The Fall
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The Fall

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The Fall are an English post-punk band, formed in 1976 in Prestwich, Greater Manchester. With an ever-changing line up, the Fall essentially consists of founder and only constant member, Mark E. Smith, who has quipped, "If it's me and your ...

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Biography

The Fall are an English post-punk band, formed in 1976 in Prestwich, Greater Manchester. With an ever-changing line up, the Fall essentially consists of founder and only constant member, Mark E. Smith, who has quipped, "If it's me and your granny on bongos, then it's The Fall".

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Gut Of The Quantifier - BBC Session 14/05/1985
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Gut Of The Quantifier - BBC Session 14/05/1985
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Cruiser's Creek - BBC Session 14/05/1985
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Cruiser's Creek - BBC Session 14/05/1985
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Spoilt Victorian Child - BBC Session 14/05/1985
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Spoilt Victorian Child - BBC Session 14/05/1985
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Venice With The Girls (Glastonbury 2015)
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Venice With The Girls (Glastonbury 2015)
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Hittite Man (6 Music Festival 2015)
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Hittite Man (6 Music Festival 2015)
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There's A Ghost In My House
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There's A Ghost In My House
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Junger Cloth (Glastonbury 2015)
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Junger Cloth (Glastonbury 2015)
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Jingle Bell Rock (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 20 Nov 1994)
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Jingle Bell Rock (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 20 Nov 1994)
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No Xmas For John Quays
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No Xmas For John Quays
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6 Music Festival 2015
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2015 Glastonbury
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
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2015 Glastonbury

26 June 2015
2015 6 Music Festival
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Tyneside
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2015 6 Music Festival

20 February 2015

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The Fall Biography

The Fall are an English post-punk band, formed in 1976 in Prestwich, Greater Manchester. With an ever-changing line up, the Fall essentially consists of founder and only constant member, Mark E. Smith, who has quipped, "If it's me and your granny on bongos, then it's The Fall".

First associated with the late 1970s punk movement, the band's music has evolved through numerous stylistic changes, often concurrently with changes in the group's line-up. Nonetheless, the Fall's music is typically characterised by repetition and an abrasive guitar-driven sound, and is always underpinned by Smith's typically cryptic lyrics, described by Steve Huey as "abstract poetry filled with complicated wordplay, bone-dry wit, cutting social observations, and general misanthropy."

The Fall have been called "the most prolific band of the British post-punk movement." They have released thirty-one studio albums as of 2015, and more than three times that number when live albums and compilations (often released against Smith's wishes) are taken into account. While the Fall have never achieved widespread success beyond minor hit singles in the late 1980s, they have maintained a strong cult following. They were long associated with BBC disc jockey John Peel, who championed them from early on in their career. Peel described the Fall as his favourite band, famously explaining, "they are always different; they are always the same."

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