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  The Fall (band) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Fall's sound has generally remained constant from the clanking, almost rockabilly guitars of their early work (Smith has confessed to a liking for the music of Johnny Cash) to the amphetamine-rush of the more recent electronic music backing tracks.
In January 2005, The Fall (described as "one of the most enigmatic, idiosyncratic and chaotic garage bands of the last 30 years") were the subject of a BBC 4 TV documentary, The Fall: The Wonderful and Frightening World of Mark E Smith.
The Fall's song "Hip Priest" (1982) was used as the soundtrack to the climax of the 1991 film version of Silence of the Lambs.
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 VH1.com : The Fall : Biography
Over the course of their career, the Fall went through a number of shifts in musical style, yet the foundation of their sound was a near-cacophonic, a-melodic jagged jumble of guitars, sing-speak vocals, and keyboards.
The Fall were outsiders, not fitting in with either the slick new wave and the amateurish, simple chord-bashing of punk rock.
The band played large parts of the set with Smith offstage, at one point Smith said something to Karl Burns that made him jump over his drum kit and attack the singer, and Crooks and Smith were at odds the whole show with Crooks kicking Smith and Smith flicked lit cigarettes at Crooks.
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 The Fall - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For the concept that humans fell from a state of grace, see The Fall of Man.
The Fall (La Chute) is a novel by Albert Camus, first published in 1956.
Set in Amsterdam, The Fall consists of a series of monologues by a self-proclaimed 'judge penitent' Jean-Baptiste Clamence, as he reflects upon his life to a stranger.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/The Fall (band)
The Fall are a British rock music group, formed in Manchester in 1977, and named after Albert Camus's novel.
The Fall's sound has generally remained constant from the clanking, almost rockabilly guitars of their early work to the amphetamine-rush of the more recent digitized backing tracks.
This is probably because they're not much like The Fall at all, and a much better post-punk touchstone for their respective styles would probably be Gang of Four.
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 The Fall MP3 Downloads - The Fall Music Downloads - The Fall Music Videos
Throughout their career, the band underwent a myriad of lineup changes, but at the center of it all was vocalist Mark E. Smith.
By the mid-'80s, the band's British following was large enough to result in two U.K. Top 40 hits, but in essence, the group has always been a cult band; their music was always too abrasive and dense for the mainstream.
The stripped-down band toured the world to support the ill received album and documented the tour on the even worse received, half-live, half-studio 2G+2, released in June of 2002.
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 The Fall: Totally Wired: The Rough Trade Anthology: Pitchfork Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Vocalist and band mainstay Mark E Smith's scattershot, loquacious delivery and Northern pride put him in a league of his own, where his sneering, often indecipherable vocals ranged from shocking to hilarious to deeply political, and were never any less than absolutely thrilling.
The Fall's three-year tenure at Rough Trade Records is the stuff of legend, full of rancorous label/band fighting (Smith later said he'd rather retire than record for them again), furious live shows, and music that would forever alter the course of independent music.
The band members echo his chorus, but it's during the verses that Smith drops the song's best lines: "You don't have to be weird...
www.pitchforkmedia.com /record-reviews/f/fall/totally-wired.shtml   (743 words)

 Prindle Record Reviews - The Fall
The Fall are a Manchester band led by sarcastic tone-deaf frontman Mark E. Smith, who has ensured musical progression over the last 18 years by firing every musician who ceases to interest him.
In fact, the band had to play a few of the hits sans-vox (with Karl playing a cassette tape of Mark's voice into the microphone) until their esteemed egomaniacal leader saw fit to return to the stage.
The band are as tight as Kula Shaker are slack and a perfect antidote to all the tenth-rate derivative wank that passes for "alternative music" anytime.
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 TrouserPress.com :: Fall
Brix divorced both Mark E. and the band in 1989 (she made the Adult Net, her side project, into a fulltime endeavor); the sound of her absence quickly underscored the crucial contribution she made-sing-song hooks that turn his abstruse sloganeering downright catchy.
The Fall rebounded somewhat tentatively with Extricate, on which her replacement turned out to be Martin Bramah, a Fall co- founder who had left the band roughly a decade before to form the Blue Orchids.
Then there's a fantastic remix of "Free Range" and two near-instrumental experiments, one of which falls on its face and the other of which ("The Knight, the Devil and Death") is one of the most powerful pieces of music the Fall has ever produced.
www.trouserpress.com /entry.php?a=fall   (3007 words)

