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Encyclopedia > The Fall
The Fall
Background information
Origin Prestwich, Bury, England
Genre(s) Post-punk, alternative rock
Years active 1976–present
Label(s) Rough Trade, Beggars Banquet, Narnack, Phonogram, Permanent, Slogan
Website www.thefall.info
Members
Mark E. Smith,
Elena Poulou, Tim Presley, Rob Barbato,
Orpheo McCord, Dave Spurr,
Pete Greenway, Keiron Melling
Former members
see Members of The Fall

The Fall are an English Post-punk band, formed in Prestwich, in the Metropolitan Borough of Bury, Greater Manchester in 1976. Named after the English translation of Albert Camus' novel, La Chute (1956), they have released twenty-six studio albums and scored three UK Top 40 hit singles.[1] The band's work has been the subject of numerous compilation albums, including a collection of material recorded for the John Peel show between 1978 and 2004. Peel was a staunch supporter of the band, and as of 2007 they have made a record twenty-four sessions for the programme - a feat which has led to the widespread belief that The Fall were one of Peel's favourite bands.[2] The Fall (La Chute) is a novel by Albert Camus, first published in 1956. ... Look up fall in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... , Prestwich is a town within the Metropolitan Borough of Bury, in Greater Manchester, England. ... The Metropolitan borough of Bury is a metropolitan borough of Greater Manchester, in the northwest of England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Post punk generally refers to the particularly fertile and creative period following the initial punk rock explosion. During the first wave of punk, roughly spanning 1976-1983, bands such as The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Ramones and The Damned began to challenge the current styles and conventions of rock... Alternative rock (also called alternative music or simply alternative; known primarily in the UK as indie) is a genre of rock music that emerged in the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Rough Trade Records, now a member of the RIAA[1], began as an independent record label, based in London, England. ... Beggars Banquet is an English independent record label that began as a chain of record shops owned by Martin Mills and Nick Austin, and is part of the Beggars Group of labels. ... Narnack Records is an independent record label based in New York City. ... Phonogram Records was started in 1962 as a joint venture between Philips Records and Deutsche Grammophon. ... Mark E. Smith (born 5 March 1957) is the lead singer, lyricist, frontman, and sole consistent member of The Fall, a renowned and idiosyncratic offshoot from the UK post-punk/new wave music scenes. ... One of the most notable aspects of the career of The Fall has been the number of musicians to have passed through the group since their formation in 1976. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Post punk generally refers to the particularly fertile and creative period following the initial punk rock explosion. During the first wave of punk, roughly spanning 1976-1983, bands such as The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Ramones and The Damned began to challenge the current styles and conventions of rock... , Prestwich is a town within the Metropolitan Borough of Bury, in Greater Manchester, England. ... The Metropolitan borough of Bury is a metropolitan borough of Greater Manchester, in the northwest of England. ... Greater Manchester is a metropolitan county in North West England which has a population of 2. ... Albert Camus (IPA: ) (November 7, 1913 – January 4, 1960) was a French author and philosopher. ... The Fall (La Chute) is a novel by Albert Camus, first published in 1956. ... The UK Singles Chart is compiled by the Official UK Charts Company on behalf of the music industry. ... British rock group The Fall have had a large number of compilation albums issued since the bands first releases in 1976. ... “Peel Sessions” redirects here. ...


Since their inception, The Fall have been through fifty-eight line-up changes, with leader Mark E. Smith being the only constant member.[3] Smith's enigmatic lyrics and drawling delivery, coupled with the idiosyncratic and innovative music of the band, has resulted in a subtle influence on several generations of musicians.
Mark E. Smith (born 5 March 1957) is the lead singer, lyricist, frontman, and sole consistent member of The Fall, a renowned and idiosyncratic offshoot from the UK post-punk/new wave music scenes. ...


The most recent confirmed line up is of Mark E. Smith, his wife Elena Poulou, who plays keyboards, and drummer Orpheo McCord.[4] They have been augmented by a 'squad rotation system' of accompanying musicians made up of Tim Presley (guitar), Pete Greenway (guitar), Rob Barbato (bass), Dave Spurr (bass) and Keiron Melling (drums). The group's recent live engagements have been fulfilled by Smith, Poulou, Greenway, Spurr and Melling. The Fall's most recent album, Reformation Post TLC , was released by Slogan Records on February 12, 2007. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Reformation Post TLC is a studio album by The Fall - the bands 26th, released in the UK on February 12th 2007. ... February 12 is the 43rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...

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History

1976

The Fall formed in Prestwich, Manchester during 1976. They would meet at Kingswood Road, Prestwich and rehearse material in Smith's/Baines' flat. The original line up was to be Martin Bramah - vocal, Mark Smith - guitar, Tony Friel - bass and Una Baines - drums. , Prestwich is a town within the Metropolitan Borough of Bury, in Greater Manchester, England. ... This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... , Prestwich is a town within the Metropolitan Borough of Bury, in Greater Manchester, England. ... Martin Bramah (born 1957) is a British musician best known as a founder member of both The Fall and Blue Orchids. ... There is more than one person called Mark Smith: Mark Smith, R/C modeling pioneer Mark Smith, Grand Druid Mark Smith (Born May 7, 1970), a Major League Baseball player. ... Una Baines (born April 1957 in Manchester, Lancashire, England) was best known as the keyboard player in the first line-up of British post-punk/new wave band The Fall. ...


1977

From their first live lineup of Mark E. Smith (vocal), Martin Bramah (guitar), Tony Friel (bass) and an unknown drummer on Monday, May 23, 1977 North West Arts basement, King Street, Manchester, the group produced a sound quite unlike anything else being played in the run-down dancehalls of northern England's new wave scene. After this first gig the line up would change, losing Dave/Steve the drummer (years later Mark E Smith referred to Dave/Steve as "that little bald fellow that died from Stockport" and Tony Friel remembered Dave actually being called Steve and claimed that "some years later he killed himself by throwing himself under a train") and adding Una Baines keyboard and Karl Burns drums for the second gig on Friday, 3 June 1977 at the Squat Club, Manchester. Mark E. Smith (born 5 March 1957) is the lead singer, lyricist, frontman, and sole consistent member of The Fall, a renowned and idiosyncratic offshoot from the UK post-punk/new wave music scenes. ... Martin Bramah (born 1957) is a British musician best known as a founder member of both The Fall and Blue Orchids. ... is the 143rd day of the year (144th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Mark E. Smith (born March 5, 1957) is the lead singer, lyricist and hub of The Fall, a renowned and idiosyncratic offshoot from the UK post-punk/new wave music scenes. ... Stockport is a large town in the north west of England. ... Una Baines (born April 1957 in Manchester, Lancashire, England) was best known as the keyboard player in the first line-up of British post-punk/new wave band The Fall. ... Karl Burns is a British musician probably best known as drummer for The Fall throughout most incarnations of the band in the 1970s, 80s and 90s. ... is the 154th day of the year (155th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ...


