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postyesterdaymanchil
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Frightening world of collecting Fall albums
May 25, 2017, 17:00
Okay, going through a Fall period in my life. I have the first three, I have Extricate, Infotainment Scam, Real New Fall and several singles comps. Where now? I get overwhelmed with his shit. Every album has a handful of glowing and negative reviews. I don't generally trust reviews anyways. What do you lot say?
thesweetcheat
thesweetcheat
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Re: Frightening world of collecting Fall albums
May 25, 2017, 19:25
Hex Enduction Hour is probably peak Fall. Also Slates, Grotesque, Perverted by Language.

I really like most of the 70/80s ones. If you're not sure try 458489A and especially 458489B for the Brix era and Extricate for the immediate post-Brix fallout.

There are some dips in standard later, Real New etc that you have already is a cracker though. I liked The Unutterable a lot. In more recent years there are usually a couple of quality tracks on each but I don't think he sustains it over an LP these days.
Popel Vooje
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Edited May 25, 2017, 21:27
Re: Frightening world of collecting Fall albums
May 25, 2017, 20:41
thesweetcheat wrote:
Hex Enduction Hour is probably peak Fall. Also Slates, Grotesque, Perverted by Language.

I really like most of the 70/80s ones. If you're not sure try 458489A and especially 458489B for the Brix era and Extricate for the immediate post-Brix fallout.

There are some dips in standard later, Real New etc that you have already is a cracker though. I liked The Unutterable a lot. In more recent years there are usually a couple of quality tracks on each but I don't think he sustains it over an LP these days.


Agreed. That pretty much sums up my opinion too. I think there was a sharp dropoff in consistency after "The Infotainment Scan", although " The unutterable" and "The Real New Fall LP" are indeed returns to form. You could probanly make up a killer compilation by cherry-picking the best tracks from the subsequent albums, but individually they're a bit of a minefield. Almost every album up until 1993 or so is worth owning, though.
postyesterdaymanchil
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Re: Frightening world of collecting Fall albums
May 25, 2017, 20:48
Thanks, folks. Gonna try and get the Beggars stuff first, I think.
Howburn Digger
Howburn Digger
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Re: Frightening world of collecting Fall albums
May 25, 2017, 21:19
The Fall - it's another side of yer life isn't it? Another parallel world. Those ventures which have really stayed with me are...

Hex Induction Hour.

Slates 10" album. A really fantastic record. I think it was released on CD with another mini album back in the 90's. Worth checking for that. I'm still playing a needle drop of my 30-odd year old vinyl on the car and home CD player. Wondrous.

Whatever compilation the Kicker Conspiracy/ Container Drivers double 7" set ended up on. Get it. Just checked.. some of it is on "In: Palace Of Swords Reversed" and a bit on the surprisingly fab cheap comp "The Fall - The Collection" which has a marvellous tracklist and has the ultimate Fall song written by Lennon and McCartney "A Day In The Life". Highly recommended.

The 3 Cog Sinister albums (Extricate, Shift-Work & Code:Selfish)

They are my Fall pointers. Navigate away. Don't stray too far from the exit.
carol27
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Re: Frightening world of collecting Fall albums
May 26, 2017, 19:26
Definitely Live at the Witch Trials, Dragnet, Grotesque & Slates (not keen on Hex Enduction but it is 'Peak' Fall) plus (if you can get 'em) Psykick Dancehall & Early Years compilations both of which have the early Small Wonder material as well as Rough Trade stuff. THAT for me is the quintessential Fall - the Brix era/Beggars stuff is considerably more mainstream & 'poppy' and a very different band altogether. Some good stuff (particularly the 458489 A sides compilation) but by then it's definitely not the 'frightening world' of the 'Coronation Street on Acid' (as Martin Bramah deemed it) Lovecraftian mushroom freaks I got into.
caldervalium
caldervalium
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Re: Frightening world of collecting Fall albums
May 27, 2017, 21:35
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0711YMWNV/ref=dm_ws_sp_ps_dp

The track list for the fothcoming album has just been revealed. I presume all songs were recorded and titled months ago. But, Jeez.
keith a
keith a
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Re: Frightening world of collecting Fall albums
May 28, 2017, 10:59
caldervalium wrote:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0711YMWNV/ref=dm_ws_sp_ps_dp

The track list for the fothcoming album has just been revealed. I presume all songs were recorded and titled months ago. But, Jeez.



Yikes. I wonder if this will still be released with that title?
Popel Vooje
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Edited May 28, 2017, 17:23
Re: Frightening world of collecting Fall albums
May 28, 2017, 11:22
keith a wrote:
caldervalium wrote:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0711YMWNV/ref=dm_ws_sp_ps_dp

The track list for the fothcoming album has just been revealed. I presume all songs were recorded and titled months ago. But, Jeez.



Yikes. I wonder if this will still be released with that title?


I'm assuming the title's a reference to Kieron Melling getting beaten up? In which case, that happened in April, so ... yes, not in the best of taste if it is.
caldervalium
caldervalium
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Edited May 28, 2017, 14:42
Re: Frightening world of collecting Fall albums
May 28, 2017, 14:40
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