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Luke Haines

Freaks Out! : Weirdos, Misfits And Deviants - The Rise And Fall Of Righteous Rock 'n' Roll

    The followers - this book is not for you. The salt of the earth - this book is not for you. The worthy - this book is not for you.

    The ideologists - this book is not for you. Hedonists and bohemians - this book is not for you. The middlebrow - this book is not for you.

    The highbrow - this book is not for you. Dilettantes - this book is not for you. 1970s middle school RE teachers - this book is not for you.

    The England football team (women's and men's) - this book is not for you. The litanists - this book is not for you. Gatekeepers - this book is not for you.

    Gamekeepers - this book is not for you. (Not even for the poachers...)The curators - this book is not for you. The left, the right - this book is not for you.

    The list-makers - lists are for shoppers not rockers, and this book is not for you. This is not a list - this is a manifesto, and this book is for ... the Freaks.

    Musician and author Luke Haines embarks on an odyssey through the ages, exploring how the 'freaks' infiltrated modern culture - and almost won the rock 'n' roll wars - only to lose to the rise of Cool Britannia and TV 'talent' shows that turned the strange and the outsiders into fodder for laughter. In this ultimate celebration of freakdom, Haines tells the story of pivotal freaks - including Johnnie Ray, Gene Vincent, Hank Marvin, Syd Barrett, the Incredible String Band and Big Youth - through the prism of rock 'n' roll and explains how freaks infiltrated wider culture through history in the form of the Cathars, the Ranters, Hells Angels and the Yippies. Part memoir, part manifesto, Freaks Out! is a righteous alternate history of rock 'n' roll.

    The Fall

    Slates (Live)

      Popstock was created by the surviving members of the Slates iteration of The Fall to present unusual and alternative versions of the brilliant records they helped create.

      These records promise to be unique in that they are the only new Fall releases going forward where actual members of the group are consulted, involved and remunerated at all. Slate Live Again presents live versions of the six songs that make up the original mini- LP, with the incredible versions chosen in order to present the songs at every stage of their live performance, both pre and post recording.

      Lovingly curated with input from band members at every stage, including sourcing, mastering and design, and with sleeve notes by Fall Uber- fan Stewart Lee, Slates Live is the type of release that Fall fans have been craving for years.

      TRACK LISTING

      1. Middle Mass
      2. An Old Lover Etc.
      3. Prole Art Threat
      4. Fit And Working Again
      5. Slags, Slates Etc.
      6. Leave The Capitol

      The Fall

      A Country On The Click (Alternative Version) (RSD24 EDITION)

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        IF THERE ARE ANY REMAINING COPIES THEY WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT 8PM ON MONDAY APRIL 22ND.


        The Real New Fall Album (Formally Country on the Click) was originally released in 2003 on the Action label and contains the Fall classic Sparta FC and was produced by Grant Showbiz, this translucent orange vinyl contains the original version of the album and reproduces one of the unused covers from the time. This Set as with the other Fall reissues has been compiled in conjunction with Fall Expert Conway Patton and has been mastered by long time engineer Andy Pearce with art by Becky Stewart.

        UK Subs

        UK Subversives (The Fall Out Singles Collection) (RSD24 EDITION)

          THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2024 EXCLUSIVE AND WILL BE AVAILABLE INSTORE ON SATURDAY APRIL 20TH ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

          IF THERE ARE ANY REMAINING COPIES THEY WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT 8PM ON MONDAY APRIL 22ND.






          The Fall

          Live At The Witch Trials - 2024 Reissue

            The Fall’s first studio album, reissued on black vinyl in its 45th Anniversary year. This black vinyl version is 180GSM with an inner bag and features the US artwork and track-listing.

            Founded by its only constant member, Mark E. Smith, The Fall formed in Manchester in 1976 and were one of the most prominent post-punk groups in the world. Musically, there may have been several stylistic changes over the years, but it was often characterised by an abrasive guitar-driven sound and frequent use of repetition, always underpinned by Smith’s distinctive vocals and often cryptic lyrics.

            “They are always different; they are always the same.” JOHN PEEL

            “Live At The Witch Trials” is the debut studio album – released 16th March 1979 – these editions celebrate the fortieth anniversary of this seminal album. Originally released through record label Step-Forward, it was recorded in a single day and mixed by producer Bob Sargeant. Mark E. Smith’s lyrics include his unique commentary on the music business (‘Music Scene’), poorly paid jobs (‘Industrial Estate’) and drugs (‘No Xmas For John Quays’, ‘Like To Blow’, ‘Frightened’, ‘Underground Medecin’)

            Sounds gave it five stars at the time of release, writing: “an album of staggeringly rich, mature music, inner questioning hand in hand with rock and roll at its fiercest, its finest, its most honest, rock and roll at its naked, most stimulating”

            Featuring the one and only Mark E. Smith alongside Martin Bramah, Marc Riley, Karl Burns and Yvonne Pawlett.

            TRACK LISTING

            SIDE ONE
            1. FRIGHTENED
            2. CRAP RAP 2/LIKE TO BLOW
            3. REBELLIOUS JUKEBOX
            4. NO XMAS FOR JOHN QUAYS
            5. VARIOUS TIMES

            SIDE TWO
            1. UNDERGROUND MEDECIN
            2. TWO STEPS BACK
            3. LIVE AT THE WITCH TRIALS
            4. FUTURES AND PASTS
            5. MUSIC SCENE

            Nurse With Wound

            She And Me Fall Together In Free Death

              "She and Me Fall Together in Free Death" is probably the most approachable, largely "musical" album that NWW has released since Rock N' Roll Station . It's also one of his strangest concepts, a marriage of trance inducing Krautrock grooves with a traditional jazz standard and some jarringly atonal musique concrete. Side A is the 20- minute title track: a slow-motion jam reminiscent of of one of Can's sidelong tracks on Tago Mago or the more avant-garde grooves of Tony Conrad and Faust's Outside the Dream Syndicate. The propulsive Jaki Liebezeit drumbeat is the foundation for a long jam session with what sounds like a dijderidoo and layers of guitar feedback. It's a massive, heavy sound, the kind that Julian Cope would devote a whole chapter to in his "Kratrocksampler". Side B is one long piece with three distinct movements. Beginning with those familiar, World Serpent-trademark windchimes, the listener is quickly ushered into Staple- ton's singing debut (!) in a rendition of the oft- covered traditional jazz ballad " Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair " This was a favorite of the recently deceased Nina Simone, and also of the avant- jazz screamer Patty Waters. Nurse With Wound's version is backed by cello drones, repetitive guitar strums and tambourine, sounding very much like The Velvet Un- derground's " Venus in Furs ". It's such a treat to hear Steven Stapleton's multitracked vocals cover this classic song, and this eerie version rates as one of my favorites. This song and the title track prove to the naysayers that Nurse With Wound is equally adept at rock n' roll songcraft as he is at demented sound collages. The creepy jazz cover seques into "Chicken Con- cret (For Missy E)", a truly warped tape-edit job that juxtaposes chicken squawks and sythesized birdcalls with random bleeps, speaker hiccups and gongs.

              Could this be Steven Stapleton 's tribute to Timbaland and Missy Elliott's incomparable use of musique concrete techniques on their major label hip- hop anthems? Hard to say, but I like to think so. Side B ends with the hyper-sexualized "Gusset Typing", in which a mutated woman's voice describes her masturbation and orgasm in in- timate, anatomical detail. Her monologue is set against an intense rhythmic throbbing that builds as she reaches her climax. At the end, she blows her load and the record ends. This certainly qualifies as an active listening experience, and it's also a great make-out rec

              TRACK LISTING

              1. She And Me Fall Together Like Free Death
              2. Black Is The Color Of My True Loves Hair
              3. Chicken Concret 
              4. Gusset Typing
              5.She And Me Fall Together Like Free Death (Phosphorous Mix) 
              6. Chicken Korma
              7. Fine Writin'
              8. She And Me Fall Together In Free Death (Funereal Mix)
              9. Yellowed
              10. Seeting Red
              11. Black

              The Fall

              Live At St. Helens Technical College '81 - 2024 Repress

                "I’ve had the pleasure of being a Fall fan since I was a teen.

                I was lucky enough to have some guidance from my local record shop stoner-lords.

                They turned me on to many of my heroes, but once I heard my first slanted and barky Fall song, I was part of the army for life.

                The word prolific gets tossed around a lot.

                It almost seems like a slag-off in the press, as if they wish the artist would produce less so they wouldn’t have to do their self imposed job of judging releases for the rabble.

                The Fall is subjected to this lazy word often.

                Yet I can honestly say that I am SO thankful for any nugget of Fall that lands at my feet and in my brain.

                Live Fall performances are always a pleasure because they seem to take what already made the Fall great and push it even a bit more into the rough and bloody uncharted wasteland that is drug scorched proto-punk and heady political poetry.

                So, it is with great pleasure that we introduce this Fall bootleg soundboard recording to you.

                Recorded during one of the many strong points in the bands vast and mighty history.

                They really burn bright here and bring every ounce of what you expect from this formidable force.

                We have reached out to every surviving member of the band, the sound person, the bootlegger who recorded it and the photographer and received their blessings & help piecing it all together.

                Castle Face will be donating 50% of our profits to Centrepoint which helps the homeless in the Manchester area get back on their feet, so the local and deserving Fall fans get a little, and give a little back, too.

                Nothing but the hits here folks and as raw as you dig it.

                This one really is exceptional in terms of live sound for The Fall.

                All the stars were aligned over St. Helens that eve.

                And it wouldn’t be complete with a bit of Fall fan saltiness so, fuck you too, Jason.” - John Dwyer

                STAFF COMMENTS

                Barry says: Well look at this. It's a Fall live recording, which is obviously superb but it's also presented by Castle Face records, who have a superb reputation for bringing lovely vinyl packages that sound great. If you like The Fall, then this really is a no-brainer.

                TRACK LISTING

                Blob ’59
                Prole Art Threat
                Jawbone And The Air Rifle
                Middle Mass
                Rowche Rumble
                An Older Lover
                City Hobgoblins
                Leave The Capitol
                The NWRA
                Gramme Friday
                Fit And Working Again
                Muzorewi’s Daughter
                Slates, Slags, Etc

                Heavenly

                The Decline And Fall Of Heavenly - 2024 Reissue

                  The Atta Girl and P.U.N.K. Girl singles were released in 1993; album The Decline and Fall of Heavenly came soon after in 1994: collectively they show a band that is rapidly expanding its scope. The album veers confidently from high speed indiepunk (Me And My Madness) to cool surf instrumental (Sacramento) and back again to the sweetest indiepop (Itchy Chin). Meanwhile, the singles, which include the band’s most celebrated tune - P.U.N.K Girl – demonstrates how much confidence Heavenly were deriving from their involvement in the nascent Riot Grrrl scene. All the anger is there, the politics are direct and crystal clear – yet the whole thing is still delivered with the sweetest pop melodies. It’s like being punched and kissed at the same time.

                  The three releases also show how Heavenly had come to feel equally at home in the UK and in the US. The album maybe feels more British, as demonstrated by the Old World irony of the ‘Decline and Fall’ title. At Heavenly gigs in the UK, often playing with other bands on the increasingly influential Sarah Records, audiences were getting bigger, while the bands were finding a sweet spot where anti-corporate understatement and a dismissive attitude to an increasingly misogynist UK Press was no barrier to success. P.U.N.K Girl and Atta Girl on the other hand, are more gleeful, more headlong, and somehow feel more American: they are carried along by the excitement and adrenaline of having found another spiritual home - the indiepunk Riot Grrrl scene that was focussed on Olympia, WA, the HQ of Heavenly’s US label K Records. (K released P.U.N.K Girl and Atta Girl together on one 10” EP.)

                  Amelia Fletcher and Cathy Rogers were now confidently sharing vocals, sometimes harmonising, sometimes taking it in turns, sometimes singing over each other. Peter (guitar) Mathew (drums) and Rob (bass) had become adept at changing gear from ornate pop to full-on punk, unafraid of genre rules and increasingly happy to make up their own version of what pop music should sound like.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  1. Me And My Madness
                  2. Modestic
                  3. Skipjack
                  4. Itchy Chin
                  5. Sacramento
                  6. Three Star Compartment
                  7. Sperm Meets Egg, So What?
                  8. She And Me
                  9. P.U.N.K. Girl
                  10. Hearts And Crosses
                  11. Attagirl
                  12. Dig Your Own Grave
                  13. So?

                  James Alexander Bright

                  Fall For You

                  Multi-hyphenate artist James Alexander Bright releases soulfully tender paean to romance 'Fall For You', backed with urgent funker 'Viper Flames'. This new music heralds James' third solo album, currently being recorded and mixed, which is planned for release via Athens of the North mid 2024.

                  On 'Fall For You' James says "You know when you've loved, to love is a magical thing. Whether it's an experience, an object, or a person; we've all loved and lost. The senses, vibration and elements have a wondrous strength and power. Love is the most powerful of all."

                  Following the release of !K7 debut album 'Headroom' ("Blissful choruses, sweetly nagging refrains and a lo-fi sensibility. Hard not to love" Mojo), James featured on Groove Armada's album 'Edge Of The Horizon', contributed 'Under The Sun' to the Too Slow To Disco: The Sunset Manifesto compilation and released single 'It's Alright' with Feiertag. His second album, the joyous 'Float' ("Vivid intermingling of buoyant breakbeat drum loops, sunkissed psychedelic folk song, retrofuturist synthesisers and hot buttered British soul" Test Pressing), was released in July 2022 with singles 'Drink This Water', 'Wheels Keep Turning' and 'Sundown' feat Fink paving the way. This was followed in early 2023 by 'Mirage In The Mojave' ("One hundred percent proof dancefloor ready" Louder Than War), an album of collaborations and reworks with cosmic Americana-disco DJ/producer duo Flying Mojito Bros. On radio his tracks have been played across BBC 6 Music (where he's recorded guest mixes for Tom Ravenscroft and Huey Morgan), Amazing Radio, Bandcamp Weekly, Worldwide FM, Soho Radio, KCRW, Triple J and BBC Solent (who chose his track 'Tigers Roar' to soundtrack Portsmouth FC's 2019 journey to Wembley – awkwardly James is a Saints fan).

