Friday, 23 October 2009

SOMETHING FOR THE WEEKEND: THE FALL

August, 1978 saw the first vinyl release by a Manchester band named The Fall.
"Bingo-Masters Break-Out!" was just that little bit different to make me sit up and really take notice, and compel me to pay the most earnest attention to this group. With Mark E. Smith's sing/speak/shout vocal style and often incomprehensible lyrics, The Fall covered many musical bases.
Their magnificent "Live At The Witch Trials" debut album is a real landmark but, with over 50 albums (not counting compilations), it's hard to pick their finest work.

Hope you enjoy this video from 1988.

4 comments:

  1. Nice choice to kick of the weekend. Always liked The Fall. They really don't make bands like them anymore, sad to say...

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  2. Cheers, JD. Lucky enough to see them live late 70s, and again shortly after Brix joined the band. I need to have a Fall weekend soon, and my wife loves them which is a bonus.

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  3. What is it with the 80's that makes music videos of that era so damn fun? I wasn't into The Fall, but the vid is so enjoyable that it doesn't matter. I agree with J.D., great way to jump start the weekend, Steve. Thanks.

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  4. Thanks for sharing that with us. Great way to start off the weekend. Hope you've been having a good one.

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