The Fall ‎– Grotesque (After The Gramme)

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recorded at: Cargo/Rochdale
Street Level/London 289-9699

The Fall Foundation C/O 429b, Bury New Road, SALFORD 7.

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  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): A PORKY PRIME CUT ROUGH 18 A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): A PORKY PRIME CUT U THOUGHT IT'D BE GREAT WOE WOE ETC ETC ROUGH18 B1 EG

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CMRCD883 The Fall Grotesque (After The Gramme)(CD, Album, Dlx, RE) Castle Music CMRCD883 UK 2004 Sell This Version
RTL-6 The Fall Grotesque (After The Gramme)(LP, Album, Promo) Rough Trade RTL-6 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
ROUGH US 8 The Fall Grotesque (After The Gramme)(LP, Album) Rough Trade ROUGH US 8 US 1980 Sell This Version
WW 0097CD The Fall Grotesque (After The Gramme)(CD, Album, RE) Westworld Recordings WW 0097CD UK 2017 Sell This Version
CMRCD883 The Fall Grotesque (After The Gramme)(CD, Album, Dlx, RE) Castle Music CMRCD883 UK Unknown Sell This Version

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robert.howie.18

robert.howie.18

October 4, 2018
I bagged a copy of this yesterday, its a UK original and wasn't that cheap. There is this annoying double skip right at the start of English Scheme. I can't find any marks and I can usually fix skips but not here. Its very frustrating. Its clean too. Any pressing issues that anyone knows of as I can't find anything on this here 'net....other than that, its great!
bishy73

bishy73

March 12, 2017
Just picked up a gatefold reissue on eat them eat vinyl think they are reissuing a few fall albums this month
ElasticMan

ElasticMan

October 27, 2016
There is a sense of a populace just accepting what they are given, and of being reduced to caricatures of themselves. The landscape is grey and unremittingly dismal. People are shuttled around by forces beyond their control. All grows mundane, habitual. "The things that drain you off and drive you off the hinge. / Boils, dirty socks, the ceilings collapse. / The Sunday morning loud lawn mower" ... More at http://theknockingshop.blogspot.ie/2013/05/top-102-albums-no-4-grotesque-after.html
CD3003

CD3003

August 25, 2014
Hey, "Container Drivers" ist great!!!
TheatreX

TheatreX

May 29, 2010
The Fall: What can one say about them? They have managed to exist for 30-plus years in one form or another. Their early work though, the stuff that sounds like it was made by ambitious people with better ideas than talent, is the best. And despite the instrumental chops, the music, if at times you could call it that, manages to have a certain power, and, well, cojones, if it comes right down to it. Take "Container Drivers"...what the hell is that? An insane attempt at rockabilly that still manages to come off as enjoyable? And "A New Face In Hell", with...kazoo? And Mark E. Smith's ear-splitting shrieks and yelps. I discovered The Fall in 1977 when I stumbled across a copy of Bingo Master's Breakout/Pyscho Mafia, and I, for some reason, was sucked right in and have been a fan to this day. Even saw them live on their US tour supporting "The Frenz Experiment" back in the 80's.... Anyway, it's hard to say that "Grotesque" is just another fine entry in The Fall's catalog, because it's almost like a transition from the old Fall to a newer, well, more close to "music" Fall...but it's also a bunch of insanely enjoyable racket that will drive your neighbors nuts at the proper volume. In fact, it's 7 AM Saturday morning, I think I'll go put it on and turn it up to 11 right now.