                  A new project with Groove Armada's Tom Findlay as Bright & Findlay - married around their shared love of machine-led funk, outsider soul, 70s-80s nautica and 21st century basement disco - was released via Athens of the North in summer 2023. Solid tastemaker support included BBC 6 Music's Gilles Peterson, who included 'Slow Dance' amongst his tracks of the year, and Huey Morgan, for whom the duo recorded a Block Party mix.

                  STAFF COMMENTS

                  Paul says: Nestled proudly at the front of my record bag ready for my next Sunday session, Athens Of The North never fail to deliver the goods and this modern soul 7" is just the ticket.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  1. Fall For You
                  2. Viper Flames

                  The Fall

                  The Real New Fall LP (Formerly Country On The Click) - 20th Anniversary Edition

                    Originally recorded at Lisa Stansfield's Gracieland Studios in between December 2002 and January 2003 with producer Grant Showbiz.

                    The subtitle is explained by the fact that the tracks were originally scheduled for release in April 2003 under the title ‘Country on the Click’. Promotional copies were sent out and three of the new songs were previewed in the band's 23rd Peel Session, but Mark. E Smith was unhappy with the mix and decided it needed further work.

                    Alex Linhardt of Pitchfork called it "as valuable an album as anything The Fall ever released in the 1990s" and stated that "Smith's lyrics are at a near career-best of insolence and nonsense.” AllMusic's David Jeffries wrote that the album "gives the faithful another reason to believe". Helen Pidd, reviewing the album for The Guardian, viewed Smith as being "on magnificently mad form”. Uncut called it "Great by Smith’s standards. Practically genius by everybody else’s.” Spin praised it as "an atavistic orgy of recycled riffs and lifelong obsessions". MOJO reviewed it as "as good as anything in this group's monstrous catalogue”. Pop Matters called it "their best record in a decade”.

                    This Set as with the other Fall reissues has been compiled in conjunction with Fall expert Conway Patton and has notes by Fall guru Daryl Easlea and was mastered by long time engineer Andy Pearce with art by Becky Stewart.

                    TRACK LISTING

                    Vinyl Tracklisting:
                    Side 1:
                    1 Green Eyed Locomotion
                    2 Mountain Energi
                    3 Theme From Sparta FC
                    4 Contraflow
                    5 Last Commands OF Xyralothep Via MES
                    6 Janet, Johnny And James
                    Side 2:
                    1 The Past #2
                    2 Open The Boxoctosis #2
                    3 Loop 41 ‘Houston
                    4 Mike’s Love Xexagon
                    5 Proteinprotection
                    6 Recovery Kit

                    CD Box Set:
                    DISC ONE 
                    The Real New Fall LP Formerly 'Country On The Click'
                    1 Green Eyed Loco-Man
                    2 Mountain Energei
                    3 Theme From Sparta F.C.
                    4 Contraflow
                    5 Last Commands Of Xyralothep Via M.E.S.
                    6 Open The Boxoctosis #2
                    7 Janet, Johnny + James
                    8 The Past #2
                    9 Loop41 `Houston
                    10 Mike's Love Xexagon
                    11 Proteinprotection
                    12 Recovery Kit

                    DISC TWO:
                    Country On The Click (Original Version)
                    1 Sparta
                    2 Protein Protection
                    3 Mountain Energei
                    4 Contraflow
                    5 Green Eyed
                    6 Boxoctosis
                    7 Ho(E)uston
                    8 The Past
                    9 Recovery Kit
                    10 Mike's Love Xexagon
                    11 Susan V Youthclub

                    DISC THREE:
                    Interim
                    1 All Clasp Hands
                    2 Blindness
                    3 What About Us?
                    4 I'm Ronney The Oney
                    5 Green-Eyed Snorkel
                    6 Mod Mock Goth
                    7 Wrong Place
                    8 Sparta FC No:3
                    9 Mere Pseud Mag Ed
                    10 Spoilt Victorian Childe
                    11 Boxoctosis Alarum

                    DISC FOUR:
                    Singles / Sessions
                    1 Susan Vs Youthclub - Single
                    2 Janet Vs Johnny - B-Side
                    3 Susan Vs Youthclub - Remix
                    4 (We Wish You A) Protein Christmas - Single
                    5 (We Are) Mod Mock Goth - Single
                    6 (Birtwistle's) Girl In Shop - Single
                    7 Recovery Kit 2 # - Single
                    8 (We Are) Mod Mock Goth - US Album Edit
                    9 Theme From Sparta F.C. #2 - Single
                    10 My Ex-Classmate’s Kids (Live Cologne 2001) - B-Side
                    11 Portugal (aka Debacle (For The Record)) - B-Side
                    12 Theme From Sparta F.C. - Peel Session
                    13 Contraflow - Peel Session
                    14 Grooving With Mr Bloe / Green-Eyed Loco Man - Peel Session
                    15 Mere Pseud Mag Ed. - Peel Session

                    DISC FIVE:
                    Live At The Knitting Factory - New
                    York - 9 April 2004
                    1 Horror In Clay
                    2 Boxoctosis
                    3 Contraflow
                    4 Middle Mass
                    5 Mere Pseud Mag Ed
                    6 Mountain Energei
                    7 I Can Hear The Grass Grow
                    8 Telephone Thing
                    9 Theme From Sparta F.C.
                    10 Janet, Johnny And James
                    11 Groovin' With Mr Bloe / Green Eyed Loco Man
                    12 Walk Like A Man
                    13 Mr Pharmacist
                    14 Mike's Love Xexagon / We Are Mod Mock Goth
                    15 I Am Damo Suzuki
                    16 Dr Buck's Letter
                    17 Loop 41

                    The Fall

                    White Lightning

                      Presented on white vinyl with sleeve notes 'White Lightning' encompasses the period between 1978 and 2001; just short of two-thirds of the group's four-decade existence The Fall is known for their distinctive and unconventional sound, marked by Mark E. Smith's often inscrutable lyrics, abrasive vocals, and a constantly evolving lineup of musicians.

                      Throughout their career, The Fall released numerous albums and singles. Their music was characterized by a mix of punk rock, experimental rock, and a unique sense of irony and humour.

                      The Fall had a devoted following and influenced many bands and artists within the post- punk and alternative music scenes. Mark E. Smith was a prolific songwriter and a distinctive voice in the world of music. He passed away in 2018, but the legacy of The Fall continues to be celebrated by fans and musicians alike. 


                      TRACK LISTING

                      1. Frightened
                      2. Before The Moon
                      3. Flat Of Angles
                      4. Jawbone & The Rifle
                      5. Extricate
                      6. Your Heart Out
                      7. Bill Is Dead
                      8. Black Monk Theme 1
                      9. Black Monk Theme 2
                      10. Gotta See Jane

                      The Fall

                      Perverted By Language - 2024 Reissue

                        The Fall's fourth studio album Perverted by Language was released in 1983. The album was produced by the band's vocalist and songwriter Mark E. Smith and recorded at various studios in Manchester. Perverted by Language features some of The Fall's most renowned tracks, including "Garden". The album's sound is characterized by its sharp and angular post-punk guitar riffs, driven by a heavy bass and drums rhythm section, all layered with Mark E. Smith's distinctive vocals.

                        Lyrically, Perverted by Language deals with themes of alienation, disorder, and the unpredictability of modern life. Smith's idiosyncratic and cryptic wordplay, including his penchant for inventing new words and phrases, adds to the album's overall sense of unease and dislocation. Despite its challenging sound and lyrics, Perverted by Language is considered by many critics and fans to be one of The Fall's finest albums, showcasing the band at their creative and innovative peak.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        Side A
                        1. Eat Y'self Fitter
                        2. Neighbourhood Of Infinity
                        3. Garden
                        4. Hotel Bloedel

                        Side B
                        1. Smile
                        2. I Feel Voxish
                        3. Tempo House
                        4. Hexen Definitive/Strife Knot

                        The Fall

                        Grotesque (After The Gramme) - 2023 Reissue

                          Grotesque (After The Gramme) is the third studio album by the Fall. The album reached number one on the UK Independent Chart, spending 29 weeks on the chart in total. The Fall's music at the time was described as "Mancabilly", and by Smith himself as "Country 'n' Northern". In 2020, Rolling Stone included Grotesque (After The Gramme) in its "80 Greatest albums of 1980" list, praising the band for its "ability to craft impossibly catchy songs that simultaneously sound like they're shaking apart at the seams"

                          TRACK LISTING

                          Side A
                          1. Pay Your Rates
                          2. English Scheme
                          3. New Face In Hell
                          4. C'N'C-S Mithering
                          5. The Container Drivers

                          Side B
                          1. Impression Of J. Temperance
                          2. In The Park
                          3. W.M.C - Blob 59
                          4. Gramme Friday
                          5. The N.W.R.A.

                          The Fall

                          Dragnet - 2023 Reissue

                            The Fall’s second studio album, re-issued here for The Fall Sound Archive on black 12" vinyl.

                            Founded by its only constant member, Mark E. Smith, The Fall formed in Manchester in 1976 and were one of the most prominent post-punk groups in the world. Musically, there may have been several stylistic changes over the years, but it was often characterised by an abrasive guitar-driven sound and frequent use of repetition, always underpinned by Smith’s distinctive vocals and often cryptic lyrics.

                            “They are always different; they are always the same…” John Peel.

                            ‘Dragnet’ is the second studio album – released 26th October 1979, originally released through record label Step-Forward, it predicated two major factors in the group’s career – high productivity and high group turnover.

                            TRACK LISTING

                            SIDE ONE
                            1. PSYKICK DANCEHALL
                            2. A FIGURE WALKS
                            3. PRINTHEAD
                            4. DICE MAN
                            5. BEFORE THE MOON FALLS
                            6. YOUR HEART OUT
                            SIDE TWO
                            1. MUZOREWI’S DAUGHTER
                            2. FLAT OF ANGLES
                            3. CHOC-STOCK
                            4. SPECTRE VS. RECTOR
                            5. PUT AWAY

                            The Fall

                            Code: Selfish - 2023 Reissue

                              Formed in 1976, by 1990, The Fall had been through 18 line ups, releasing 14 albums and 24 singles - The only constant was leader, vocalist Mark Edward Smith – welded to the work ethic, creating music that stunned in its obscure brilliance; railing against mediocrity, failing against the status quo It was all change when The Fall signed to Fontana. Guitarist Martin Bramah, who had founded the group with Smith, returned, replacing Smith's ex-wife Brix, who had been in the group since 1983. There were few cries of sell-out, however, when The Fall signed to a major; it was just part of an evolutionary process. The three Fontana albums, Extricate, Shift- Work and Code: Selfsh were stunningly consistent.

                              1992's Code: Selfsh marked the arrival of Dave Bush to the group on keyboards, bringing a harder, techno- edge to the work. Less focussed than its predecessors, the album reveals its considerable charms gradually – the initially impenetrable seven- minute splurge of opener of The Birmingham School of Business School gives way to the Top 40 commercialism of Free Range. The glam stomp of Immortality and Two- Face! are counteracted with the wistful introspection of Time Enough At Last and Gentleman's Agreement.

                              This re-issue faithfully replicates the original 1992 Fontana Records UK release and is pressed onto high quality 180g vinyl.

                              TRACK LISTING

                              1. The Birmingham School Of Business School
                              2. Free Range
                              3. Return
                              4. Time Enough At Last
                              5. Everything Hurtz
                              6. Immortality
                              7. Two-Face!
                              8. Just Waiting
                              9. So-Called Dangerous
                              10. Gentlemen's Agreement
                              11. Married, 2 Kids
                              12. Crew Filth

                              The Fall

                              Shift-Work - 2023 Reissue

                                It was all change when The Fall signed to Fontana. Guitarist Martin Bramah, who had founded the group with Smith, returned, replacing Smith's ex-wife Brix, who had been in the group since 1983. There were few cries of sell-out, however, when The Fall signed to a major; it was just part of an evolutionary process. The three Fontana  albums, Extricate, Shift- Work and Code: Selfsh were stunningly consistent.With Martin Bramah and keyboard player Marcia Schofeld dismissed from the band, The Fall worked as a four- piece (Craig Scanlon, guitar; Steve Hanley, bass; Simon 'Funky Si' Wolstencroft on drums) for the frst time in the group's career.

                                Shift-Work from April 1991 is another commercial Fall high- water mark; it contains Idiot Joy Showland, Smith's rant against bandwagon- jumping Madchester bands ("The shapeless kecks fapping up a storm, look at what they are: a pack of worms."), the one- time album title track, The War Against Intelligence, and the bucolic Edinburgh Man, a love letter to Mark E. Smith's then adopted home city.

                                This re-issue faithfully replicates the original 1991 Fontana Records UK release and is pressed onto high quality 180g vinyl.


                                TRACK LISTING

                                1. So What About It?
                                2. Idiot Joy Showland
                                3. Edinburgh Man
                                4. Pittsville Direkt
                                5. The Book Of Lies
                                6. The War Against Intelligence
                                7. Shift- Work
                                8. You Haven't Found It Yet
                                9. The Mixer
                                10. A Lot Of Wind
                                11. Rose
                                12. Sinister Waltz

                                The Fall

                                Extricate - 2023 Reissue

                                  It was all change when The Fall signed to Fontana. Guitarist Martin Bramah, who had founded the group with Smith, returned, replacing Smith's ex-wife Brix, who had been in the group since 1983. There were few cries of sell-out, however, when The Fall signed to a major; it was just part of an evolutionary process. The three Fontana albums, Extricate, Shift- Work and Code: Selfsh were stunningly consistent.

                                  Released in February 1990, Extricate was a big bold statement, coopting some Madchester beats into The Fall's mix, with the band and Smith on excellent form. From the catchy indie of Hilary and The Littlest Rebel, the oblique attack on past lovers in Sing! Harpy, and the touching rumination on death and new love, Bill Is Dead, Extricate is one of the group's most coherent albums. Smith also worked with dance producers Coldcut updating the Lisa Stansfeld sung track My Telephone as Telephone Thing.

                                  This re- issue faithfully replicates the original 1990 Fontana Records UK release and is pressed onto high quality 180g vinyl.

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  1. Sing! Harpy
                                  2. I'm Frank
                                  3. Bill Is Dead
                                  4. Black Monk Theme Part I
                                  5. Popcorn Double Feature
                                  6. Telephone Thing
                                  7. Hilary
                                  8. Chicago, Now!
                                  9. The Littlest Rebel
                                  10. And Therein...