It was this line up of Smith, Bramah, Friel, Baines and Burns that recorded Bingo-Master's Break-Out!, Psycho Mafia, Repetition and Frightened on Thursday, 9 November 1977 at Indigo Studios, Manchester. The session was funded by Richard Boon, manager of Buzzcocks, and he planned to release the tracks on his New Hormones label. Boon later gave the tapes back to the band as he decided to concentrate on Buzzcocks. is the 313th day of the year (314th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ... 21st Century Game Design 21st Century Game Design (ISBN 1584504293) is a book by Chris Bateman and Richard Boon. ... Buzzcocks are an English punk rock band formed in Manchester in 1975, led by singer/songwriter/guitarist Pete Shelley for nearly their entire existence. ... Buzzcocks are an English punk rock band formed in Manchester in 1975, led by singer/songwriter/guitarist Pete Shelley for nearly their entire existence. ...


The Fall, amongst other bands, are recorded at the Manchester venue The Electric Circus on Sunday, 2 October 1977 to commemorate the venues demise. Founder member and bassist Tony Friel left to form The Passage after a gig on Friday, 23 December 1977, at Stretford Civic Centre, Manchester. This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ... is the 275th day of the year (276th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... The interior of the old Passage in the 1850s. ... December 23 is the 357th day of the year (358th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Stretford is a town within the Metropolitan Borough of Trafford, in Greater Manchester, England. ... This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ...


1978

Tony Friel's replacement Jonnie Brown lasted from January 1978 to March 1978 appearing at several gigs and taking part in the Granada TV show So It Goes hosted by Tony Wilson. The Fall were filmed by Granada for the show in [[Prestwich] on Monday, 13 February 1978 performing "Psycho Mafia", "Industrial Estate" and "Dresden Dolls". 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... Granada TV logo, used from 1956 to 1968. ... So It Goes can refer to: So It Goes, a British musical television series So it Goes, a popular song A recurring refrain in the novel Slaughterhouse-Five Category: ... Anthony Howard Wilson (20 February 1950 – 10 August 2007) was an English record label owner, radio presenter, TV show host, nightclub manager, impresario and journalist for Granada Television and the BBC. Wilson, commonly known as Tony Wilson, was the music mogul behind some of Manchesters most successful bands. ... Coordinates: Country Spain Autonomous community Andalusia Settled since 7th century BC Area  - City 88 km²  (34 sq mi) Elevation 738 m (2,421. ... is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ...


In early April 1978 Una Baines left The Fall. This was in part due to her relationship with Jonnie Brown, but also due to band differences, who allegedly was a heroin addict (Brown still thinks "No Xmas For John Quays" is about him). He and Baines struck up a relationship and when Brown left Baines followed soon after. Baines stated in interviews years later that when Brown walked in there was an obvious attraction between them. She also added that Brown said if they were going to get together then he had a secret and to be with him she'd have to share it... she did and they had a short relationship. 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... Una Baines (born April 1957 in Manchester, Lancashire, England) was best known as the keyboard player in the first line-up of British post-punk/new wave band The Fall. ...


Replacing Una Baines came Yvonne Pawlett in late April 1978, with Jonnie Brown also replaced in April by Eric McGann (aka Rick Goldstraw) but he again lasted only a short time until Tuesday, 30 May 1978. Eric McGann's departure was due to The Fall's then van driver and conga player Steve Davis showing up to take the band to London to record their first John Peel session in an Hawaiin shirt. Such was McGann's disgust he refused to get in the van and was summarily sacked. During the recording of the Peel Session Martin Bramah played the bass parts. Una Baines (born April 1957 in Manchester, Lancashire, England) was best known as the keyboard player in the first line-up of British post-punk/new wave band The Fall. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... This article or section needs additional references or sources to improve its verifiability. ... is the 150th day of the year (151st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Steve Davis OBE (born August 22, 1957) is an English professional snooker player who was born in London and lives in Brentwood, Essex with his wife and two sons. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... “Peel Sessions” redirects here. ... McGann is a surname, and may refer to Bernie McGann Brad McGann Lawrence E. McGann Paul McGann Stephen McGann Mark McGann Joe McGann McGinn McCann Categories: | ... John Peel John Robert Parker Ravenscroft, OBE (30 August 1939 – 25 October 2004), known professionally as John Peel, was a British disc jockey and radio presenter. ... Martin Bramah (born 1957) is a British musician best known as a founder member of both The Fall and Blue Orchids. ...


New bass player Marc Riley joined and appeared with The Fall on Sunday, 11 June 1978 at Band On The Wall, Manchester. Marc Lard Riley is a musician, alternative rock critic and DJ on BBC 6 Music where he presents Rocket Science on Saturday afternoons and Mint on Sunday evenings. ... is the 162nd day of the year (163rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ...


Two tracks, "Stepping Out" and "Last Orders", were released on the compilation Short Circuit: Live at the Electric Circus in June 1978 on Virgin Records, a live compilation album recorded during the last nights at the Electric Circus, Manchester in 1977. Virgin Records was a British recording label founded by English entrepreneur Richard Branson, and Nik Powell in 1972. ... This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ...


The debut EP, "Bingo-Master's Break-Out!", was finally released 11 August 1978 on Step Forward Records but did not include "Frightened" from the recording sessions. Apparently Mark E. Smith asked for it to be left off as he felt that it was a dull version, a copy of this recording has never been officially released. is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Mark E. Smith (born 5 March 1957) is the lead singer, lyricist, frontman, and sole consistent member of The Fall, a renowned and idiosyncratic offshoot from the UK post-punk/new wave music scenes. ...


