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Saturday, 3 October 2009

THE FALL - BBC Radio 1 Live In Concert (CD-Rip)

Probably one of the most consistently inconsistent but brilliant bands to emerge from the 1977 ‘Punk Rock Scene‘, also one of the most prolific; with numerous John Peel sessions and albums on numerous record labels under their belt, I say their, but the reality is The Fall = Front man Mark E Smith who’s volatile nature has meant the band has also had numerous line-ups over the years, I think there’s a book out were the author has tracked down many of the bands members over the years and spoken to them about their experiences in The Fall. The line-up on this here recording included Marks wife at the time Brix Smith, who gave the band a 60’s Garage Punk/Pop vibe with her keyboards. It was recorded at Nottingham Rock City in May 1987 for the BBC Radio One’s In Concert series. Enjoy!


Longy said...

With the exception of the first 3 or 4 singles,I hated this band with a passion for many years...until a couple of years ago. Since then,I play them often and have collected a multitude of their stuff. I can't believe I disliked them so much.

Definately the worst gig I've been to was the Fall in 82. They really were poor. Smithy with his back to the audience sat on a chair swigging the vodka,the band totally as disinterested. I think thats where my destestation with all things Fall came from.

I read Mark's autobiograghy (Renegades) last year. Its a great read and had me in stitches. Some of the stuff he comes out with about some the previous band members is really hilarious.

Anyway I was just about to download this until I realised I had it already but cheers anyway and sorry for waffling :-)

Anonymous said...

I can't help but like Mark E, for his anti-commercialism stance above anything else. This guy could've been a millionaire if he wanted to. And that quote from John Peel's cohort John Walters (RIP), something like- You must get them on the show, they're worse than Siouxie and the Banshees!

Matheus said...

my favourite band. as john peel used to say: never a band has gave me so much joy as The Fall.

thanks a lot for this download.

check out my blog too on jesvscristvs.blogspot.com


A collective old recordings...... said...

I have love this band since 'It's the new everything'. I remember the great gig they played at Bowes Lyon House in October 1983, featuring the fantastic EatY'self Fitter. Do you know if anyone recorded this set?
Martin Clabburn

Sir Brian Stubbs said...

Cheers Nuzz, I was at this gig much appreciated