                                  Paul Gorman

                                  Totally Wired : The Rise And Fall Of The Music Press

                                    A raucous yet reflective look back at the evolution of the music press and the passionate rock and pop journalists who defined the music of the 20th century. Totally Wired is the definitive story of the music press on both sides of the Atlantic, tracing its rise and fall from humble beginnings nearly 100 years ago. Along the way, this potent creative breeding ground for scores of writers, publishers, photographers, designers and music-makers tested the very limits of journalistic endeavour and influenced the wider worlds of film, media and pop.

                                    Focusing on developments from the 1950s to the 2000s, a period that witnessed rock 'n' roll, mod, the Summer of Love, glam, punk, pop, reggae, dance music, R&B and hip-hop, Paul Gorman chronicles the stories of individual magazines from their Tin Pan Alley beginnings and the countercultural foundation of Rolling Stone and the underground press. He explores the 1970s heyday of NME, Melody Maker and Sounds plus such punk-rock publications as Sniffin' Glue and Temporary Hoarding; tracks the emergence of dedicated monthlies Q, The Face and Mojo as well as dance-culture independents like Boy's Own and Jockey Slut; and spotlights feminist and Riot Grrrl 'zines Ben Is Dead and Girlfrenzy along with the rise of media by and for people of colour, from Black Music and Black Echoes in the 1970s to The Source, Vibe and XXL in the 1990s. Evoking the music press's kaleidoscopic visual identities, Totally Wired is illustrated with rare and legendary magazine artwork throughout.

                                    Painting a complete picture of the scene, Gorman discusses the role played by such writers as Lester Bangs, Charles Shaar Murray and Nick Kent in the development of the careers of, among others, David Bowie, the Clash and Led Zeppelin. He also tackles the entrenched sexism and racism faced by women and those from marginalized communities by highlighting publications and individuals whose contributions have been unfairly overlooked. The resulting narrative, containing stories of unbound talent, blind ambition and sometimes bitter rivalry, makes Totally Wired a riveting and roller-coaster read.

                                    The Fall

                                    Marshall Suite - 2023 Reissue

                                      The Marshall Suite from 1999 builds on the techno-influenced beats of its predecessor Levitate, while also returning to a more rockabilly-influenced sound reminiscent of earlier Fall line-ups with songs such as the catchy "Touch Sensitive" and the strange, complex, thumping jungle beats of "The Crying Marshal".

                                      The Marshall Suite was made immediately after an American tour during which Mark E. Smith had an onstage fight with members of the band and was arrested following ongoing altercations at the hotel at which the group were staying. While the remaining band members quit and returned to England, leaving Smith in a cell in Manhattan, Julia Nagle chose to stay in the band, helping to assemble the group's new line-up. During the recording of the album, this new line-up was still taking shape and the album features two different bassists. None the less it was a very well-received album at the time and is highly collectible by now.

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      Side A
                                      1. Touch Sensitive
                                      2. F-'Oldin' Money
                                      3. Shake-Off
                                      4. Bound
                                      5. This Perfect Day

                                      Side B
                                      1. (Jung Nev's) Antidotes
                                      2. Inevitable
                                      3. Anecdotes + Antidotes In B#
                                      4. Finale : Tom Ragazzi

                                      Side C
                                      1. Early Life Of Crying Marshal
                                      2. The Crying Marshal
                                      3. Birthday Song
                                      4. Mad.Men-Eng.Dog
                                      5. On My Own

                                      Side D
                                      (Blank/No Music)

                                      The Adicts

                                      Fifth Overture (RSD23 EDITION)

                                        THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2023 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                        Limited edition yellow vinyl of The Adicts’ fourth studio album. Released on RSD2023.

                                        Not since the 1980’s has this album been available on vinyl!
                                        Now with a new inner bag, lyrics and a previously unseen colour photo session.

                                        The Adicts came from Ipswich on the east coast of England, dressed in white in an amalgam of The Joker and Clockwork Orange imagery. Their previous two LPs had made a big impact in the UK, with singles entering the lower reaches of the national charts on Sire Records – (who insisted they change their provocative punky name to ADX or The Fun Adicts when on children's TV!). 


                                        The Fall

                                        Light User Syndrome - 2023 Reissue

                                          The Fall were an English post-punk group, formed in 1976 in Prestwich, Greater Manchester. They underwent many line-up changes, with vocalist and founder Mark E. Smith as the only constant member. A journalist once described them as "a kind of Northern English magic realism that mixed industrial grime with the unearthly and uncanny," voiced through a "one-note delivery somewhere between amphetamine-spiked rant and alcohol-addled yarn." It was the favourite band from the legendary BBC disc jockey John Peel. The Light User Syndrome is The Fall's 18th album. The crisp live edge to the recording is very well done, and its one of their most abbrasive and hardhitting album of the 90's. It features the popular tracks "Spinetrap", "Oleano", "Hostile", and "He Pep!". In addition, they recorded a cover version of Johnny Paycheck's "Stay Away (Old White Train)".

                                          TRACK LISTING

                                          Side A
                                          1. D.I.Y. Meat
                                          2. Das Vulture Ans Ein Nutter-Wain
                                          3. He Pep!
                                          4. Hostile
                                          5. Stay Away (Old White Train)

                                          Side B
                                          1. Spinetrak
                                          2. Interlude/Chilinism
                                          3. Powder Keg

                                          Side C
                                          1. Oleano
                                          2. Cheetham Hill
                                          3. The Coliseum

                                          Side D
                                          1. Last Chance To Turn Around
                                          2. The Ballard Of J. Drummer
                                          3. Oxymoron
                                          4. Secession Man

                                          The Fall

                                          Futures And Pasts

                                            This double vinyl package features tracks from across The Fall's glittering career.

                                            TRACK LISTING

                                            Lie Dream Of A Casino Soul
                                            Man Whose Head Expanded
                                            Hit The North
                                            Jerusalem
                                            Popcorn Double Feature
                                            Behind The Counter
                                            Fantastic Life
                                            Bremen Nacht
                                            I'm Into CB
                                            Room To Live
                                            Carry Bag Man
                                            Eat Y'Self Fitter
                                            Lucifer Over Lancashire
                                            The Classical
                                            L.A.
                                            Big New Prinz
                                            Why Are People Grudgeful?
                                            2 X 4
                                            Frenz

                                            Kevin Cummins

                                            Telling Stories - Photographs Of The Fall

                                              The ultimate visual history of iconic band The Fall from renowned photographer Kevin Cummins, with a foreword by Poet Laureate and Fall fan, Simon Armitage.

                                              'No one has captured the look of alternative UK music over the past half a century more tellingly than Kevin Cummins.' - Simon Armitage.

                                              'Kevin Cummins is a true master in being able to capture the essence of music, the soul of the band. Whatever he does however he does it is a mystery to me but it's pure genius.' - Rankin.

                                              'Kevin has the uncanny ability of capturing the inner mood of musicians. Be it the dynamics within a pensive Joy Division, or the sense surrounding the fledgeling Fall that something special was around the corner for us all. Kevin's book is nothing less than a remarkable document of a bewildering and defiant anti-fashion movement born in Prestwich, north Manchester in the grimy mid-70s.' - Marc Riley.

                                              'Capturing forty years of the band's career via his archive, the legendary photographer (whose recent book, Juvenes, documented the story of Joy Division) gives his take on the phenomenon of The Fall and the late, great Mark E. Smith.' - Vive le Rock.

                                              Contains never-before-seen images.
                                              Foreword by Simon Armitage, Poet Laureate.

                                              From chaotic early gigs to their final years, NME photographer Kevin Cummins provides a definitive, unique perspective on cult favourites The Fall. In this stunning visual history spanning four decades, discover how and why they emerged as one of the most innovative, boundary-breaking bands in modern music. With a foreword by Poet Laureate and Fall fan Simon Armitage and an interview with Eleni Poulou, as well as never-before-seen images from Cummins' archive, this is the ultimate visual companion to The Fall.

                                              Videodrones

                                              After The Fall

                                                After 3 albums based purely on synthesizers, the danish duo take a leap by adding live drums & guitars to their latest album. A natural step, considering that Jakob Skøtt, one half of the duo, spends his time drumming in Causa Sui, as well as a slew of jazz-infused projects on El Paraiso. All basic tracks were recorded in an improv session at Jonas Munk’s studio in Odense, capturing both synths and drums live.

                                                The expansion of drums adds a natural 70’s groove, maintaining a spontaneous vibe that also soaks into the analogue synths of modular wizard Kristoffer Ovesen. The improvised sessions were later honed, edited & layered, bringing forth the best of both spontaneous ideas, as well a multi-dimensional approach bringing a new depth to Videodrones extensive cinematic undercurrent of sounds. With the addition of echo & reverb drenched guitars, the duo is tapping into sounds in new realms yet strangely familiar. After The Fall may conceptually nod it’s head towards a gloomy state of affairs, but akin to the italian post-apocalyptic movies of the 80’s, doomsday never felt this heady and funky before

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                1. Void Facer
                                                2. Scorpio
                                                3. Frygtens Time
                                                4. Irgendwo - Irgendwann
                                                5. Inferno Verde
                                                6. After The Fall
                                                7. Wasteland Interceptors
                                                8. AR Amarelo 9. Blaster
                                                10. Finale

                                                Filthydirty (Evil Blizzard)

                                                The Rise And Fall Of Blasphemouth

                                                  Debut solo album by Filthydirty of Evil Blizzard. ‘Sinister, eerie and loud as f***. Full of dubbed up tunes and harsh metal sounds but still instantly memorable. One of the albums of the year.” LOUDER THAN WAR. Produced during the downtime of lockdown #1, this is the debut solo release by Filthydirty, one of Evil Blizzard’s many bassists. Following the band’s sell out show at the prestigious Preston Guild Hall following their critically acclaimed album ‘The Worst Show On Earth’, the band had a year off ‘to recover’, only to re-emerge with perfect timing into the realms of Covid. During this time Filthydirty turned his head to some unused tracks written for Blizzard and these ‘decomposed and rotted into something even more horrible’ and emerged as a fully formed solo album. Keeping the morbid humour and proto-metal sound of Blizzard, this album sees the boundaries pushed further into even darker places, but always with Filthydirty’s love of ABBA keeping a hand on the reins of melody

                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                  1: Disease (4.57)
                                                  2: All My Friends (4.20)
                                                  3: All Of This For Nothing (4.56)
                                                  4: Don’t Trust Me, I Don’t Trust You (4.22)
                                                  5: Straight To Hell (5.56)
                                                  6: It Wasn’t Me, It Was A Ghost (4.02)
                                                  7: One Last Chance In The Last Chance Saloon (4.16)
                                                  8: Monolith (4.16)

                                                  The Wedding Present

                                                  I Am Not Going To Fall In Love With You/ A Song From Under The Floorboards

                                                    24 Songs. A new project from The Wedding Present. A new 7” single every month throughout 2022. 24 Songs sees David Gedge writing with legendary Sleeper guitarist Jon Stewart for the first time, and a more perfect union could not have been predicted. The notion of a monthly 7” single is not new to The Wedding Present, but 24 Songs shows us that even classic concepts can be reinvented. The series also continues the band’s association with photographer Jessica McMillan, who has created stunning images and films as a visual accompaniment to the recordings.

                                                    The Fall

                                                    Rock Against Racism Christmas Party 1977

                                                      The classic second line up of The Fall, classic material too. Mark E. Smith (vocals), Martin Bramah (guitar), Tony Friel (bass), Una Baines (keyboards), Karl Burns (drums). Tony Friel’ s last gig before he went off to join Dick Witts in The Passage. The Fall set was recorded on cassette by Chris Hewitt , a copy was given to Bernie Wilcox RAR gig organiser who passed it on to Mark. Mark thought it was such an important gig recording despite not being brilliant quality that he asked Chis could The Fall release it – so it first appeared on CD in 1999. In 2013 Mark E Smith told Chris Hewitt it was now due a release on vinyl and would he sort it out on Ozit. It has taken a bit of time since Mark’s suggestion but here it is.

                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                      Side One

                                                      1 Psycho Mafia
                                                      2 Last Orders
                                                      3 Repetition
                                                      4 Dresden Dolls
                                                      5 Hey Fascist
                                                      6 Frightened
                                                      7 Industrial Estate.

                                                      Side Two

                                                      1 Stepping Out
                                                      2 Bingo Masters Breakout
                                                      3 Oh Brother
                                                      4 Cop It
                                                      5 Futures And Pasts
                                                      6 Louie Louie 

                                                      The Fall

                                                      Are You Missing Winner - Reissue

                                                        Are You Are Missing Winner is the twenty-second album by British post-punk band the Fall, released in November 2001. Since the band’s last record Mark E Smith had replaced the entire line up. The album was recorded very quickly and very much on the cheap and band member Ben Pritchard described it as a very miserable experience. The influence of Rockabilly is very much seen throughout the album and saw them covering Lead Belly's ‘The Bourgeois Blues’.

                                                         As with the other Fall reissues these have notes by Fall guru Daryl Easlea and have been mastered by long time engineer Andy Pearce.