On 9th September 1978 The Fall record "It's the New Thing" at Surrey Sound, Leatherhead, England. September 9 is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years). ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses of this name, see Leatherhead (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ...


The second single from The Fall "It's the New Thing" released November 1978 and featured the new line up of Mark Smith, Martin Bramah, Marc Riley, Yvonne Pawlett and Karl Burns. There is more than one person called Mark Smith: Mark Smith, R/C modeling pioneer Mark Smith, Grand Druid Mark Smith (Born May 7, 1970), a Major League Baseball player. ... Martin Bramah (born 1957) is a British musician best known as a founder member of both The Fall and Blue Orchids. ... Marc Lard Riley is a musician, alternative rock critic and DJ on BBC 6 Music where he presents Rocket Science on Saturday afternoons and Mint on Sunday evenings. ... Karl Burns is a British musician probably best known as drummer for The Fall throughout most incarnations of the band in the 1970s, 80s and 90s. ...


Their debut album Live at the Witch Trials recorded in one day at Camden Sound Suite, London on Friday, 15 December 1978 and subsequently mixed the following day, 16th December 1978 at Camden Sound Suite, London. Live at the Witch Trials is the debut album by The Fall, first released 16th March 1979. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... (Redirected from 16th December) December 16 is the 350th day of the year (351st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ...


Further line up changes were afoot with the departure of Karl Burns, his last appearance was on Saturday, 30 December 1978 The Venue, Manchester. Karl Burns is a British musician probably best known as drummer for The Fall throughout most incarnations of the band in the 1970s, 80s and 90s. ... is the 364th day of the year (365th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ...


1979

Karl Burns replacement, Mike Leigh, first appeared live on Wednesday, 14 February 1979 at Bowden Vale Social Club, Altrincham. Karl Burns is a British musician probably best known as drummer for The Fall throughout most incarnations of the band in the 1970s, 80s and 90s. ... Mike Leigh OBE (born February 20, 1943 in Broughton, Salford, Lancashire) is an award winning English film and theatre director. ... is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Altrincham (pronounced Oltringum) is a town in the Metropolitan Borough of Trafford in Greater Manchester, England. ...


The debut LP by The Fall, Live at the Witch Trials is released on 16 March 1979. On Wednesday, 4 April 1979 Una Baines, the original keyboard player, stood in for an absent Yvonne Pawlett at the Stowaway Club, Newport. Founder member Martin Bramah quiting the band during late April 1979, to form The Blue Orchids, created a significant shift in band dynamics with the replacements Steve Hanley and Craig Scanlon first appearing live on Wednesday, 9 May 1979 at Music Hall, Aberdeen. Live at the Witch Trials is the debut album by The Fall, first released 16th March 1979. ... March 16 is the 75th day of the year (76th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... is the 94th day of the year (95th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Una Baines (born April 1957 in Manchester, Lancashire, England) was best known as the keyboard player in the first line-up of British post-punk/new wave band The Fall. ... Newport (Welsh: ) is the third-largest city within Wales (after Cardiff and Swansea), in the United Kingdom. ... Martin Bramah (born 1957) is a British musician best known as a founder member of both The Fall and Blue Orchids. ... Blue Orchids are a British Post-punk band formed in Manchester, England in 1979, when Martin Bramah decided to quit the The Fall having recording that bands debut album Live At The Witch Trials. Bramah teamed up with keyboardist Una Baines, also an ex-Fall member, guitarist Rick Goldstraw... Steve Hanley is the name of: Steve Hanley, musician Steve Hanley, rugby union player This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... Craig Scanlon c. ... is the 129th day of the year (130th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... , Aberdeen (IPA: ; Scottish Gaelic: ) is Scotlands third largest city with an official population of 202,370. ...


"Rowche Rumble" is recorded on 11th June 1979 at Cargo Studios, Rochdale. (Redirected from 11th June) June 11 is the 162nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (163rd in leap years), with 203 days remaining. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... For other uses, see Rochdale (disambiguation). ...


Yvonne Pawlett's last appearance with The Fall came on Saturday, 28 July 1979 at the Mayflower Club, Gorton, Manchester. She left to look after her sick dog. Years later she appeared in The Shy Tots releasing a single "Gallery" in 1982. is the 209th day of the year (210th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Gorton is a district in Manchester, United Kingdom, to the south-east of the city centre. ... This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ...


30th July 1979 "Rowche Rumble", The Fall's third single, is released featuring the line up of Mark E Smith, Craig Scanlon, Marc Riley, Steve Hanley, Yvonne Pawlett and Mike Leigh. July 30 is the 211th day (212th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 154 days remaining. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Mark E. Smith (born March 5, 1957) is the lead singer, lyricist and hub of The Fall, a renowned and idiosyncratic offshoot from the UK post-punk/new wave music scenes. ... Craig Scanlon c. ... Marc Lard Riley is a musician, alternative rock critic and DJ on BBC 6 Music where he presents Rocket Science on Saturday afternoons and Mint on Sunday evenings. ... Steve Hanley is the name of: Steve Hanley, musician Steve Hanley, rugby union player This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... Mike Leigh OBE (born February 20, 1943 in Broughton, Salford, Lancashire) is an award winning English film and theatre director. ...


Dragnet, The Fall's second album is recorded on 2nd, 3rd and 4th August 1979 at Cargo Studios, Rochdale and is released on 26 October 1979 featuring the stripped down line up of Mark E Smith, Craig Scanlon, Marc Riley, Steve Hanley and Mike Leigh. Dragnet signalled a sparser, more jagged feel, which on subsequent albums filled out into a more grinding, industrial sound. Also during October 1979 The Fall record "Fiery Jack" at Foel Studios, Llanfair Caereinion, Wales. August 4 is the 216th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (217th in leap years), with 149 days remaining. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... For other uses, see Rochdale (disambiguation). ... is the 299th day of the year (300th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Mark E. Smith (born March 5, 1957) is the lead singer, lyricist and hub of The Fall, a renowned and idiosyncratic offshoot from the UK post-punk/new wave music scenes. ... Craig Scanlon c. ... Marc Lard Riley is a musician, alternative rock critic and DJ on BBC 6 Music where he presents Rocket Science on Saturday afternoons and Mint on Sunday evenings. ... Steve Hanley is the name of: Steve Hanley, musician Steve Hanley, rugby union player This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... Mike Leigh OBE (born February 20, 1943 in Broughton, Salford, Lancashire) is an award winning English film and theatre director. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... Llanfair Caereinion is a small town in Powys in eastern Wales upon the River Einion (also known as the River Banwy). ... This article is about the country. ...


