Bend Sinister, the Fall’s 1986 album, is rarely spoken about as ‘prime’ Fall and hardly ever makes anyone’s Top Ten. Perhaps that’s because it came after the phenomenal ‘career peak’ (glarg) of This Nation’s Saving Grace, or maybe the muddy mix (some tracks are said to be mastered directly from a C90 cassette), whatever the […]Read More Bending Sinister 30+ years on
1. 22 May 1987 Town Hall, Cheltenham 2. 7 Mar 1988 Hummingbird, Bristol 3. ? Sep / Oct 1988 Sadler’s Wells, London 4. 2 March 1990 Anson Rooms, Bristol 5. 26 Aug 1990 Reading Festival 6. 6 Dec 1991 Anson Rooms, Bristol 7. 19 May 1993 Victoria Rooms, Bristol 8. […]Read More All the Fall gigs I have been to, and ever will:
This is the most fun Fall album, I think ever. Mark E. Smith is in fine form, and from the evidence of the three gigs I attended around the time of this album’s release, he is a happy man enjoying the adulation he so deserves. At last, he realises that he IS appreciated! Re-Mit is […]Read More The Fall: Re-Mit
Less polished and more mental than Your Future Our Clutter, this is also much more fun. It begins with Cosmos 7, a mad rush of a track with everything happening at once before the song almost falls over its own ascending riff. A storming opener! Taking Off follows, a wonderful melodic thing which sounds (rather […]Read More The Fall: Ersatz G.B.