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Old 01-18-2006, 06:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default The Fall

Anyone heard of these guys? Obviously, a lot of you have, since I've seen them mentioned before. In my opinion, one of the greatest post-punk bands of all time, a lot like Wire except more rockin'.

They're led by Mark E. Smith, who I think has been the only constant band member since they started in '77 (they're still at it.)

They released Fall Heads Roll last year, which I haven't heard but I've heard good things about it. Personally, I'm a big fan of their earlier stuff, songs like Hip Priest or Rowche Rumble really do it for me.

A lot of 80/90's bands were big fans of The Fall, including Pavement and Sonic Youth (who did a bunch of crappy covers at one point.)

I don't really know what else to say, they've released an inordinate amount of studio albums, and if you want to hear some recent live stuff, just go here.
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