1980

13th January 1980 The Fall release their fourth single, "Fiery Jack", their last record for Step Forward. (Redirected from 13th January) January 13 is the 13th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Step Forward was founded in 1989 in Umeå, Sweden, by Dennis Lyxzén and his friends, Toft Stade, Jens Norden and Henrik Jansson. ...


Mike Leigh's last gig was on Thursday, 20 March 1980 at Manchester Polytechnic, he apparently left and went back onto the cabaret circuit. Mike Leigh OBE (born February 20, 1943 in Broughton, Salford, Lancashire) is an award winning English film and theatre director. ... is the 79th day of the year (80th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Manchester Metropolitan University is a university in Manchester, England. ...


Paul Hanley, Mike Leigh's replacement and Steve Hanley's younger brother, first plays live with The Fall on Friday, 21 March 1980 Electric Ballroom, London. Paul Hanley was the first Guerrilla Marketing Master Trainer to be trained and licenced by Jay Conrad Levinson (the creator of Guerrilla Marketing). ... Mike Leigh OBE (born February 20, 1943 in Broughton, Salford, Lancashire) is an award winning English film and theatre director. ... Steve Hanley is the name of: Steve Hanley, musician Steve Hanley, rugby union player This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... is the 80th day of the year (81st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ...


5th May 1980 Totale's Turns LP released on Rough Trade. The live album (apart from 2 tracks, New Puritan a home demo and That Man probably from the Dragnet sessions) documents the band during various appearances between October 1979 and February 1980, with Smith announcing last orders at the bar and berating band members and audience throughout. May 5 is the 125th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (126th in leap years). ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Totales Turns (Its Now or Never) is an album by The Fall, first released May 5, 1980. ... Look up rough trade in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Look up smith, Smith in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


On 8th May 1980 The Fall record "How I Wrote Elastic Man" at Cargo Studios, Rochdale. May 8 is the 128th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (129th in leap years). ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see Rochdale (disambiguation). ...


In mid June 1980 The Fall tour The Netherlands with drummer Steve Davis conga player on The Fall's first Peel Session . He stood in for Paul Hanley while he took his O levels. 1980 (MCMLXXX) is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Motto: Je Maintiendrai (Dutch: Ik zal handhaven, English: I Shall Uphold) Anthem: Wilhelmus van Nassouwe Capital Amsterdam1 Largest city Amsterdam Official language(s) Dutch2 Government Parliamentary democracy Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Beatrix  - Prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende Independence Eighty Years War   - Declared July 26, 1581   - Recognised January 30, 1648 (by Spain... Steve Davis OBE (born August 22, 1957) is an English professional snooker player who was born in London and lives in Brentwood, Essex with his wife and two sons. ... John Peel John Robert Parker Ravenscroft, OBE (30 August 1939 – 25 October 2004), known professionally as John Peel, was a British disc jockey and radio presenter. ... Paul Hanley was the first Guerrilla Marketing Master Trainer to be trained and licenced by Jay Conrad Levinson (the creator of Guerrilla Marketing). ...


The Fall release their fifth single on 11 July 1980 titled "How I Wrote Elastic Man" and is the first release to feature the line up of Mark E Smith, Craig Scanlon, Marc Riley, Steve Hanley and Paul Hanley. is the 192nd day of the year (193rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Mark E. Smith (born March 5, 1957) is the lead singer, lyricist and hub of The Fall, a renowned and idiosyncratic offshoot from the UK post-punk/new wave music scenes. ... Craig Scanlon c. ... Marc Lard Riley is a musician, alternative rock critic and DJ on BBC 6 Music where he presents Rocket Science on Saturday afternoons and Mint on Sunday evenings. ... Steve Hanley is the name of: Steve Hanley, musician Steve Hanley, rugby union player This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... Paul Hanley was the first Guerrilla Marketing Master Trainer to be trained and licenced by Jay Conrad Levinson (the creator of Guerrilla Marketing). ...


November 17th 1980 Grotesque LP released recorded at Cargo Studios, Rochdale and Street Level, London. With the album came a significant improvement in production and content, which continued throughout the period. November 17 is also the name of a Marxist group in Greece. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see Rochdale (disambiguation). ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ...


In 1978, 1979 & 1980 The Fall played the Deeply Vale Festivals and Mark E Smith said in a 2004 TV interview that the Deeply Vale events were his all time favourite festivals despite in later years having performed at many larger festivals. Smith also said his favourite place to record albums was in Rochdale which has featured heavily throughout their career as a town where The Fall have gone to record initially at Cargo / Suite Sixteen and later at Gracieland. Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Mark E. Smith (born March 5, 1957) is the lead singer, lyricist and hub of The Fall, a renowned and idiosyncratic offshoot from the UK post-punk/new wave music scenes. ... Look up smith, Smith in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses, see Rochdale (disambiguation). ...