                                                        This is the latest release in Cherry Red’s series of deluxe Fall reissues – “Fall Sound Archive”

                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                        VINYL TRACKLISTING:
                                                        SIDE ONE
                                                        1. JIM'S "THE FALL”
                                                        2. BOURGEOIS TOWN
                                                        3. CROP DUST
                                                        4. MY EX-CLASSMATES' KIDS
                                                        5. KICK THE CAN
                                                        6. GOTTA SEE JANE
                                                        SIDE TWO
                                                        1. IBIS-AFRO MAN
                                                        2. THE ACUTE
                                                        3. HOLLOW MIND
                                                        4. REPRISE: JANE – PROF MICK – EY BASTARDO
                                                        SIDE THREE
                                                        1. RUDE (ALL THE TIME)
                                                        2. I WAKE UP IN THE CITY
                                                        3. NEW FORMATION SERMON
                                                        SIDE FOUR
                                                        1. DISTILLED MUG ART
                                                        2. MY EX-CLASSMATES' KIDS (LIVE IN
                                                        COLOGNE 23RD OCTOBER 2001)
                                                        3. WHERE'S THE FUCKIN' TAXI? CUNT
                                                        BONUS TRACK (2006)
                                                        4. ARE YOU MISSING WINNER

                                                        CD TRACKLISTING:
                                                        DISC 1:

                                                        ORIGINAL ALBUM
                                                        1. JIM'S "THE FALL”
                                                        2. BOURGEOIS TOWN
                                                        3. CROP DUST
                                                        4. MY EX-CLASSMATES' KIDS
                                                        5. KICK THE CAN
                                                        6. GOTTA SEE JANE
                                                        7. IBIS-AFRO MAN
                                                        8. THE ACUTE
                                                        9. HOLLOW MIND
                                                        10. REPRISE: JANE – PROF MICK – EY BASTARDO
                                                        BONUS TRACKS
                                                        11. RUDE (ALL THE TIME)
                                                        12.I WAKE UP IN THE CITY
                                                        13.NEW FORMATION SERMON
                                                        14.DISTILLED MUG ART
                                                        15. MY EX-CLASSMATES' KIDS (LIVE IN COLOGNE 23RD OCTOBER 2001)
                                                        16. WHERE'S THE FUCKIN' TAXI? CUNT

                                                        DISC 2:
                                                        LIVE AT THE KNITTING FACTORY
                                                        LA, 14th NOVEMBER 2001
                                                        1. THE JOKE
                                                        2. CYBER INSEKT
                                                        3. AND THEREIN
                                                        4. BOURGEOIS TOWN
                                                        5. CROPDUST
                                                        6. KICK THE CAN - F'OLDIN MONEY - KICK THE CAN PT 2
                                                        7. MR PHARMACIST
                                                        8. JIM'S THE FALL
                                                        9. ANTIDOTES
                                                        10. WAY ROUND / DR BUCKS LETTER

                                                        DISC 3:
                                                        LIVE AT THE GARAGE
                                                        LONDON, 20th APRIL 2002
                                                        1. TO NK ROACHMENT: YARBLES / THE JOKE
                                                        2. CYBER INSEKT
                                                        3. AND THEREIN
                                                        4. ANTIDOTES
                                                        5. KICK THE CAN / F'OLDIN MONEY / KICK THE CAN
                                                        6. BOURGEOIS TOWN
                                                        7. MR PHARMACIST
                                                        8. ENIGRAMMATIC DREAM / KETAMINE SUN
                                                        9. I WAKE UP IN THE CITY / MY EX-CLASSMATES KIDS
                                                        10. WAY ROUND

                                                        DISC 4:
                                                        LIVE AT THE ATP FESTIVAL
                                                        28th APRIL 2002
                                                        1. TO NK ROACHMENT: YARBLES / THE JOKE
                                                        2. 2 LIBRANS
                                                        3. THE JOKE
                                                        4. AND THEREIN
                                                        5. CYBER INSEKT
                                                        6. I WAKE UP IN THE CITY / MY EX-CLASSMATES KIDS
                                                        7. KICK THE CAN / F'OLDIN MONEY / KICK THE CAN
                                                        8. BOURGEOIS TOWN
                                                        9. MR PHARMACIST
                                                        10. SHAKE OFF - ENIGRAMATIC DREAM - KETAMINE SUN
                                                        11. WAY ROUND 

                                                        The Fall

                                                        Take It Down To The Wire (Live 1985)

                                                          Great live recording from a radio broadcast of The Fall live on Sunday 16th of June 1985 Clitheroe Castle, Lancashire. It was a free open-air concert. The set from 2 x 4 through Lay of the Land was broadcast on Steve Barker's "On the Wire," BBC Radio Lancashire. Organized by the station and Ribble Valley Borough Council. Bonus tracks on this CD version are from Sheffield 1981.

                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                          Clitheroe 1985 -

                                                          2 X 4
                                                          Couldn’t Get Ahead
                                                          Petty Thief Lout, No Bulbs
                                                          Gut Of The Quantifier,
                                                          Spoilt Victorian Child
                                                          Barmy
                                                          Stephen Song
                                                          Lay Of The Land
                                                          Oh Brother 

                                                          Sheffield 1981 -

                                                          Lie Dream Of A Casino Soul
                                                          Leave The Capitol
                                                          C'n'C's Mithering / Hassle
                                                          Schmuck
                                                          Slags Slates Etc. 

                                                          The Fall

                                                          The Frenz Experiment - Expanded Edition

                                                            Beggars Arkive is excited to reissue The Fall’s 10th studio album, 1988’s THE FRENZ EXPERIMENT. Available as an expanded edition on CD and LP, the releases both contain the original album, plus singles and B-Sides. The notes included with both formats contain brand new interviews conducted by Daryl Easley in May 2020.

                                                            “I was clearing out the other day and I came across a review of Frenz Experiment, saying how this could have been great, how it could have been like T. Rex’s Electric Warrior. I never attempted to make an album like T-Rex. I don’t see the point in anybody trying to make an album like T-Rex, although people do. I don’t mind it when journalists make fair comparisons, when they’ve done their homework. But comparing Frenz to Electric Warrior is plain daft.”
                                                            - Mark E Smith, Renegade – The Lives And Tales Of Mark E Smith, 2008

                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                            Darryl says: Beggars Arkive re-issue The Fall’s 10th studio album, 1988’s ‘The Frenz Experiment’. Released at the height of their mainstream popularity, this expanded edition (on vinyl and CD) features the monstrous “Hit The North” as well as the cover versions of “Victoria” and “There’s A Ghost In My House”, alongside firm fan favourites like “Carrier Bag Man”, and “Bremen Nacht”.

                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                            2LP

                                                            A1 Frenz
                                                            A2 Carry Bag Man
                                                            A3 Get A Hotel
                                                            A4 Victoria
                                                            A5 Athlete Cured
                                                            B1 In These Times
                                                            B2 The Steak Place
                                                            B3 Bremen Nacht (Vinyl Version)
                                                            B4 Guest Informant (Excerpt)
                                                            B5 Oswald Defence Lawyer
                                                            C1 There's A Ghost In My House (from There’s A Ghost In My House Single)
                                                            C2 Sleep Debt Snatches (from There’s A Ghost In My House Single)
                                                            C3 Mark'll Sink Us (from There’s A Ghost In My House Single)
                                                            C4 Haf Found Bormann(from There’s A Ghost In My House Single)
                                                            C5 Bremen Nacht Run Out (from The Bremen Nacht Run Out Single)
                                                            C6 Northerns In Europ (from The Hit The North Single)
                                                            D1 Hit The North Part 1 (from The Hit The North Single)
                                                            D2 Australians In Europe (from The Hit The North Single)
                                                            D3 Guest Informant (B-side From The Victoria Single)
                                                            D4 Tuff Life Booogie (B-side From The Victoria Single)
                                                            D5 Twister (B-side From The Victoria Single)

                                                            2CD

                                                            CD1
                                                            1 Frenz
                                                            2 Carry Bag Man
                                                            3 Get A Hotel
                                                            4 Victoria
                                                            5 Athlete Cured
                                                            6 In These Times
                                                            7 The Steak Place
                                                            8 Bremen Nacht (Vinyl Version)
                                                            9 Guest Informant (Excerpt)
                                                            10 Oswald Defence Lawyer
                                                            11 Bremen Nacht Run Out (from The Bremen Nacht Run Out Single, Included W. Initial Pressing Of The Album)
                                                            12 Mark'll Sink Us (2) (from The Bremen Nacht Run Out Single)
                                                            CD2
                                                            1 There's A Ghost In My House (from There’s A Ghost In My House Single)
                                                            2 Sleep Debt Snatches (from There’s A Ghost In My House Single)
                                                            3 Mark'll Sink Us (from There’s A Ghost In My House Single)
                                                            4 Haf Found Bormann (from There’s A Ghost In My House Single)
                                                            5 Hit The North Part 1 (from The Hit The North Single)
                                                            6 Australians In Europe (from The Hit The North Single)
                                                            7 Northerns In Europ (from The Hit The North Single)
                                                            8 Guest Informant (B-side From The Victoria Single)
                                                            9 Tuff Life Booogie (B-side From The Victoria Single)
                                                            10 Twister (B-side From The Victoria Single)
                                                            11 Bremen Nacht (Alternative)
                                                            12 A Day In The Life (from Sgt. Pepper Knew My Father NME Compilation, 1988)
                                                            13 Frenz (1987 Janice Long BBC Session) *
                                                            14 There’s A Ghost In My House (1987 Janice Long BBC Session) *
                                                            15 Get A Hotel (1987 Janice Long BBC Session) *
                                                            16 Haf Found Boorman (1987 Janice Long BBC Session) *

                                                            * - Previously Unreleased

                                                            The Fall

                                                            Room To Live - Double Marbled Coloured Vinyl Edition

                                                              1982 was a decisive year for The Fall. Their critically acclaimed album “Hex Enduction Hour” was released in March on Kamera Records, closely followed by “Room To Live” in September.

                                                              This double LP includes the classic album (“Room To Live”) plus live recordings in Manchester, London, New Zealand, Netherlands and Canada.

                                                              This release is a double vinyl on coloured marble effect vinyl.

                                                              Founded by its only constant member, Mark E. Smith, The Fall formed in Manchester in 1976 and were one of the most prominent post-punk groups in the world. Musically, there may have been several stylistic changes over the years, but it was often characterised by an abrasive guitar-driven sound and frequent use of repetition, always underpinned by Smith's distinctive vocals and often cryptic lyrics.

                                                              “They are always different; they are always the same.” John Peel

                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                              SIDE ONE
                                                              1. JOKER HYSTERICAL FACE
                                                              2. MARQUIS CHA-CHA
                                                              3. HARD LIFE IN COUNTRY
                                                              4. ROOM TO LIVE

                                                              SIDE TWO
                                                              1. DETECTIVE INSTINCT
                                                              2. SOLICITOR IN STUDIO
                                                              3. PAPAL VISIT

                                                              SIDE THREE
                                                              1. JOKER HYSTERICAL FACE (BURY 27/04/82)
                                                              2. TOWN CALLED CRAPPY / SOLICITOR IN STUDIO (LONDON 25/03/82)
                                                              3. HARD LIFE IN COUNTRY (WELLINGTON 19/08/82)

                                                              SIDE FOUR
                                                              1. DETECTIVE INSTINCT (MANCHESTER 22/12/82)
                                                              2. ROOM TO LIVE (ROTTERDAM 12/02/83)
                                                              3. WORDS OF EXPECTATION (TORONTO 21/04/83)

                                                              The Kinks

                                                              Arthur Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire

                                                                The hugely well-respected and historically important Kinks seventh studio album Arthur Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire was released on 10th October 1969, and celebrates its 50th anniversary on 2019. 'Rock musical' in style and one of the most effective concept albums in rock history, the album was constructed by Kinks' frontman Ray Davies as the soundtrack to a subsequently cancelled Granada Television play. The album receiving almost unanimous acclaim upon its release.

                                                                Rolling Stone 1969 - "Arthur is a masterpiece on every level, Ray Davies' finest hour. The Kinks' supreme achievement and the best British album of 1969". Melody Maker 1969 - "Ray Davies' finest hour ... beautifully British to the core"

                                                                Original album tracklist: Victoria, Yes Sir No Sir, Some Mother's Son, Drivin', Brainwashed, Australia, Shangri-La, Mr. Churchill Says, She's Bought A Hat Like Princess Marina, Young And Innocent Days, Nothing To Say, Arthur


                                                                The Fall

                                                                1982 - 6 CD Box Set

                                                                  1982 was a decisive year for The Fall. Their critically acclaimed album “Hex Enduction Hour” was released in March on Kamera Records, closely followed by “Room To Live” in September.

                                                                  This six-disc boxset brings together those two classic albums alongside a host of John Peel sessions, Kamera singles, live performances and the group’s live album “In A Hole”, recorded during their tour of New Zealand and originally released on Flying Nun Records.

                                                                  Also included in the box is a replica poster from the August 1982 show at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand and a replica press-release for “Hex Enduction Hour”.

                                                                  Founded by its only constant member, Mark E. Smith, The Fall formed in Manchester in 1976 and were one of the most prominent post-punk groups in the world. Musically, there may have been several stylistic changes over the years, but it was often characterised by an abrasive guitar-driven sound and frequent use of repetition, always underpinned by Smith's distinctive vocals and often cryptic lyrics.

                                                                  “They are always different; they are always the same.” John Peel.

