The Fall


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Record Label
Superior Viaduct

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Dragnet is arguably The Fall's best-known album. With the departure of Martin Bramah after Live At The Witch Trials, the band underwent yet another lineup shift in late 1979. Marc Riley switched to guitar and Steve Hanley joined on bass; the latter's signature basslines would become a major part of The Fall for the next two decades.

Opening track "Psykick Dancehall" strikes like an elusive, working-class anthem with its bouncy tempo changes and Mark E. Smith's unfiltered vocals raining down on the dance-floor. "Dice Man" takes its direction from disheveled beats, stuttering lyrics and asymmetrical phrasing. Somehow Dragnet manages to be even more lo-fi than The Fall's debut, yet reveals a cohesive sound and fierce songs that would further build the band's cult following.



Psykick Dancehall
A Figure Walks
Dice Man
Before The Moon Falls
Your Heart Out
Muzorewi's Daughter
Flat Of Angles
Spectre Vs. Rector
Put Away


Disc: 1
1. Psykick Dancehall
2. A Figure Walks
3. Printhead
4. Dice Man
5. Before The Moon Falls
6. Your Heart Out
7. Muzorewi's Daughter
8. Flat Of Angles
9. Choc-Stock
10. Spectre Vs. Rector
11. Put Away
12. Rowche Rumble
13. In My Area
14. Fiery Jack
15. 2nd Dark Age
16. Psykick Dancehall No.2 (Alternate Take)
17. Rowche Rumble (Take 2)
18. Rowche Rumble (Take 3)
19. Rowche Rumble (Take 4)
20. Rowche Rumble (Take 5)
21. In My Area (Alternate Take 1)
22. In My Area (Alternate Take 2)

Disc: 2
1. Psykick Dancehall (Live In Retford)
2. Rowche Rumble (Live In Retford)
3. Flat Of Angles (Live In Retford)
4. 2nd Dark Age (Live In Retford)
5. Rebellious Jukebox (Live In Retford)
6. Muzorewi's Daughter (Live In Retford)
7. In My Area (Live In Retford)
8. Choc Stock (Live In Retford)
9. Printhead (Live In Retford)
10. A Figure Walks (Live In Retford)
11. Fiery Jack (Live In Retford)
12. No Xmas For John Quays (Live In Retford)
13. Psycho Mafia (Live In Retford)

Disc: 3
1. Psykick Dancehall (Live In Los Angeles)
2. Rowche Rumble (Live In Los Angeles)
3. Flat Of Angles (Live In Los Angeles)
4. Rebellious Jukebox (Live In Los Angeles)
5. Various Times (Live In Los Angeles)
6. Stepping Out (Live In Los Angeles)
7. Your Heart Out (Live In Los Angeles)
8. Dice Man (Live In Los Angeles)
9. Spectre Vs Rector (Live In Los Angeles)
10. Choc Stock (Live In Los Angeles)
11. Muzorewi's Daughter (Live In Los Angeles)

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