 The Unofficial Fall Website - intro
The band has gone through numerous personnel changes over the years (there have been 50 different lineups so far), and at present consists of New Musical Express Godlike Genius Award for Services to Music winner Mark E. Smith, Ben Pritchard on guitar, Steven Trafford on bass, Elenor Smith on keyboards, and Spencer Birtwhistle on drums.
If you're just finding out about this band, you've found the perfect place to conduct some serious research; there's a huge amount of material on the Fall at your fingertips.
In 1996 I put together a preliminary Fall gigography, which has expanded substantially over the years thanks to an army of fellow trainspotters.
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 Line-Up. UKATP/04. The Nightmare Before Christmas.
The band experimented with a two-drummer line-up for the 1982 album "Hex Enduction Hour", and more major changes came in 1983 with the addition of guitarist (and Smith's girlfriend) Brix.
The band moved towards a more conventional rock approach, and made the UK singles chart with "Mr Pharmacist" (in 1985) and some unconventional re-workings of sixties pop hits "Victoria" and "There's A Ghost In My House".
The output of the band continues to this day with the band working on an album set for release in 2003, which will be yet another fine release from a band who have achieved fame without compromise, and whose artistic integrity remains intact 25 years after their formation.
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 The Fall
After being plagued by pictures of the Fall's last trip to the states, I was prepared for frontman (and winner of the NME Godlike Genius Award) Mark E. Smith to ruin the show with drunkenness or hostility, or even by getting lost or beaten by bandmates in San Francisco before the show even happened.
The band was a juggernaut with a mad genius at the helm.
When you consider that the Fall are competing simultaneously with the legends of bands like Joy Division and the Gang of Four as well as every young band kicking around today, their achievement becomes that much more laudable.
www.playinginfog.com /reviews/fall.html   (699 words)

 The Fall: Hex Enduction Hour: Expanded Deluxe Edition - PopMatters Music Review
So you have the brilliant Fall compilation 50,000 Fall Fans Can't Be Wrong, you've heard the singles comps, you've downloaded old BBC Peel sessions from the 'Net, and bought the superb U.S. version of last year's The Real New Fall LP.
As devoted fans of The Fall that Pavement were, this is one facet of The Fall's history the lovable West Coast slackers could never equal.
Seriously, this is some surly shit; the band was rumored to be on the verge of signing with Motown Records, of all places, in 1982, but 35 seconds into the album, the inimitable Mr.
www.popmatters.com /music/reviews/f/fall-hexenduction.shtml   (862 words)

 The Fall
The rest of the tour was a pretty bumpy road for the band: details about everything can be found at the official Fall site.
All the bands who started when we did are on the cabaret circuit now, touring with their greatest hits, whatever they were.
One of the secrets of the band is maybe the fact that the bass guitar is the lead instrument.
www.furious.com /perfect/fall/interview.html   (2677 words)

 The Fall
Other than the Mekons, THE FALL have been the most important, longest-lasting group to come out the English punk explosion of the late seventies, even if Mark E. Smith insists (probably correctly) that they were never part of it.
There's never been and never will be a 'perfect' Fall record but that's part of what's made the group so vital- they still fuck around a lot and take chances, never staying too complacent.
Several writers talk about the Fall release that is nearest and dearest (or farthest) to their hearts (?) going from the early days of the band to more recent releases.
www.furious.com /perfect/fall/fall.html   (300 words)

 Narnack Records | Bands | The Fall   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Much of this can be traced to Mark E Smith's own enthusiasm with the upcoming Narnack release of "The Real New Fall LP." Mark claims that this is the strongest Fall album in years.
The end result of this fervid, creative, output is an album that carries the excitement and freshness of early Fall.
As the title confidently boasts it's clear that The Fall has taken it's most significant leap forward in many years with the release of "The Real New Fall LP." This is Mark E. Smith reclaiming his throne.
www.narnackrecords.com /bands/thefall.asp   (1159 words)

 purevolume™ | The Fall Band
We are a coldplayish type of band looking for gigs in San Antonio or in other surrounding cities.
The Fall Band hasn't posted a blog yet.
The Fall Band hasn't posted any shows yet.
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 The Fall @ Rock Cafe 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
The band were formed in Manchester, England, in 1977.
Rarely tempted to celebrate the lighter side of life, Smith uses humour and horror to illuminate vile hypocrisies and injustices, and on stage will work himself into a maelstrom of contempt, focusing the accumulated irritations of his audience into a jet of bile that for a while obliterates grudgeful people and the imperfect world.
Without his band, The Fall, punk and its descendents would have turned out very differently; they've produced a huge volume of high-quality work over the last eighteen years and, whether you can tolerate them or not, their enormous influence on indie/alternative music cannot be denied.
www.rockcafe2000.fsnet.co.uk /thefall.htm   (343 words)