                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                  DISC ONE: CD

                                                                  1. THE CLASSICAL
                                                                  2. JAWBONE AND THE AIR-RIFLE
                                                                  3. HIP PRIEST
                                                                  4. FORTRESS / DEER PARK
                                                                  5. MERE PSEUD MAG. ED.
                                                                  6. WINTER (HOSTEL-MAXI)
                                                                  7. WINTER 2
                                                                  8. JUST STEP S’WAYS
                                                                  9. WHO MAKES THE NAZIS?
                                                                  10. ICELAND
                                                                  11. AND THIS DAY

                                                                  DISC TWO: CD

                                                                  ROOM TO LIVE

                                                                  1. JOKER HYSTERICAL FACE
                                                                  2. MARQUIS CHA-CHA
                                                                  3. HARD LIFE IN COUNTRY
                                                                  4. ROOM TO LIVE
                                                                  5. DETECTIVE INSTINCT
                                                                  6. SOLICITOR IN STUDIO
                                                                  7. PAPAL VISIT
                                                                  BONUS TRACKS
                                                                  11. JOKER HYSTERICAL FACE (BURY 27/04/82)
                                                                  12. TOWN CALLED CRAPPY / SOLICITOR IN STUDIO (LONDON 25/03/82)
                                                                  13. HARD LIFE IN COUNTRY (WELLINGTON 19/08/82)
                                                                  14. DETECTIVE INSTINCT (MANCHESTER 22/12/82)
                                                                  15. ROOM TO LIVE (ROTTERDAM 12/02/83)
                                                                  16. WORDS OF EXPECTATION (TORONTO 21/04/83)

                                                                  DISC THREE: CD

                                                                  SESSIONS – SINGLES –
                                                                  SOUNDCHECKS

                                                                  1. DEER PARK (JOHN PEEL SESSION 15/09/1981)
                                                                  2. LOOK KNOW (JOHN PEEL SESSION 15/09/1981)
                                                                  3. WINTER (JOHN PEEL SESSION 15/09/1981)
                                                                  4. WHO MAKES THE NAZIS? (JOHN PEEL SESSION 15/09/1981)
                                                                  5. LOOK KNOW (KAMERA SINGLE APRIL 82)
                                                                  6. I’M INTO C.B. (KAMERA SINGLE APRIL 82)
                                                                  7. SESSION MUSICIAN (BIERKELLER, LEEDS 05/11/1981)
                                                                  8. JAZZED UP PUNK SHIT (666 CLUB, MANCHESTER 15/05/1982)
                                                                  9. I’M INTO C.B. (STARS ON 45 VERSION) (FAGINS, MANCHESTER 30/09/1981)
                                                                  10. AND THIS DAY (MAINSTREET, AUCKLAND, NZ SOUNDCHECK 20/08/1982)
                                                                  11. DEER PARK (MAINSTREET, AUCKLAND, NZ SOUNDCHECK 20/08/1982)
                                                                  12. AND THIS DAY (REVISITED) (ASTORIA 2, LONDON 26/02/1987)

                                                                  DISC FOUR: CD

                                                                  IN A HOLE

                                                                  1. IMPRESSION OF J. TEMPERANCE
                                                                  2. THE MAN WHOSE HEAD EXPANDED
                                                                  3. ROOM TO LIVE
                                                                  4. HIP PRIEST
                                                                  5. LIE DREAM OF A CASINO SOUL
                                                                  6. PROLE ART THREAT
                                                                  7. HARD LIFE IN COUNTRY
                                                                  8. THE CLASSICAL
                                                                  9. MERE PSEUD MAG ED
                                                                  10. MARQUIS CHA-CHA
                                                                  11. BACKDROP

                                                                  DISC FIVE: CD

                                                                  IN A HOLE +

                                                                  1. FANTASTIC LIFE
                                                                  2. ENGLISH SCHEME
                                                                  3. JOKER HYSTERICAL FACE
                                                                  4. NO XMAS FOR JOHN QUAYS
                                                                  5. SOLICITOR IN STUDIO
                                                                  6. THE CONTAINER DRIVERS
                                                                  7. C’N’C-BLACK NIGHT
                                                                  8. LOOK, KNOW
                                                                  9. WHO MAKES THE NAZIS?
                                                                  10. GRAMME FRIDAY
                                                                  11. SLAGS, SLATES ETC

                                                                  DISC SIX: CD

                                                                  PRINCE OF WALES HOTEL, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
                                                                  02/08/1982

                                                                  1. I FEEL VOXISH
                                                                  2. HARD LIFE IN COUNTRY
                                                                  3. I’M INTO C.B.
                                                                  4. LIE DREAM OF A CASINO SOUL
                                                                  5. SOLICITOR IN STUDIO
                                                                  6. TEMPO HOUSE
                                                                  7. THE CLASSICAL
                                                                  8. MARQUIS CHA-CHA
                                                                  9. ROOM TO LIVE
                                                                  10. HEXEN STRIFE
                                                                  11. KNOT DEER PARK
                                                                  12. TOTALLY WIRED
                                                                  13. JOKER HYSTERICAL FACE
                                                                  14. HIP PRIEST

                                                                  The Fall

                                                                  Dragnet

                                                                    Founded by its only constant member, Mark E. Smith, The Fall formed in Manchester in 1976 and were one of the most prominent post-punk groups in the world. Musically, there may have been several stylistic changes over the years, but it was often characterised by an abrasive guitar-driven sound and frequent use of repetition, always underpinned by Smith's distinctive vocals and often cryptic lyrics. “Dragnet” is the second studio album – released 26th October 1979 - these editions celebrate the fortieth anniversary of this seminal album. Originally released through record label Step-Forward, it predicated 2 major factors in the group’s career – high productivity and high group turnover. The album has historically garnered excellent reviews, including 4/5 in MOJO, 8.7/10 on Pitchfork and 4/5 in Q Magazine. Featuring the one and only Mark E. Smith alongside Steve Hanley (bass), Marc Riley (guitar), Craig Scanlon (guitar), Mike Leigh (drums), Kay Carroll (backing vocals) and Yvonne Pawlett (keyboards). 

                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                    CD:

                                                                    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)

                                                                    The Fall

                                                                    Live At The Witch Trials

                                                                      The first full-length album of The Fall, Live At The Witch Trials, is not actually a live album. Emerging out of a two-day studio session at Camden Sound in North West London during a sickly December of 1978, Witch Trials amounts to the sinister foundation of the band's diverse sound. Every song explores drastically different styles and wild terrain, leaving much to decipher over its eleven tracks. 



                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                      CD:

                                                                      Disc: 1
                                                                      1. Frightened
                                                                      2. Crap Rap 2/Like To Blow
                                                                      3. Rebellious Jukebox
                                                                      4. No Xmas For John Quays
                                                                      5. Mother-Sister!
                                                                      6. Industrial Estate
                                                                      7. Underground Medecin
                                                                      8. Two Steps Back
                                                                      9. Live At The Witch Trials
                                                                      10. Futures And Pasts
                                                                      11. Music Scene

                                                                      Disc: 2
                                                                      1. Bingo Master's Break-Out!
                                                                      2. Psycho Mafia
                                                                      3. Repetition
                                                                      4. It's The New Thing
                                                                      5. Various Times (Extended Version)
                                                                      6. Dresden Dolls (Home Rehearsals From Dresden Dolls Bootleg Single)
                                                                      7. Psycho Mafia (Home Rehearsals From Dresden Dolls Bootleg Single)
                                                                      8. Industrial Estate (Home Rehearsals From Dresden Dolls Bootleg Single)
                                                                      9. Stepping Out (Live From Short Circuit: Live At The Electric Circus)
                                                                      10. Last Orders (Live From Short Circuit: Live At The Electric Circus)
                                                                      11. Rebellious Jukebox (John Peel Session)
                                                                      12. Mother - Sister! (John Peel Session)
                                                                      13. Industrial Estate (John Peel Session)
                                                                      14. Futures And Pasts (John Peel Session)
                                                                      15. Put Away (John Peel Session)
                                                                      16. Mess Of My (John Peel Session)
                                                                      17. No Xmas For John Key (John Peel Session)
                                                                      18. Like To Blow (John Peel Session)

                                                                      Disc: 3
                                                                      1. Like To Blow (Live 1978)
                                                                      2. Stepping Out (Live 1978)
                                                                      3. Two Steps Back (Live 1978)
                                                                      4. Mess Of My (Live 1978)
                                                                      5. It's The New Thing (Live 1978)
                                                                      6. Various Times (Live 1978)
                                                                      7. Bingo-Master's Break-Out! (Live 1978)
                                                                      8. Frightened (Live 1978)
                                                                      9. Industrial Estate (Live 1978)
                                                                      10. Psycho Mafia (Live 1978)
                                                                      11. Music Scene (Live 1978)
                                                                      12. Mother-Sister! (Live 1978)

                                                                      The Fall

                                                                      30 Minutes On A Manchester Slag Heap

                                                                        A youngish Mark E Smith is interviewed about all things Fall and Manchester whilst answering by often avoiding the interviewer’s questions in some of Mark’s favourite surroundings- outside on a Manchester slag heap- most answers are preceded by a pause whilst he inhales another draw on his cigarette

                                                                        The Fall

                                                                        Mark E Smith’s Personal Holiday Tony Tapes

                                                                          A mixture of Live and Studio out-takes that have never been out on vinyl before. Gatefold Sleeve, 180 gm Orange Vinyl. About five or six years ago Mark E Smith and I were going through some old audio recordings of The Fall both studio live and he invented a character called Holiday Tony who he said should be the person who should come round and listen to the tapes with us. He made a phone call to me telling me Holiday Tony lived in Prestwich and went to Blackpool on his holidays once a year with an old brown suitcase with recordings of The Fall inside. I even got a letter off Mark telling me when it was ok for Holiday Tony to go round and see him. Another idea of Mark’s about three years ago was to do a vinyl as a Non Record Store Day release in the weeks before Record Store Day and that every track should just be called The Holiday Tony Tapes. So here is the album. 

                                                                          The Fall

                                                                          Bend Sinister / The 'Domesday' Pay-Off Triad-Plus!

                                                                            Beggars Arkive reissue The Fall’s ninth studio album, Bend Sinister, originally released in 1986. This edition is titled Bend Sinister/The 'Domesday' Pay-Off Triad-Plus!

                                                                            It was the last of three albums in a row produced by John Leckie and was named after a dystopian novel by Vladimir Nabokov.

                                                                            After the universal acclaim for the previous year’s This Nation’s Saving Grace, Bend Sinister often stands in its predecessor’s shadow. It is a dark, brooding album made at the height of the group’s Beggars Banquet years and many people include this at the top of the list of favourite Fall albums.

                                                                            From Bend Sinister, “Mr. Pharmacist” is a lurching instalment in pop music’s ongoing conversation with drug dealers, illicit and otherwise. Actually a cover of 1960s garage-rockers the Other Half, it’s also a demonstration of how the Fall’s relatively unchanging style could bolster other people’s songs. – PITCHFORK

                                                                            “Part musical hypnotist, part ranting madman, Smith was a singular figure in post-punk. His Mancunian accent, dry witticisms and plays on words were one of the Fall’s most constant characteristics. Their songs were odysseys into his ever-verbose psyche, marked by repetitive rhythms and melodies.” – ROLLING STONE

                                                                            “At various points in the band’s four-decade career, the Fall might sound like punk, hard rock, psychedelia, funk, blues-rock, jazz-rock, electropop or sheer noise. “If it’s me and your granny on bongos, it’s the Fall,” Mr. Smith once declared. The BBC disc jockey John Peel, an early and steadfast supporter, said of the Fall that ‘they are always different, they are always the same.’” - THE NEW YORK TIMES

                                                                            "Mark E Smith’s group of psychedelic post-punks rank as one of the most visionary, singular British bands of all time.” -THE GUARDIAN

                                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                            Darryl says: Originally released in 1986, one year after the highly celebrated ‘This Nations Saving Grace’, ‘Bend Sinister’ was a darker brooding album, but had the Brix pop sensibility to counteract Mark E. Smith’s caustic vocals. Still highly regarded by Fall fans to this day, this was MES and his band hitting their creative peak. Reissued as a double disc edition with a plethora of bonus material.

                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                            LP TRACK LISTING:
                                                                            A1. R.O.D.
                                                                            A2. Dktr. Faustus
                                                                            A3. Shoulder Pads 1#
                                                                            A4. Mr. Pharmacist
                                                                            A5. Gross Chapel – British Grenadiers
                                                                            B1. U.S. 80’s – 90’s
                                                                            B2. Terry Waite Sez
                                                                            B3. Bournemouth Runner
                                                                            B4. Riddler!
                                                                            B5. Shoulder Pads 2#
                                                                            C1. Living Too Late (From The Living Too Late Single)
                                                                            C2. Hot Aftershave Bop (From The Living Too Late Single)
                                                                            C3. Lucifer Over Lancashire (From The Mr.Pharmacist Single)
                                                                            C4. Auto Tech Pilot (From The Mr.Pharmacist Single)
                                                                            D1. Hey! Luciani (from The Hey! Luciani Single)
                                                                            D2. Entitled (from The Hey! Luciani Single)
                                                                            D3. Shoulder Pads #1b (from The Hey! Luciani Single)
                                                                            D4. Living Too Long (From The Living Too Late Single)

                                                                            CD TRACK LISTING:
                                                                            1-1. R.O.D.
                                                                            1-2. Dktr. Faustus
                                                                            1-3. Shoulder Pads 1#
                                                                            1-4. Mr. Pharmacist
                                                                            1-5. Gross Chapel – British Grenadiers
                                                                            1-6. U.S. 80’s – 90’s
                                                                            1-7. Terry Waite Sez
                                                                            1-8. Bournemouth Runner
                                                                            1-9. Riddler!
                                                                            1-10. Shoulder Pads 2#
                                                                            2-1. Living Too Late (Remastered/from The Living Too Late Single)
                                                                            2-2. Hot Aftershave Bop (Remastered/from The Living Too Late Single)
                                                                            2-3. Lucifer Over Lancashire (Remastered/from The Mr.Pharmacist Single)
                                                                            2-4. Auto Tech Pilot (Remastered/from The Mr.Pharmacist Single)
                                                                            2-5. Hey! Luciani (Remastered/from The Hey! Luciani Single)
                                                                            2-6. Entitled (Remastered/from The Hey! Luciani Single)
                                                                            2-7. Shoulder Pads #1b (Remastered/from The Hey! Luciani Single)
                                                                            2-8. Living Too Long (Remastered/from The Living Too Late Single)
                                                                            2-9. R. O. D (Peel Session, June 29 1986)
                                                                            2-10. Gross Chapel – British Grenadiers (Peel Session, June 29 1986)
                                                                            2-11. U. S. 80s – 90s (Peel Session, June 29 1986)
                                                                            2-12. Hot Aftershave Bop (Peel Session, June 29 1986)
                                                                            2.13. Luciani (Original Version, Previously Unreleased)
                                                                            2.14. DKTR. Faustus (Rough Mix, Previously Unreleased)
                                                                            2.15. Terry Waite Sez (Yellow 2 Mix, Previously Unreleased)
                                                                            2.16. Lucifer Over Lancashire (Abbey Road Take 2, Previously Unreleased)
                                                                            2.17. Entitled (Abbey Road Take 2, Previously Unreleased)
                                                                            2.18. Town And Country Hobgoblins (Live, From The Bend Sinister Cassette Release)

                                                                            The Fall

                                                                            58 Golden Greats: 3CD Boxset

                                                                              The expanded 3-CD follow up to the iconic now out of print 50,000 Fall Fans Can’t be Wrong compilation, now features songs right up to the groups last album. Compiled and annotated by long time Fall aficionado Daryl Easlea from across all the labels the band has appeared on. The booklet designed by long time Fall designer Becky Stewart contains a track by track overview. Mastered by Andy Pearce from the best sources available. Formed in Manchester in 1976, Fall were a seminal English post-punk group. The group existed in some form from that point on, built around its founder and only constant member, the late, great Mark E. Smith. Initially associated with the punk movement of the late 1970s, the group's music underwent stylistic changes over the years, but was always characterised by an abrasive guitar-driven sound and frequent use of repetition, underpinned by Smith's distinctive vocals and often cryptic lyrics. This compilation is ideal for anyone wanting to discover the weird and wonderful world of the Fall. "They are always different; they are always the same." 

