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The Fall

February 3, 2007

The Wonderful and Frightening World of the Fall
Beggar’s Banquet

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What can I say about this album that hasn’t been said a million times over? It’s the classic, most stable lineup of this band, featuring Brix on guitar, dual drummers, Steven Hadley’s propulsive bass playing and some of Mark E. Smith’s best lyrical creations. There’s not a single weak song on this album in my humble opinion, from the scorching Lay of the Land to the domestic complaint of No Bulbs. There’s even a guest in the form of Gavin Friday (from The Virgin Prunes) on two songs. This is the first Fall album that I remember hearing as it got lots of airplay round these parts when it first came out. I could say that this is the Fall at their peak, but that’s always somewhat contentious as they’ve had many ups and downs in their long, illustrious career. If you can get your fingers on it, I really recommend watching the BBC doc The Wonderful and Frightening World of Mark E. Smith for the full story.

Tracks:

  1. Lay Of The Land
  2. 2 x 4
  3. Copped It
  4. Elves
  5. Oh! Brother
  6. Draygo’s Guilt
  7. God-Box
  8. Clear Off
  9. C.R.E.E.P.
  10. Pat-Trip Dispenser
  11. Slang King
  12. Bug Day
  13. Stephen Song
  14. Craigness
  15. Disney’s Dream Debased
  16. No Bulbs

Ripped @320kbps

The Wonderful and Frightening World of the Fall pt. 1

The Wonderful and Frightening World of the Fall pt. 2

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4 comments

  1. Nice one 🙂
    You can find The Wonderful and Frightening World of Mark E. Smith docu at http://ylow.blogspot.com/
    cheers
    R


  2. Thanks, love that doc. so inspiring and mad!


  3. cheers, i’ve only got this on vinyl so it’s great to hear all those CD bonus tracks!!
    ta very much..


  4. Glad to oblige, James.
    Say, those are some pretty impressive paintings you’ve got, there. And a musician, too!
    I’m glad you stopped by and introduced me to your artwork!



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