until as late as possible but then the other members came on stage at around 10pm to announce that MES was too unwell to leave his hotel room. Apparently he had travelled against drs orders. A source close to the band reckons he is “hanging on by a thread”. I am travelling down to London for the gig at Koko tonight - not expecting it to go ahead though to be honest.
    This is very probably the end of the mighty Fall.
  20. Still

    Still gyldengourd

    That is very sad. The Fall will always be mighty.

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