                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                              Disc: 1
                                                                              1. Repetition
                                                                              2. Rebellious Jukebox
                                                                              3. Industrial Estate
                                                                              4. Rowche Rumble
                                                                              5. Fiery Jack
                                                                              6. How I Wrote 'Elastic Man'
                                                                              7. Totally Wired
                                                                              8. New Face In Hell
                                                                              9. Prole Art Threat
                                                                              10. Lie Dream Of A Casino Soul
                                                                              11. The Classical
                                                                              12. Hip Priest
                                                                              13. Joker Hysterical Face
                                                                              14. The Man Whose Head Expanded
                                                                              15. Kicker Conspiracy
                                                                              16. Eat Y'self Fitter
                                                                              17. Oh! Brother
                                                                              18. C.R.E.E.P.

                                                                              Disc: 2
                                                                              1. No Bulbs
                                                                              2. Cruiser's Creek
                                                                              3. Spoilt Victorian Child
                                                                              4. Us 80's-90's
                                                                              5. Mr Pharmacist
                                                                              6. Living Too Late
                                                                              7. Hey Luciani
                                                                              8. There's A Ghost In My House
                                                                              9. Hit The North
                                                                              10. Carry Bag Man
                                                                              11. Victoria
                                                                              12. Big New Prinz
                                                                              13. Dead Beat Descendant
                                                                              14. Telephone Thing
                                                                              15. High Tension Line
                                                                              16. Free Range
                                                                              17. Why Are People Grudgeful?
                                                                              18. Lost In Music
                                                                              19. Behind The Counter
                                                                              20. M5
                                                                              21. Feeling Numb

                                                                              Disc: 3
                                                                              1. The Chiselers
                                                                              2. Powder Keg
                                                                              3. Masquerade
                                                                              4. Touch Sensitive
                                                                              5. Dr Buck's Letter
                                                                              6. Hollow Mind
                                                                              7. Susan Vs Youthclub
                                                                              8. Mountain Energei
                                                                              9. Theme From Sparta Fc # 2
                                                                              10. Blindness
                                                                              11. Reformation (Uncut)
                                                                              12. Wolf Kidult Man
                                                                              13. Bury!
                                                                              14. Greenway
                                                                              15. Sir William Wray
                                                                              16. The Remainderer
                                                                              17. Venice With The Girls
                                                                              18. Wise Ol' Man
                                                                              19. New Facts Emerge

                                                                              The Fall

                                                                              I Am Kurious Oranj

                                                                                I Am Kurious Oranj is The Fall’s eleventh studio album. Released by Beggars Banquet 30 years ago, in 1988, it contains some of their most loved songs including “Cab It Up!”, “New Big Prinz” and “Jerusalem” which takes its lyrics from a poem by William Blake.

                                                                                The album was written as the soundtrack to an avant-garde ballet titled I Am Curious, Orange, produced by the experimental Michael Clark Company and performed in London with The Fall playing live. As it said in the original ballet program, replicated inside this reissue, “Mark E. Smith is a history buff and admirer of Michael Clark, and I Am Curious, Orange spawned the idea of a thematic delving into the foibles and little-known psyche of William of Orange.”

                                                                                According to Mark E. Smith in his book, Renegade, “We adapted the title from a Swedish porno film--I am Curious, Yellow. I was trying to make the point that we all share some kind of common knowledge that’s within ourselves; that comes out in all sorts of things. Some people call it a gene pool. It’s as if you already know subconsciously about historical incidents. You don’t have to have been taught it. It’s in-built. At the time I wanted to put this across, basically as a loose explanation of what was happening in Belfast: it’s in the head and bones and there’s nothing you can do about it. I was on a roll at the time. I’m rarely short of ideas, and I’m not into preserving them much, either. If it’s in your head and you’ve got the right people around you them there’s no better time to tell the story.”

                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                New Big Prinz
                                                                                Overture From ‘I Am Curious Orange’
                                                                                Dog Is Life/Jerusalem
                                                                                Kurious Oranj
                                                                                Wrong Place, Right Time

                                                                                Win Fall C.D. 2080
                                                                                Yes, O Yes
                                                                                Van Plague?
                                                                                Bad News Girl
                                                                                Cab It Up! 

                                                                                Morrissey

                                                                                All The Young People Must Fall In Love (Bob Clearmountain Mix) / Rose Garden (Live At The Grand Ole Opry, Nashville)

                                                                                  All the Young People Must Fall in Love (Bob Clearmountain Mix) / Rose Garden (Live at The Grand Ole Opry, Nashville) is the fourth 7" release from Morrissey's album 'Low In High School'. Low in High School is Morrissey’s first studio album since 2014 and was recorded at La Fabrique Studios in France and in Rome at Ennio Morricone’s Forum Studios. The record is produced by Joe Chiccarelli (who has worked with Frank Zappa, The Strokes, Beck and The White Stripes to name a few). Morrissey’s talent for combining political statements and beautiful melodies is more prevalent than ever on Low in High-School, capturing the zeitgeist of an ever-changing world.

                                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                  Andy says: A jaunty, handclapping sing-a-long vibe belies this song's deeper message of love inspite of the chaos all around us.

                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                  Side A
                                                                                  1. All The Young People Must Fall In Love (Bob Clearmountain Mix)

                                                                                  Side B
                                                                                  1. Rose Garden (Live At The Grand Ole Opry, Nashville)

                                                                                  The Fall

                                                                                  Singles 1978-2016: 3CD Boxset

                                                                                    The Fall is an English post-punk band, formed in Manchester in 1976. The band has existed in some form ever since, and is essentially built around its founder and only constant member Mark E. Smith. Initially associated with the punk movement of the late 1970s, the group's music has gone through several stylistic changes over the years, characterised by an abrasive guitar-driven sound and frequent use of repetition, and is always underpinned by Smith's distinctive vocals and often cryptic lyrics. The band is noted for its prolific output: as of autumn 2017 they have released over 32 studio albums, and more than triple that counting live albums and other releases. This collection features all the A-sides recorded across a multitude of labels: Step Forward, Rough Trade, Kamera, Beggars Banquet, Cog Sinister, Permanent, Artful, Action… oh, and Cherry Red! We got the lot!

                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                    Disc: 1
                                                                                    1. Bingo-Master
                                                                                    2. It's The New Thing
                                                                                    3. Rowche Rumble
                                                                                    4. Fiery Jack
                                                                                    5. How I Wrote 'Elastic Man'
                                                                                    6. Totally Wired
                                                                                    7. Lie Dream Of A Casino Soul
                                                                                    8. Look, Know
                                                                                    9. The Man Whose Head Expanded
                                                                                    10. Kicker Conspiracy
                                                                                    11. Marquis Cha-Chaâ
                                                                                    12. Oh! Brother
                                                                                    13. C.R.E.E.P.
                                                                                    14. Draygo's Guilt
                                                                                    15. Couldn't Get Ahead
                                                                                    16. Cruiser's Creek

                                                                                    Disc: 2
                                                                                    1. Living Too Late
                                                                                    2. Mr. Pharmacist
                                                                                    3. Hey! Luciani
                                                                                    4. There's A Ghost In My House
                                                                                    5. Hit The North Part 1
                                                                                    6. Victoria
                                                                                    7. Jerusalem
                                                                                    8. Cab It Up
                                                                                    9. Telephone Thing
                                                                                    10. Popcorn Double Feature
                                                                                    11. White Lightning
                                                                                    12. High Tension Line
                                                                                    13. Free Range
                                                                                    14. Ed's Babe
                                                                                    15. Why Are People Grudgeful?
                                                                                    16. Behind The Counter
                                                                                    17. 15 Ways
                                                                                    18. The Chiselers

                                                                                    Disc: 3
                                                                                    1. Masquerade
                                                                                    2. Touch Sensitive
                                                                                    3. F-'Oldin' Money
                                                                                    4. Rude (All The Time)
                                                                                    5. Susan Vs Youthclub
                                                                                    6. (We Wish You) A Protein Christmas
                                                                                    7. Theme From Sparta F.C. #2
                                                                                    8. Distilled Mug Art (Mix 15)
                                                                                    9. I Can Hear The Grass Grow
                                                                                    10. Reformation! (Uncut)
                                                                                    11. Slippy Floor (Mark Mix)
                                                                                    12. Bury! #2+4
                                                                                    13. Laptop Dog
                                                                                    14. Victrola Time
                                                                                    15. Sir William Wray (Single Mix)
                                                                                    16. The Remainderer
                                                                                    17. Wise Ol Man

                                                                                    The Fall

                                                                                    New Facts Emerge

                                                                                      • July 2017 sees the new album by the Fall – their first since Sub Lingual Tablet in 2015 – containing 11 new tracks recorded at various studios in the UK and produced in conjunction with Mark E Smith.

                                                                                      • The band, now in their 41st year, have proven a major influence to many a band in both the UK and around the world (bands such as Pavement, Hole and even Faith No More).

                                                                                      • New Facts Emerge is their third studio album for Cherry Red and adds to the list of over 100 live and studio albums released by the band over the years.

                                                                                      • Formed in 1976 by Mark E Smith, the band has gone through numerous line ups but retain a consistency that many other bands would envy.



                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                      DISC 1
                                                                                      1. SEGUE - THE FALL
                                                                                      2. FOL DE ROL - THE FALL
                                                                                      3. BRILLO DE FACTO - THE FALL
                                                                                      4. VICTORIA TRAIN STATION MASSACRE - THE FALL
                                                                                      5. NEW FACTS EMERGE - THE FALL
                                                                                      6. COUPLE VS JOBLESS MID 30'S - THE FALL

                                                                                      DISC 2
                                                                                      1. SECOND HOUSE NOW - THE FALL
                                                                                      2. O! ZZTRRK MAN - THE FALL
                                                                                      3. GIBBUS GIBSON - THE FALL
                                                                                      4. GROUNDSBOY AND THE TWO AMENDMENTS - THE FALL
                                                                                      5. NINE OUT OF TEN - THE FALL

                                                                                      A delicate collection of songs for meditation on spiritual struggle, The Leaves Fall is a window into the parallel reality of Justin Carter. Centered on his intimate vocals, pointed with hints of Arthur Russell and John Martyn; the eight tracks are buttressed by warm acoustic guitars, vibraphones, organs and flourished with modern production. They are familiar but distant, like ghosts living in the present. Carter grew up in a country house in rural North Carolina, a place with a pecan tree and abandoned train tracks in the front yard. On long car rides from home to his dadʼs work as a school teacher, his ears were filled with the prog of Yes, the vocals of Al Jarreau and the complexity of Christopher Parkeningʼs take on Bach. It was his father, who himself has moonlighted as a guitar player and songwriter for nearly 50 years, that taught Carter to sing and play in his early teens.

                                                                                      The Leaves Fall was written on and off over the course of about five years, a secret to most. Carter is more familiar, alongside Eamon Harkin, as co-founder of popular New York parties Mister Saturday Night and Mister Sunday, and their label offshoot, Mister Saturday Night Records. As the Mister thrived, his songwriting continued to tick along in the background, days and weeks stolen here and there to write and record in various locations – from remote studios in the Catskills to basements in Venice Beach.

                                                                                      The album features Jason Lindner, pianist on Bowie's final masterpiece, Blackstar; cello from Archie Pelago's Greg Heffernan; and programming by LIES Records and The Trilogy Tapes producer Marcos Cabral. It was mixed by Benjamin Tierney, who also worked his magic on Kamasi Washington's The Epic. It finds its context in the world of Planetarium, a new listening session established by Carter and his Mister Saturday Night DJ partner, Eamon Harkin, where live music is mixed amongst hours of records to create an immersive, communal listening experience focused on quality hi-fi sound in non-traditional spaces; the album will presented in this manner when toured.

                                                                                      “Nothing makes me happier than to see people letting go. My ambition in all my creative work is to make moments where that can happen. As a DJ, I use othersʼ music to create those moments, but itʼs always been in me to make my own music for that purpose. After twenty-five years of writing music for myself, it makes me really happy to have something to share with others.” - Justin Carter

                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                      1. Great Destroyer
                                                                                      2. Infinite Pieces
                                                                                      3. Know It All
                                                                                      4. With The Old Breed
                                                                                      5. The Island
                                                                                      6. What Can You Tell Your Children About Hope?
                                                                                      7. Leaves
                                                                                      8. A Presence

                                                                                      The Fall

                                                                                      Wise Ol' Man EP

                                                                                        This 7 track EP features new tracks, remixes and alternate takes of songs from last year’s Sub-Lingual Tablet LP along with a reworking of ‘’No Xmas For John Quays.

                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                        1: Wise Ol' Man (Edit)
                                                                                        2: All Leave Cancelled
                                                                                        3: Dedication (Remix)
                                                                                        4: Wise Ol' Man (Instrumental)
                                                                                        5: Venice With Girls
                                                                                        6: Face Book Troll / No Xmas For John Quay
                                                                                        7: All Leave Cancelled (X)

                                                                                        Hugh Cornwell

                                                                                        The Fall And Rise Of Hugh Cornwell

                                                                                        The first ever Anthology of his post-Stranglers career.

                                                                                        Since leaving The Stranglers in 1990, Hugh Cornwell has made a series of well-received solo albums 25 years on from leaving the band, this album brings together 12 (super-high-quality remastered at Abbey Road) choice Cornwell classics taken from the fi rst 6 solo albums, plus one brand new studio recording, “Live It And Breathe It” (CD only) A solo acoustic tour of the UK in November 2015, will support the release of ‘The Fall And Rise Of Hugh Cornwell” and will feature many of the songs contained on the album, as well as some other fan favourites, and classics from his time with The Stranglers.

                                                                                        “New song “Live it and Breathe it has both bark and bite” - MOJO.
                                                                                        “Cornwell’s pop sensibility remains utterly intact” - Classic Rock.



                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                        1. Leave Me Alone
                                                                                        2. Beat Of My Heart
                                                                                        3. Hot Cat On Tin Roof
                                                                                        4. Break Of Dawn
                                                                                        5. Under Her Spell
                                                                                        6. First Bus To Babylon
                                                                                        7. Please Dont Put Me On A Slow Boat To Trowbridge
                                                                                        8. Lay Back On Me Pal
                                                                                        9. One Burning Desire
                                                                                        10. Cadiz
                                                                                        11. Long Dead Train
                                                                                        12. Get Involved
                                                                                        13. Live It And Breath It*

                                                                                        *Bonus Track For CD

                                                                                        The Fall

                                                                                        The Wonderful And Frightening World Of The Fall - Remastered Vinyl

                                                                                          Released in 1984, The Wonderful And Frightening World Of The Fall was the band’s seventh studio album and their first for Beggars Banquet. It makes few conces¬sions to the larger market - every potential hook seemed spiked with the band’s usual rough take- it-or- leave- it stance - though the integration of Brix Smith into the band added a melodic twist.

