(A thread concerning) The Fall

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#1

Knew nothing of The Fall, then got Hex Enduction Hour a while back. Didn’t really do it for me at first, but was occasionally drawn back to it and now I reckon it’s pretty fucking great. Picked up Live at the Witch Trials at the weekend and I’m digging it big time.

Where next? Seems like there’s a lot of material to go at…

Chat/lists/funny shit about Mark E Smith encouraged.


#2

Is this the first where to start with the fall thread of the new forum?

Has it really taken this long?


#3

Maosm made a Nickleback one last week.


#4

For what it’s worth - I’m a big fan of the (deepy unfashionable) post-brix early-mid 90s period.

Extricate, Shift-Work, Infotaintment Scan.

Nobody really talks about those albums much. Maybe the first one.

Extricate was when I first got into them.


#5

Just get the best offs. Every fall album is 2/3rds filler at best


#6

I think you’ll find it’s the unlistenable filler that separates the casual fan from the connoisseur…


#7

Mark E Smith discussing his love of boring TV- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojMhf-raXxY


#8

Would really recommend Fall Heads Roll by the way. He had a great band then, unfortunately he later sacked them all…


#9

Fall Heads Roll was the first album after he sacked that band wasn’t it?

Great album though. Probably the last that I really liked.


#10

I think he had sacked another bunch of bandmates just before it. He sacked the Fall Heads Roll line-up whilst they were on tour in America. I think Reformation was the first album following that.


#11

Right it’s pretty difficult to keep track. :slight_smile:

There was one very short lived band around that period - I think they were an american band who had been supporting the fall during a big sacking.

They were nothing at all like a typical fall, they didn’t seem quite as scared of MES which made for a pretty interesting live dynamic the one time I saw them.


#12

I’m not a colossal Fall fan, but this is where I started - most ‘BIIIIG’ Fall fans that I talk to don’t seem too keen with the fontana stuff, but I adore it.

Sorry to post an Amazon link:


#13

Ooh, sorry zxcvbnm, this was meant for the op.


#14

yeah but the “fontana years” were pretty much what I was talking about up thread. that early-mid 90s period.


#15

Sorry, I didn’t read any of the thread content.


#16

I like your style.


#17

Couldn’t agree more!

It bugs me that no-one mentions the songs from this period. The Mixer is probably my favourite song.


#18

I’m off to listen to some early 90s fall.

BRB


#19

just finished reading The Big Midweek by Stephen Hanley. Really good read for Fall fans. Another vote for early 90’s Fall here. Love Extricate, Code Selfish and Shiftwork in particular…


#20

Same here. Listening to Shiftwork 2CD.