The Fall

The Fall

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.

The Fall Discography


SFLP 1 The Fall Live At The Witch Trials (Album) Step-Forward Records SFLP 1 UK 1979 Sell This Version
SFLP 4 The Fall Dragnet (Album) Step-Forward Records SFLP 4 UK 1979 Sell This Version
ROUGH 10 The Fall Totale's Turns (It's Now Or Never) (Album) Rough Trade ROUGH 10 UK 1980 Sell This Version
ROUGH 18 The Fall Grotesque (After The Gramme) (Album) Rough Trade ROUGH 18 UK 1980 Sell This Version
TRADE THREE 10, RTO 71 The Fall Slates (MiniAlbum, Album) Rough Trade TRADE THREE 10, RTO 71 US 1981 Sell This Version
KAM 011, kam011 The Fall Room To Live (Album, EP) Kamera Records, Kamera Records KAM 011, kam011 UK 1982 Sell This Version
6.25042, 6.25 042, LLP 5194 The Fall Hex Enduction Hour (Album, Comp) Kamera Records 6.25042, 6.25 042, LLP 5194 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
COTTAGE 1 The Fall A Part Of America Therein, 1981 (Album) Cottage Records (2) COTTAGE 1 US 1982 Sell This Version
LIVE 006 The Fall Live In London 1980 (Album) Chaos Tapes, Chaos Cassettes LIVE 006 UK 1982 Sell This Version
LILP 4.00116 J The Fall Perverted By Language (Album, Comp) Rough Trade LILP 4.00116 J 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
TORSO 33003 The Fall The Wonderful And Frightening World Of... (Album, Comp) Beggars Banquet TORSO 33003 Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
PVCC 8940 The Fall This Nation's Saving Grace (Album, Comp) Beggars Banquet PVCC 8940 US 1985 Sell This Version
BEGA 75 The Fall Bend Sinister (Album) Beggars Banquet BEGA 75 New Zealand 1986 Sell This Version
SPV 85-2885 The Fall I Am Kurious Oranj (Album) Beggars Banquet SPV 85-2885 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
6987-4-H The Fall The Frenz Experiment (Album) Beggars Banquet, Beggars Banquet 6987-4-H US 1988 Sell This Version
BBL 102 The Fall Seminal Live (Album) Beggars Banquet BBL 102 UK 1989 Sell This Version
8 422041 The Fall Extricate (Album, Comp) Cog Sinister, Phonogram, Fontana 8 422041 UK 1990 Sell This Version
848 594-2 The Fall Shift-Work (Album) Cog Sinister, Fontana 848 594-2 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
512162-2 The Fall Code: Selfish (Album) Cog Sinister, Fontana 512162-2 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
7 92263-4 The Fall The Infotainment Scan (Album, Comp) Permanent Records 7 92263-4 US 1993 Sell This Version
WIN CD 038, WINCD 038 The Fall BBC Radio 1 'Live In Concert' (Album) Windsong International, Windsong International WIN CD 038, WINCD 038 UK 1993 Sell This Version
INT 845.213 The Fall Middle Class Revolt (Album) Permanent Records, Permanent Records INT 845.213 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
PERMMC 30 The Fall Cerebral Caustic (Album, Comp) Cog Sinister, Permanent Records PERMMC 30 UK 1995 Sell This Version
PERMLP36 The Fall The Twenty Seven Points (Album, Comp) Permanent Records, Cog Sinister PERMLP36 UK 1995 Sell This Version

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


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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