 The Fall Lyrics Parade   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Ludd Gang, a Fall tribute band consisting of members of Prolapse and other bands, now has a small website announcing their gig at a Fall convention of sorts.
Bruce Tiffee's Fall Page is cool looking and includes lots of miscellaney, including some images of rare 45 sleeves, which we will no doubt snatch and use to our own ends...
Ian's Fall Links page is mostly pretty redundant if you've looked at any of these other pages, but it does have a number of really nice photos of the band in concert from the '80's, taken from the audience.
www.freedonia.com /~jeff/fall   (1172 words)

 The Fall + TV on the Radio - PopMatters Concert Review
For the Fall's stop at Chicago's Empty Bottle, they drew as an opener Brooklyn newcomers TV on the Radio.
The band went through all of the songs from their EP (minus the "hidden" track, a cover of the Pixies' "Mr.
In fact, The Fall are so much defined by Mark E. Smith's snide British bark that he has been able to convince people that, after replacing everyone else in the band innumerable times, the act on the stage is still The Fall.
www.popmatters.com /music/concerts/f/fall-030628.shtml   (936 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Bend Sinister: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
The FALL remain unique, unclassifiable and cherished by FALL fans, lovers of genuinely independent rock music and those of us who like a bit of spice, spite and even enjoy the odd shards of literary allusion with our 'meat and potatoes' FALL.
The Fall are the longest lasting UK punk band still existing, this is arguably their best effort and at the time of its release stuck out far from the madding crowd.
If you're new to the Fall, this is definitely the place to start, as some of their earlier 1980s material and later 1990s stuff can be a bit 'difficult', and their later 1980s albums never quite captured the real Fall sound as did Bend Sinister.
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 Amazon.com: The Fall: Books: Mick Middles,Mark E. Smith   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Having known Fall leader Mark E. Smith since 1977, Manchester based music writer Mick Middles is ideally placed to pen the first ever authorized biography of this most inscrutable of bands led by one of the few genuine characters in rock today.
The fall did have a good 20 year run of a handful of people, and then when that 'whole part of the band was fired/or quit' Mark E has had 100 times more people then those 20 years of a 'core' of people.
It discusses Mark E. Smith and his ongoing, ever-changing band the Fall, in the sickeningly fawning tones usually reserved for hairless-chested boy bands and aging supposed icons.
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 cky the band -- cky the band   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
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 The Fall Discography, Biography and Links at Mr Bill's I.R.S. Records Corner
The only other constant with The Fall is Mark E Smith and the fluidity of Bandmembers.
The Fall is presently in at least its 27th personnel lineup (yes, they are still an active band).
In 1993 The Fall signed with Matador Records, their first US label in nearly a decade.
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 The Fall Tour Dates & Tickets
Seminal 80s band led by the inimitable Mark E Smith, 'Bard of Salford' and lyricist for the post-punk generation.
Their music defies orthodox classification and Smith's lyrics challenge the audience with 'a return to an oral tradition that fashioned an ugly new set of features to graft over the similarly rancid roots of stone age rock'n'roll' (NME 1983).
We can email you instantly when we add details of more events featuring The Fall.
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 The Fall Guys - Band page with free MP3 music downloads on SoundClick
This is a new one that is a recurring theme from th new project by The Fall Guys titled 'Another Place...Another Time' The record is about our life in Texas growing up near the Gulf Coast during the turbulent '60's.
This tune conveys the Gulf Coast R & B that was very popular in the 60's with bands like Cookie & the Cupcakes, Sunny & The Sunliners, The Triumphs with B.J. Thomas, Freddie Koenig & the Jades and Roy Head and The Traits.
You may not otherwise reproduce, distribute, publicly perform, publicly display, or create derivative works of this material, unless authorized by the appropriate copyright owner(s).
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 purevolume™ | The Fall Of Troy
Shredding guitars, clean drumbeats, and bass that lays down a smooth path.
The Fall Of Troy hasn't posted a blog yet.
All songs, lyrics and pictures © 2005 The Fall Of Troy.
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 POTF - Poets of the Fall
Poets of the Fall has won two Emma Awards at the annual Emma gala.
The Emma Awards are given out by ÄKT ry (the association of audiovisual producers of Finland).
The first single and title track from Poets of the Fall's second album Carnival of Rust will be released on March 22nd 2006 (note the new date!).
www.poetsofthefall.com   (272 words)

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