Fall  : Fall vs 2003

Fall : Fall vs 2003

Mark E Smith - sort of a cross between Victor Meldrew, Scrooge, the kid out of Kes and The Hobbit - licks no spittle and (unlike almost every other motherlover on the Manc 'scene') he has not one single dirty, rotten, stinking, filthy, fucking...

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Fall  : The World Bewitched

Fall : The World Bewitched

Since the late-'70s, The Fall have been, er, 'bewitching' the globe with their impression of an industrial accident at a chunky bass factory involving a pissed-up train station announcer just back from a session of heavy-duty dental work. They...

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The Fall: London Camden Dingwalls

The Fall: London Camden Dingwalls

It's Camden. It's The Fall. What do you really expect? Well, what you get is the circus. Accepted, new album 'The Unutterable' is something of a creative renaissance for Mark E Smith, a return to the dirty, edgy depths of a bygone age, when The...

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London WC2 LA2

London WC2 LA2

And so the saga continues. Just when you think Mark E Smith has done the decent thing and disappeared to grow old gracefully, up he pops again to punch someone or mumble mindlessly before another crowd. But, really, does anyone care any more?...

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A Past Gone Mad: The Best of The Fall 1990-2000

A Past Gone Mad: The Best of The Fall 1990-2000

It is, of course, an appalling concept. Allowing writer/ comedian Stewart Lee to compile a selection of his favourite, latter-day Fall tracks smacks of misguided marketing;an ill-informed attempt to glean the collegiate vote for what surely...

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Fall  : Touch sensitive

Fall : Touch sensitive

If anything disproves the law of averages or the law of diminishing returns or any of those bleak general prognoses for humankind that are generally used to knock us down and buckle us under, it's this record. Effectively 'Rock'n'Roll (Part 39)',...

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The Marshall Suite

The Marshall Suite

What kind of masochistic idiot would join The Fall in '99? Failed kamikaze pilots seeking a more noble death? Evander Hollyfield , for training purposes? The blokes who failed the audition for the Happy Mondays ? Where was the news footage of...

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The Peel Sessions

The Peel Sessions

Wot, no 'Who makes the Nazis?' ? It was an impossible task that Steve Hanley set himself in compiling these Peel sessions: how do you, as the bassist, look back on the career of a band whose mission statement has always been to never look back?...

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