The Fall
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1976
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The Fall

The Fall Biography (Wikipedia)

The Fall were an English post-punk band, formed in 1976 in Prestwich, Greater Manchester. They underwent many line-up changes, with vocalist and founder Mark E. Smith as the only constant member. The Fall's long-term musicians included drummers Paul Hanley and Karl Burns; guitarists Marc Riley, Craig Scanlon and Brix Smith; and bassist Steve Hanley, whose melodic, circular bass lines are widely credited with shaping the band's sound from early 1980s albums such as Hex Enduction Hour to the late 1990s.

First associated with the late 1970s punk movement, the Fall's music underwent numerous stylistic changes, often concurrently with changes in the group's lineup. Nonetheless, their music has generally been characterised by an abrasive, repetitive guitar-driven sound, tense bass and drum rhythms, and Smith's caustic 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 never achieved widespread success beyond minor hit singles in the late 1980s and early 1990s, they have maintained a strong cult following.

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The Fall Performances & Interviews


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Lost In Music
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Lost In Music
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Mr. Pharmacist
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Mr. Pharmacist
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Victoria
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Victoria
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Cruiser's Creek
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Cruiser's Creek
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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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C.R.E.E.P
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C.R.E.E.P
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Totally Wired
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Totally Wired
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Behind The Counter
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Behind The Counter
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Hip Priest
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Hip Priest
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Lie Dream Of A Casino Soul
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Lie Dream Of A Casino Soul
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Theme From Sparta FC
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Theme From Sparta FC
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Eat Y'Self Fitter
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Eat Y'Self Fitter
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US 80's-90's
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US 80's-90's
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Shoulder Pads 1#
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Shoulder Pads 1#
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New Day In Hell
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New Day In Hell
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Cab It Up
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Cab It Up
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How I Wrote Elastic Man
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How I Wrote Elastic Man
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A Lot Of Wind
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A Lot Of Wind
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The N.W.R.A
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The N.W.R.A
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New Big Prinz
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New Big Prinz
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M5
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M5
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Put Away
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Put Away
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Life Just Bounces - Manchester Roadhouse 1995
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Life Just Bounces - Manchester Roadhouse 1995
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Edinburgh Man (Radio 1 In Concert, 29 Apr 1994)
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Edinburgh Man (Radio 1 In Concert, 29 Apr 1994)
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Middle Class Revolt (Radio 1 In Concert, 29 Apr 1994)
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Middle Class Revolt (Radio 1 In Concert, 29 Apr 1994)
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M5-6 And 7pm / Gut Of The Quantifier - Manchester Roadhouse 1995
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M5-6 And 7pm / Gut Of The Quantifier - Manchester Roadhouse 1995
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Don't Call Me Darling - Manchester Roadhouse 1995
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Don't Call Me Darling - Manchester Roadhouse 1995
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Glam Racket - Manchester Roadhouse 1995
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Glam Racket - Manchester Roadhouse 1995
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Idiot Joy Showland - Manchester Roadhouse 1995
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Idiot Joy Showland - Manchester Roadhouse 1995
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The Joke (Radio 1 In Concert, 29 Apr 1994)
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The Joke (Radio 1 In Concert, 29 Apr 1994)
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Pearl City - Manchester Roadhouse 1995
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Pearl City - Manchester Roadhouse 1995
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Pay Your Rates
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Pay Your Rates
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I'm Going To Spain
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I'm Going To Spain
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Hark! The herald angels sing
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Hark! The herald angels sing
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No Xmas For John Quays
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No Xmas For John Quays
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Rowche Rumble
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Rowche Rumble
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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 (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 27 Nov 1978)
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No Xmas For John Quays (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 27 Nov 1978)
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Past BBC Events

Glastonbury: 2015
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
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Glastonbury: 2015

Glastonbury: 2015

Worthy Farm, Pilton
6 Music Festival: 2015
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Tyneside
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2015
6 Music Festival: 2015

6 Music Festival: 2015

Tyneside

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