Tuesday, March 21, 2006

The Fall

The Fall is one of my musical favorites. The band, based in Manchester England, has been around since the mid-1970s. Since the 1980s, The Fall has experienced dozens of different line-ups. It might be the longest lasting of the original Punk/New Wave, and certainly has produced more albums (see above). The only constant (although he doesn't necessarily sing on every track) is frontman Mark E. Smith. Since the 1980s, The Fall has basically been his project. He routinely sacks his musicians. One of the advantages of such approach is the sound certainly changes album to album yet still remains the same (at least to the hardcore).

One of the things I appreciate about The Fall is many songs are well syncopated.

Here's my favorite unofficial website.

Here's what Wilkapedia has to say about The Fall.

Here are clips from many Fall songs.

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