The Fall

The Fall

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Post-punk band from Greater Manchester, UK. Late 1976 to date.

Mark Edward Smith is the lead singer, lyricist, frontman and only constant member of the formation.

Formed in late 1976 or early 1977, they've released around 50 singles, 30 studio albums, and well over 50 live and compilation albums (although it seems like more). In August 2004 they recorded their 24th John Peel Session.

The band has gone through numerous personnel changes over the years (there have been well over 30 different line-ups so far), and since July 2007 consists of Mark E. Smith, Pete Greenway on guitar, Dave "The Eagle" Spurr on bass, Elenor Smith on keyboards, and Keiron Melling on drums. In 2014, Daren Garratt became a full time member as a second drummer.
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The Fall Discography

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The Fall Live At The Witch Trials (Album) Step-Forward Records UK 1979 Sell This Version
The Fall Dragnet (Album) Step-Forward Records UK 1979 Sell This Version
The Fall Totale's Turns (It's Now Or Never) (Album) Rough Trade UK 1980 Sell This Version
The Fall Grotesque (After The Gramme) (Album) Rough Trade UK 1980 Sell This Version
The Fall Slates (MiniAlbum, Album) Rough Trade US 1981 Sell This Version
The Fall Room To Live (Album, EP) Kamera Records, Kamera Records UK 1982 Sell This Version
The Fall Hex Enduction Hour (Album, Comp) Kamera Records Germany 1982 Sell This Version
The Fall A Part Of America Therein, 1981 (Album) Cottage Records (2) US 1982 Sell This Version
The Fall Live In London 1980 (Album) Chaos Tapes, Chaos Cassettes UK 1982 Sell This Version
The Fall Perverted By Language (Album, Comp) Rough Trade Germany 1983 Sell This Version
none The Fall / The World Service The Fall / The World Service - The Fall RT133 / World Service RT118(Cass, Promo) Rough Tapes, Rough Trade none UK 1983 Sell This Version
The Fall The Wonderful And Frightening World Of... (Album, Comp) Beggars Banquet Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
The Fall This Nation's Saving Grace (Album, Comp) Beggars Banquet US 1985 Sell This Version
The Fall Bend Sinister (Album) Beggars Banquet New Zealand 1986 Sell This Version
The Fall I Am Kurious Oranj (Album) Beggars Banquet Germany 1988 Sell This Version
The Fall The Frenz Experiment (Album) Beggars Banquet, Beggars Banquet US 1988 Sell This Version
The Fall Seminal Live (Album) Beggars Banquet UK 1989 Sell This Version
The Fall Extricate (Album, Comp) Cog Sinister, Phonogram, Fontana UK 1990 Sell This Version
The Fall Shift-Work (Album) Cog Sinister, Fontana Europe 1991 Sell This Version
The Fall Code: Selfish (Album) Cog Sinister, Fontana Europe 1992 Sell This Version
The Fall The Infotainment Scan (Album, Comp) Permanent Records US 1993 Sell This Version
The Fall BBC Radio 1 'Live In Concert' (Album) Windsong International, Windsong International UK 1993 Sell This Version
The Fall Middle Class Revolt (Album) Permanent Records, Permanent Records Germany 1994 Sell This Version
The Fall Cerebral Caustic (Album, Comp) Cog Sinister, Permanent Records UK 1995 Sell This Version
The Fall The Twenty Seven Points (Album, Comp) Permanent Records, Cog Sinister UK 1995 Sell This Version

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klf73

klf73

January 21, 2014
reading THE FALLEN... very funny read about fall ex members.
meredith_hunter

meredith_hunter

January 16, 2010
The Mighty Fall as the Mighty John Peel used to say. If John Peel adores them then who are we, mere infidels, to argue. An acquired taste without doubt, and that taste can only be acquired when young. Fortunately i acquired it when i was 17, back in '84. I gave up on them by 1990. Let's face it, we all move on. But by then i had gathered up their entire output until 1990 - and it still dazzles today. 13 years worth of music and about 16 albums or so - a fairly impressive output.

Where to start?? 'The Wonderful and Frightening World' is probably their most musically accessible (and fantastic) but 'Dragnet' (fantastic), 'The Early Years' (fantastic) and 'Hex Enduction Hour' (fantastic) etc etc...

Shit!! just buy or steal them all.
PS. Read 'Renegade' - Mark E Smith's memories - a pub rant without the need to buy a drink

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