The Fall
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/960x540/p02vtz1m.jpg
1976
https://musicbrainz.org/artist/d5da1841-9bc8-4813-9f89-11098090148e

The Fall Biography (Wikipedia)

The Fall are a British post-punk band, formed in 1976 in Prestwich, Greater Manchester. The Fall essentially consists of founder and only constant member Mark E. Smith and an ever-changing line up; he has said that "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, tense rhythms, and an abrasive guitar-driven sound, and is always underpinned by Smith's typically cryptic lyrics, described by 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."

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 and described them as his favourite band, famously explaining, "they are always different; they are always the same."

This entry is from Wikipedia, the user-contributed encyclopedia. It may not have been reviewed by professional editors and is licensed under an Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons License. If you find the biography content factually incorrect or highly offensive you can edit this article at Wikipedia. Find out more about our use of this data.



The Fall Tracks

Sort by

The Fall
British People In Hot Weather
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqld2.jpg
link
British People In Hot Weather
The Fall
The Man Whose Head Expanded
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqld2.jpg
link
The Man Whose Head Expanded
The Fall
There's A Ghost In My House
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqld2.jpg
link
There's A Ghost In My House
The Fall
Theme From Sparta FC (Glastonbury 2015)
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p02vtz1m.jpg
link
Theme From Sparta FC (Glastonbury 2015)
The Fall
Guest Informant - BBC Session 28/04/1987
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqld2.jpg
link
Guest Informant - BBC Session 28/04/1987
The Fall
Pearl City - Manchester Roundhouse 1995
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqld2.jpg
link
Pearl City - Manchester Roundhouse 1995
The Fall
Don't Call Me Darling - Manchester Roundhouse 1995
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqld2.jpg
link
Don't Call Me Darling - Manchester Roundhouse 1995
The Fall
The Joke (Radio 1 In Concert, 29 Apr 1994)
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqld2.jpg
link
The Joke (Radio 1 In Concert, 29 Apr 1994)
The Fall
Glam Racket - Manchester Roundhouse 1995
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqld2.jpg
link
Glam Racket - Manchester Roundhouse 1995
Playlists featuring The Fall
Mary Anne Hobbs
Mary Anne Hobbs
Freaky Tracks to Hear Before You Die
Freaky Tracks to Hear Before You Die
Lauren Laverne
Lauren Laverne
BBC 6 Music's Alternative Jukebox 2015
BBC 6 Music's Alternative Jukebox 2015


Upcoming Events

28
Jan
The Fall, Future of the Left, Hookworms and Goat Girl
O2 Forum Kentish Town, London, UK

Past BBC Events

2015 Glastonbury
http://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e84mxj/acts/agx84f
Worthy Farm, Pilton
2015-06-26T19:34:38
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/208x117/p02vtz1m.jpg
26
Jun
2015
2015 Glastonbury

2015 Glastonbury

07:00
Worthy Farm, Pilton
2015 6 Music Festival
http://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e8qbj5/acts/ajmrbp
Tyneside
2015-02-20T19:34:38
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/208x117/p02kk3lv.jpg
20
Feb
2015
2015 6 Music Festival

2015 6 Music Festival

17:00
Tyneside

Latest The Fall News

  • The 7 most awkward music interviews on Newsnight
    The 7 most awkward music interviews on Newsnight
    The results can be spectacular when two worlds collide
Back to artist