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Options February 6, 2018: Tribute to Mark E. Smith: The Fall's live recordings

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Artist Track Album Label Comments Approx. start time
The Fall  Slates, Slags, Etc   Options Austerbaejarbio, Reykjavik, Iceland 9/12/81  No Label    0:00:00 (MP3 | )
The Fall  Psycho Mafia   Options Liverpool 1978  No Label    0:05:59 (MP3 | )
The Fall  Ludd Gang   Options City Gardens, Trenton, NJ 02/05/83  No Label    0:08:46 (MP3 | )
The Fall  Rowche Rumble   Options Technical College, St. Helens, 2/20/81  No Label    0:11:07 (MP3 | )
The Fall  Jerusalem   Options King's Theater, Edinburgh, 8/17/88  No Label    0:20:09 (MP3 | )
The Fall  Hip Priest (into Big New Prinz)   Options King's Theater, Edinburgh, 8/17/88  No Label    0:26:46 (MP3 | )
The Fall  Container Drivers   Options The Plaza, Glasgow 2/23/81  No Label    0:34:42 (MP3 | )
The Fall  Totally Wired   Options Keystone, Berkeley, 7/10/81  No Label    0:37:36 (MP3 | )
The Fall  English Scheme   Options Acklam Hall 8/11/80 (Legendary Chaos Tape)  Feel Good All Over     0:41:34 (MP3 | )
The Fall  Interview / Bombast / Cruiser's Creek   Options The Tube, Channel 4 UK 11/8/85  No Label  watch  0:44:07 (MP3 | )
The Fall  Garden   Options Biel, Switzerland 2/1/83  No Label    0:53:16 (MP3 | )
The Fall  Tempo House   Options Biel, Switzerland 2/1/83  No Label    1:08:34 (MP3 | )
The Fall  Glam Racket   Options Hallam University, Sheffield, 4/7/93  No Label    1:17:16 (MP3 | )
The Fall  Telephone Thing   Options Dom Sportova, Zagreb, Croatia, 4/15/90  Cog Sinister    1:20:45 (MP3 | )
The Fall  Smile / 2 X 4   Options The Tube (with Jools Holland and intro by John Peel 1983)  No Label  watch  1:25:30 (MP3 | )
The Fall  I Feel Voxish   Options Arena, Rotterdam 2/12/83  No Label    1:33:52 (MP3 | )
The Fall  Soliciter In Studio   Options Trade Union Club, Sydney, 8/10/82  No Label    1:38:58 (MP3 | )
The Fall  Mark E. Smith German TV interview 1989   Options   No Label  watch  1:45:11 (MP3 | )
The Fall  Middle Mass   Options The Plaza, Glasgow 2/23/81  No Label    1:46:45 (MP3 | )
The Fall  Mark E. Smith on WFMU (?) Interview 6/4/81   Options   No Label    1:56:24 (MP3 | )
The Fall  Lie Dream of a Casino Soul   Options Mainstreet Cabaret, Auckland 8/20/82  No Label    2:04:04 (MP3 | )
The Fall  N.W.R.A   Options Technical College, St. Helens, 2/20/81  No Label    2:08:04 (MP3 | )
The Fall  Totally Wired (a capella)   Options Unknown live (bootleg 7")  No Label    2:15:43 (MP3 | )
The Fall  Before the Moon Falls   Options JB's, Dudley UK 9/1/79  No Label    2:18:35 (MP3 | )
The Fall  Pacifying Joint / I Can Hear the Grass Grow   Options Live Jools Holland 2005  No Label  watch  2:28:02 (MP3 | )
The Fall  Pat-Trip Dispenser   Options Pandor's Music Festival, Rotterdam 9/22/84  Beggars Banquet    2:32:04 (MP3 | )
The Fall  Eat Y'self Fitter   Options Austerbaejarbio, Reykjavik, Iceland 5/6/83  No Label    2:35:37 (MP3 | )
The Fall  Copped It   Options Saturday Live BBC 8/29/84  No Label    2:43:26 (MP3 | )
The Fall  US 80's 90's   Options The Channel, Boston 5/12/88  No Label    2:49:41 (MP3 | )
The Fall  Acid Priest (bed)   Options King's Theater, Edinburgh, 8/17/88  No Label    2:59:29 (MP3 | )

Listener comments!

  Tue. 2/6/18 2:32pm iandiareii:

it's been nearly three weeks since granny even looked at her bongos.

inconsolable.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 3:00pm Mayor Frank:

Excited for the show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 3:00pm Cheri Pi:

MES FOREVER
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 3:00pm DreamCricket:

COME ON LETS GO!
Avatar Tue. 2/6/18 3:01pm jonathan_valdez:

if your granny is on bongos, she’ll remain your granny on bongos and nothing more.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 3:01pm Nick S.:

Right on! Fuckin' Fall!!!
Avatar Tue. 2/6/18 3:01pm Undead83:

Let the show begin ^^
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 3:01pm chris:

Present-uh! hi, BT and folks.
Avatar Tue. 2/6/18 3:01pm Chris from DC:

Yes!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 3:02pm dan in wisconsin:

Rest in peace, Mark E. Smith. Love the Fall, so many solid albums they have given us.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 3:02pm Clara Sanchez:

Hola!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 3:02pm BLCKDGRD:

Sorry you have to do this, but I've been waiting for this since I knew you had to do this!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 2/6/18 3:02pm kirk from beer city usa:

made it!
  Tue. 2/6/18 3:02pm Darron G Burke:

Hi. Back your vol knob down a little... you're squashing it a bit. Love.
  Tue. 2/6/18 3:03pm MUWFInMA:

ahhh
  Tue. 2/6/18 3:03pm zonk ludlow:

7am isn't too early for The Fall surely. Morning music lovers of a very high order.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 3:04pm Listener Bob in PGH:

No no no! You've misunderstood. Your granny is playing BINGO, not bongos. So silly!
  Tue. 2/6/18 3:05pm schlockhausen:

Great start to great show. Thanks for this!
  Tue. 2/6/18 3:06pm krissy b in Montclair:

I am BEYOND excited for these next three hours
Avatar Tue. 2/6/18 3:06pm acid casualty:

Hope this LARGE dose of MES will cure my flu.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 3:06pm DreamCricket:

PSYCHO MAFIAAA!!!!
  Tue. 2/6/18 3:07pm Darron G Burke:

...Listening to this at the Audio Preservation Lab at Harvard. ha ha ha
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 2/6/18 3:08pm Michael 98145:

onward
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 3:09pm Little Danny:

SO ready for this. Hi all
  Tue. 2/6/18 3:09pm Mr.Pharmacist:

"I was cured all right"
  Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 3:10pm BarbR:

needed this.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 3:10pm Clara Sanchez:

Got a hole in the brain for ya!!
  Tue. 2/6/18 3:10pm thehippriestess:

Listening in the UK. This is a fantastic take of Ludd Gang
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 3:10pm Cecile:

YAH.
  Tue. 2/6/18 3:10pm Dave E.:

Ludd Gang, yeah!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 2/6/18 3:10pm Michael 98145:

Carve a hole in the rain for yer
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 3:11pm Brian C.:

This one must be on the Greatest Hits album
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 3:12pm Cecile:

VALIUM!
  Tue. 2/6/18 3:12pm SeanG:

hot damn this sounds good
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 2/6/18 3:12pm Michael 98145:

cripes this is great
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 3:12pm Nick S.:

"I hate the guts of Shakin' Stevens"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 3:12pm Cheri Pi:

I love a good Technical College recording
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 3:13pm Cheri Pi:

CECILE
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 3:13pm Cecile:

PI
  Tue. 2/6/18 3:14pm schlockhausen:

Amazing Rowche!
  Tue. 2/6/18 3:14pm dj_damoncreed:

Four songs in and already better than most bands careers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 3:14pm fred:

Good afternoon Brian and all. I just took out a 4" icicle from my hair after walking home in the snow
  Tue. 2/6/18 3:14pm Stuart Troutman:

VERY good idea to present this. I've been of the opinion that very few people ever realized the worth of Smith's (and The Fall's) output over many years.
  Tue. 2/6/18 3:14pm Mangrove Coil:

That manic little giggle that he let out! Love love love.
  Tue. 2/6/18 3:14pm I am the Upsetter:

So true DJ.
Avatar Tue. 2/6/18 3:15pm Barney Grubbs:

channeling Nervous Norvus! Zorch Zumble!
  Tue. 2/6/18 3:15pm Stefan Cooke:

^Stuart Troutman - there's a name from my past!
  Tue. 2/6/18 3:16pm thehippriestess:

KSSH KSSH!
  Tue. 2/6/18 3:16pm I am the Upsetter:

I’ve got a baguette, ripe cheese and ready for war!
Avatar Tue. 2/6/18 3:16pm acid casualty:

Reading Steve's book currently. He said one of their first gig s in States was in NJ at Emerald City. Anybody know where that was?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 3:17pm fred:

I might as well clicky-star the whole show already
  Tue. 2/6/18 3:17pm gilly:

Thank you for doing this. I've been looking forward all week!
Avatar Tue. 2/6/18 3:17pm Lopez:

I expect this to be the definitive Mark E Smith retrospective. You are the man for the job BT
Avatar Tue. 2/6/18 3:17pm Scott Power:

Listening on the computer. Where's the cursor? Where's the eraser? G O H O H O I O...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 3:17pm Mayor Frank:

Cherry Hill or thereabouts re: Emerald City. Talking Heads recorded parts of their TNOTBITTH there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 3:18pm Rich in Washington:

Look on the band member database. You may have been a member and entitled to compensation.
  Tue. 2/6/18 3:18pm Stefan Cooke:

Emerald City was in Cherry Hill
Avatar Tue. 2/6/18 3:19pm acid casualty:

Thanks, Frank and Stefan.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 3:20pm karlward:

Everybody else just plays "Repetition" or maybe "Living Too Late." Don't get me wrong, I love those songs, but I'm so ready to go deep now.
  Tue. 2/6/18 3:20pm Stuart Troutman:

yes, Stefan, I remember your name as well....we shared commentsd on a distant www site years ago, plus you made me a live Fall tape that I picked up near your apt in Somerville long ago
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 3:20pm Jeff Golick:

Perfect melding of subject and "author" here, if for a sad occasion.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 3:21pm Cheri Pi:

these drums
  Tue. 2/6/18 3:22pm KOTJ:

How did I know Stefan would be here. Thanks for being on my WZBC Show Stefan. This is going to be great.
  Tue. 2/6/18 3:22pm schlockhausen:

superior Jerusalem, this memorial is already the best I've heard.
  Tue. 2/6/18 3:22pm jt:

What you need is a bit of Iggy Stooge
  Tue. 2/6/18 3:23pm thehippriestess:

schlockhausen - it's from a CD called "I Am Pure As Oranj"
  Tue. 2/6/18 3:23pm Stefan Cooke:

I'm collating the best MES tributes on my Fall News page. Have quite a collection already http://thefall.org/news/fallnews.html
  Tue. 2/6/18 3:23pm jt:

Beware those Scottish skin heads..
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 3:23pm Nick S.:

Wow! This King's Theater stuff should get released for me to buy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 3:24pm Passaic River Blues:

@Nick S.: yes. Read my mind there. Great recording.
  Tue. 2/6/18 3:24pm dj_damoncreed:

Ah Jerusalem. A hidden gem in the Fall catalogue. It's the fault of the government.

Saw this version of the gruppe in May 88, Seattle.
  Tue. 2/6/18 3:24pm snarfyguy:

That 1983 City Gardens show is the bee's knees. Definitive versions of Words of Expectation and Backdrop. I remember buying a bootleg cassette of the show at the old Venus Records when it was on 8th Street by 6th Ave.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 3:25pm Nick S.:

Got it! It's on CD. Thanks!
  Tue. 2/6/18 3:25pm Robert W:

it's been a fantastic resource for a good long while Stefan. Many thanks for the hard work over the years.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 3:25pm dan in wisconsin:

Shift-Work and Frenz Experiment are two of my favorite lesser known albums, but there's a couple stellar tracks on all their albums.
  Tue. 2/6/18 3:25pm Stefan Cooke:

Hello @KOTJ!
Avatar Tue. 2/6/18 3:25pm Chris from DC:

Great "Jerusalem" here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 3:26pm Rich in Washington:

god these selections are absolutely smoking. Playing it as loud as possible, yet while at work.
  Tue. 2/6/18 3:27pm dj_damoncreed:

@Stefan. Still collecting ephemera for the gigography? I have a 5/21/88 set list.
  Tue. 2/6/18 3:27pm Stefan Cooke:

Thank you Robert W. It's been my pleasure.
  Tue. 2/6/18 3:27pm Marie:

They just so rocked.
  Tue. 2/6/18 3:27pm Stefan Cooke:

Yes, I welcome all gigog additions fallnews@gmail.com
  Tue. 2/6/18 3:27pm GW:

Saw the Fall open for the Clash at Bonds on times square . 1980 ?
  Tue. 2/6/18 3:28pm Stefan Cooke:

1981
  Tue. 2/6/18 3:28pm GW:

Thanks
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 3:29pm Cecile:

I saw the Fall in '03. I remember some people grousing about the band and the show being chaotic and I remember going "I can't even believe you would say anything about them. This is fricking MARK E SMITH." I remember a woman active in the music scene in Minneapolis climbing up on the stage and doing a rambling monologue about how she got into music through the Fall, and she just kept saying "you saw Mark E. Smith! you saw Mark E. Smith!"
  Tue. 2/6/18 3:30pm schlockhausen:

@thehippriestess thanks, I missed that one! Maybe in piles of CDs though
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 3:30pm Cecile:

I know it might be from a lesser period, but I dig Sparta FC, and if you got it, I'd love to hear it
  Tue. 2/6/18 3:31pm Canada:

THAT TRANSITION!!!
  Tue. 2/6/18 3:31pm KOTJ:

Fave rock and Fall memory is Coney Island High with Stefan Cooke and Mark E's post-bail late shoving mates arrival with a black eye.
Avatar Tue. 2/6/18 3:32pm Mangrove Coil:

Thank you Brian for this beautiful memorial. Making the workday just glide right by. I remember seeing them at the Knitting Factory in Tribeca not too many years ago. And Maxwell's in Hoboken. I miss him. It's great reading people's memories.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 3:32pm Rich in Washington:

Longest transition ever!
  Tue. 2/6/18 3:32pm SeanG:

@Cecile Sparta FC is so great!
Avatar Tue. 2/6/18 3:32pm Lopez:

MAYHEM!
  Tue. 2/6/18 3:33pm gilly:

Two-fer one; at the same time!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 3:33pm Cecile:

It is!
  Tue. 2/6/18 3:33pm thehippriestess:

This is exactly what's on the recording by the way...the group just played over the tape of "Hip Priest"
  Tue. 2/6/18 3:33pm Darron:

must be in the loo
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 3:33pm Mayor Frank:

Is this two tracks playing at once or...
  Tue. 2/6/18 3:33pm gilly:

Fade down Hip Priest
  Tue. 2/6/18 3:33pm zonk ludlow:

The best live recordings really capture the true essence of their brilliance. Proud to say my 21 year old son has willingly picked up the baton. The Fall, sadly no more, but never to be forgotten.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 3:34pm Vincent Nifigance:

Nothing wrong with Theme From Sparta F.C. Country on the Click is one of my favourite Fall LPs
  Tue. 2/6/18 3:34pm jt:

There is a but of an audio mash-up of "Check the Record" and "Hip Priest"
  Tue. 2/6/18 3:34pm gilly:

Free form radio
Avatar Tue. 2/6/18 3:35pm ledzeppelinsucks:

Th Fall -big band

Elenor Smith
Keyboard · Since 2002

Keiron Melling
Drums · Since 2007

Pete Greenway
Guitar · Since 2006
Daren Garratt
Drums · Since 2013
David Spurr
Bass guitar · Since 2006
Orpheo McCord
Drums · Since 2006
Simon Archer
Bass guitar · 2004 – 2003
Brix Smith
Guitar

Marc Riley
Guitar · 1978 – 1983

Steve Hanley
Bass guitar · 1979 – 1998

Craig Scanlon
Guitar · 1979 – 1995

Karl Burns
Guitar

Paul Hanley
Guitar

Martin Bramah
Guitar

Una Baines
Keyboard · 1976 – 1978

Simon Wolstencroft
Drums · 1986 – 1997

Marcia Schofield
Keyboard · 1987 – 1990

Julia Adamson
Guitar · 1995 – 2001

Simon Rogers
Guitar · 1985 – 1987

Tony Friel
Bass guitar · 1976 – 1977

Tim Presley
Guitar

Ed Blaney
Guitar

Kay Carroll
Percussion · 1979 – 1983
Yvonne Pawlett
Keyboard · 1978 – 1979

Ben Pritchard
Guitar · 2001 – 2006
Neville Wilding
Guitar · 1998 – 2001
Tommy Crooks
Guitar · 1997 – 1998

Spencer Birtwistle
Drums
Lucy Rimmer
Keyboard · 1995 – 1996
Dave Bush
Keyboard · 1991 – 1995
Mike Leigh
Drums · 1979 – 1980
Jim Watts
Guitar
Tom Head
Drum · 1998 – 2000
Steve Ormrod
Drums · 1977 – 1977
Kenny Brady
1990 – 1991
Dave Milner
Drums · 2001 – 2004
Adam Helal
Bass guitar · 1998 – 2001
Karen Leatham
Bass guitar · 1998 – 1998
Robert Barbato
Bass guitar · 2006 – 2007
Brian Fanning
2001 – 2001
Steven Trafford
Guitar · 2004 – 2006
Jonnie Brown
1978 – 1978
Adrian Flanagan
1996 – 1997
Kate Themen
1998 – 1998
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 3:35pm Cecile:

the Fall also had a pretty good appeal across gender lines compared to a lot of punk bands.
Avatar Tue. 2/6/18 3:35pm Mangrove Coil:

VASSAL.
Avatar Tue. 2/6/18 3:36pm Chris from DC:

Clicky show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 3:36pm Nick S.:

Trucker's speed version of 'Container'.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 3:36pm Bend Sinister:

Really one of my alltime favorites!
  Tue. 2/6/18 3:37pm gilly:

Oh that was the live tape? Huh I'd never heard it before. Rough
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 3:37pm dan in wisconsin:

This was my very first introduction to them, "After the Gramme" album.
  Tue. 2/6/18 3:38pm thehippriestess:

gilly - yes, during "i Am Kurious, Oranj", Michael Clark and co would dance to "Hip Priest" for a bit and then the group would just play over the top of the tape.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 3:38pm Cecile:

Somebody on WCBN did a "5 minutes with the fall" every week during his show. That's when I really got hooked on them.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 3:38pm Cecile:

I think this was 1982
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 3:38pm DreamCricket:

YOOOOOOWWWWWWWW!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 3:40pm Nick S.:

Totally biased!
  Tue. 2/6/18 3:40pm dj_damoncreed:

@Stefan. Thanks. Done.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 3:40pm Rich in Washington:

This is the first Fall song I ever heard. It was on someone's late night show and they were doing 'the worst records ever' kind of program and they played Totally Wired. I think it was sometime in '81 or 82.
Avatar Tue. 2/6/18 3:40pm acid casualty:

Hope ta hear a good breman nacht. E.g. cambridge88
Avatar Tue. 2/6/18 3:40pm kwhitehead:

Last time I saw them was at Southpaw in Park Slope. It's closed now, probably a Starbucks. Some great microphone shenanigans by MES at that show. Had tickets for one of the Brooklyn shows but...
  Tue. 2/6/18 3:40pm Robert W:

Totally Wired - my 4 year old daughters favourite song (well 2nd, if you include 'Frozen' film)
  Tue. 2/6/18 3:41pm schlockhausen:

totally on fire
Avatar Tue. 2/6/18 3:41pm Mangrove Coil:

"Always warr-ed". Always loved that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 3:41pm Rich in Washington:

@3:40. It was a rather bland, normal New Wave-ish show on KBOO in Portland OR.
  Tue. 2/6/18 3:43pm dj_damoncreed:

My heart and I agree there will be nothing like The Fall ever again.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 3:43pm Cecile:

Rich, bet you cannot remember all the "good" records that show played.
Avatar Tue. 2/6/18 3:43pm saintMichael:

WFMU and Space X. liftoff in 7ish minutes
Avatar Tue. 2/6/18 3:44pm saintMichael:

youtu.be...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 3:45pm Nick S.:

HAHAHA!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 3:45pm geoff mcq:

Is that Muriel Gray interviewing?
  Tue. 2/6/18 3:46pm thehippriestess:

geoff mcq - yes, The Tube, 1985
  Tue. 2/6/18 3:46pm dj_damoncreed:

@ Robert W. hopefully as favorite as this: https://youtu.be/i7vofzUF8hE
  Tue. 2/6/18 3:46pm thehippriestess:

Oh - it's already updated to say that. Oops.
  Tue. 2/6/18 3:46pm Stefan Cooke:

@kwhitehead That Southpaw show was almost the last gig they played in North America. There were two small NYC gigs later that year (2006) hosted by Narnack. I missed those two but was also at Southpaw. Had a great time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 3:46pm Jeff Golick:

@kwhitehead: Southpaw is now something called NY Kids Club.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 3:47pm geoff mcq:

Cheers thp!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 3:48pm dan in wisconsin:

Wonderful & Frightening World of and This Nation's Saving Grace were a pretty solid one two-punch though...
  Tue. 2/6/18 3:48pm Robert W:

dj_damoncreed.. Ha... lovely. Will watch later. But yes.. very similar!
  Tue. 2/6/18 3:49pm zonk ludlow:

@dj_damoncreed: Silvia does it proud.
  Tue. 2/6/18 3:49pm snarfyguy:

The last time I saw them was maybe 10 years ago at that Covenant House/Maritime Building in Chelsea. This was right after Smith had sacked his band and poached some other band. I think they were, incredibly, Americans, and one of them (gasp) actually had a beard. There may even have been a dog in the band at that point, I can't recall.