1981

Slates is recorded during February 1981. 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Slates, the mini 10" album, released 24 April 1981, their last recording for Rough Trade. Several of the tracks include Dave Tucker on clarinet, he had appeared with The Fall on numerous occasions in a live capacity. is the 114th day of the year (115th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Look up rough trade in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


May - July 1981 The Fall tour America with the line up of Mark E. Smith, Craig Scanlon, Marc Riley, Steve Hanley and Karl Burns on drums. U.S. immigration said Paul Hanley was too young to play America's "21 and over" clubs. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... // America usually means either: The Americas, the lands and regions of the Western hemisphere, often divided into North America and South America The United States of America. ... Mark E. Smith (born 5 March 1957) is the lead singer, lyricist, frontman, and sole consistent member of The Fall, a renowned and idiosyncratic offshoot from the UK post-punk/new wave music scenes. ... Craig Scanlon c. ... Marc Lard Riley is a musician, alternative rock critic and DJ on BBC 6 Music where he presents Rocket Science on Saturday afternoons and Mint on Sunday evenings. ... Steve Hanley is the name of: Steve Hanley, musician Steve Hanley, rugby union player This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... Karl Burns is a British musician probably best known as drummer for The Fall throughout most incarnations of the band in the 1970s, 80s and 90s. ... Paul Hanley was the first Guerrilla Marketing Master Trainer to be trained and licenced by Jay Conrad Levinson (the creator of Guerrilla Marketing). ... // America usually means either: The Americas, the lands and regions of the Western hemisphere, often divided into North America and South America The United States of America. ...


September 1981 Karl Burns appears as a second drummer with The Fall for the first time and 77 - Early Years - 79 LP (a Step Forward compilation) is released. The Fall also begin recording of Hex Enduction Hour in Hijorite, Reykjavik, Iceland during September 1981. 1981 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Karl Burns is a British musician probably best known as drummer for The Fall throughout most incarnations of the band in the 1970s, 80s and 90s. ... Step Forward was founded in 1989 in Umeå, Sweden, by Dennis Lyxzén and his friends, Toft Stade, Jens Norden and Henrik Jansson. ... See also: Reykjavík, Manitoba in Canada Reykjavík is the capital of Iceland, its largest city and the worlds northernmost capital. ... 1981 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On 13th November 1981 The Fall release their sixth single called "Lie Dream Of A Casino Soul" on Kamera Records, recorded in London and featuring the line up Mark E. Smith, Craig Scanlon, Marc Riley, Steve Hanley, Paul Hanley and Karl Burns. (Redirected from 13th November) November 13 is the 317th day of the year (318th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 48 days remaining. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Mark E. Smith (born 5 March 1957) is the lead singer, lyricist, frontman, and sole consistent member of The Fall, a renowned and idiosyncratic offshoot from the UK post-punk/new wave music scenes. ... Craig Scanlon c. ... Marc Lard Riley is a musician, alternative rock critic and DJ on BBC 6 Music where he presents Rocket Science on Saturday afternoons and Mint on Sunday evenings. ... Steve Hanley is the name of: Steve Hanley, musician Steve Hanley, rugby union player This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... Paul Hanley was the first Guerrilla Marketing Master Trainer to be trained and licenced by Jay Conrad Levinson (the creator of Guerrilla Marketing). ... Karl Burns is a British musician probably best known as drummer for The Fall throughout most incarnations of the band in the 1970s, 80s and 90s. ...


The Hex Enduction Hour recording sessions continue in December at the disused Regal Cinema, Hitchin, England. Look up December in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... , Hitchin is a town in Hertfordshire, England, and has an estimated population of 30,360. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ...


1982

On 8th March 1982 Hex Enduction Hour is released on Kamera Records, recorded during September at Hijorite, Reykjavik, Iceland and December in Hitchin, England. Live in London 1980 cassette only live album is released later in the month on Chaos Tapes having been recorded at Acklam Hall, London on Thursday, 11 December 1980. March 8 is the 67th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (68th in Leap years). ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... See also: Reykjavík, Manitoba in Canada Reykjavík is the capital of Iceland, its largest city and the worlds northernmost capital. ... Look up December in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... , Hitchin is a town in Hertfordshire, England, and has an estimated population of 30,360. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... December 11 is the 345th day of the year (346th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ...


The Fall's seventh single is released 19 April 1982 titled "Look, Know" on Kamera Records, recorded at Hijorite, Reykjavik, Iceland during September 1981. April 19 is the 109th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (110th in leap years). ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... See also: Reykjavík, Manitoba in Canada Reykjavík is the capital of Iceland, its largest city and the worlds northernmost capital. ... 1981 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


May 1982 A Part of America Therein live LP released on Cottage Records, having been recorded during their 1981 tour of America. 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... // America usually means either: The Americas, the lands and regions of the Western hemisphere, often divided into North America and South America The United States of America. ...


Room to Live is recorded at Cargo Studios, Rochdale during June and July 1982. For other uses, see Rochdale (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... 1982 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On 27th September 1982 Room to Live album released on Kamera Records. (Redirected from 27th September) September 27 is the 270th day of the year (271st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 95 days remaining. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ...


Marc Riley's final appearance with The Fall is on Wednesday, 22 December 1982 at the Lesser Free Trade Hall, Manchester. Marc Riley went on to form The Creepers. Marc Lard Riley is a musician, alternative rock critic and DJ on BBC 6 Music where he presents Rocket Science on Saturday afternoons and Mint on Sunday evenings. ... December 22 is the 356th day of the year (357th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ... Marc Lard Riley is a musician, alternative rock critic and DJ on BBC 6 Music where he presents Rocket Science on Saturday afternoons and Mint on Sunday evenings. ... The Creepers were an English rock music group, formed in Manchester in 1983, originally as Marc Riley & The Creepers. ...


1983

1983 was a year of changes in The Fall camp, firstly it was the first time The Fall had recorded and gigged after the expulsion of guitarist Marc Riley a band member for the previous 4 years. 1983 also marked The Fall's return to Rough Trade Records, due to Kamera Records' impending bankruptcy and after being promised better treatment this time around. Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Marc Lard Riley is a musician, alternative rock critic and DJ on BBC 6 Music where he presents Rocket Science on Saturday afternoons and Mint on Sunday evenings. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Rough Trade Records, now a member of the RIAA[1], began as an independent record label, based in London, England. ...


