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Fall,The - Live at the Cedar Ballroom, Birmingham 1980 (CD)

Genre: Pop/Rock
Release Date: 1st March 2019

Label: Cog Sinister
Catalogue Number: COGGZ108CD
Price: $10.49
Available: In Stock


 
Fall,The - Live at the Cedar Ballroom, Birmingham 1980
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Volume 8 of the Live Series

When Mark E Smith died in January 2018, an era ended with him. The Fall were an English post-punk band, formed in 1976 in Prestwich, Greater Manchester. They underwent many line up changes, with vocalist and founder Smith as the only constant member. First associated with the late 1970s punk movement, the Fall's music underwent numerous stylistic changes, often concurrently with changes in the group's lineup. Nonetheless, their music has generally been characterised by an abrasive, repetitive guitar-driven sound, tense bass and drum rhythms, and Smith's caustic lyrics, described by critic Simon Reynolds as "a kind of Northern English magic realism that mixed industrial grime with the unearthly and uncanny, voiced through a unique, one-note delivery somewhere between amphetamine-spiked rant and alcohol-addled yarn." They were always at their best on stage, and this collection captures them in full flow.

Fantastic!


Tracks: 

The Tunnel | Pearl City | The Joke | Birthday | The Chiselers | M5 | Feeling Numb | Glam Racket | Idiot Joy Showland | The Coliseum | Don’t Call Me Darling | DIY Meat | Edinburgh Man | Behind the Counter | Middle Class Revolt | L.A. | Applause | Big New Prinz | Applause | Free Range

 



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