The Fall

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Post-punk band from Greater Manchester, UK. 1976 to 2018.

Mark E. Smith was the lead singer, lyricist, frontman and only constant member of the formation. He died on the morning of Wednesday January 24th, 2018.

Formed in 1976 through a poetry-style collective beginnings, The Fall released around 50 singles, 34 studio albums, and well over 50 live and compilation albums as well as releasing a play 'Hey Luciani' and a Ballet 'I am Kurious Oranj'. They also recorded 24 sessions for John Peel's Radio 1 show between June 1978 and August 2004.

The band went through numerous personnel changes over the years (with well over 30 different line-ups). From July 2007 The Fall comprised: Mark E. Smith, vocals; Pete Greenway, guitar; Dave "The Eagle" Spurr, bass; Elena Poulou, keyboards; Keiron Melling, drums. In 2014, Daren Garratt became a full-time member as a second drummer but left 9th October 2015. Elena Poulou (Smith's then wife) last gig was 28th April 2016. Mike Clapham joined on keyboards from 23rd May 2017 until their final gig.
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The Fall - Live At The Witch Trials album art The Fall Live At The Witch Trials (Album) Step-Forward Records UK 1979 Sell This Version
The Fall - Dragnet album art The Fall Dragnet (Album) Step-Forward Records UK 1979 Sell This Version
The Fall - Totale's Turns (It's Now Or Never) album art 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 art The Fall Grotesque (After The Gramme) (Album) Rough Trade UK 1980 Sell This Version
The Fall - Slates album art The Fall Slates (MiniAlbum, Album) Rough Trade US 1981 Sell This Version
The Fall - Room To Live album art The Fall Room To Live (Album, EP) Kamera Records, Kamera Records UK 1982 Sell This Version
The Fall - Hex Enduction Hour album art The Fall Hex Enduction Hour (Album, Comp) Kamera Records Germany 1982 Sell This Version
The Fall - A Part Of America Therein, 1981 album art The Fall A Part Of America Therein, 1981 (Album) Cottage Records (2) US 1982 Sell This Version
The Fall - Live In London 1980 album art The Fall Live In London 1980 (Album) Chaos Tapes, Chaos Cassettes UK 1982 Sell This Version
The Fall - Fall In A Hole album art The Fall Fall In A Hole (EP, Album) Flying Nun Records, Flying Nun Records New Zealand 1983 Sell This Version
The Fall - Perverted By Language album art The Fall Perverted By Language (Album, Comp) Rough Trade Australia 1983 Sell This Version
The Fall - The Wonderful And Frightening World Of... album art 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 art The Fall This Nation's Saving Grace (Album, Comp) Beggars Banquet US 1985 Sell This Version
The Fall - Bend Sinister album art The Fall Bend Sinister (Album) Beggars Banquet UK 1986 Sell This Version
The Fall - I Am Kurious Oranj album art The Fall I Am Kurious Oranj (Album) Beggars Banquet US 1988 Sell This Version
The Fall - The Frenz Experiment album art The Fall The Frenz Experiment (Single, Album) Beggars Banquet, Beggars Banquet US 1988 Sell This Version
The Fall - Seminal Live album art The Fall Seminal Live (Album) Beggars Banquet UK 1989 Sell This Version
The Fall - Extricate album art The Fall Extricate (Album, Comp) Cog Sinister, Phonogram UK 1990 Sell This Version
The Fall - Shift-Work album art The Fall Shift-Work (Album) Cog Sinister, Fontana Europe 1991 Sell This Version
The Fall - Code: Selfish album art The Fall Code: Selfish (Album) Cog Sinister, Fontana Europe 1992 Sell This Version
The Fall - The Infotainment Scan album art The Fall The Infotainment Scan (Album, Comp) Permanent Records US 1993 Sell This Version
The Fall - BBC Radio 1 'Live In Concert' album art The Fall BBC Radio 1 'Live In Concert' (Album) Windsong International, Windsong International Japan 1993 Sell This Version
The Fall - Middle Class Revolt album art The Fall Middle Class Revolt (Album) Permanent Records, Permanent Records Germany 1994 Sell This Version
The Fall - Cerebral Caustic album art The Fall Cerebral Caustic (Album, Comp) Cog Sinister, Permanent Records UK 1995 Sell This Version
The Fall - The Twenty Seven Points album art The Fall The Twenty Seven Points (Album, Comp) Permanent Records, Cog Sinister UK 1995 Sell This Version

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greentanktop

greentanktop

April 20, 2018
Unsung legend gone ,look at the music left behind, a bit it & miss- but when it hit , lyrics un parrelleld ! Lifted average musicians , imperfection can be better than perfection , he new this , you can feel this in the music . Will never be anyone like this again , 40 odd years with edge . & compliments to all who performed .
trhm68

trhm68

April 6, 2018
What a massive loss, saw The Fall so many times & as has been said every Gig was a highlight, you also had to expect the unexpected, playing with the Muso's amps, singing behind doors, going off pissed & coming back on straight and playing a blinder, the Man was an absolute legend, totally gutted i'll never see them Live again, just hope there's a lot of Material hidden away in the Vaults somewhere?
queernonbinaryhuman

queernonbinaryhuman

March 8, 2018
RIP.

Does anyone know if Imperial Wax Solvent is out of print?
Mike777

Mike777

February 18, 2018
Thats very sad. Thanks Mark for your excellent Music. See The Fall many times Live. Every Concert was a Highlight for me. R.I.P. Mark
mrscottmusic

mrscottmusic

February 13, 2018
An irreplaceable legend and uncompromising genius. Long live MES and The Fall
donsolo

donsolo

February 10, 2018
Thanks Mark. You can never be matched. Rest In Peace.

zipperhobbit

zipperhobbit

February 9, 2018
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Oh MES - you are the greatest - thank you, thank you so much for giving me my healthiest musical obsession xxx RIP MES
terrysuki

terrysuki

February 4, 2018
Fuckin' ell it's finally happened. Marquee is no longer Cha Cha.
hillmarton_1

hillmarton_1

January 30, 2018
the finest British artist of all time - you either got it or you didn't - the back catalogue is breathtakingly superb - RIP MES
Iso-elation13

Iso-elation13

January 27, 2018
I can only echo the sentiments written here. Truly a one-off. RIP Mr Smith...

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