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cardboard adolescent 01-18-2006 06:57 PM

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.

PerFeCTioNThrUSileNCe 01-18-2006 07:06 PM

my friends brother popped a cd of theirs in once when i was at his house. not sure which cd it was though. i couldnt stand it the first time i heard it, but ive checked some of their stuff out since then and ive actually grown to like some of it. touch sensitive is the only song by them i have on my mp3 player...so i guess id have to say thats my favorite song by them. their style had to grow on me though...because when i heard them for the first time i hated their music.

any other recommendations as to songs i should download?

cardboard adolescent 01-18-2006 07:10 PM

Rowche Rumble
Repetition
Industrial Estate
Totally Wired
Hip Priest
C.R.E.E.P.
The Classical

Touch Sensitive is more later-era Fall, so it's not quite as... jagged... as these songs. Personally, I prefer the earlier songs since they've got more of a punk feel.

PerFeCTioNThrUSileNCe 01-18-2006 07:16 PM

alright. great, ill try to check those out. ive also got CREEP on my computer, i dont know why its not on my mp3 player but its a good song.

hiu 01-19-2006 12:13 AM

I like The Fall but compared to some other post punk bands they get boring alot quicker. Still a quality band though.

jazzfromhell 01-19-2006 12:35 AM

They're a cool band, and I have a lot of respect for the kind of music they make, but I've never been able to tap into it as much as I'd like to. The basis of their music appeals to me, it's just never quite worked, not sure why. Still pretty good, though.

PerFeCTioNThrUSileNCe 01-19-2006 12:36 AM

it may be you, cardboard adolescent, that i asked this before, but do the talking heads fit in with the "post punk" genre? the fall seem to have somewhat of a similar style about them.

jazzfromhell 01-19-2006 12:39 AM

If you were to ask me, I wouldn't say so. I'd say more new wave-ish, although they're kind of a tough band to classify.

hiu 01-19-2006 02:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PerFeCTioNThrUSileNCe
it may be you, cardboard adolescent, that i asked this before, but do the talking heads fit in with the "post punk" genre? the fall seem to have somewhat of a similar style about them.

Yes and no. The Talking Heads were sort of on the edge between being a new wave band and being a post punk band.

Shooting Star 01-21-2006 02:52 PM

The Fall have to be my favourite band that's sung a song about a 19th centuary Queen of England. (Victoria... Catchy as hell)


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