The Fall
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The Fall Biography (Wikipedia)

The Fall are an English post-punk band, formed in 1976 in Prestwich, Greater Manchester. They have undergone many line up changes, with Mark E. Smith as the founder and only constant member. The Fall's long term musicians have included bassist Steve Hanley, drummers Paul Hanley and Karl Burns, and guitarists Marc Riley, Craig Scanlon and Brix Smith.

First associated with the late 1970s punk movement, the Fall's music has undergone numerous stylistic changes, often concurrently with changes in the group's lineup. Nonetheless, their Fall's music is characterised by strong basslines, tense rhythms, an abrasive guitar-driven sound and Smith's cryptic lyrics, described by critic 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." While the Fall have never achieved widespread success beyond minor hit singles in the late 1980s, they have maintained a strong cult following.

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Industrial Estate (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 30 May 1978)
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Industrial Estate (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 30 May 1978)
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I've Been Duped
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I've Been Duped
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Hark! The herald angels sing
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Hark! The herald angels sing
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Theme From Sparta FC (Glastonbury 2015)
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Theme From Sparta FC (Glastonbury 2015)
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Upcoming Events

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2017
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Fiddlers Club, Bristol, UK
28
May
2017
The Fall, Swans, Suuns, Loop, Royal Trux, Little Annie, Mueran Humanos, JC Flowers, Sex Swing and This Is Not This Heat
Victoria Warehouse, Manchester, UK

Past BBC Events

Glastonbury: 2015
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
2015-06-26T21:22:27
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2015
Glastonbury: 2015

Glastonbury: 2015

07:00
Worthy Farm, Pilton
6 Music Festival: 2015
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Tyneside
2015-02-20T21:22:27
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Feb
2015
6 Music Festival: 2015

6 Music Festival: 2015

17:00
Tyneside

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