On 7 June 1983, Rough Trade Records issued The Fall's 9th single The Man Whose Head Expanded, recorded in London and on 19 September 1983 issued the 10th single and double pack Kicker Conspiracy again recorded in London. Bizarrely in November 1983 Kamera Records issued around 2 - 3 thousand copies of the planned 1982 single Marquis Cha Cha recorded during the Room To Live sessions of June and July 1982 at Cargo Studios, Rochdale, the release date having been put back from September 1982 due to Kamera Records' financial troubles, making it The Fall's 11th single issue. June 7 is the 158th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (159th in leap years), with 207 days remaining. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Rough Trade Records, now a member of the RIAA[1], began as an independent record label, based in London, England. ... is the 262nd day of the year (263rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII in Roman) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... 1982 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Rochdale (disambiguation). ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


1983 heralded another dramatic change with the arrival of Smith's Californian girlfriend and later wife, Brix Smith (born Laura Elise Salenger and named after the track Guns Of Brixton by The Clash, due to her liking of it), as guitarist alongside Craig Scanlon. Brix's first live appearnace being on Wednesday, 21 September 1983 at the Hellfire Club, Wakefield. Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Brix Smith with The Fall (left: Steve Hanley), Perverted By Language Tour, Hamburg (Markthalle), 13. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Craig Scanlon c. ... It has been suggested that Öchsle scale and Baumé scale be merged into this article or section. ... is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Wakefield The Town Hall, Wood St. ...


A last album for Rough Trade Records, before the friendship soured, Perverted by Language, recorded at Pluto Studios, Manchester, is released 5th December 1983 and was the first to record by The Fall to feature Brix E Smith. Also released in December 1983 was the live album In A Hole, recorded during The Fall's tour of New Zealand in 1982, on Flying Nun Records. Rough Trade Records, now a member of the RIAA[1], began as an independent record label, based in London, England. ... This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ... December 5 is the 339th day (340th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Brix Smith with The Fall (left: Steve Hanley), Perverted By Language Tour, Hamburg (Markthalle), 13. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Flying Nun Records is probably the most influential independent record label in New Zealand. ...


1990s

With Brix's departure in 1989, Bramah returned briefly for 1990s Extricate, the first of the Fall's three albums for Phonogram Records. Bramah and Schofield left in advance of 1991's Shift-Work. Dave Bush joined on keyboards for 1992's Code: Selfish, followed by the band's return to an independent record label for The Infotainment Scan (1993), Middle Class Revolt (1994) and Cerebral Caustic (1995). The latter album saw the unexpected return of Smith's ex-wife Brix, who left again in 1996. With Bush gone and Scanlon sacked after 16 years (a decision later regretted by Smith), 1996 saw the arrival on keyboards, guitars and computers of Julia Nagle for The Light User Syndrome. That year also saw the start of a torrent of compilations of live, demo and alternate versions of songs, on the Fall's new label Receiver Records. Extricate is a 1990 album by the post punk band the Fall. ... Phonogram Records was started in 1962 as a joint venture between Philips Records and Deutsche Grammophon. ... Shift work is an employment practice designed to make use of the 24 hours of the clock, rather than a standard working day. ... The Infotainment Scan is an album by The Fall, released in 1993 on Permanent Records. ... Middle Class Revolt is an album by The Fall, released in 1994 on Permanent Records. ... Cerebral Caustic is an album by The Fall, released in 1995 on Permanent Records. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The Light User Syndrome is an album by The Fall, released in 1996 on Jet Records. ... British rock group The Fall have had a large number of compilation albums issued since the bands first releases in 1976. ...


In 1995 and 1996 The Fall played at the Phoenix Festival in Stratford, England - the 1996 appearance being one of much surprise to many fans as they were not scheduled to play. They followed novelty keyboardist, Margarita Pracatan. The next album, Levitate (1997), toyed with drum and bass and polarised opinion (long-serving drummer Simon Wolstencroft left halfway through the recording sessions, and was replaced by Karl Burns). Steven Wells in the NME (11 October 1997) wrote, "Imagine pop without perimeters. Imagine rock without rules. Imagine art without the wank. If you've never heard The Fall then Levitate will be either the best or the worst record you've ever heard." The group was temporarily reduced to Smith and Nagle when a disastrous U.S. tour ended in April 1998 with a violent onstage row and the departure of Hanley (bassist for 19 years), Burns and guitarist Tommy Crooks. The following day, Smith was arrested and charged with assaulting Nagle in their hotel.[5] Margarita Pracatan is a Cuban novelty singer, who got success in the 1990s when Clive James got her to perform live on his TV show on numerous occasions. ... Levitate is an album by The Fall, released in 1997 on Artful Records. ... Drum and bass (commonly abbreviated to d&b, DnB, dnb,deenbee, drum n bass and drum & bass) is a type of electronic dance music also known as jungle. ... Steven Wells is a journalist and author most know for his work as a music journalist for the NME and his poetry under the pseudonym Seething Wells. ... For other uses, see NME (disambiguation). ... is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ...


2000–present

From this nadir, the Fall achieved another comeback with Smith and Nagle being joined by Neville Wilding on guitar, Karen Leatham and later Adam Halal on bass, and Tom Head on drums for the albums The Marshall Suite (1999) and The Unutterable (2000). Further rifts followed in 2001, in which the new lineup of Smith, Ben Pritchard (guitar), Jim Watts (bass) and Spencer Birtwistle (drums) released Are You Are Missing Winner to mixed reviews. In September 2002 Elena Poulou - Smith's third and current wife - filled the vacant position of keyboards player. The Real New Fall LP (reputedly renamed from Country on the Click after an earlier mix of the album appeared on Internet file sharing networks) followed in 2003, with a slightly different mix and some extra tracks for the US version. Interim, was released in November, 2004. In 2002 Q magazine named The Fall one of the "50 Bands to See Before You Die". The Marshall Suite is a 1999 LP by The Fall, which builds on the techno-influenced beats of its predeccesor Levitate (1997), while also returning to a more rockabilly influenced sound reminiscent of earlier Fall line-ups. ... The Unutterable is an album by British rock band The Fall, released in 2000. ... This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... The Real New Fall LP (Formerly Country on the Click) is an album by The Fall. ... File sharing is the activity of making files available to other users for download over the Internet, but also over smaller networks. ... Interim is an album by British rock band The Fall, compiled from live and studio material and released in 2004. ... Q is a music magazine published monthly in the United Kingdom, with a circulation of 140,282 and a readership of 731,000. ...


