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Encyclopedia > The Wonderful and Frightening World of the Fall
The Wonderful and Frightening World of The Fall
Album cover
Album by The Fall
Released October 8, 1984
Recorded ???
Genre Rock
Length ??:?? (LP)
71:39 (cassette)
Label Beggars Banquet
Producer(s) John Leckie
Professional reviews
The Fall chronology
Perverted by Language
(1983)
The Wonderful and Frightening World of The Fall
(1984)
This Nation's Saving Grace
(1985)

The Wonderful and Frightening World of The Fall is an album by The Fall, released in October 1984. It was the band's first album with the relatively large Beggars Banquet label, and was produced by John Leckie. Image File history File links The_Wonderful_and_Frightening_World_of_The_Fall. ... An album is a collection of related audio tracks, released together commercially in an audio format to the public. ... The Fall are a British rock music group, formed in Manchester in 1976, and named after Albert Camuss novel. ... October 8 is the 281st day of the year (282nd in leap years). ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Genres of Cuban music and other popular music A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... A record label is a brand created by companies that specialize in producing, manufacturing, distributing and promoting audio and sometimes video recordings (especially music videos), on various formats including compact discs, LPs, DVD-Audio, SACDs, and cassettes. ... Beggars Banquet is an English independent record label that began as a chain of record shops owned by Martin Mills and Nick Austin. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the performers, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... This article is about the British music producer. ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music owned by All Media Guide. ... Image File history File links Description: Rating stars. ... The Fall are a British rock music group, formed in Manchester in 1976, and named after Albert Camuss novel. ... Perverted by Language is a 1983 album by The Fall. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... ... This article is about the year. ... The Fall are a British rock music group, formed in Manchester in 1976, and named after Albert Camuss novel. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Beggars Banquet is an English independent record label that began as a chain of record shops owned by Martin Mills and Nick Austin. ... This article is about the British music producer. ...


On its original release, the album was available in two formats – on vinyl, and as an extended cassete entitled Escape Route from the Wonderful and Frightening World of the Fall. Subsequent CD versions included the same track listing as the cassette. A gramophone record, (also phonograph record - often simply record) is an analog sound recording medium: a flat disc rotating at a constant angular velocity, with inscribed spiral grooves in which a stylus or needle rides. ...

Contents


Track listing

Original LP

Side One

  1. "Lay of the Land"
  2. "2 × 4"
  3. "Copped It"
  4. "Elves"

Side Two

  1. "Slang King"
  2. "Bug Day"
  3. "Stephen Song"
  4. "Craigness"
  5. "Disney's Dream Debased"

Original cassette

  1. "Lay of the Land" (Mark E. Smith, Brix Smith) – 5:45
  2. "2 × 4" (M. Smith, B. Smith) – 3:38
  3. "Copped It" (M. Smith, Karl Burns) – 4:15
  4. "Elves" (M. Smith, B. Smith) – 4:47
  5. "Oh! Brother" (M. Smith, Burns, Steve Hanley, Craig Scanlon) – 4:01
    • from the "Oh! Brother" single, June 1984
  6. "Draygo's Guilt" (M. Smith, Scanlon) – 4:29
    • from the Call for Escape Route EP, 12 October 1984
  7. "God Box" (M. Smith, B. Smith) – 3:18
    • from the "Oh! Brother" single, June 1984
  8. "Clear Off!" (M. Smith, Scanlon) – 4:40
    • from the Call for Escape Route EP, 12 October 1984
  9. "C.R.E.E.P." (M. Smith, Paul Hanley, S. Hanley, Scanlon. B. Smith) – 3:08
    • from the "c.r.e.e.p" single, 24 August 1984
  10. "Pat-Trip Dispenser" (M. Smith, B. Smith) – 4:00
    • from the "c.r.e.e.p" single, 24 August 1984
  11. "Slang King" (M. Smith, P. Hanley, B. Smith) – 5:21
  12. "Bug Day" (M. Smith, Burns, P. Hanley, S. Hanley, Scanlon, B. Smith) – 4:58
  13. "Stephen Song" (M. Smith, P. Hanley, S. Hanley) – 3:05
  14. "Craigness" (M. Smith, Scanlon) – 3:03
  15. "Disney's Dream Debased" (M. Smith, S. Hanley, B. Smith) – 5:17
  16. "No Bulbs" (M. Smith, B. Smith) – 7:51
    • from the Call for Escape Route EP, 12 October 1984

Mark E. Smith in 1981 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. ... Brix Smith is an American singer and guitarist, best known for introducing a pop influence to The Fall, and as lead singer with The Adult Net. ...

Personnel

  • Mark E. Smith – vocals
  • Brix Smith – guitar
  • Craig Scanlon – guitar
  • Steve Hanley – bass guitar
  • Paul Hanley – drums, bass guitar
  • Karl Burns – drums, percussion
  • Gavin Friday – vocals

In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... A guitar is a stringed musical instrument. ... A Fender Jazz Bass Bass guitar (also called electric bass guitar, electric bass, or simply bass) refers to an electric bass or an electric/acoustic string instrument with a similar appearance to the guitar, but with a larger body, commonly four strings, longer scale neck and tuned an octave lower... A drum kit (or drum set or trap set - the latter an old-fashioned term) is a collection of drums, cymbals and other percussion instruments arranged for convenient playing by a sole percussionist (drummer), usually for jazz, rock, or other types of contemporary music. ... Percussion instruments are music instruments played by being struck, shaken, rubbed or scraped, hence the percussive name. ...

External links

  • Lyrics

  Results from FactBites:
 
Amazon.com: The Wonderful and Frightening World of the Fall: Music: The Fall (1576 words)
The Wonderful and Frightening World of the Fall is the apex of the Fall's Brix era in which Mark E. Smith, unheralded hip priest of Manchester punk, finally met his match (Smith and young American Brix met at a Chicago gig and quickly wed.) With Mrs.
The album is exactly as the title says: wonderful and frightening at the same time.
THe Wonderful and Frightening World of the Fall is probably the most accessible album in Fall's entire catalog.
The Fall: Bend Sinister ---Ink Blot Magazine (889 words)
Over the next couple of years, The Fall made two more profound albums, MES married an American named Brix, she joined the band as a second guitarist, and The Fall moved ever so slightly toward accessibility.
Known as the "Brix period", the Fall continued their hot streak with The Wonderful and Frightening World of the Fall and This Nation's Saving Grace, which approached what could be called pop.
The Fall continue to tour and record and, other than the accelerated aging of MES's face, show no signs of doing anything but continuing to hit us with their particularly potent version of rock'n'roll.
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