                                                                                          This LP has been mastered from HD files transferred from the analog tapes.

                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                          David says: This is the pinnacle of The Fall’s ‘golden period’, bookended by ‘Perverted By Language’ and ‘The Frenz Experiment’. When I first arrived in Manchester I saw them six times in six months, on each occasion they were 100% more shambolic than the previous gig, which is impressive even by their standards.

                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                          1. Lay Of The Land
                                                                                          2. 2 By 4
                                                                                          3. Copped It
                                                                                          4. Elves
                                                                                          5. Slang King
                                                                                          6. Bug Day
                                                                                          7. Stephen Song
                                                                                          8. Craigness
                                                                                          9. Disney's Dream Debased

                                                                                          The Fall

                                                                                          This Nation's Saving Grace - Remastered Vinyl

                                                                                            Originally released in 1985, their 8th album is one of The Fall’s most loved releases and is often hailed as one of the greatest albums of the 1980s. Drawing from the well of primal rock ‘n’ roll, the band play with muscular spontaneity and inspiration to create music that still sounds unique and challenging, especially against today’s anodyne imitations of Rock and ‘guitar music’.

                                                                                            This LP has also been mastered from HD files.

                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                            LP:
                                                                                            A1. Mansion
                                                                                            A2. Bombast
                                                                                            A3. Barmy
                                                                                            A4. What You Need
                                                                                            A5. Spoilt Victorian Child
                                                                                            A6. L.A.

                                                                                            B1. Gut Of The Quantifier
                                                                                            B2. My New House
                                                                                            B3. Paintwork
                                                                                            B4. I Am Damo Suzuki
                                                                                            B5. To Nkroachment: Yarbles

                                                                                            The Fall

                                                                                            The Wonderful And Frightening Escape Route To The Fall

                                                                                              This contains the material from the two singles and the EP, Call For Escape Route, that the band released in 1984, which were also part of the extended cassette ver-sion of the original album. These were the remaining tracks recorded at the sessions.

                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                              1. Oh! Brother
                                                                                              2. God-Box
                                                                                              3. C.r.e.e.p.
                                                                                              4. Pat - Trip Dispenser
                                                                                              6. No Bulbs 3
                                                                                              7. Slang King 2
                                                                                              8. Draygo's Guilt
                                                                                              9. Clear Off
                                                                                              10. No Bulbs

                                                                                              The Fall

                                                                                              Schtick - Yarbles Revisited

                                                                                                Available for the first time on vinyl, this collection compiles the singles released around This Nation’s Saving Grace and includes 5 tracks from the bands’ 1985 BBC Peel sessions. Also included is the track “Ma Riley” which made its debut on the CD box set in 2011.

                                                                                                The Fall

                                                                                                Sub-Lingual Tablet

                                                                                                  The brand new (and 31st!) Album from The Fall; the First in over a year. Recorded in Manchester over The last year with Mark E Smith producing.

                                                                                                  Featuring all the trademarks of a great Fall record, Sub-Lingual Tablet comprises 11 tracks and is being released on CD and limited edition vinyl.

                                                                                                  The current Fall line-up is as follows: Peter Greenway, Keiron Melling, Elena Poulou, Mark E. Smith, Daren Garratt and David Spurr.

                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                  1. Venice With The Girls
                                                                                                  2. Black Roof
                                                                                                  3. Dedication Not Medication
                                                                                                  4. First One Today
                                                                                                  5. Junger Cloth
                                                                                                  6. Stout Man
                                                                                                  7. Auto Chip 14-15
                                                                                                  8. Pledge!
                                                                                                  9. Snazzy
                                                                                                  10. Fibre Book Troll
                                                                                                  11. Quit Iphone

                                                                                                  The Pogues

                                                                                                  If I Should Fall From Grace With God

                                                                                                    Combining the spirit of Punk with traditional Irish Folk music, The Pogues were one of the most radical bands of the 1980’s. Their instantly recognizable and politically tinged music helped them achieve 5 consecutive top 20 albums in the UK as well as producing the hit single ‘Fairytale of New York’ which is widely regarded as the greatest Christmas song of all time. 

                                                                                                    To celebrate over 30 Years of the Pogues, Rhino is reissuing the band’s first 5 classic albums along with the 1986 Elvis Costello produced EP ‘Poguetry In Motion’. 

                                                                                                    Features the original audio mastered to vinyl at Abbey Road for the highest quality. Includes original artwork and printed inner bag.

                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                    Side One:
                                                                                                    1. If I Should Fall From Grace With God
                                                                                                    2. Turkish Song Of The Damned
                                                                                                    3. Bottle Of Smoke
                                                                                                    4. Fairytale Of New York
                                                                                                    5. Metropolis
                                                                                                    6. Thousands Are Sailing

                                                                                                    Side Two:
                                                                                                    1. Fiesta
                                                                                                    2. Medley
                                                                                                    3. Streets Of Sorrow/Birmingham Six
                                                                                                    4. Lullaby Of London
                                                                                                    5. Sit Down By The Fire
                                                                                                    6. The Broad Majestic Shannon
                                                                                                    7. Worms

                                                                                                    The Fall

                                                                                                    Live - Uurop VIII-XII Places In Sun & Winter, Son

                                                                                                    The definitive English post-punk band? Probably! Formed in Manchester in 1976. The band has existed in some form ever since, and is essentially built around its founder and only constant member Mark E. Smith. Initially associated with the punk movement of the late 1970s, the group's music has gone through several stylistic changes over the years, but is often characterized by an abrasive guitar-driven sound and frequent use of repetition, and is always underpinned by Smith's distinctive vocals and often cryptic lyrics.

                                                                                                    This live album has been collated from various gigs over the last three years.

                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                    1: Wings (With Bells)
                                                                                                    2: Auto 2014 Chip Replace
                                                                                                    3: Amorator
                                                                                                    4: Jetplane
                                                                                                    5: Irish
                                                                                                    6: Cowboy George
                                                                                                    7: Chino
                                                                                                    8: Sir William Wray
                                                                                                    9: Fifty Year Old Man
                                                                                                    10: Wolf Kidult Man
                                                                                                    11: Reformation
                                                                                                    12: What About Us

                                                                                                    The Free Fall Band

                                                                                                    The Münster Sights

                                                                                                      The Free Fall Band are five very young timeless pop creators bursting with melody and sublime choruses, hailing from Mataró, a village north Barcelona.

                                                                                                      ‘Elephants Never Forget’ was the band’s debut album, produced by Miqui Puig and released on LAV Records. The record sums up The Free Fall Band perfectly: echoes of The Beatles, Jonathan Richman, The Shins, The Zombies… fun and emotion in equal measure, carefully assembled arrangements and a youthful image.

                                                                                                      2013 put them at the forefront of Spanish pop, thanks to landmark moments such as their performance at the Primavera Sound Festival and supporting Rodriguez in Barcelona. They also released their first step on El Segell del Primavera, an EP with covers of The Strokes, Violent Femmes, New Order, Booker T. & The MGs and Jonathan Richman.

                                                                                                      And now their second album arrives. It’s called ‘The Münster Sights’ and shows the band in another level: the songs reflect a band that have been playing and growing as musicians. The album was produced by Darren Hayman (he used to play in Hefner and has a long and amazing solo career) and engineered by Giles Barrett (from London popsters Tigercats), a perfect choice for The Free Fall Band as they’ve long been fans of both musicians. As a result ‘The Münster Sights’ sounds richer and fatter than their previous efforts and contains such great numbers as ‘Fontana’ and ‘I Want To Know’.

                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      I Want To Know
                                                                                                      City Of Raleigh
                                                                                                      Fontana
                                                                                                      Look At Me Run, Dear
                                                                                                      Lonesome Cowboy, Solitary Peggy Sue
                                                                                                      Oh, What An Awkward Day
                                                                                                      By Your Window
                                                                                                      Every Man
                                                                                                      The Barbershop
                                                                                                      A Friend’s Homecoming
                                                                                                      The Münster Sights

                                                                                                      The Free Fall Band

                                                                                                      Songs Our Days Pass Along Vol. 1

                                                                                                        The Free Fall Band are five very young timeless pop creators bursting with melody and sublime choruses. They appeared out of nowhere three years ago from the Maresme. They quickly gained recognition: finalists of the Demoscópicas de Mondo Sonoro or at the Villa de Bilbao (where they were the winners of the Pop Rock category in 2011) azzaldia de Donosti, Faraday, popArb… a series of achievements that led them to record their debut album, produced by Miqui Puig and released on LAV Records (co-released with Buenritmo).

                                                                                                        The record sums up The Free Fall Band perfectly: echoes of The Beatles, Jonathan Richman, The Shins, The Zombies…fun and emotion in equal measure, carefully assembled arrangements and a youthful image.

                                                                                                        2013 has put them at the forefront of national pop, thanks to landmark moments such as their performance at the Primavera Sound Festival and supporting Rodriguez in Barcelona. Before the year is out they will play at BAM and will also take part in the Primavera Sound Touring Party that will take them all around Spain.

                                                                                                        This next step is a mini album of covers (their first record on El Segell Del Primavera) that includes covers of The Strokes, Violent Femmes, New Order, Booker T & The MGs and Jonathan Richman.

                                                                                                        Their second album is planned for the beginning of 2014.

                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                        ‘Love Vigilantes’ (New Order)
                                                                                                        ‘The Modern Age’ (The Strokes)
                                                                                                        ‘When We Refuse To Suffer’ (Jonathan Richman)
                                                                                                        ‘Green Onions’ (Booker T & The M.G.s)
                                                                                                        Violent Femmes Medley

                                                                                                        The Fall

                                                                                                        Live In San Francisco

                                                                                                        After what seemed like a very long, drunken, tense-with-anticipation waiting period, the moment is upon me. The band takes the stage, and immediately launches into a big-sounding version of The Joke. Mark bounds onto the stage and starts bellowing into the mic with intensity: "The Joke! Five years in a PC camp, the Joke!" "Ahh," I think, "they're not going to totally suck." This latest incarnation of the Fall includes three hard-working lads named Ben, Spencer, and Jim, who know their shit something fierce. This is an incredibly tight band that is gaining momentum at the expense of every amateurish musician ever to mistakenly step onto the stage. Mr. Smith himself was in fine form, prowling around the stage snarling lyrics into the mic and messing around with his bandmates' amps (but not too much - I have to stress that his behavior was fairly clean on this tour). He seemed to be on something besides straight-up "joie de vivre," but that is hardly an aberration. This man and his friends like to do drugs, and have done since the early days of the band in 1977. Whatever, it's rock and roll. What matters is the music, which was strong. The band was a juggernaut with a mad genius at the helm. Picture a massive battleship with wheels rolling over small towns with a mad banshee snarling and hurning invective down at those foolish enough to stand in the way. Mark E. Smith is an incredibly self-assured performer who exudes more charisma standing still than most lead singers do hopping around and climbing on things. The biggest stormer of the evening was "I Am Damo Suzuki," MES' tribute to one of his favorite bands, Can. One of the first lyrics, "and the drums....come in...and the drums they come in FAST" sent shivers down my spine as the drummer started bashing out the catchier-than-strep beat. In general, the set got faster, louder, and generally "more" towards the end. I think it was during the cover "Mr. Pharmacist" that the energy really started picking up. "Two Librans" off of the Unutterable was also pretty powerful--both because the massive guitar chord hook style of these songs suits the new band pretty well. So now for the $64 million question: are the Fall over? Even worse, were they over a long time ago? The answer, to anyone who is still paying attention, is resoundingly no. This band can fill the GAMH with people going nuts. They are a monument, but unlike other monuments, they continue to create. As Smith once barked, "Ours is not to look back, ours is to continue the crap!" Indeed.

                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                        The Joke 
                                                                                                        Cyber Insekt 
                                                                                                        Two Librans 
                                                                                                        And Therein 
                                                                                                        Touch Sensitive 
                                                                                                        Crop-Dust 
                                                                                                        Bourgeois Town 
                                                                                                        Kick The Can > F-oldin' Money 
                                                                                                        Mr. Pharmacist 
                                                                                                        Sons Of Temperance
                                                                                                        My Ex-Classmates' Kids 
                                                                                                        Enigrammatic Dream 
                                                                                                        I Wake Up In The City
                                                                                                        Reprise:
                                                                                                        Jane - Prof Mick - Ey Bastardo 
                                                                                                        Way Round 
                                                                                                        I Am Damo Suzuki

                                                                                                        The Fall

                                                                                                        5 Albums - Box Set

                                                                                                          Drawing from the latter years of the Beggars Banquet recordings (1987-1989), this set features often overlooked albums and a compilation of singles and alternative takes.

                                                                                                          Out of all the late 70s punk and post punk bands, none were longer lived or more prolific than The Fall. Throughout their career, the band underwent myriad lineup changes, but at the centre of it all was vocalist Mark E. Smith. With his snarling, nearly incomprehensible vocals and consuming bitter cynicism, Smith became a cult legend in indie and alternative rock.

                                                                                                          Over the course of their career, The Fall went through a number of shifts in musical style, yet the foundation of their sound was a near-cacophonous jagged jumble of guitars, sing-speak vocals, and keyboards. During the late 70s and early 80s, the band were at their most abrasive and atonal.

                                                                                                          In 1984, Smith’s American wife Brix joined the band as a guitarist, bringing a stronger sense of pop melody to the group. By the mid 80s, the band’s British following was large enough to result in two UK Top 40 hits, but in essence, the group have always been a cult band; their music was always too abrasive and dense for the mainstream.

                                                                                                          ‘The Frenz Experiment’ reverts to the original vinyl version with bonus 7” tracks at the end.