In January 2005, The Fall (described as "one of the most enigmatic, idiosyncratic and chaotic garage bands of the last 30 years") were the subject of a BBC Four TV documentary, The Fall: The Wonderful and Frightening World of Mark E Smith. Later that year, a 97-song box set containing all of the sessions the group recorded for John Peel's BBC Radio 1 programme was issued to widespread acclaim. Their 25th studio album, entitled Fall Heads Roll, was issued on 3 October 2005, preceded by a single "I Can Hear the Grass Grow" (a cover of a song by The Move) on 6 September 2005 (US) and 19 September 2005 (UK). Ben Pritchard (guitar), Steve Trafford (bass), Spencer Birtwistle (drums), all of whom played on Fall Heads Roll, left the group somewhat acrimoniously during the group's Summer 2006 tour of the US after just four dates. In a US radio interview, Smith described their departures as "the best thing that ever happened" to The Fall, although it was some months before he confirmed that they would not be returning to the group.[6] For the BBC radio station, see BBC Radio 4. ... A box set (sometimes referred to as a boxed set) is one or more musical recordings, films, television programs, or other collection of related things that are contained in a box. ... “Peel Sessions” redirects here. ... This page redirects from Radio 1. See Radio 1 (disambiguation). ... Fall Heads Roll is an album by The Fall, released in 2005. ... is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Move were one of the leading British rock bands of the 1960s from Birmingham, England. ... is the 249th day of the year (250th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 262nd day of the year (263rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Fall Heads Roll is an album by The Fall, released in 2005. ...


From May 9, 2006, Smith and Poulou were joined by Tim Presley (guitar), Rob Barbato (bass) and Orpheo McCord (drums) who joined them for the remainder of the US tour, a flagship show in Manchester held in June 2006 and an appearance at the Oya Festival in Oslo, Norway in August 2006. Presley and Barbato are members of the band Darker My Love while McCord was one half of the experimental duo The Hill. With Barbato and Presley fulfilling Darker My Love commitments back in the US in late August, the first 'squad rotation system' of Fall musicians emerged with new members Pete Greenway (guitar) of West Midlands group Pubic Fringe (more recently known as Das Fringe), and Dave Spurr (bass) making their Fall debuts alongside Smith, Poulou and McCord at the Reading and Leeds festivals in August 2006. Since that time, the group has taken many forms on stage, at various times incorporating either one or even two of the bass guitarists alongside just the one lead guitarist. Drummer Keiron Melling has since been added to the 'squad' having replaced McCord for a Dublin show in October 2006. Melling and Spurr play together in the group MotherJohn. is the 129th day of the year (130th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Influence

Of the group's influence, Stephen Thomas Erlewine wrote that "the Fall, like many cult bands, inspired a new generation of underground bands, ranging from waves of sound-alike indie rockers in the U.K. to acts in America and New Zealand, which is only one indication of the size and dedication of their small, devoted fan base."[7] The Jazz Butcher's debut single from 1983 was "Southern Mark Smith". According to the band's singer/songwriter Pat Fish, "Mark E. Smith is so stereotypically northern that the very phrase 'southern Mark Smith' comes across to me like 'lush Sahara' or 'wise and noble Bush'."[8] Sonic Youth covered three Fall songs (and "Victoria" by the Kinks, also covered by the Fall) in a 1988 Peel Session, which was released in 1990 as the "4 Tunna Brix" EP on Sonic Youth's own Goofin' label. The 1990s indie acts Pavement and Elastica (Smith contributed vocals their final EP and album) showed an influence of The Fall, while Suede parodied the band with "Implement Yeah!", a song found on the cassette edition of their 1999 single "Electricity". The Fall is referenced in the Jens Lekman song "Maple Leaves" with the lyrics "And when she talked about her fall, I thought she talked about Mark E. Smith". The Electric Soft Parade album No Need to Be Downhearted is named after a lyric from The Fall song "15 Ways". The Fall have also had a profound influence over groups such as Franz Ferdinand, The Smiths, LCD Soundsystem and The Happy Mondays[9] Underground rock is a term sometimes used to describe forms of rock and roll music which have little or no mainstream appeal, visibility or commercial presence. ... “UK” redirects here. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... The cover of The Jazz Butchers last studio album, 2000s Rotten Soul, featuring the Jazz Butcher himself, Pat Fish (right) and lead guitarist and collaborator Max Eider (left). ... Pat Fish read a humanities degree at Oxford University. ... Sonic Youth is a seminal American alternative rock group formed in New York City in 1981. ... The Kinks were an English rock group formed in 1963 by lead singer-songwriter Ray Davies, his brother, lead guitarist and vocalist Dave Davies, and bassist Pete Quaife. ... John Peel John Robert Parker Ravenscroft, OBE (30 August 1939 – 25 October 2004), known professionally as John Peel, was a British disc jockey and radio presenter. ... Pavement was an influential American indie rock band in the 1990s. ... Elastica were a Britpop band who were popular in the 1990s, formed by Justine Frischmann after leaving Suede in 1991. ... Suede (or The London Suede in the U.S.) were a popular and influential English rock band of the 1990s that helped start the Britpop musical movement of the decade. ... Jens Martin Lekman (born February 6, 1981 in Angered, Sweden) is a Swedish pop musician. ... Mark E. Smith (born 5 March 1957) is the lead singer, lyricist, frontman, and sole consistent member of The Fall, a renowned and idiosyncratic offshoot from the UK post-punk/new wave music scenes. ... The Electric Soft Parade are a Brighton-based indie rock band comprising siblings Alex (drums) and Tom White (guitar/vocals), who are the creative core of the band, as well as a number of other musicians who they record and perform live with. ... No Need to Be Downhearted is an album by The Electric Soft Parade, released in 2007. ... Franz Ferdinand is the name of: Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, the presumptive heir to the throne of Austria. ... The Smiths were an English rock band active from 1982 to 1987. ... LCD Soundsystem is the musical project of producer James Murphy, co-founder of dance-punk label DFA Records. ... The Happy Mondays (usually referred to as, simply, Happy Mondays) were a band formed in Manchester, England in 1985. ...


