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Order and disorder in a freeform haze of terribly-played guitars, shorted-out electronics, found audio detritus, strange sounds from strange lands all around. Psych-punk-junk, collage, even pop. Lots of in-studio live performances to boot.

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Favoriting February 6, 2018: Tribute to Mark E. Smith: The Fall's live recordings

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Artist Track Album Label Comments Approx. start time
The Fall  Slates, Slags, Etc   Favoriting Austerbaejarbio, Reykjavik, Iceland 9/12/81  No Label    0:00:00 (Pop-up)
The Fall  Psycho Mafia   Favoriting Liverpool 1978  No Label    0:05:59 (Pop-up)
The Fall  Ludd Gang   Favoriting City Gardens, Trenton, NJ 02/05/83  No Label    0:08:46 (Pop-up)
The Fall  Rowche Rumble   Favoriting Technical College, St. Helens, 2/20/81  No Label    0:11:07 (Pop-up)
The Fall  Jerusalem   Favoriting King's Theater, Edinburgh, 8/17/88  No Label    0:20:09 (Pop-up)
The Fall  Hip Priest (into Big New Prinz)   Favoriting King's Theater, Edinburgh, 8/17/88  No Label    0:26:46 (Pop-up)
The Fall  Container Drivers   Favoriting The Plaza, Glasgow 2/23/81  No Label    0:34:42 (Pop-up)
The Fall  Totally Wired   Favoriting Keystone, Berkeley, 7/10/81  No Label    0:37:36 (Pop-up)
The Fall  English Scheme   Favoriting Acklam Hall 8/11/80 (Legendary Chaos Tape)  Feel Good All Over     0:41:34 (Pop-up)
The Fall  Interview / Bombast / Cruiser's Creek   Favoriting The Tube, Channel 4 UK 11/8/85  No Label  watch  0:44:07 (Pop-up)
The Fall  Garden   Favoriting Biel, Switzerland 2/1/83  No Label    0:53:16 (Pop-up)
The Fall  Tempo House   Favoriting Biel, Switzerland 2/1/83  No Label    1:08:34 (Pop-up)
The Fall  Glam Racket   Favoriting Hallam University, Sheffield, 4/7/93  No Label    1:17:16 (Pop-up)
The Fall  Telephone Thing   Favoriting Dom Sportova, Zagreb, Croatia, 4/15/90  Cog Sinister    1:20:45 (Pop-up)
The Fall  Smile / 2 X 4   Favoriting The Tube (with Jools Holland and intro by John Peel 1983)  No Label  watch  1:25:30 (Pop-up)
The Fall  I Feel Voxish   Favoriting Arena, Rotterdam 2/12/83  No Label    1:33:52 (Pop-up)
The Fall  Soliciter In Studio   Favoriting Trade Union Club, Sydney, 8/10/82  No Label    1:38:58 (Pop-up)
The Fall  Mark E. Smith German TV interview 1989   Favoriting   No Label  watch  1:45:11 (Pop-up)
The Fall  Middle Mass   Favoriting The Plaza, Glasgow 2/23/81  No Label    1:46:45 (Pop-up)
The Fall  Mark E. Smith on WFMU (?) Interview 6/4/81   Favoriting   No Label    1:56:24 (Pop-up)
The Fall  Lie Dream of a Casino Soul   Favoriting Mainstreet Cabaret, Auckland 8/20/82  No Label    2:04:04 (Pop-up)
The Fall  N.W.R.A   Favoriting Technical College, St. Helens, 2/20/81  No Label    2:08:04 (Pop-up)
The Fall  Totally Wired (a capella)   Favoriting Unknown live (bootleg 7")  No Label    2:15:43 (Pop-up)
The Fall  Before the Moon Falls   Favoriting JB's, Dudley UK 9/1/79  No Label    2:18:35 (Pop-up)
The Fall  Pacifying Joint / I Can Hear the Grass Grow   Favoriting Live Jools Holland 2005  No Label  watch  2:28:02 (Pop-up)
The Fall  Pat-Trip Dispenser   Favoriting Pandor's Music Festival, Rotterdam 9/22/84  Beggars Banquet    2:32:04 (Pop-up)
The Fall  Eat Y'self Fitter   Favoriting Austerbaejarbio, Reykjavik, Iceland 5/6/83  No Label    2:35:37 (Pop-up)
The Fall  Copped It   Favoriting Saturday Live BBC 8/29/84  No Label    2:43:26 (Pop-up)
The Fall  US 80's 90's   Favoriting The Channel, Boston 5/12/88  No Label    2:49:41 (Pop-up)
The Fall  Acid Priest (bed)   Favoriting King's Theater, Edinburgh, 8/17/88  No Label    2:59:29 (Pop-up)


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Listener comments!

  2:32pm
iandiareii:

it's been nearly three weeks since granny even looked at her bongos.

inconsolable.
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Mayor Frank:

Excited for the show!
Avatar 3:00pm
Cheri Pi:

MES FOREVER
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:00pm
DreamCricket:

COME ON LETS GO!
Avatar 3:01pm
jonathan_valdez:

if your granny is on bongos, she’ll remain your granny on bongos and nothing more.
Avatar 3:01pm
Nick S.:

Right on! Fuckin' Fall!!!
Avatar 3:01pm
Undead83:

Let the show begin ^^
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:01pm
chris:

Present-uh! hi, BT and folks.
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Chris from DC:

Yes!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:02pm
dan in wisconsin:

Rest in peace, Mark E. Smith. Love the Fall, so many solid albums they have given us.
Avatar 3:02pm
Clara Sanchez:

Hola!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:02pm
BLCKDGRD:

Sorry you have to do this, but I've been waiting for this since I knew you had to do this!
Avatar 3:02pm
kirk from beer city usa:

made it!
  3:02pm
Darron G Burke:

Hi. Back your vol knob down a little... you're squashing it a bit. Love.
  3:03pm
MUWFInMA:

ahhh
  3:03pm
zonk ludlow:

7am isn't too early for The Fall surely. Morning music lovers of a very high order.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:04pm
Listener Bob in PGH:

No no no! You've misunderstood. Your granny is playing BINGO, not bongos. So silly!
  3:05pm
schlockhausen:

Great start to great show. Thanks for this!
  3:06pm
krissy b in Montclair:

I am BEYOND excited for these next three hours
Avatar 3:06pm
acid casualty:

Hope this LARGE dose of MES will cure my flu.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:06pm
DreamCricket:

PSYCHO MAFIAAA!!!!
  3:07pm
Darron G Burke:

...Listening to this at the Audio Preservation Lab at Harvard. ha ha ha
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:08pm
Michael 98145:

onward
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:09pm
Little Danny:

SO ready for this. Hi all
  3:09pm
Mr.Pharmacist:

"I was cured all right"
  Swag For Life Member 3:10pm
BarbR:

needed this.
Avatar 3:10pm
Clara Sanchez:

Got a hole in the brain for ya!!
  3:10pm
thehippriestess:

Listening in the UK. This is a fantastic take of Ludd Gang
Avatar 3:10pm
Cecile:

YAH.
  3:10pm
Dave E.:

Ludd Gang, yeah!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:10pm
Michael 98145:

Carve a hole in the rain for yer
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:11pm
Brian C.:

This one must be on the Greatest Hits album
Avatar 3:12pm
Cecile:

VALIUM!
  3:12pm
SeanG:

hot damn this sounds good
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:12pm
Michael 98145:

cripes this is great
Avatar 3:12pm
Nick S.:

"I hate the guts of Shakin' Stevens"
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Cheri Pi:

I love a good Technical College recording
Avatar 3:13pm
Cheri Pi:

CECILE
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Cecile:

PI
  3:14pm
schlockhausen:

Amazing Rowche!
  3:14pm
dj_damoncreed:

Four songs in and already better than most bands careers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:14pm
fred:

Good afternoon Brian and all. I just took out a 4" icicle from my hair after walking home in the snow
  3:14pm
Stuart Troutman:

VERY good idea to present this. I've been of the opinion that very few people ever realized the worth of Smith's (and The Fall's) output over many years.
  3:14pm
Mangrove Coil:

That manic little giggle that he let out! Love love love.
  3:14pm
I am the Upsetter:

So true DJ.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:15pm
Barney Grubbs:

channeling Nervous Norvus! Zorch Zumble!
  3:15pm
Stefan Cooke:

^Stuart Troutman - there's a name from my past!
  3:16pm
thehippriestess:

KSSH KSSH!
  3:16pm
I am the Upsetter:

I’ve got a baguette, ripe cheese and ready for war!
Avatar 3:16pm
acid casualty:

Reading Steve's book currently. He said one of their first gig s in States was in NJ at Emerald City. Anybody know where that was?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:17pm
fred:

I might as well clicky-star the whole show already
  3:17pm
gilly:

Thank you for doing this. I've been looking forward all week!
Avatar 3:17pm
Lopez:

I expect this to be the definitive Mark E Smith retrospective. You are the man for the job BT
Avatar 3:17pm
Scott Power:

Listening on the computer. Where's the cursor? Where's the eraser? G O H O H O I O...
Avatar 3:17pm
Mayor Frank:

Cherry Hill or thereabouts re: Emerald City. Talking Heads recorded parts of their TNOTBITTH there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:18pm
Rich in Washington:

Look on the band member database. You may have been a member and entitled to compensation.
  3:18pm
Stefan Cooke:

Emerald City was in Cherry Hill
Avatar 3:19pm
acid casualty:

Thanks, Frank and Stefan.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:20pm
karlward:

Everybody else just plays "Repetition" or maybe "Living Too Late." Don't get me wrong, I love those songs, but I'm so ready to go deep now.
  3:20pm
Stuart Troutman:

yes, Stefan, I remember your name as well....we shared commentsd on a distant www site years ago, plus you made me a live Fall tape that I picked up near your apt in Somerville long ago
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:20pm
Jeff Golick:

Perfect melding of subject and "author" here, if for a sad occasion.
Avatar 3:21pm
Cheri Pi:

these drums
  3:22pm
KOTJ:

How did I know Stefan would be here. Thanks for being on my WZBC Show Stefan. This is going to be great.
  3:22pm
schlockhausen:

superior Jerusalem, this memorial is already the best I've heard.
  3:22pm
jt:

What you need is a bit of Iggy Stooge
  3:23pm
thehippriestess:

schlockhausen - it's from a CD called "I Am Pure As Oranj"
  3:23pm
Stefan Cooke:

I'm collating the best MES tributes on my Fall News page. Have quite a collection already http://thefall.org/news/fallnews.html
  3:23pm
jt:

Beware those Scottish skin heads..
Avatar 3:23pm
Nick S.:

Wow! This King's Theater stuff should get released for me to buy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:24pm
Passaic River Blues:

@Nick S.: yes. Read my mind there. Great recording.
  3:24pm
dj_damoncreed:

Ah Jerusalem. A hidden gem in the Fall catalogue. It's the fault of the government.

Saw this version of the gruppe in May 88, Seattle.
  3:24pm
snarfyguy:

That 1983 City Gardens show is the bee's knees. Definitive versions of Words of Expectation and Backdrop. I remember buying a bootleg cassette of the show at the old Venus Records when it was on 8th Street by 6th Ave.
Avatar 3:25pm
Nick S.:

Got it! It's on CD. Thanks!
  3:25pm
Robert W:

it's been a fantastic resource for a good long while Stefan. Many thanks for the hard work over the years.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:25pm
dan in wisconsin:

Shift-Work and Frenz Experiment are two of my favorite lesser known albums, but there's a couple stellar tracks on all their albums.
  3:25pm
Stefan Cooke:

Hello @KOTJ!
Avatar 3:25pm
Chris from DC:

Great "Jerusalem" here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:26pm
Rich in Washington:

god these selections are absolutely smoking. Playing it as loud as possible, yet while at work.
  3:27pm
dj_damoncreed:

@Stefan. Still collecting ephemera for the gigography? I have a 5/21/88 set list.
  3:27pm
Stefan Cooke:

Thank you Robert W. It's been my pleasure.
  3:27pm
Marie:

They just so rocked.
  3:27pm
Stefan Cooke:

Yes, I welcome all gigog additions fallnews@gmail.com
  3:27pm
GW:

Saw the Fall open for the Clash at Bonds on times square . 1980 ?
  3:28pm
Stefan Cooke:

1981
  3:28pm
GW:

Thanks
Avatar 3:29pm
Cecile:

I saw the Fall in '03. I remember some people grousing about the band and the show being chaotic and I remember going "I can't even believe you would say anything about them. This is fricking MARK E SMITH." I remember a woman active in the music scene in Minneapolis climbing up on the stage and doing a rambling monologue about how she got into music through the Fall, and she just kept saying "you saw Mark E. Smith! you saw Mark E. Smith!"
  3:30pm
schlockhausen:

@thehippriestess thanks, I missed that one! Maybe in piles of CDs though
Avatar 3:30pm
Cecile:

I know it might be from a lesser period, but I dig Sparta FC, and if you got it, I'd love to hear it
  3:31pm
Canada:

THAT TRANSITION!!!
  3:31pm
KOTJ:

Fave rock and Fall memory is Coney Island High with Stefan Cooke and Mark E's post-bail late shoving mates arrival with a black eye.
Avatar 3:32pm
Mangrove Coil:

Thank you Brian for this beautiful memorial. Making the workday just glide right by. I remember seeing them at the Knitting Factory in Tribeca not too many years ago. And Maxwell's in Hoboken. I miss him. It's great reading people's memories.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:32pm
Rich in Washington:

Longest transition ever!
  3:32pm
SeanG:

@Cecile Sparta FC is so great!
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Lopez:

MAYHEM!
  3:33pm
gilly:

Two-fer one; at the same time!
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Cecile:

It is!
  3:33pm
thehippriestess:

This is exactly what's on the recording by the way...the group just played over the tape of "Hip Priest"
  3:33pm
Darron:

must be in the loo
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Mayor Frank:

Is this two tracks playing at once or...
  3:33pm
gilly:

Fade down Hip Priest
  3:33pm
zonk ludlow:

The best live recordings really capture the true essence of their brilliance. Proud to say my 21 year old son has willingly picked up the baton. The Fall, sadly no more, but never to be forgotten.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:34pm
Vincent Nifigance:

Nothing wrong with Theme From Sparta F.C. Country on the Click is one of my favourite Fall LPs
  3:34pm
jt:

There is a but of an audio mash-up of "Check the Record" and "Hip Priest"
  3:34pm
gilly:

Free form radio
Avatar 3:35pm
ledzeppelinsucks:

Th Fall -big band

Elenor Smith
Keyboard · Since 2002

Keiron Melling
Drums · Since 2007

Pete Greenway
Guitar · Since 2006
Daren Garratt
Drums · Since 2013
David Spurr
Bass guitar · Since 2006
Orpheo McCord
Drums · Since 2006
Simon Archer
Bass guitar · 2004 – 2003
Brix Smith
Guitar

Marc Riley
Guitar · 1978 – 1983

Steve Hanley
Bass guitar · 1979 – 1998

Craig Scanlon
Guitar · 1979 – 1995

Karl Burns
Guitar

Paul Hanley
Guitar

Martin Bramah
Guitar

Una Baines
Keyboard · 1976 – 1978

Simon Wolstencroft
Drums · 1986 – 1997

Marcia Schofield
Keyboard · 1987 – 1990

Julia Adamson
Guitar · 1995 – 2001

Simon Rogers
Guitar · 1985 – 1987

Tony Friel
Bass guitar · 1976 – 1977

Tim Presley
Guitar

Ed Blaney
Guitar

Kay Carroll
Percussion · 1979 – 1983
Yvonne Pawlett
Keyboard · 1978 – 1979

Ben Pritchard
Guitar · 2001 – 2006
Neville Wilding
Guitar · 1998 – 2001
Tommy Crooks
Guitar · 1997 – 1998

Spencer Birtwistle
Drums
Lucy Rimmer
Keyboard · 1995 – 1996
Dave Bush
Keyboard · 1991 – 1995
Mike Leigh
Drums · 1979 – 1980
Jim Watts
Guitar
Tom Head
Drum · 1998 – 2000
Steve Ormrod
Drums · 1977 – 1977
Kenny Brady
1990 – 1991
Dave Milner
Drums · 2001 – 2004
Adam Helal
Bass guitar · 1998 – 2001
Karen Leatham
Bass guitar · 1998 – 1998
Robert Barbato
Bass guitar · 2006 – 2007
Brian Fanning
2001 – 2001
Steven Trafford
Guitar · 2004 – 2006
Jonnie Brown
1978 – 1978
Adrian Flanagan
1996 – 1997
Kate Themen
1998 – 1998
Avatar 3:35pm
Cecile:

the Fall also had a pretty good appeal across gender lines compared to a lot of punk bands.
Avatar 3:35pm
Mangrove Coil:

VASSAL.
Avatar 3:36pm
Chris from DC:

Clicky show.
Avatar 3:36pm
Nick S.:

Trucker's speed version of 'Container'.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:36pm
Bend Sinister:

Really one of my alltime favorites!
  3:37pm
gilly:

Oh that was the live tape? Huh I'd never heard it before. Rough
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:37pm
dan in wisconsin:

This was my very first introduction to them, "After the Gramme" album.
  3:38pm
thehippriestess:

gilly - yes, during "i Am Kurious, Oranj", Michael Clark and co would dance to "Hip Priest" for a bit and then the group would just play over the top of the tape.
Avatar 3:38pm
Cecile:

Somebody on WCBN did a "5 minutes with the fall" every week during his show. That's when I really got hooked on them.
Avatar 3:38pm
Cecile:

I think this was 1982
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:38pm
DreamCricket:

YOOOOOOWWWWWWWW!!!
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Nick S.:

Totally biased!
  3:40pm
dj_damoncreed:

@Stefan. Thanks. Done.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:40pm
Rich in Washington:

This is the first Fall song I ever heard. It was on someone's late night show and they were doing 'the worst records ever' kind of program and they played Totally Wired. I think it was sometime in '81 or 82.
Avatar 3:40pm
acid casualty:

Hope ta hear a good breman nacht. E.g. cambridge88
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kwhitehead:

Last time I saw them was at Southpaw in Park Slope. It's closed now, probably a Starbucks. Some great microphone shenanigans by MES at that show. Had tickets for one of the Brooklyn shows but...
  3:40pm
Robert W:

Totally Wired - my 4 year old daughters favourite song (well 2nd, if you include 'Frozen' film)
  3:41pm
schlockhausen:

totally on fire
Avatar 3:41pm
Mangrove Coil:

"Always warr-ed". Always loved that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:41pm
Rich in Washington:

@3:40. It was a rather bland, normal New Wave-ish show on KBOO in Portland OR.
  3:43pm
dj_damoncreed:

My heart and I agree there will be nothing like The Fall ever again.
Avatar 3:43pm
Cecile:

Rich, bet you cannot remember all the "good" records that show played.
Avatar 3:43pm
saintMichael:

WFMU and Space X. liftoff in 7ish minutes
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saintMichael:

youtu.be...
Avatar 3:45pm
Nick S.:

HAHAHA!
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geoff mcq:

Is that Muriel Gray interviewing?
  3:46pm
thehippriestess:

geoff mcq - yes, The Tube, 1985
  3:46pm
dj_damoncreed:

@ Robert W. hopefully as favorite as this: https://youtu.be/i7vofzUF8hE
  3:46pm
thehippriestess:

Oh - it's already updated to say that. Oops.
  3:46pm
Stefan Cooke:

@kwhitehead That Southpaw show was almost the last gig they played in North America. There were two small NYC gigs later that year (2006) hosted by Narnack. I missed those two but was also at Southpaw. Had a great time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:46pm
Jeff Golick:

@kwhitehead: Southpaw is now something called NY Kids Club.
Avatar 3:47pm
geoff mcq:

Cheers thp!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:48pm
dan in wisconsin:

Wonderful & Frightening World of and This Nation's Saving Grace were a pretty solid one two-punch though...
  3:48pm
Robert W:

dj_damoncreed.. Ha... lovely. Will watch later. But yes.. very similar!
  3:49pm
zonk ludlow:

@dj_damoncreed: Silvia does it proud.
  3:49pm
snarfyguy:

The last time I saw them was maybe 10 years ago at that Covenant House/Maritime Building in Chelsea. This was right after Smith had sacked his band and poached some other band. I think they were, incredibly, Americans, and one of them (gasp) actually had a beard. There may even have been a dog in the band at that point, I can't recall.

They were terrible, but Smith & Co have given me enough pleasure through the decades to forgive that particular travesty. : )
Avatar 3:49pm
JFR:

the wrath!
  3:49pm
jake:

watch the shirttails flappin' in the wind
  3:50pm
Stefan Cooke:

snarfy - have to disagree about the American band. They were very good. Bearded one was Rob Barbato
  3:51pm
Paulo Agostinho:

Great!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:51pm
schlockhausen:

Parallel crease, pow!
  3:52pm
snarfyguy:

Stefan - reasonable minds may disagree, but that night was a shambles, and not in a good way!
  3:52pm
zonk ludlow:

With you on that Stefan. Lot of time for Tim Presley and his numerous combos.
  3:53pm
dj_damoncreed:

"Spent 45 minutes last night. Parallel crease pow"

One of my all time fav lines. Visions of MES ironing his pants.
Avatar 3:53pm
Cecile:

You know, I finally listened to This Nation's Saving Grace long after hearing it in bars and radio stations, and I thought the EP with No Bulbs blew it away sonically. Great songs, the production was kind of gray and tepid for them, I guess. I might love it now.
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slugluv1313:

first time i saw The Fall was in the dead of Winter, at the Fast Lane in Asbury Park -- opening for the Buzzcocks! -- 1979? 1980? i recall the Boardwalk was totally desolate and SPOOKY!
they were amazing -- loved how Mark E. Smith had his back to the audience for most (if not all?) of the show!
  3:55pm
Stefan Cooke:

Hiro Ballroom does sound like a shambles with MES cutting the set very short, but Southpaw a few months earlier was really good.
Avatar 3:56pm
Chris from DC:

@slug, what a bill, jeez.
Avatar 3:56pm
Mangrove Coil:

Such a legend of vocal phrasing and delivery.
  3:58pm
Brendan:

Don’t help! I’ve Fallen and I don’t want to get up!
  3:59pm
Robert W:

Sleep Debt Snatches has been my 'single of the week' for a few days. B-side to Ghost in My House 12". Stonking tune.
  4:00pm
tv1205:

Saw them in 1993 at the Grand NYC. John Spencer opened up for them. Sonic Youth was sitting in the audience.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:01pm
schlockhausen:

@tv1205 I was at that show too.
perfect if i recall correctly.
  4:03pm
Francis:

Good to speak about the talentuous inspired musicians/composers of the Fall ; without Mark E. Smith no The Fall , but without all these guys who composed the music, The Fall wouldn't have exist . Thanks Brian . Marvellous tribute for a marvellous band .
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:05pm
Rich in Washington:

My gramma and MES are in the same place now. How to send them a pair of bongos?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:08pm
Michael 98145:

@Rich, Uber?
  4:09pm
snarfyguy:

Loving Hanley's throaty bass roar!
  4:09pm
Robert W:

Think I may need a copy of this Biel 83 gig. Sheesh.
  4:10pm
Curt:

Nice, Tempo House!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:10pm
schlockhausen:

Tempo House my favorite among 100 Fall favorites. Pro-rae!
Great version again . . .
  4:10pm
dj_damoncreed:

Here we go! The Hanley engine in turbocharged mode.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:12pm
Greg from ZONE 5:

Doing the Lord's work, BT!
  4:12pm
Telepathic Pause:

Send bongos via Telephone Thing!
  4:13pm
KOTJ:

Jesus Christ in reverse
  4:13pm
thehippriestess:

I was 16 when I got my first bass guitar and I learned using Fall albums. All praise to Steve Hanley.
  4:13pm
Bill W:

I was at that '93 show too

http://thefall.org/gigography/93aug24.html
  4:17pm
dj_damoncreed:

Second vocal on this Tempo House?
Avatar 4:17pm
Mangrove Coil:

Agreed, such a wicked version of Tempo House
  4:17pm
thehippriestess:

Second vocal on T.H. is Scanlon.
Avatar 4:18pm
Brian Turner:

Good ol' Craigness
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:18pm
schlockhausen:

ice cream?
  4:18pm
thehippriestess:

"In fact, you're a halfwit" Love it.
  4:18pm
dj_damoncreed:

Thanks THP.
  4:18pm
kwhitehead:

@Stefan Cooke. I had no idea. I remember it was pouring rain that night and I of course was unprepared. Got soaked walking to the show and was sick for days afterward. Totally worth it though.
  4:20pm
Roger Kummert:

I saw the Fall at the Peppermint Lounge in I believe 1983. Foetus opened. They went on around 2am. absolutely fantastic.
  4:21pm
Curt:

Saw MES & The Fall 3 times: March 1, 1986 @ Irving Plaza NYC, Oct 23, '86 @Paradise in Boston, and then June 21, 2003 @ Slim's in SF.
  4:22pm
snarfyguy:

Roger K: I was at that show too! : D
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dan in wisconsin:

The bass lines of Steve Hanley are a large part of what got me hooked on them. Petty (Thief) Lout comes to mind as a favorite bass line...
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Rollins' tribute for contrast: www.kcrw.com...
...he's got a couple of great funny anecdotes...
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acid casualty:

@dan. I agree. Idiot joy showland is another example. Often the bass was the melody.
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Cheyenne:

Thanks so much for putting this together, BT!
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Michael 98145:

- How dare you assume I want to parlez-vous with you? -
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slugluv1313:

@ Curt -- i think i was at that Irving Plaza too! (recall a co-worker and i both loved The Fall, was nice to hang with her someplace other than at the job!)
FANTASTIC show, Brian -- THANK YOU!!!!!!!
  4:27pm
Stefan Cooke:

No boogie-woogie piano for Joolz
  4:27pm
snarfyguy:

Nice to see Rollins's tribute, although I have to say I prefer the selections on this program to that.
  4:27pm
TimC:

Decadence and anarchy
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thehippriestess:

Oh, this take of "Smile" is amazing. On of their best songs.
  4:28pm
Robert W:

Favourite MES story is the contract he signed with Jools Holland show. Could be urban-myth, but frankly don't care. Why doesn't EVERYONE! get that drawn up!
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Nymor:

Great to hear John Peels voice - takes me right back.
  4:28pm
dj_damoncreed:

I get chills every time I hear Smile start. This is the song people have in mind when the Fall are described as a juggernaut.
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...how to possibly get caught up & grasp MES's output ?!?!?!
JohnPeel, famously (about, in fact, his FavoriteBand): 'TheFall...always different, always the same'...
...so ? : TheFall had a few distinct stylistic phases depending on his current collaborators...
...I was thinking...MES was - as I have sometimes said about SydBarrett - like TheloniusMonk: a Musical view into another kind of NervousSystem - that rarest sort of Artistic Gift we can receive...but Rollins makes the comparison there to Beefheart - which is a less hyperbolic observation - more in the real neighborhood genre-wise
...still - MES claimed to be a bit Psychic...he certainly had a certain relation to Intoxication...
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Bend Sinister:

Jeez, how I miss John Peel!
Old downloadable shows at theperfumedgarden.blogspot.nl for anyone interested
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Mangrove Coil:

So many amazing versions of Fall gems I've never heard before!!! This is making me verrah verrah happee
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dan in wisconsin:

@acid casualty Yep, Idiot Joy Showland and High Tension Line are two of the best tracks off of Shift-Work, in my opinion. Bass and drums are key.
  4:30pm
TimC:

Don’t know if this was posted already but there is a pretty comprehensive list of MES tributes at http://thefall.org/news/fallnews.html
  4:30pm
thehippriestess:

Smile is more of a high-wire act than a song...it always sounds as if it's about to collapse in a heap and yet they always keep it going. Magnificent. My favourite line-up I think - Smith/Scanlon/Hanley/Hanley/Burns
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Thx BendSinister!
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schlockhausen:

Smile, another favorite. This version is superb
  4:31pm
dancindonny:

Great show. Just signed up! MES is legendary.
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Cecile:

guitars and rhythm on this are ridiculous
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Rich in Washington:

Was this TV appearance Brix' official debut?
  4:32pm
King Ludd:

Been watching this on youtube all week. That unctuous gnome Jools Holland.
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fred:

A guy I know once interviewed MES in a pub. MES goes to the bar and brings back two pints. Interviewer thinks MES is nicer than he thought. Both pints were for himself
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Michael 98145:

There's a new fiend on the loose
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Nick S.:

Unctuous gnome-a!
  4:33pm
waltercronkus:

brian are you the chief MES historian at WFMUniversity
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Cecile:

If someone can make a Sleaford Mods Lego video, then I think they need to make a Fall one as well.
  4:34pm
thehippriestess:

@Rich in Washington - she was slowly eased into the band live, playing a couple of songs, then a couple more until she was doing full sets. So, on this show they did "Smile" without her, then she came on for 2 x 4.
  4:34pm
Stefan Cooke:

Thanks @TimC - I'm adding new things to it every day.
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Rich in Washington:

Ah, thank you, thehipppriestess! I remember reading something about that recently, but couldn't recall exactly.
  4:36pm
King Ludd:

Squeezy hobgoblin-ah! Emigre from old green glades
Pretentious eh?
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

That's awesome TimC. Add BT here !!
...Oh yeah - that's the quote: 'If it's me & your granny on bongos - it's the Fall!'
  4:38pm
TimC:

@StefanCooke Thanks for compiling all that info. I’ve gone back several times to check out different tributes
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Nick S.:

Fragrant dwarf-ah! Twittering gadfly-ah!
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Brian Turner:

That quote drives me kind of nuts. It undermines some of the greatness in the instrumental ranks.
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...True (somehow!) - & - Not True...typical of his crap stirring talk! :) ...
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zonk ludlow:

Voxish, yet another killer tune. Not sure my neighbors agree at 8.40am here in Sydney.
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Michael 98145:

somewhere, someone isn't listening to this. #sad
  4:42pm
thehippriestess:

The "granny on bongos" quote was a piece of whiskey-sodden bravado and it should not be part of his epitaph.
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Nick S.:

Overused quote, agreed, but SO funny and unforgettable. This first time I heard it I was at band practice. The keyboard player told me that in reference to someone else and I spat my beer across my drum kit. He asked me if I'd ever heard it and them proceeded to tell me MES said it which made me spit more beer over my kit.
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Mayor Frank:

This sounds like Australia to me, and I've never been.
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

It's basically always an Issue w/ Great BandLeaders...
  4:44pm
zonk ludlow:

Sydney Trade Union Club, my second ever Fall gig best ever show I saw them play. They played the same venue the following night which was a complete shambles. The highs and the lows, loved them all.
  4:44pm
snarfyguy:

Room to Live = under-rated. Some excellent material on there.
  4:44pm
Robert W:

Mark Wynn's track, 'The 'I One Fingered a Girl Who Rejected Rick Witter in Glasgow's Art School Bar' from last year is a little recomendation post show.
  4:45pm
TimC:

Thanks Brian. This has been great
  4:45pm
thehippriestess:

I agree Mark Wynn is very good...not heard that particular track tho'
  4:45pm
Robert W:

Totally agree about the Bongos. YadaYada
  4:45pm
zonk ludlow:

@ Mayor Frank: Pretty close to the mark, you now what to expect.
  4:46pm
Carry Bag Man:

The Fall deliver the goods.M.E.S. was the front man/lyricist etc..
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fred:

@zonk ludlow: my upstair neighbor is complaining (a quarter to 11pm here). She can go to hell today
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Robert W:

'I Once', not 'I one'... typo. You still play bass?
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Mayor Frank:

Brian, first, this is wonderful. I would be very interested to hear your Fall stories, especially how a kid from around Allentown falls into the Fall. All the best.
  4:47pm
psychotic big brother:

RIP PRIEST!
  4:48pm
thehippriestess:

@Robert W - I do, yeah. I'm still not a patch on Hanley :D.
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Mark Williams:

the video of that German interview is what makes it so awkward/funny, because the German guy is douched out in his garb and MES keeps looking at his ridiculous coat and making it clear he thinks it's piss.
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TDK60:

Home sick today, just up from a nap. This Fall band might chase the cold right out of me!
  4:49pm
thehippriestess:

The Plaza in Glasgow was a great venue...I wasn't at this show however because I was only 7. A poor excuse, I know...
  4:49pm
zonk ludlow:

@ fred: Indeed. Just been fishing through my 7 inch collection and come across this which mine can expect in another hour or so. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fip37jN6gvc
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ApeCity:

Probably 1983, in eighth grade, that time when you're really trying to individuate and culturally already primed by better known punk bands, my sister gave me a tape of Slates and Room to Live and it just changed the whole way I looked at things. Ruined my life.
  4:49pm
gilly:

My first Fall "record" was a CD reissue of both Slates and A Part of America, Therein 10s. That period has the magic sound, but the Fall are still the best band that ever was. In God's eyes at least...
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Greg from ZONE 5:

Pound for pound I think Slates is my fav. FYI.
  4:52pm
Robert W:

@hippriestess - in a band? You know your Fall no doubt about that!
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thehippriestess:

@Robert W - nah. Got fed up with musicians. Nothing worse.
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psychotic big brother:

had probably heard some Fall 80s singles before, but it wasn't until I saw that amazing video of them performing Big New Prinz on the Tony Wilson tv show that my mind was completely blown away and I had to listen to everything
  4:55pm
Bill W:

My first show was Oct '86 at the Ritz NYC, which meant jumping on a late bus after watching the Mets win Game 6. Best night to date.
  4:56pm
seth from muddy creek:

Circus lupus. Remember them? Sounded like the fall, no?
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geo in jc:

Thanks BT. Spectacular facets!
  4:56pm
dj_damoncreed:

First gig: March 85, The Palace, Hollywood CA. Opened w/ Smile!
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thehippriestess:

My first gig was May 1992, City Halls in Glasgow - Smith/Scanlon/Hanley/Wolstencroft/Bush. Suede were the support and they didn't get the warmest of responses!
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Passaic River Blues:

@Bill W: Holy shit, man. What a night.
  4:59pm
Stefan Cooke:

My first was at the Lyceum in London, March 1979, supporting Mekons, Gang of 4, SLF.
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Kat in Chicago:

My first Fall gig was 1983 at Cabaret Metro (now Metro) in Chicago. The fateful night that Brix and Mark E. met!
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Robert W:

@hippriestess Ha. Yes it can be very very hard. Not had much experience, except for a week when we ruled the planet.
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...so Opinionated, but so Blokeish...Primitivist, but fiercely Intelligent...
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...'God is nothing if not the Union of Opposites'...
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Clara Sanchez:

@Stefan Cooke What a great site, Stefan! Amazing!
  5:01pm
JM Valencia:

Great show, fantastic versions.
First gig was while visiting UK summer 86 at the T&C, bought the lyrics book from d luff (?) he got them signed too.
  5:01pm
Stefan Cooke:

Thank you Clara!
  5:02pm
dj_damoncreed:

@ Stefan !!! That's a lineup people cook up when imagining dream concert lineups.
  5:02pm
Stefan Cooke:

And I forgot to mention Human League, when they were great.
  5:02pm
Robert W:

Stefan - is that the gig MES got punched in the face by a National Front member?
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Steve:

My first was in '81. It might have been Maxwell's, not sure we got to see them alot that summer, Irving Plaza, Pep, Mudd they seemed to play everywhere.
  5:03pm
Stefan Cooke:

yes
  5:04pm
Robert W:

... landed on one knee, slowly got up, then just carried on?
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Passaic River Blues:

@Steve: I think they just announced that show!
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

@hippriestess: I'd've been happy to see Suede in '92!
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Michael 98145:

- it's in the aftermath -
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snarfyguy:

I think my first was at Danceteria in 1983, but my memories are pretty blurry. Could have been the Peppermint Lounge around the same time.
  5:05pm
Stefan Cooke:

I wish I could remember the incident, but have to rely on reports. He did carry on though. I have a tape somewhere.
  5:06pm
Stefan Cooke:

Sadly I have to take off for a prior commitment. Thanks for the show Brian!!
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schlockhausen:

Amazing memorial, just what was needed. Thank you, thank you.
  5:07pm
thehippriestess:

@ Revolution Rabbit Nov63 - I enjoyed them enough to go and see them another couple of times...including at The Plaza, as it goes...
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Brian Turner:

Thanks Stefan. Hope yr well man
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thepalaceat4am:

My first Fall record was Domesday Payoff, picked up for free from the promo box at Harmony House in suburban Detroit, my high school job. First Fall show I saw was May 1988 Frenz tour at St. Andrew's in Detroit. I ended up seeing five of the six shows the Fall did in Michigan and presented/promoted the last two. As a matter of fact, I talked with six different agencies to confirm four different Fall shows, only two of which actually took place (2003-2004). Great show, Brian! RIP MES.
  5:09pm
Robert W:

Cheers Stefan!

Ahhhh... The NWRA. Up to full volume (sorry kids!)
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slugluv1313:

@ Stefan Cooke -- The Fall with Mekons, Gang of Four, SLF -- in 1979!! *jealous* :)
  5:11pm
Paul Das:

Urgh, got home late - thanks for the show Brian, it still hasn't sunk in. Have to catch up tomorrow.
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dan in wisconsin:

Agreed. Mekons are great. "Ghosts of American Astronauts" can't be beat.
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dan in wisconsin:

But that was 79'...I believe So Good It Hurts came out in 1988...
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Michael 98145:

With ostrich head-dress
Face a mess, covered in feathers
  5:12pm
dj_damoncreed:

Almost channeling Blixa Bargeld there.
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slugluv1313:

amazing show, Brian -- cannot thank you enough for putting this together!!!
  5:13pm
Chapelhillian:

I saw the Fall at the Peppermint Lounge (1985, Scraping Foetus Off the Wheel opening) and Cats Cradle in 2003 but listened to them since Witch Trials. My fave quote of his was, when accused of drinking too much, replied "I drink as much as a man should, I come from a laboring family".
  5:13pm
King Ludd:

Mine was 1984 at the Lyceum. I was 14 years old - spent a cold night on Paddington station and caught the milk train home. Whole gig's on youtube, amazingly, including the soundcheck.
  5:13pm
thehippriestess:

Yeah, this has been amazing, thank you Brian from a freezing cold Scotland
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cactus of north america:

great job, brian. loving this memorial.
  5:14pm
dj_damoncreed:

"Revenge Of The Mekons" documentary highly recommended.
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Irwin:

Brian, are you sure that 1981 interview was from WFMU? I don't recognize the DJ, who at the end says "stay tuned for Don Jervis." I don't recollect any staffer named Don Jervis and his name does not appear on 1981 staff schedules I've saved.
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Rich in Washington:

WOW! What the hell!
  5:18pm
thehippriestess:

The Fall in "having fun" shock!
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snarfyguy:

All bands should trying singing their parts instead of playing them, at least once, just for laughs if nothing else.
  5:19pm
Dave E.:

Um, this a capella "Totally Wired" is insane! Thanks for the show Brian, this has been a fantastic listen.
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Brian Turner:

Irwin, so sayeth the bootleg channels, and it was in Hoboken. Be curious for correction if so
  5:20pm
Mark G:

Wow! In thefall.org 's gigography I just found the one gig I saw, march '85 at Danceteria! I was standing in the back of the room trying to stay out of the fray and there was this giant tall geek standing right in front of me jabering away to somebody the whole time! It was Joey Ramone.
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Francis:

Totally Wired a capella ! Excellent ! Instruments going on strike !
  5:21pm
thehippriestess:

The timeline is certainly correct for that interview to be '81 if it was in between Grotesque and Slates...
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slugluv1313:

@ Irwin -- good question, was wondering the same thing!
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Irwin:

My guess is it's from WNYU, WFDU, WFUV, or WSOU. How many times has WFMU been referred to as "the Fordham station"?
  5:23pm
Mark G:

And the bloody git was constanty stepping my toes!
  5:24pm
dj_damoncreed:

This version of Before The Moon Falls manages to retain Dragnet's murkiness.
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cactus of north america:

dragnet does not get enough love, me thinks. i love the murky vibe of it.
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common:

yay! hey b.t. all
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TDK60:

My cold is still here but, at least I'm learning about English culture.
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psychotic big brother:

the moon has fallen
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dj_damoncreed:

@cactus Agreed. Dragnet can be a rewarding listen if you allow it. Took me a while to allow it.
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tv1205:

@ Mark G: That's a memory! Wow.
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...@TDK60: ...has some CuriousOranj Juice...
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King Ludd:

It's particularly offensive to me because my granny was killed in a freak bongo accident. Crazy beatnik kid.
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fred:

@Irwin: Then again, I wouldn't put it past you to slip a note saying "stay tuned for Don Jervis" to a stressed-out DJ, especially if your own show was next
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Rich in Washington:

These are all scorchers, Brian! Good selectin'!
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Cecile:

Palace, I missed seeing the Fall in I think '85 or 86 at St. Andrews cause they cancelled out. I was soooooo pissed. Good for you for riding that tiger and booking the Fall.
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holland oats:

Awesome people hanging out together: MES & Nick Cave, Berlin '87
www.youtube.com...
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TDK60:

I should more properly say, Mancunian culture. RevRab: it's Yorkshire tea with lemon.
  5:33pm
M9:

I believe they did I Can Hear The Grass Grow" when I saw them at the Knitting Factory that same year.
  5:33pm
Mark G:

tv105: Joey Ramone blocking my view and stepping on my toes is what I remember most about the gig! -And that I'm pretty sure the guy he was jabbering away to was Christgau
  5:33pm
M9:

PS: hello all. Excellent show, Brian!
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Mangrove Coil:

Thanks Brian from thee Manhatto. This has been such a sweettreat and it's been so cool to read everyone's vivid memories of the band and the Man.
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common:

yeah, this is greet.
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Michael 98145:

- he had not accounted for the psychic nose -
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acid casualty:

In 2004 the fall did an incredible live version of 'walk like a man.' Way better than the original IMHO.
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thepalaceat4am:

Cecile, you have Detroit roots!?
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snarfyguy:

Sometimes I think this is the best song they ever did.

(Pat Trip Dispenser)
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dan in wisconsin:

@holland oats Holy crap, is that Kid Congo (of the Cramps and the Gun Club) as well in that Nick Cave/MES vid? So cool.
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acid casualty:

@snarfy. You wouldn't be wrong.
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thehippriestess:

Yaas! Altogether now...."What's a computer?"
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Michael 98145:

wow, cripes, thank you again, Brian T
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common:

so many good 'uns
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Scott Power:

*faints*
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JFR:

met a hero of mine, shook his hand
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dj_damoncreed:

Good lord. Quite a version of Pat Trip Dispenser there. The weaving of the guitars is fantastic. Very Sonic Youthish.
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holland oats:

@dan congo was in the bad seeds around then yeah
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Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks for today's presentation, BT. What a collection you had to choose from.
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Cecile:

Palace, I'm from the UP and after a few false starts ended up in Ann Arbor going to the UofM. My friends drove into Detroit quite a bit. I tagged along a lot.
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Michael 98145:

- Became a recluse
And bought a computer -
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Torbjørn:

Yikes, this version of Eat Y'Self Fitter is intense ! Sounds like my gran' is on the bongos, even.
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...the MagicBand's grannies...
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King Ludd:

Brilliant version of EYF
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Isassol:

Bought a computer. Became a recluse. Dozen one way 12 the other
  5:42pm
khd:

note to self: record this whole show before it goes into pop-up player hell
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thehippriestess:

This version of EYF is just reinforcing how much we've really lost. Bless The Fall and all who sailed in her.
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Cecile:

SLATES WAS MY FIRST FALL RECORD and I GOT IT FOR $4 because the record store didn't know what it was.
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Michael 98145:

dance along - www.youtube.com...
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TDK60:

What a friggin' sound!
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zonk ludlow:

@ thehippriestess: Too true. I'm just glad I existed at the same time that this larrikin genius and his numerous cohorts created this joyous racket. Viva The Fall.
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Motorik w/out Synths - like the Velvets...
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acid casualty:

All time fave!
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Robert W:

My 7 year son the other day: 'You're listening to quite a bit of The Fall recently aren't you Dad?'. I explained why. 'Yeah I thought he did' he said. Chatted a bit, then he said, 'but don't worry, they'll just get a new singer and then you'll be able to see them again!'.
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I am the Upsetter:

Thanks Brian!
  5:45pm
thehippriestess:

Oh man, Copped It. Awesome.
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Stu Kawowski:

How wonderful and frightening...!
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fred:

I had never even heard of The Fall before finding the Station. So the first record I bought was Fall Heads Roll. My first earlier fave was Perverted by Language. Latecomer, obviously. Better late than never, maybe
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Stu Kawowski:

@fred: Fall Heads Roll is a great LP... 'Blindness' !!!
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dj_damoncreed:

Love the reference to Howlin' Wolf that MES opens Copped It with.
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Scott Power:

Oh crikey Brian, this show has been intense and beautiful. Actually reduced to tears. Same time next year?
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acid casualty:

I love 'elves' too, even tho its a blatant stooges riff ripped.
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ultradamno:

My mind has been involuntarily filling in Friday's parts.
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Cecile:

Brian, this has been awesome. You could do a whole month.
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Stu Kawowski:

@ultradamno yeah... me too!
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Cecile:

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
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Clara Sanchez:

Thanks a lot for this, Brian! ♥ And I´m with Cecile!!
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snarfyguy:

Storming version of US 80s 90s!
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Brian Turner:

Thanks everybody for listening. If you dug this and haven't heard the two archived April 2015 programs, check them out. Spectre Folk played live Fall covers, we chatted with S Hanley, Marc Riley and Brix over the horn, and lots more live jams we didn't play on this program, plus more graphics (sorry to be lax this time). www.wfmu.org...
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King Ludd:

They're great - the lyrics in CI. Elves is copped from the Stooges - but what's Copped It copped from if anywhere? Anyone know? I was wondering the other day.
  5:53pm
dj_damoncreed:

@snarfyguy a totally wired version, you might say.
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King Ludd:

Thanks Brian! I've been looking forward to this show and it was great. Goodnight from Blighty.
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BarbR:

Fantastic. Thanks, Brian!
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krissy b:

thnk u brian amazing show ! ! ! ! !
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zonk ludlow:

A tip of my cap to you Brian for this incredible feast & a big thank you to all that have been here to share the moment and recall what are obviously very important memories to you. Spare a thought for his family and closest tomorrow and that the one and only MES gets the send off he deserves.
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Robert W:

Cheers Brian. The greatest band Britain ever had.
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thehippriestess:

Thanks Brian, brilliant show, fitting tribute! WHUP!
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fred:

I think what you do with it matters more than where you got it from. Credit is good when it brings obscure people to the front, but that doesn't apply to the Stooges.
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Mayor Frank:

Thanks BT!!
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...AbstractArt X JamesBrown...if you're going to cop an influence - might as well be 'Fun House'...
- Truly a privilege - if a sad one. Thx BT.
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ultradamno:

"We were consciously parodying The Carpenters and Bananarama." -Gavin Friday

"We were consciously parodying The Carpenters and Bananarama.
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Michael 98145:

radio like nowhere else
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acid casualty:

Brian, fantastic job! Thank you for doing this!
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Mangrove Coil:

I am sated. This was gloriousssssss.
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ultradamno:

annotatedfall.doomby.com...
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Stu Kawowski:

Jesus Hanley's bass playing is so intense in this! And the way was weirdness! Fantastic version of US 80s 90s!
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Steve F:

Brilliant show Brian. Cheers!
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M9:

Cheers Brian!
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dj_damoncreed:

@KingLudd Not sure about the whole song, but the opening line about millionaire is straight from Goin' Down Slow by Howlin' Wolf. A magnificent song itself.
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snarfyguy:

King Ludd: Copped It was a much older (1978?) song they resuscitated/re-arranged, which sounded nothing like its prior incarnation.
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chris in london:

thanks Brian great stuff :0)
cracking version of 80s/90s that intro is amazing, what a band....
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Stu Kawowski:

Ooops... wah wah weirdness....!
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Robert W:

(goodnight from UK) x Beautiful end!
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Michael 98145:

yes - www.instagram.com...
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drewo:

The wonderful and frightening world of WFMU. Thanks Brian!
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dan in wisconsin:

Thank you Brian Turner! Great selections!
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fred:

Thanks Brian, fantastic show, sorry it had to be done
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Robert W:

Shit me, those maths questions are starting to get very difficult.
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ultradamno:

I'll be revisiting this one on the archives soon, I'm sure.
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NZ:

fantastisch. thanx brian
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thehippriestess:

Pat (the trip dispenser) died in the late 80's
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Clara Sanchez:

Interview with STEPHEN HANLEY plus SPECTRE FOLK live in studio: wfmu.org... -> FANTASTIC SHOW!!!
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dj_damoncreed:

Been a great three hours, BT. Much appreciated.
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Greg from ZONE 5:

Thanks much, Brian!
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chris:

thanks so much, BT! wooooooowwwww!
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Stu Kawowski:

Oh no....! It's all over :-o
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Kat in Chicago:

This was so good.
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Curt:

Thanks, great stuff!
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Zetti:

Thanks Brian.
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thehippriestess:

What a show. Thank you so so much.
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Passaic River Blues:

Well done!
  6:00pm
Andy:

Much appreciated, this show.
  6:00pm
Damo S.:

Can it be over/great tribute.
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Michael 98145:

all fall down
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pollypinocle:

Terrific show, Brian!! Thanks so much!
  6:00pm
cactusofnorthamerica:

viva thee mighty fall
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Robert W:

Heard some great things for the first time tonight. Cheers again Brian.
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GrannyOnBongos:

lookbackbores! uh
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pinkie:

Great tribute, thanks. I, like you, feel strongly attached to the pre-1998 Fall. Maybe there were a lot of tweaks in personnel but the core of Hanley/Smith/Scanlon and one or other of three drummers was solid for a long time. Some great moments '98 onwards though, no doubt. That final Peel Session is incredible - listened again the other day. Anyway cheers, enjoyed every moment.
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khafizov:

loving the fall show, thanks much Brian and thanks also to @slugluv1313 for putting this up on IG as without that I would never known
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Ajax:

Great show, thanks! The Fall covering The Move was a brain melter !
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mill creek:

Got into them 40 years ago and never got out again. Best music we'll ever hear ever
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mill creek:

Also just noticed I was at that gig in The Plaza in Glasgow in 81.Three bands on the bill(including the SCARS). All for one friggin pound. Had to walk 15 miles back home but was well worth it. God bless the Mighty Fall
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Flike:

thank you. the original big-shot rapper.
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Mangrove Coil:

This a cappella version of "Totally Wired"! Good lord! I can't stop coming back to this playlist. What a treasure.
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D. Werewolf:

Yes.
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