                                                                                                          After the dark morass of ‘Bend Sinister’, the sound of 1988’s ‘Frenz Experiment’ comes as a bit of a shock. The arrangements are spare and broken down to the essentials, with the distorted guitars brought down low, and Wolstencroft’s drums high in the mix. Marcia Schofield had also joined the band to add keyboards. Their cover of The Kinks’ ‘Victoria’ marked The Fall’s first entry into the British charts, but also fitted in with Smith’s continuing explorations of Britain’s history and how it translates into issues of class identity.

                                                                                                          ‘I Am Kurious Oranj’ keeps the vinyl track sequence and adds bonus tracks and alternative mixes at the end.

                                                                                                          The last thing most Fall fans expected the group to do in 1988 was provide music for a ballet, but in fact this is what they did. Of course, it helped that the Michael Clark company of dancers were some of the most avant-garde at the time in Britain, inspired originally by The Fall’s ‘Hey! Luciani’ single.

                                                                                                          ‘Hit The North (Parts 1 - 6)’ includes all 6 released versions (four have never been on CD and one not even on vinyl) as well as an unreleased instrumental track (just in case you wanted more).

                                                                                                          ‘Singles 1987 - 1989’ is a new compilation of singles tracks and alternate / unreleased versions.

                                                                                                          ‘Seminal Live’ is a hybrid album, featuring 5 new studio songs followed by live recordings from 1988. This is sequenced as the original CD.

                                                                                                          The mighty Fall release their first album in over two years and it’s their Domino debut. Recorded at various studios in the north of England over the past year, "Your Future Our Clutter" is The Fall at their most rampant, most forward moving, bone shaking best. With nine tracks that rock like raw fury, we see The Fall heading into their next decade with the same intensity with which they started.


                                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                          Darryl says: Album number 28, and Mark E. Smith and the Fall are back at their very best. Think of "Hex Enduction Hour" mixed with "This Nation's Saving Grace", yep that good!!

                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                          Vinyl And CD
                                                                                                          O.F.Y.C. Showcase
                                                                                                          Bury Pts. 1 + 3
                                                                                                          Mexico Wax Solvent
                                                                                                          Cowboy George
                                                                                                          Hot Cake
                                                                                                          Y.F.O.C. / Slippy Floor
                                                                                                          Chino
                                                                                                          Funnel Of Love
                                                                                                          Weather Report 2

                                                                                                          Extra Tracks - Vinyl Only
                                                                                                          Get A Summer Song Goin’
                                                                                                          Cowboy George

                                                                                                          The Fall

                                                                                                          Hip Priests And Kamerads

                                                                                                            "So named due to this being a collection of stuff released on the Kamera label, for a long time Hip Priests was the only way to listen to material from the mighty Hex Enduction Hour album, as well as Room to Live and related singles like "Lie Dream of a Casino Soul" and "Look, Know." For that reason alone it was a useful collection, though it was also flawed in that nearly everything was mastered for CD from vinyl, a harbinger of what would eventually happen in the late '90s with any number of early Fall reissues. It's especially noticeable on "Hip Priest" itself. Whether or not one wants to debate the aesthetics of such an approach, it's still more than a little frustrating. Thankfully, the song selection is nearly impeccable -- omissions are unavoidable, but there's no overlap with Palace of Swords Reversed, and the highlights are legion: "Hip Priest," "The Classical," "Mere Psued Mag. Ed.," "I'm Into C.B.!," and the absolutely wonderful B-side "Fantastic Life." The CD and cassette versions both include a useful bonus of interest to hardcore fans -- four live cuts of varying fidelity of other material from that time. "Who Makes the Nazis?" is OK enough, but the take on "Just Step Sideways" gets delivered with rough, fiery authority. At the end of the collection, meanwhile, there's an extremely muddy take on "Jawbone and the Air-Rifle" that will likely cause immediate departures on the part of neighbors and friends. A full quarter-hour ramble and stumble through "And This Day" concludes the release as a whole; it's a great performance that at nearly every point sounds like it'll collapse into formless chaos. Mark E. Smith is his typically contrarian self, while the lineup has its usual off-center way with the proceedings." - AllMusic.

                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                            Lie Dream Of A Casino Soul
                                                                                                            The Classical
                                                                                                            Fortress
                                                                                                            Look, Know
                                                                                                            Hip Priest
                                                                                                            Who Makes The Nazis?
                                                                                                            Just Step Sideways
                                                                                                            Room To Live
                                                                                                            Mere Pseud Mag. Ed.
                                                                                                            Hard Life In Country
                                                                                                            I'm Into CB!
                                                                                                            Fantastic Life
                                                                                                            Jawbone And The Air-Rifle
                                                                                                            And This Day

                                                                                                            The Fall

                                                                                                            Bend Sinister

                                                                                                              "Again working with John Leckie on production, the Fall's third Beggars album, Bend Sinister, was a distinctly down affair -- not that the Fall were ever a shiny happy band, of course, but both music and lyrics seemed like a darker corner to dwell in. Happily there was no worry that the Fall would ever go goth; one suspects Mark E. Smith would rather have his tongue removed. Still, opening track "R.O.D." makes for a distinctly lower-key start in comparison to recent leadoffs like "Lay of the Land" and "Bombast," almost sounding a bit like fellow Mancunian legends Joy Division, Smith's lyric his own depressing vision of a beast slouching toward Bethlehem. Leckie's production emphasizes space in the recording, while the band as a whole sounds generally more deliberate and understated, even Craig Scanlon's guitar not leaping quite as much to trebly life as is normally the case. Songs like "Gross Chapel - British Grenadiers" favor Steve Hanley's bass work as much as anything, while the almost industrial/hip-hop beat of "US 80's-90's" sets the tone for a glowering vision of the States from, as Smith puts it, "the big-shot original rapper." Elsewhere, there's Smith's vision of the eternal outsider comes to life once again -- "Shoulder Pads 1," a hardly disguised sneer against being surrounded by people who "can't tell Lou Reed from Doug Yule," for all that there's a slightly quirky arrangement thanks to Simon Rogers' keyboards. Still, there are certainly moments of sheer fun -- in keeping with the band's regular ear for good cover versions, this time around psych-era obscurities the Other Half get the nod with a brisk rip through the obvious drug references of "Mr. Pharmacist." Brix again shares vocal leads with Smith at various points, notably "Dktr. Faustus," a distinctly reworked version of that particular legend that turns into a frantic, audibly unhappy dance groove." - AllMusic.

                                                                                                              The Fall

                                                                                                              Seminal Live

                                                                                                                The Fall's contractual obligation album. With Brix leaving (or left, depending on your history) the group, this is a hastily assembled selection of what sound like Frenz Experiment outtakes and nine live tracks, their last for Beggars Banquet. These opening five tracks would have made a nice EP supporting the single "Deadbeat Descendant," the first song featured on the album. They're not among their best, but "H.O.W. (History of the World)" has a certain grim stateliness to it, with a grungy bassline by Hanley leading the group. "Pinball Machine" continues in Smith's long line of rockabilly covers.

                                                                                                                The Fall

                                                                                                                45 84 89 A-Sides

                                                                                                                  Originally released in 1990, the seventeen songs collected here come from The Fall’s Brix Smith era, aka “the golden era of Fall releases.” This is a perfect introduction to the band, and as legendary critic Robert Christgau said, it’s “The only Fall record any normal person need own”.

                                                                                                                  The band’s legendary and notorious frontman Mark E. Smith passed away earlier this year at the age of 60. The band’s output since they formed at the height of the punk rock movement in Manchester in 1976 was prolific to say the least. It’s hard to be exact, but in their four decades, The Fall released 31 studio albums, 5 part-studio/part live albums, 32 live albums, 40 compilations, and Mark E. Smith also released two spoken word albums. Another high number is that of former members of The Fall. There were over 60 different band members over the years. Their high volume of quality work over the last 40+ years had an enormous influence which was extolled greatly after his death.

                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                  1. Oh! Brother
                                                                                                                  2. C.R.E.E.P.
                                                                                                                  3. No Bulbs 3
                                                                                                                  4. Rollin’ Dany
                                                                                                                  5. Couldn’t Get Ahead
                                                                                                                  6. Cruisers Creek
                                                                                                                  7. L.A.
                                                                                                                  8. Living Too Late
                                                                                                                  9. Hit The North Part 1
                                                                                                                  10. Mr. Pharmacist
                                                                                                                  11. Hey! Luciani
                                                                                                                  12. There’s A Ghost In My House
                                                                                                                  13. Victoria
                                                                                                                  14. Big New Prinz
                                                                                                                  15. Wrong Place, Right Time No. 2
                                                                                                                  16. Jerusalem
                                                                                                                  17. Dead Beat Descendant

                                                                                                                  The Fall

                                                                                                                  I Am Kurious Oranj

                                                                                                                    The music featured on this album was originally written for a contemporary ballet by Michael Clark's dance company.


                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                    1 New Big Prinz
                                                                                                                    2 Overture From "I Am Curious Orange"
                                                                                                                    3 Dog Is Life/Jerusalem
                                                                                                                    4 Kurious Oranj
                                                                                                                    5 Wrong Place, Right Time
                                                                                                                    6 Guide Me Soft
                                                                                                                    7 C.D. Win Fall 2088 Ad
                                                                                                                    8 Yes O Yes
                                                                                                                    9 Van Plague?
                                                                                                                    10 Bad News Girl
                                                                                                                    11 Cab It Up!
                                                                                                                    12 Last Nacht 
                                                                                                                    13 Big New Prinz

                                                                                                                    The Fall

                                                                                                                    The Frenz Experiment

                                                                                                                      "After the dark morass of Bend Sinister, the sound of 1988's Frenz Experiment comes as a bit of a shock. The arrangements are spare and broken down to the essentials, with the distorted guitars brought down low and Wolstencroft's drums high in the mix. Marcia Schofield had also joined the band to add keyboards. With most of the songs credited only to Smith himself, this could be seen as a solo album of sorts, or an indication of some rift within the group -- it certainly doesn't translate into the music. For the first time too, his vocals are loud and clear, though certainly not comprehensible; "Bremen Nacht" hints at some sort of run in with a ghost in Germany, "Athlete Cured," with its Spinal Tap-borrowed riff, tells of a "German athletic star" made ill from unusual circumstances -- the narrative turns strange, then funny until wandering off, a classic Smith tactic. Their cover of the Kinks' "Victoria" marked the Fall's first entry into the British charts, but also fit in with Smith's continuing explorations of Britain's history and how it translates into issues of class identity. The CD contains their other two singles from this time -- "Hit the North" and a cover of R. Dean Taylor's "There's a Ghost in My House," which the group makes their own -- plus several B-sides." - AllMusic.


                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                      1 Frenz
                                                                                                                      2 Carry Bag Man
                                                                                                                      3 Get A Hotel
                                                                                                                      4 Victoria
                                                                                                                      5 Athlete Cured
                                                                                                                      6 In These Times
                                                                                                                      7 The Steak Place 
                                                                                                                      8 Bremen Nacht Alternative
                                                                                                                      9 Guest Informant Excerpt
                                                                                                                      10 Oswald Defence Lawyer
                                                                                                                      11 Tuff Life Booogie
                                                                                                                      12 Guest Informant
                                                                                                                      13 Twister
                                                                                                                      14 There's A Ghost In My House
                                                                                                                      15 Hit The North Part 1

                                                                                                                      The Fall

                                                                                                                      The Wonderful And Frightening World Of...

                                                                                                                        "The Fall made the leap to a semi-major label -- Beggars Banquet -- with The Wonderful and Frightening World of the Fall, hooking up with noted producer John Leckie to create another smart, varied album. Contemporaneous with the slightly friendlier "Oh! Brother" and "C.R.E.E.P." singles without actually including them, Wonderful and Frightening World makes few concessions to the larger market -- every potential hook seemed spiked with the band's usual rough take-it-or-leave-it stance. Mark E. Smith's audible, tape-distorting spit on the descending chord blast of "Elves" -- already spiked with enough vocal craziness as it is -- gives a sense of where the album as a whole aims. Brix Smith co-writes about half the tracks, creating a strong partnership with many highlights. It may start with a semi-low-key chant, but when "Lay of the Land" fully kicks in, it does just that, Craig Scanlon in particular pouring on the feedback at the end over the clattering din. Smith sounds as coruscating and side-splittingly hilarious as ever, depicting modern Britain with an eye for the absurdities and failures (and crucially, no empathy -- it's all about a gimlet eye projected at everyone and everything). Two further standouts appear on the second half -- "Slang King," a snarling portrayal of a cool-in-his-mind dude and his increasingly pathetic life, and the concluding "Disney's Dream Debased." Though unquestionably the most conventionally attractive tune on the album, ringing guitars and all, Smith's lyrics portray a Disneyland scenario in hell, however softly delivered. Elsewhere, Gavin Friday from the Virgin Prunes takes a bow with his own unmistakable, spindly vocals on the trebly Krautrock chug of "Copped It" and the slightly more brute rhythm of "Stephen Song."

                                                                                                                        [The CD version, in an admirable move by Beggars Banquet, contains seven extra tracks to fill the disc out, including "Oh! Brother" and "C.R.E.E.P.," along with associated B-sides and the Call for Escape Route EP.] " - AllMusic.

                                                                                                                        The Fall-Outs

                                                                                                                        Summertime

                                                                                                                          The Fall-Outs' fourth full length album, recorded at Egg Studios with Johnny Sangster at the helm these thirteen tracks are filled with the Fall-Outs trademark dark cynicism balanced with angelic harmonies and pop smart hooks, this is garage rock / pop at its finest.

                                                                                                                          Voltaire Brothers

                                                                                                                          I Sing The Booty Electric

                                                                                                                            The long-awaited and much anticipated funk record from Mick Collins (the Dirtbobms / Blacktop / Gories / Detroit legend!) has finally arrived. The Voltaire Brothers' album is a project Mick Collins has been thinking about doing for many years. Fall Of Rome hooked up with him and fellow booty shaker Jerome Gray a couple years ago and the recording began. After a delay here and there (OK and few more delays...) Mick and Jerome's dream is ready to go. It's a homage to some of the artists the two of them grew up listening to in Detroit- George Clinton, Sly Stone, Bootsy Collins, Marvin Gaye and others.

                                                                                                                            Fall Silent

                                                                                                                            Six Years In The Desert

                                                                                                                              Taking the DIY ethic and mixing hardcore, punk rock and death metal they use primal vocals and a precise monsterous guitar attack that will hit you like a punch in the gut. This CD collects the band's previously out of print releases and features 17 hard and nasty tracks.


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