Fall Songs in other media

  • The 1982 song "Hip Priest" was used as the soundtrack to the climax of the 1991 film The Silence of the Lambs.
  • From Saturday 6 August 2005, The Fall's "Theme From Sparta F.C." (2003) has been used as the theme music to the Final Score section on BBC Television's afternoon sports show Grandstand. Also, Smith was recently invited to read out the classified football results on the BBCi interactive service "Score".
  • "Touch Sensitive" from The Marshall Suite was used in the UK as a soundtrack to an advert for the Vauxhall Corsa, for which Smith claims he was not paid.
  • This Morning With Richard Not Judy – a late-nineties British comedy series – had a regular sketch involving a creature called The Curious Orange. Its name was derived from the song Kurious Oranj (from I Am Kurious Oranj), which was played at the beginning of each sketch. The title is a play on the Swedish arthouse film I am curious (Yellow). Stewart Lee, one half of the comedy partnership who wrote the show, is an ardent Fall fan and regularly promotes the group in his articles for such publications as The Wire and The Guardian.
  • "Blindness", a track the 2005 LP Fall Heads Roll, is heard in the 2007 U.S. television ad campaign for the Mitsubishi Outlander.
  • Rod Stewart is reported to have used the Fall's "Totally Wired" as introductory music before he took to the stage.
  • UK comedians Frank Skinner and David Baddiel covered How I Wrote Elastic Man as part of their Unplanned series on ITV in 2005, after Skinner had immersed himself in the band's wealth of material.

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Discography

For a detailed discography, see The Fall discography.

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Studio albums

Live at the Witch Trials is the debut album by The Fall, first released 16th March 1979. ... Dragnet is the second album by The Fall, released October 26, 1979. ... Grotesque (After The Gramme) is a 1980 album by the Fall. ... Slates is the fourth album by The Fall, first released April 27, 1981 on 10 vinyl. ... Hex Enduction Hour is a 1982 album by The Fall. ... Room to Live, subtitled Undilutable Slang Truth!, is the sixth album by The Fall. ... Perverted by Language is a 1983 album by The Fall. ... The Wonderful and Frightening World of The Fall is an album by The Fall, released in October 1984. ... ... Bend Sinister is a 1986 album by The Fall, released on Beggars Banquet Records. ... The Frenz Experiment is a 1988 album by The Fall. ... I Am Kurious Oranj is a 1988 album by British rock band The Fall. ... Extricate is a 1990 album by the post punk band the Fall. ... Shift work is an employment practice designed to make use of the 24 hours of the clock, rather than a standard working day. ... The Infotainment Scan is an album by The Fall, released in 1993 on Permanent Records. ... Middle Class Revolt is an album by The Fall, released in 1994 on Permanent Records. ... Cerebral Caustic is an album by The Fall, released in 1995 on Permanent Records. ... The Light User Syndrome is an album by The Fall, released in 1996 on Jet Records. ... Levitate is an album by The Fall, released in 1997 on Artful Records. ... The Marshall Suite is a 1999 LP by The Fall, which builds on the techno-influenced beats of its predeccesor Levitate (1997), while also returning to a more rockabilly influenced sound reminiscent of earlier Fall line-ups. ... The Unutterable is an album by British rock band The Fall, released in 2000. ... This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... The Real New Fall LP (Formerly Country on the Click) is an album by The Fall. ... Fall Heads Roll is an album by The Fall, released in 2005. ... Reformation Post TLC is a studio album by The Fall - the bands 26th, released in the UK on February 12th 2007. ...

Sound files

Year Song title Sample Album Label
1980 "Totally Wired" Listen  Grotesque (After the Gramme) Rough Trade Records
1981 "Leave the Capitol" Listen  Slates Rough Trade Records
1981 "Middle Mass" Listen  Slates Rough Trade Records
1982 "Hip Priest" Listen  Hex Enduction Hour Kamera
1984 "Elves" Listen  The Wonderful and Frightening World of The Fall Beggars Banquet
1985 "Paint Work" Listen  This Nation's Saving Grace Beggars Banquet
1987 "Hit the North" Listen  The Frenz Experiment Beggars Banquet
1987 "Carry Bag Man" Listen  The Frenz Experiment Beggars Banquet

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References

  1. ^ http://z1.invisionfree.com/forums/thefall/index.php?s=14d13216a3415c451aa645cf0d3b1253&showtopic=6911&st=25
  2. ^ "Festive 50s". BBC Radio 1. Retrieved on 30 June 2007.
  3. ^ http://www.visi.com/fall/gigography/gig07.html
  4. ^ Record Collector, no. 336, May 2007 - Smith confirmed in an interview that McCord was now a full-time member.
  5. ^ Tortorici, Frank (1999). "The Fall's Mark E Smith". VH1.com. Retrieved on October 16, 2006.
  6. ^ McNaughton, Allan (2006). "Mark E Smith on drugs, fascists, and lazy musicians". Maximum Rock'n'Roll. Retrieved on October 16, 2006.
  7. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:lyh9kect7q7x~T1
  8. ^ http://www.jazzbutcher.com/htdb/lyrics/smith.html
  9. ^ http://www.stylusmagazine.com/reviews/the-electric-soft-parade/no-need-to-be-downhearted.htm

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Bibliography

  • Smith, Mark E (1985). The Fall Lyrics. Berlin: Lough Press.
  • Edge, Brian (1989). Paintwork: A Portrait of The Fall. London: Omnibus Press. ISBN 0-7119-1740-X
  • Ford, Simon (2003). Hip Priest: The Story Of Mark E Smith And The Fall. London: Quartet Books. ISBN 0-7043-8167-2
  • Middles, Mick & Smith, Mark E (2003). The Fall. London: Omnibus Press. ISBN 0-7119-9762-4
  • Thompson, Dave (2003). A User's Guide To The Fall. London: Helter Skelter Publishing. ISBN 1-900924-57-9.

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The ninots and their falles are developed according to an agreed upon theme that was, and continues to be a satirical jab at anything or anyone unlucky enough to draw the attention of the critical eyes of the fallers — the celebrants themselves.
It is thought that the Falles started in the Middle Ages, when artisans put out their broken artifacts and pieces of wood that they sorted during the winter then burnt them to celebrate the spring equinox.
During Falles, many people from their casal faller dress in the regional costumes from different eras of Valencia's history — the fife and drum are frequently heard, as most of the different casals fallers have their own traditional bands.
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