FALL - REFORMATION POST TLC[COLOURED VINYL]
The Fall are an English post-punk band, formed in Manchester
in 1976. The band existed until 2018 and was essentially built
around its founder and only constant member Mark E. Smith.
Initially associated with the punk movement of the late
1970s, the groups music went through several stylistic
changes over the years, but is often characterised by an
abrasive guitar-driven sound and frequent use of repetition,
and is always underpinned by Smiths distinctive vocals and
often cryptic lyrics.
? The band is noted for its prolific output and released over 25
studio albums (more than triple that counting live albums and
other releases). They never achieved widespread public
success beyond a handful of minor hit singles in the late
1980s, but maintained a strong cult following. The band were
long associated with BBC disc jockey John Peel, who
championed them from early on in their career and cited The
Fall as his favourite band, famously explaining, "They are
always different; they are always the same."
? Reformation Post TLC was released in February 2007 and
features Mark E Smith and his wife, Elena, with newcomers
Tim Presley and Rob Barbato, Orpheo McCord and Dave Spurr.
Presley, Barbato and McCord, all Americans, joined the band
as emergency replacements for Ben Pritchard, Spencer
Birtwistle and Steve Trafford, all of whom quit the band
during an American tour in April 2006.
? This re-issue of Reformation Post TLC enhances the album to
vinyl on four sides and comes in a limited-edition splatter
colour. It also features an essay by Daryl Easlea and has been
remastered by long-term Fall engineer Andy Pearce.
? This is the latest release in Cherry Red's series of deluxe Fall
reissues - “Fall Sound Archive”
1. OVER! OVER!
3. FALL SOUND
1. WHITE LINE FEVER
2. INSULT SONG
3. MY DOOR IS NEVER
1. COACH AND HORSE
2. THE USHER
3. THE WRIGHT STUFF
1. DAS BOAT
2. THE BAD STUFF
3. SYSTEMATIC ABUSE
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