They were terrible, but Smith & Co have given me enough pleasure through the decades to forgive that particular travesty. : )
Avatar Tue. 2/6/18 3:49pm JFR:

the wrath!
  Tue. 2/6/18 3:49pm jake:

watch the shirttails flappin' in the wind
  Tue. 2/6/18 3:50pm Stefan Cooke:

snarfy - have to disagree about the American band. They were very good. Bearded one was Rob Barbato
  Tue. 2/6/18 3:51pm Paulo Agostinho:

Great!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 3:51pm schlockhausen:

Parallel crease, pow!
  Tue. 2/6/18 3:52pm snarfyguy:

Stefan - reasonable minds may disagree, but that night was a shambles, and not in a good way!
  Tue. 2/6/18 3:52pm zonk ludlow:

With you on that Stefan. Lot of time for Tim Presley and his numerous combos.
  Tue. 2/6/18 3:53pm dj_damoncreed:

"Spent 45 minutes last night. Parallel crease pow"

One of my all time fav lines. Visions of MES ironing his pants.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 3:53pm Cecile:

You know, I finally listened to This Nation's Saving Grace long after hearing it in bars and radio stations, and I thought the EP with No Bulbs blew it away sonically. Great songs, the production was kind of gray and tepid for them, I guess. I might love it now.
Avatar Tue. 2/6/18 3:55pm slugluv1313:

first time i saw The Fall was in the dead of Winter, at the Fast Lane in Asbury Park -- opening for the Buzzcocks! -- 1979? 1980? i recall the Boardwalk was totally desolate and SPOOKY!
they were amazing -- loved how Mark E. Smith had his back to the audience for most (if not all?) of the show!
  Tue. 2/6/18 3:55pm Stefan Cooke:

Hiro Ballroom does sound like a shambles with MES cutting the set very short, but Southpaw a few months earlier was really good.
Avatar Tue. 2/6/18 3:56pm Chris from DC:

@slug, what a bill, jeez.
Avatar Tue. 2/6/18 3:56pm Mangrove Coil:

Such a legend of vocal phrasing and delivery.
  Tue. 2/6/18 3:58pm Brendan:

Don’t help! I’ve Fallen and I don’t want to get up!
  Tue. 2/6/18 3:59pm Robert W:

Sleep Debt Snatches has been my 'single of the week' for a few days. B-side to Ghost in My House 12". Stonking tune.
  Tue. 2/6/18 4:00pm tv1205:

Saw them in 1993 at the Grand NYC. John Spencer opened up for them. Sonic Youth was sitting in the audience.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 4:01pm schlockhausen:

@tv1205 I was at that show too.
perfect if i recall correctly.
  Tue. 2/6/18 4:03pm Francis:

Good to speak about the talentuous inspired musicians/composers of the Fall ; without Mark E. Smith no The Fall , but without all these guys who composed the music, The Fall wouldn't have exist . Thanks Brian . Marvellous tribute for a marvellous band .
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 4:05pm Rich in Washington:

My gramma and MES are in the same place now. How to send them a pair of bongos?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 2/6/18 4:08pm Michael 98145:

@Rich, Uber?
  Tue. 2/6/18 4:09pm snarfyguy:

Loving Hanley's throaty bass roar!
  Tue. 2/6/18 4:09pm Robert W:

Think I may need a copy of this Biel 83 gig. Sheesh.
  Tue. 2/6/18 4:10pm Curt:

Nice, Tempo House!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 4:10pm schlockhausen:

Tempo House my favorite among 100 Fall favorites. Pro-rae!
Great version again . . .
  Tue. 2/6/18 4:10pm dj_damoncreed:

Here we go! The Hanley engine in turbocharged mode.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 4:12pm Greg from ZONE 5:

Doing the Lord's work, BT!
  Tue. 2/6/18 4:12pm Telepathic Pause:

Send bongos via Telephone Thing!
  Tue. 2/6/18 4:13pm KOTJ:

Jesus Christ in reverse
  Tue. 2/6/18 4:13pm thehippriestess:

I was 16 when I got my first bass guitar and I learned using Fall albums. All praise to Steve Hanley.
  Tue. 2/6/18 4:13pm Bill W:

I was at that '93 show too

http://thefall.org/gigography/93aug24.html
  Tue. 2/6/18 4:17pm dj_damoncreed:

Second vocal on this Tempo House?
Avatar Tue. 2/6/18 4:17pm Mangrove Coil:

Agreed, such a wicked version of Tempo House
  Tue. 2/6/18 4:17pm thehippriestess:

Second vocal on T.H. is Scanlon.
Avatar Tue. 2/6/18 4:18pm Brian Turner:

Good ol' Craigness
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 4:18pm schlockhausen:

ice cream?
  Tue. 2/6/18 4:18pm thehippriestess:

"In fact, you're a halfwit" Love it.
  Tue. 2/6/18 4:18pm dj_damoncreed:

Thanks THP.
  Tue. 2/6/18 4:18pm kwhitehead:

@Stefan Cooke. I had no idea. I remember it was pouring rain that night and I of course was unprepared. Got soaked walking to the show and was sick for days afterward. Totally worth it though.
  Tue. 2/6/18 4:20pm Roger Kummert:

I saw the Fall at the Peppermint Lounge in I believe 1983. Foetus opened. They went on around 2am. absolutely fantastic.
  Tue. 2/6/18 4:21pm Curt:

Saw MES & The Fall 3 times: March 1, 1986 @ Irving Plaza NYC, Oct 23, '86 @Paradise in Boston, and then June 21, 2003 @ Slim's in SF.
  Tue. 2/6/18 4:22pm snarfyguy:

Roger K: I was at that show too! : D
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 4:22pm dan in wisconsin:

The bass lines of Steve Hanley are a large part of what got me hooked on them. Petty (Thief) Lout comes to mind as a favorite bass line...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 4:22pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Rollins' tribute for contrast: www.kcrw.com...
...he's got a couple of great funny anecdotes...
Avatar Tue. 2/6/18 4:24pm acid casualty:

@dan. I agree. Idiot joy showland is another example. Often the bass was the melody.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 4:25pm Cheyenne:

Thanks so much for putting this together, BT!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 2/6/18 4:25pm Michael 98145:

- How dare you assume I want to parlez-vous with you? -
Avatar Tue. 2/6/18 4:25pm slugluv1313:

@ Curt -- i think i was at that Irving Plaza too! (recall a co-worker and i both loved The Fall, was nice to hang with her someplace other than at the job!)
FANTASTIC show, Brian -- THANK YOU!!!!!!!
  Tue. 2/6/18 4:27pm Stefan Cooke:

No boogie-woogie piano for Joolz
  Tue. 2/6/18 4:27pm snarfyguy:

Nice to see Rollins's tribute, although I have to say I prefer the selections on this program to that.
  Tue. 2/6/18 4:27pm TimC:

Decadence and anarchy
  Tue. 2/6/18 4:27pm thehippriestess:

Oh, this take of "Smile" is amazing. On of their best songs.
  Tue. 2/6/18 4:28pm Robert W:

Favourite MES story is the contract he signed with Jools Holland show. Could be urban-myth, but frankly don't care. Why doesn't EVERYONE! get that drawn up!
Avatar Tue. 2/6/18 4:28pm Nymor:

Great to hear John Peels voice - takes me right back.
  Tue. 2/6/18 4:28pm dj_damoncreed:

I get chills every time I hear Smile start. This is the song people have in mind when the Fall are described as a juggernaut.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 4:29pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...how to possibly get caught up & grasp MES's output ?!?!?!
JohnPeel, famously (about, in fact, his FavoriteBand): 'TheFall...always different, always the same'...
...so ? : TheFall had a few distinct stylistic phases depending on his current collaborators...
...I was thinking...MES was - as I have sometimes said about SydBarrett - like TheloniusMonk: a Musical view into another kind of NervousSystem - that rarest sort of Artistic Gift we can receive...but Rollins makes the comparison there to Beefheart - which is a less hyperbolic observation - more in the real neighborhood genre-wise
...still - MES claimed to be a bit Psychic...he certainly had a certain relation to Intoxication...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 4:29pm Bend Sinister:

Jeez, how I miss John Peel!
Old downloadable shows at theperfumedgarden.blogspot.nl for anyone interested
Avatar Tue. 2/6/18 4:29pm Mangrove Coil:

So many amazing versions of Fall gems I've never heard before!!! This is making me verrah verrah happee
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 4:30pm dan in wisconsin:

@acid casualty Yep, Idiot Joy Showland and High Tension Line are two of the best tracks off of Shift-Work, in my opinion. Bass and drums are key.
  Tue. 2/6/18 4:30pm TimC:

Don’t know if this was posted already but there is a pretty comprehensive list of MES tributes at http://thefall.org/news/fallnews.html
  Tue. 2/6/18 4:30pm thehippriestess:

Smile is more of a high-wire act than a song...it always sounds as if it's about to collapse in a heap and yet they always keep it going. Magnificent. My favourite line-up I think - Smith/Scanlon/Hanley/Hanley/Burns
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 4:30pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Thx BendSinister!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 4:31pm schlockhausen:

Smile, another favorite. This version is superb
  Tue. 2/6/18 4:31pm dancindonny:

Great show. Just signed up! MES is legendary.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 4:31pm Cecile:

guitars and rhythm on this are ridiculous
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 4:32pm Rich in Washington:

Was this TV appearance Brix' official debut?
  Tue. 2/6/18 4:32pm King Ludd:

Been watching this on youtube all week. That unctuous gnome Jools Holland.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 4:32pm fred:

A guy I know once interviewed MES in a pub. MES goes to the bar and brings back two pints. Interviewer thinks MES is nicer than he thought. Both pints were for himself
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 2/6/18 4:33pm Michael 98145:

There's a new fiend on the loose
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 4:33pm Nick S.:

Unctuous gnome-a!
  Tue. 2/6/18 4:33pm waltercronkus:

brian are you the chief MES historian at WFMUniversity
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 4:33pm Cecile:

If someone can make a Sleaford Mods Lego video, then I think they need to make a Fall one as well.
  Tue. 2/6/18 4:34pm thehippriestess:

@Rich in Washington - she was slowly eased into the band live, playing a couple of songs, then a couple more until she was doing full sets. So, on this show they did "Smile" without her, then she came on for 2 x 4.
  Tue. 2/6/18 4:34pm Stefan Cooke:

Thanks @TimC - I'm adding new things to it every day.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 4:35pm Rich in Washington:

Ah, thank you, thehipppriestess! I remember reading something about that recently, but couldn't recall exactly.
  Tue. 2/6/18 4:36pm King Ludd:

Squeezy hobgoblin-ah! Emigre from old green glades
Pretentious eh?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 4:36pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

That's awesome TimC. Add BT here !!
...Oh yeah - that's the quote: 'If it's me & your granny on bongos - it's the Fall!'
  Tue. 2/6/18 4:38pm TimC:

@StefanCooke Thanks for compiling all that info. I’ve gone back several times to check out different tributes
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 4:39pm Nick S.:

Fragrant dwarf-ah! Twittering gadfly-ah!
Avatar Tue. 2/6/18 4:39pm Brian Turner:

That quote drives me kind of nuts. It undermines some of the greatness in the instrumental ranks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 4:40pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...True (somehow!) - & - Not True...typical of his crap stirring talk! :) ...
  Tue. 2/6/18 4:41pm zonk ludlow:

Voxish, yet another killer tune. Not sure my neighbors agree at 8.40am here in Sydney.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 2/6/18 4:42pm Michael 98145:

somewhere, someone isn't listening to this. #sad
  Tue. 2/6/18 4:42pm thehippriestess:

The "granny on bongos" quote was a piece of whiskey-sodden bravado and it should not be part of his epitaph.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 4:42pm Nick S.:

Overused quote, agreed, but SO funny and unforgettable. This first time I heard it I was at band practice. The keyboard player told me that in reference to someone else and I spat my beer across my drum kit. He asked me if I'd ever heard it and them proceeded to tell me MES said it which made me spit more beer over my kit.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 4:42pm Mayor Frank:

This sounds like Australia to me, and I've never been.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 4:43pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

It's basically always an Issue w/ Great BandLeaders...
  Tue. 2/6/18 4:44pm zonk ludlow:

Sydney Trade Union Club, my second ever Fall gig best ever show I saw them play. They played the same venue the following night which was a complete shambles. The highs and the lows, loved them all.
  Tue. 2/6/18 4:44pm snarfyguy:

Room to Live = under-rated. Some excellent material on there.
  Tue. 2/6/18 4:44pm Robert W:

Mark Wynn's track, 'The 'I One Fingered a Girl Who Rejected Rick Witter in Glasgow's Art School Bar' from last year is a little recomendation post show.
  Tue. 2/6/18 4:45pm TimC:

Thanks Brian. This has been great
  Tue. 2/6/18 4:45pm thehippriestess:

I agree Mark Wynn is very good...not heard that particular track tho'
  Tue. 2/6/18 4:45pm Robert W:

Totally agree about the Bongos. YadaYada
  Tue. 2/6/18 4:45pm zonk ludlow:

@ Mayor Frank: Pretty close to the mark, you now what to expect.
  Tue. 2/6/18 4:46pm Carry Bag Man:

The Fall deliver the goods.M.E.S. was the front man/lyricist etc..
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 4:46pm fred:

@zonk ludlow: my upstair neighbor is complaining (a quarter to 11pm here). She can go to hell today
  Tue. 2/6/18 4:46pm Robert W:

'I Once', not 'I one'... typo. You still play bass?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 4:46pm Mayor Frank:

Brian, first, this is wonderful. I would be very interested to hear your Fall stories, especially how a kid from around Allentown falls into the Fall. All the best.
  Tue. 2/6/18 4:47pm psychotic big brother:

RIP PRIEST!
  Tue. 2/6/18 4:48pm thehippriestess:

@Robert W - I do, yeah. I'm still not a patch on Hanley :D.
  Tue. 2/6/18 4:48pm Mark Williams:

the video of that German interview is what makes it so awkward/funny, because the German guy is douched out in his garb and MES keeps looking at his ridiculous coat and making it clear he thinks it's piss.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 4:48pm TDK60:

Home sick today, just up from a nap. This Fall band might chase the cold right out of me!
  Tue. 2/6/18 4:49pm thehippriestess:

The Plaza in Glasgow was a great venue...I wasn't at this show however because I was only 7. A poor excuse, I know...
  Tue. 2/6/18 4:49pm zonk ludlow:

@ fred: Indeed. Just been fishing through my 7 inch collection and come across this which mine can expect in another hour or so. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fip37jN6gvc
Avatar Tue. 2/6/18 4:49pm ApeCity:

Probably 1983, in eighth grade, that time when you're really trying to individuate and culturally already primed by better known punk bands, my sister gave me a tape of Slates and Room to Live and it just changed the whole way I looked at things. Ruined my life.
  Tue. 2/6/18 4:49pm gilly:

My first Fall "record" was a CD reissue of both Slates and A Part of America, Therein 10s. That period has the magic sound, but the Fall are still the best band that ever was. In God's eyes at least...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 4:50pm Greg from ZONE 5:

Pound for pound I think Slates is my fav. FYI.
  Tue. 2/6/18 4:52pm Robert W:

@hippriestess - in a band? You know your Fall no doubt about that!
  Tue. 2/6/18 4:52pm thehippriestess:

@Robert W - nah. Got fed up with musicians. Nothing worse.
  Tue. 2/6/18 4:53pm psychotic big brother:

had probably heard some Fall 80s singles before, but it wasn't until I saw that amazing video of them performing Big New Prinz on the Tony Wilson tv show that my mind was completely blown away and I had to listen to everything
  Tue. 2/6/18 4:55pm Bill W:

My first show was Oct '86 at the Ritz NYC, which meant jumping on a late bus after watching the Mets win Game 6. Best night to date.
  Tue. 2/6/18 4:56pm seth from muddy creek:

Circus lupus. Remember them? Sounded like the fall, no?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 4:56pm geo in jc:

Thanks BT. Spectacular facets!
  Tue. 2/6/18 4:56pm dj_damoncreed:

First gig: March 85, The Palace, Hollywood CA. Opened w/ Smile!
  Tue. 2/6/18 4:57pm thehippriestess:

My first gig was May 1992, City Halls in Glasgow - Smith/Scanlon/Hanley/Wolstencroft/Bush. Suede were the support and they didn't get the warmest of responses!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 4:59pm Passaic River Blues:

@Bill W: Holy shit, man. What a night.
  Tue. 2/6/18 4:59pm Stefan Cooke:

My first was at the Lyceum in London, March 1979, supporting Mekons, Gang of 4, SLF.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 4:59pm Kat in Chicago:

My first Fall gig was 1983 at Cabaret Metro (now Metro) in Chicago. The fateful night that Brix and Mark E. met!
  Tue. 2/6/18 5:00pm Robert W:

@hippriestess Ha. Yes it can be very very hard. Not had much experience, except for a week when we ruled the planet.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 5:00pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...so Opinionated, but so Blokeish...Primitivist, but fiercely Intelligent...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 5:00pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...'God is nothing if not the Union of Opposites'...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 5:01pm Clara Sanchez:

@Stefan Cooke What a great site, Stefan! Amazing!
  Tue. 2/6/18 5:01pm JM Valencia:

Great show, fantastic versions.
First gig was while visiting UK summer 86 at the T&C, bought the lyrics book from d luff (?) he got them signed too.
  Tue. 2/6/18 5:01pm Stefan Cooke:

Thank you Clara!
  Tue. 2/6/18 5:02pm dj_damoncreed:

@ Stefan !!! That's a lineup people cook up when imagining dream concert lineups.
  Tue. 2/6/18 5:02pm Stefan Cooke:

And I forgot to mention Human League, when they were great.
  Tue. 2/6/18 5:02pm Robert W:

Stefan - is that the gig MES got punched in the face by a National Front member?
  Tue. 2/6/18 5:03pm Steve:

My first was in '81. It might have been Maxwell's, not sure we got to see them alot that summer, Irving Plaza, Pep, Mudd they seemed to play everywhere.
  Tue. 2/6/18 5:03pm Stefan Cooke:

yes
  Tue. 2/6/18 5:04pm Robert W:

... landed on one knee, slowly got up, then just carried on?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 5:04pm Passaic River Blues:

@Steve: I think they just announced that show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 5:04pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

@hippriestess: I'd've been happy to see Suede in '92!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 2/6/18 5:04pm Michael 98145:

- it's in the aftermath -
  Tue. 2/6/18 5:05pm snarfyguy:

I think my first was at Danceteria in 1983, but my memories are pretty blurry. Could have been the Peppermint Lounge around the same time.
  Tue. 2/6/18 5:05pm Stefan Cooke:

I wish I could remember the incident, but have to rely on reports. He did carry on though. I have a tape somewhere.
  Tue. 2/6/18 5:06pm Stefan Cooke:

Sadly I have to take off for a prior commitment. Thanks for the show Brian!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 5:07pm schlockhausen:

Amazing memorial, just what was needed. Thank you, thank you.
  Tue. 2/6/18 5:07pm thehippriestess:

@ Revolution Rabbit Nov63 - I enjoyed them enough to go and see them another couple of times...including at The Plaza, as it goes...
Avatar Tue. 2/6/18 5:07pm Brian Turner:

Thanks Stefan. Hope yr well man
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 5:08pm thepalaceat4am:

My first Fall record was Domesday Payoff, picked up for free from the promo box at Harmony House in suburban Detroit, my high school job. First Fall show I saw was May 1988 Frenz tour at St. Andrew's in Detroit. I ended up seeing five of the six shows the Fall did in Michigan and presented/promoted the last two. As a matter of fact, I talked with six different agencies to confirm four different Fall shows, only two of which actually took place (2003-2004). Great show, Brian! RIP MES.
  Tue. 2/6/18 5:09pm Robert W:

Cheers Stefan!

Ahhhh... The NWRA. Up to full volume (sorry kids!)
Avatar Tue. 2/6/18 5:10pm slugluv1313:

@ Stefan Cooke -- The Fall with Mekons, Gang of Four, SLF -- in 1979!! *jealous* :)
  Tue. 2/6/18 5:11pm Paul Das:

Urgh, got home late - thanks for the show Brian, it still hasn't sunk in. Have to catch up tomorrow.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 5:11pm dan in wisconsin:

Agreed. Mekons are great. "Ghosts of American Astronauts" can't be beat.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 5:12pm dan in wisconsin:

But that was 79'...I believe So Good It Hurts came out in 1988...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 2/6/18 5:12pm Michael 98145:

With ostrich head-dress
Face a mess, covered in feathers
  Tue. 2/6/18 5:12pm dj_damoncreed:

Almost channeling Blixa Bargeld there.
Avatar Tue. 2/6/18 5:13pm slugluv1313:

amazing show, Brian -- cannot thank you enough for putting this together!!!
  Tue. 2/6/18 5:13pm Chapelhillian:

I saw the Fall at the Peppermint Lounge (1985, Scraping Foetus Off the Wheel opening) and Cats Cradle in 2003 but listened to them since Witch Trials. My fave quote of his was, when accused of drinking too much, replied "I drink as much as a man should, I come from a laboring family".
  Tue. 2/6/18 5:13pm King Ludd:

Mine was 1984 at the Lyceum. I was 14 years old - spent a cold night on Paddington station and caught the milk train home. Whole gig's on youtube, amazingly, including the soundcheck.
  Tue. 2/6/18 5:13pm thehippriestess:

Yeah, this has been amazing, thank you Brian from a freezing cold Scotland
Avatar Tue. 2/6/18 5:13pm cactus of north america:

great job, brian. loving this memorial.
  Tue. 2/6/18 5:14pm dj_damoncreed:

"Revenge Of The Mekons" documentary highly recommended.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 5:18pm Irwin:

Brian, are you sure that 1981 interview was from WFMU? I don't recognize the DJ, who at the end says "stay tuned for Don Jervis." I don't recollect any staffer named Don Jervis and his name does not appear on 1981 staff schedules I've saved.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 5:18pm Rich in Washington:

WOW! What the hell!
  Tue. 2/6/18 5:18pm thehippriestess:

The Fall in "having fun" shock!
  Tue. 2/6/18 5:18pm snarfyguy:

All bands should trying singing their parts instead of playing them, at least once, just for laughs if nothing else.
  Tue. 2/6/18 5:19pm Dave E.:

Um, this a capella "Totally Wired" is insane! Thanks for the show Brian, this has been a fantastic listen.
Avatar Tue. 2/6/18 5:20pm Brian Turner:

Irwin, so sayeth the bootleg channels, and it was in Hoboken. Be curious for correction if so
  Tue. 2/6/18 5:20pm Mark G:

Wow! In thefall.org 's gigography I just found the one gig I saw, march '85 at Danceteria! I was standing in the back of the room trying to stay out of the fray and there was this giant tall geek standing right in front of me jabering away to somebody the whole time! It was Joey Ramone.
  Tue. 2/6/18 5:20pm Francis:

Totally Wired a capella ! Excellent ! Instruments going on strike !
  Tue. 2/6/18 5:21pm thehippriestess:

The timeline is certainly correct for that interview to be '81 if it was in between Grotesque and Slates...
Avatar Tue. 2/6/18 5:21pm slugluv1313:

@ Irwin -- good question, was wondering the same thing!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 5:22pm Irwin:

My guess is it's from WNYU, WFDU, WFUV, or WSOU. How many times has WFMU been referred to as "the Fordham station"?
  Tue. 2/6/18 5:23pm Mark G:

And the bloody git was constanty stepping my toes!
  Tue. 2/6/18 5:24pm dj_damoncreed:

This version of Before The Moon Falls manages to retain Dragnet's murkiness.
Avatar Tue. 2/6/18 5:25pm cactus of north america:

dragnet does not get enough love, me thinks. i love the murky vibe of it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 5:26pm common:

yay! hey b.t. all
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 5:27pm TDK60:

My cold is still here but, at least I'm learning about English culture.
  Tue. 2/6/18 5:27pm psychotic big brother:

the moon has fallen
  Tue. 2/6/18 5:27pm dj_damoncreed:

@cactus Agreed. Dragnet can be a rewarding listen if you allow it. Took me a while to allow it.
  Tue. 2/6/18 5:28pm tv1205:

@ Mark G: That's a memory! Wow.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 5:28pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...@TDK60: ...has some CuriousOranj Juice...
  Tue. 2/6/18 5:30pm King Ludd:

It's particularly offensive to me because my granny was killed in a freak bongo accident. Crazy beatnik kid.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 5:30pm fred:

@Irwin: Then again, I wouldn't put it past you to slip a note saying "stay tuned for Don Jervis" to a stressed-out DJ, especially if your own show was next
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 5:31pm Rich in Washington:

These are all scorchers, Brian! Good selectin'!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 5:32pm Cecile:

Palace, I missed seeing the Fall in I think '85 or 86 at St. Andrews cause they cancelled out. I was soooooo pissed. Good for you for riding that tiger and booking the Fall.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 5:32pm holland oats:

Awesome people hanging out together: MES & Nick Cave, Berlin '87
www.youtube.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 5:33pm TDK60:

I should more properly say, Mancunian culture. RevRab: it's Yorkshire tea with lemon.
  Tue. 2/6/18 5:33pm M9:

I believe they did I Can Hear The Grass Grow" when I saw them at the Knitting Factory that same year.
  Tue. 2/6/18 5:33pm Mark G:

tv105: Joey Ramone blocking my view and stepping on my toes is what I remember most about the gig! -And that I'm pretty sure the guy he was jabbering away to was Christgau
  Tue. 2/6/18 5:33pm M9:

PS: hello all. Excellent show, Brian!
Avatar Tue. 2/6/18 5:34pm Mangrove Coil:

Thanks Brian from thee Manhatto. This has been such a sweettreat and it's been so cool to read everyone's vivid memories of the band and the Man.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 5:34pm common:

yeah, this is greet.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 2/6/18 5:34pm Michael 98145:

- he had not accounted for the psychic nose -
Avatar Tue. 2/6/18 5:34pm acid casualty:

In 2004 the fall did an incredible live version of 'walk like a man.' Way better than the original IMHO.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 5:35pm thepalaceat4am:

Cecile, you have Detroit roots!?
  Tue. 2/6/18 5:35pm snarfyguy:

Sometimes I think this is the best song they ever did.

(Pat Trip Dispenser)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 5:35pm dan in wisconsin:

@holland oats Holy crap, is that Kid Congo (of the Cramps and the Gun Club) as well in that Nick Cave/MES vid? So cool.
Avatar Tue. 2/6/18 5:36pm acid casualty:

@snarfy. You wouldn't be wrong.
  Tue. 2/6/18 5:36pm thehippriestess:

Yaas! Altogether now...."What's a computer?"
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 2/6/18 5:37pm Michael 98145:

wow, cripes, thank you again, Brian T
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 5:37pm common:

so many good 'uns
Avatar Tue. 2/6/18 5:37pm Scott Power:

*faints*
Avatar Tue. 2/6/18 5:37pm JFR:

met a hero of mine, shook his hand
  Tue. 2/6/18 5:38pm dj_damoncreed:

Good lord. Quite a version of Pat Trip Dispenser there. The weaving of the guitars is fantastic. Very Sonic Youthish.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 5:38pm holland oats:

@dan congo was in the bad seeds around then yeah
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 5:39pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks for today's presentation, BT. What a collection you had to choose from.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 5:39pm Cecile:

Palace, I'm from the UP and after a few false starts ended up in Ann Arbor going to the UofM. My friends drove into Detroit quite a bit. I tagged along a lot.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 2/6/18 5:39pm Michael 98145:

- Became a recluse
And bought a computer -
  Tue. 2/6/18 5:39pm Torbjørn:

Yikes, this version of Eat Y'Self Fitter is intense ! Sounds like my gran' is on the bongos, even.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 5:40pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...the MagicBand's grannies...
  Tue. 2/6/18 5:41pm King Ludd:

Brilliant version of EYF
Avatar Tue. 2/6/18 5:41pm Isassol:

Bought a computer. Became a recluse. Dozen one way 12 the other
  Tue. 2/6/18 5:42pm khd:

note to self: record this whole show before it goes into pop-up player hell
  Tue. 2/6/18 5:42pm thehippriestess:

This version of EYF is just reinforcing how much we've really lost. Bless The Fall and all who sailed in her.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 5:42pm Cecile:

SLATES WAS MY FIRST FALL RECORD and I GOT IT FOR $4 because the record store didn't know what it was.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 2/6/18 5:42pm Michael 98145:

dance along - www.youtube.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 5:44pm TDK60:

What a friggin' sound!
  Tue. 2/6/18 5:44pm zonk ludlow:

@ thehippriestess: Too true. I'm just glad I existed at the same time that this larrikin genius and his numerous cohorts created this joyous racket. Viva The Fall.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 5:44pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Motorik w/out Synths - like the Velvets...
Avatar Tue. 2/6/18 5:44pm acid casualty:

All time fave!
  Tue. 2/6/18 5:45pm Robert W:

My 7 year son the other day: 'You're listening to quite a bit of The Fall recently aren't you Dad?'. I explained why. 'Yeah I thought he did' he said. Chatted a bit, then he said, 'but don't worry, they'll just get a new singer and then you'll be able to see them again!'.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 5:45pm I am the Upsetter:

Thanks Brian!
  Tue. 2/6/18 5:45pm thehippriestess:

Oh man, Copped It. Awesome.
  Tue. 2/6/18 5:46pm Stu Kawowski:

How wonderful and frightening...!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 5:46pm fred:

I had never even heard of The Fall before finding the Station. So the first record I bought was Fall Heads Roll. My first earlier fave was Perverted by Language. Latecomer, obviously. Better late than never, maybe
  Tue. 2/6/18 5:48pm Stu Kawowski:

@fred: Fall Heads Roll is a great LP... 'Blindness' !!!
  Tue. 2/6/18 5:48pm dj_damoncreed:

Love the reference to Howlin' Wolf that MES opens Copped It with.
Avatar Tue. 2/6/18 5:48pm Scott Power:

Oh crikey Brian, this show has been intense and beautiful. Actually reduced to tears. Same time next year?
Avatar Tue. 2/6/18 5:48pm acid casualty:

I love 'elves' too, even tho its a blatant stooges riff ripped.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 5:49pm ultradamno:

My mind has been involuntarily filling in Friday's parts.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 5:50pm Cecile:

Brian, this has been awesome. You could do a whole month.
  Tue. 2/6/18 5:50pm Stu Kawowski:

@ultradamno yeah... me too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 5:50pm Cecile:

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 5:50pm Clara Sanchez:

Thanks a lot for this, Brian! ♥ And I´m with Cecile!!
  Tue. 2/6/18 5:51pm snarfyguy:

Storming version of US 80s 90s!
Avatar Tue. 2/6/18 5:52pm Brian Turner:

Thanks everybody for listening. If you dug this and haven't heard the two archived April 2015 programs, check them out. Spectre Folk played live Fall covers, we chatted with S Hanley, Marc Riley and Brix over the horn, and lots more live jams we didn't play on this program, plus more graphics (sorry to be lax this time). www.wfmu.org...
  Tue. 2/6/18 5:52pm King Ludd:

They're great - the lyrics in CI. Elves is copped from the Stooges - but what's Copped It copped from if anywhere? Anyone know? I was wondering the other day.
  Tue. 2/6/18 5:53pm dj_damoncreed:

@snarfyguy a totally wired version, you might say.
  Tue. 2/6/18 5:54pm King Ludd:

Thanks Brian! I've been looking forward to this show and it was great. Goodnight from Blighty.
  Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 5:54pm BarbR:

Fantastic. Thanks, Brian!
  Tue. 2/6/18 5:54pm krissy b:

thnk u brian amazing show ! ! ! ! !
  Tue. 2/6/18 5:55pm zonk ludlow:

A tip of my cap to you Brian for this incredible feast & a big thank you to all that have been here to share the moment and recall what are obviously very important memories to you. Spare a thought for his family and closest tomorrow and that the one and only MES gets the send off he deserves.
  Tue. 2/6/18 5:55pm Robert W:

Cheers Brian. The greatest band Britain ever had.
  Tue. 2/6/18 5:55pm thehippriestess:

Thanks Brian, brilliant show, fitting tribute! WHUP!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 5:55pm fred:

I think what you do with it matters more than where you got it from. Credit is good when it brings obscure people to the front, but that doesn't apply to the Stooges.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 5:55pm Mayor Frank:

Thanks BT!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 5:55pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...AbstractArt X JamesBrown...if you're going to cop an influence - might as well be 'Fun House'...
- Truly a privilege - if a sad one. Thx BT.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 5:55pm ultradamno:

"We were consciously parodying The Carpenters and Bananarama." -Gavin Friday

"We were consciously parodying The Carpenters and Bananarama.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 2/6/18 5:55pm Michael 98145:

radio like nowhere else
Avatar Tue. 2/6/18 5:55pm acid casualty:

Brian, fantastic job! Thank you for doing this!
Avatar Tue. 2/6/18 5:56pm Mangrove Coil:

I am sated. This was gloriousssssss.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 5:56pm ultradamno:

annotatedfall.doomby.com...
  Tue. 2/6/18 5:56pm Stu Kawowski:

Jesus Hanley's bass playing is so intense in this! And the way was weirdness! Fantastic version of US 80s 90s!
  Tue. 2/6/18 5:56pm Steve F:

Brilliant show Brian. Cheers!
  Tue. 2/6/18 5:56pm M9:

Cheers Brian!
  Tue. 2/6/18 5:56pm dj_damoncreed:

@KingLudd Not sure about the whole song, but the opening line about millionaire is straight from Goin' Down Slow by Howlin' Wolf. A magnificent song itself.
  Tue. 2/6/18 5:56pm snarfyguy:

King Ludd: Copped It was a much older (1978?) song they resuscitated/re-arranged, which sounded nothing like its prior incarnation.
  Tue. 2/6/18 5:56pm chris in london:

thanks Brian great stuff :0)
cracking version of 80s/90s that intro is amazing, what a band....
  Tue. 2/6/18 5:57pm Stu Kawowski:

Ooops... wah wah weirdness....!
  Tue. 2/6/18 5:57pm Robert W:

(goodnight from UK) x Beautiful end!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 2/6/18 5:57pm Michael 98145:

yes - www.instagram.com...
Avatar Tue. 2/6/18 5:57pm drewo:

The wonderful and frightening world of WFMU. Thanks Brian!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 5:57pm dan in wisconsin:

Thank you Brian Turner! Great selections!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 5:57pm fred:

Thanks Brian, fantastic show, sorry it had to be done
  Tue. 2/6/18 5:57pm Robert W:

Shit me, those maths questions are starting to get very difficult.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 5:58pm ultradamno:

I'll be revisiting this one on the archives soon, I'm sure.
  Tue. 2/6/18 5:58pm NZ:

fantastisch. thanx brian
  Tue. 2/6/18 5:59pm thehippriestess:

Pat (the trip dispenser) died in the late 80's
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 5:59pm Clara Sanchez:

Interview with STEPHEN HANLEY plus SPECTRE FOLK live in studio: wfmu.org... -> FANTASTIC SHOW!!!
  Tue. 2/6/18 5:59pm dj_damoncreed:

Been a great three hours, BT. Much appreciated.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 5:59pm Greg from ZONE 5:

Thanks much, Brian!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 5:59pm chris:

thanks so much, BT! wooooooowwwww!
  Tue. 2/6/18 5:59pm Stu Kawowski:

Oh no....! It's all over :-o
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 5:59pm Kat in Chicago:

This was so good.
  Tue. 2/6/18 5:59pm Curt:

Thanks, great stuff!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 2/6/18 5:59pm Zetti:

Thanks Brian.
  Tue. 2/6/18 5:59pm thehippriestess:

What a show. Thank you so so much.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 5:59pm Passaic River Blues:

Well done!
  Tue. 2/6/18 6:00pm Andy:

Much appreciated, this show.
  Tue. 2/6/18 6:00pm Damo S.:

Can it be over/great tribute.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 2/6/18 6:00pm Michael 98145:

all fall down
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/6/18 6:00pm pollypinocle:

Terrific show, Brian!! Thanks so much!
  Tue. 2/6/18 6:00pm cactusofnorthamerica:

viva thee mighty fall
  Tue. 2/6/18 6:03pm Robert W:

Heard some great things for the first time tonight. Cheers again Brian.
  Wed. 2/7/18 12:54am GrannyOnBongos:

lookbackbores! uh
Avatar Wed. 2/7/18 5:41am pinkie:

Great tribute, thanks. I, like you, feel strongly attached to the pre-1998 Fall. Maybe there were a lot of tweaks in personnel but the core of Hanley/Smith/Scanlon and one or other of three drummers was solid for a long time. Some great moments '98 onwards though, no doubt. That final Peel Session is incredible - listened again the other day. Anyway cheers, enjoyed every moment.
Avatar Wed. 2/7/18 10:01am khafizov:

loving the fall show, thanks much Brian and thanks also to @slugluv1313 for putting this up on IG as without that I would never known
  Wed. 2/7/18 11:44am Ajax:

Great show, thanks! The Fall covering The Move was a brain melter !
  Wed. 2/7/18 5:32pm mill creek:

Got into them 40 years ago and never got out again. Best music we'll ever hear ever
  Wed. 2/7/18 5:47pm mill creek:

Also just noticed I was at that gig in The Plaza in Glasgow in 81.Three bands on the bill(including the SCARS). All for one friggin pound. Had to walk 15 miles back home but was well worth it. God bless the Mighty Fall
  Thu. 2/8/18 2:24am Flike:

thank you. the original big-shot rapper.
Avatar Thu. 2/15/18 11:02am Mangrove Coil:

This a cappella version of "Totally Wired"! Good lord! I can't stop coming back to this playlist. What a treasure.
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