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King_Ghidra
05-01-2006, 12:56:38
A very bizarre and interesting article

http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/features/story/0,11710,1678307,00.html

Gramercy Riffs
05-01-2006, 13:23:15
:lol: Cool.

The early band shots with Lard in them are funny. I never knew he actually co-wrote some of thier best songs. Good bass player too.

Funko
05-01-2006, 13:40:22
I don't really know much of The Fall's stuff they are a band I keep meaning to try and check out but every time I start looking at their back catalogue it's a bit daunting. Where should I start?

King_Ghidra
05-01-2006, 13:43:55
I think someone was telling me there is a 'best of' of sorts, so maybe track that down. i'm in the same boat as you so will be looking too.

Gramercy Riffs
05-01-2006, 13:45:22
I asked my brother the same. He said ALL their albums are good (but he is totally obsessed with them). I got their Peel Sessions Box Set for Christmas and its great, all of it. The best place to start is probably 50,000 Fall Fans Can't Be Wrong which came out last year. It's a kind of greatest hits of sorts. Totally Wired, their Rough Trade compliation is good too.

The more I listen to The Fall and read about Mark E Smith, the more I think that the guy is a genuine,bona-fide genius.

Funko
05-01-2006, 13:45:45
That's a great article. :lol:

Funko
05-01-2006, 13:46:15
Ah thanks guys. You replied in the time it took me to read it. :beer:

Lazarus and the Gimp
05-01-2006, 17:47:57
Hex Enduction Hour is generally reckoned to be their best album.

MattHiggs
10-01-2006, 19:39:24
Never heard of them and I'm from Salford. :o

Lazarus and the Gimp
10-01-2006, 22:46:53
That's just staggering.

Funko
14-01-2006, 11:46:19
For interested Reading posters The Fall are playing at The Fez on march 23rd.

I'm gonna be in Noo Yoik then but may well be worth checking out.