Comp of original songs later covered by the Fall?

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I wonder if anyone out there has ever compiled a disc of all of the original versions of songs the Fall has covered in its career. I know legit releases exist like this for songs the Stones have covered, as well as "Original Seeds" (songs Nick Cave has covered). I'd really like to hear the original "Ghost In My House", "I'm Going To Spain" and such.

Brian Turner (btwfmu), Thursday, 1 July 2004 02:14 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

easy ones: kinks "victoria", other half "mr pharmacist"

are 'friends' electricsound? (electricsound), Thursday, 1 July 2004 02:18 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I made a comp of that stuff for a good friend of mine when she fell head first into Fall worship.

dialecticbricks (dialecticbricks), Thursday, 1 July 2004 02:18 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

The original "Lost in Music" is awesome

roger adultery (roger adultery), Thursday, 1 July 2004 02:20 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Is "Why Are People So Grudgeful" the original title of the song???

peepee (peepee), Thursday, 1 July 2004 02:20 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

bob mcfadden - i'm a mummy (one of my favourite stupid songs ever!)

zappi (joni), Thursday, 1 July 2004 02:21 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

actually looking at http://www.visi.com/fall/discog/covers.html, a lot of that stuff should be pretty easy to find. there must be a motown comp with that R Dean Taylor track on it, surely?

are 'friends' electricsound? (electricsound), Thursday, 1 July 2004 02:23 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

the R.Dean Taylor track has been comped quite a few times over the years and is not hard to find at all.

dialecticbricks (dialecticbricks), Thursday, 1 July 2004 02:37 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Slightly OT:I was just listening to the new Fall comp. today. It's rad, especially if you don't already have all their stuff and need a reference point. It has most of the covers listed upthread. also check my killer new user info pic. MES!

AaronHz (AaronHz), Thursday, 1 July 2004 02:38 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

ooh, they've covered race with the devil? gotta hear that.

AaronHz (AaronHz), Thursday, 1 July 2004 03:09 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

may i ask, daring to go off topic, if that new fall comp "50,000 fall fans can't be wrong" is worthwhile? is it all the original recordings or some weird bootleg/live recordings? the tracklisting looked pretty unbeatable. and it was cheap. and the cover is unbelievably awesome.

amateur!st (amateurist), Thursday, 1 July 2004 03:10 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

They covered the Big Bopper, too. "White Lightning"--it was on a 12" from around the time of Extricate. It's cool to hear MES sing about his "pappy."

Tim Ellison, Thursday, 1 July 2004 03:12 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

The original "Lost in Music" is awesome

-- roger adultery (vlad62...) (webmail), June 30th, 2004 8:20 PM. (roger adultery) (later) (link)

yes it is, and the fall cover is most excellent as well. wow, just thinking of it gets my dancing feet a movin'.

the r. dean taylor tracks are on separate volumes of the collection "motown chartbusters."

amateur!st (amateurist), Thursday, 1 July 2004 03:12 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Just found this. Nice list.

Tim Ellison, Thursday, 1 July 2004 03:22 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

amat, that's what i was referring to. It's all the original versions and the booklet and traycard feature a full discography. It's tops, BUY IT!

AaronHz (AaronHz), Thursday, 1 July 2004 03:23 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

yeah i have a lot of fall on vinyl and cassette, and don't have the money to replace all of it on cd (though eventually i'll get those crazy new reissues) so this will be a good stopgap purchase. also i'll be proud to display that cover.

amateur!st (amateurist), Thursday, 1 July 2004 03:29 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Infotainment: A 1958 single B-side on Parlophone-Odeon. Vince Taylor was the inspiration for D. Bowie's Ziggy Stardust character. The song was also famously covered by The Clash around the same time as The Fall and released on their 1979 album London Calling (MES claims in the October 2003 Uncut magazine to have done the song live first).

haha yeah i bet he does

amateur!st (amateurist), Thursday, 1 July 2004 03:30 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I'm still waiting to hear a decent version of "Wings" - the version on Palace of Swords Reversed sounds like shit. Are there any other released versions? I can't keep up, I haven't been an aspiring Fall completist in years.

roger adultery (roger adultery), Thursday, 1 July 2004 04:59 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I have "Pinball" from a trucker music comp I got a long time ago.. Brian, email me (you know how to, I think)

donut bitch (donut), Thursday, 1 July 2004 05:01 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

and don't forget.. "I'm a Mummy".. which can be found on Incredibly Strange Music Volume 2.

donut bitch (donut), Thursday, 1 July 2004 05:02 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

if that new fall comp "50,000 fall fans can't be wrong" is worthwhile?

I'm not a Fall expert, but I bought it mainly due to a combination of great cover/cheap price. I like Disc 1 tons better than Disc 2, but that might just mean I like early Fall lots better than later Fall.

Anyway, yeah, cover = brilliant.

Mary (Mary), Thursday, 1 July 2004 05:16 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

what's a computer?

gygax! (gygax!), Thursday, 1 July 2004 05:25 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Roger Adultery, you will just have to live with the gnarly Scanlon grunge running throughout the studio version of "Wings." (I don't know of any live versions and you don't want to buy another Fall live album just to hear one anyway, RIGHT?)

Tim Ellison, Thursday, 1 July 2004 05:33 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

right, NOISE!

AaronHz (AaronHz), Thursday, 1 July 2004 05:39 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

The window sill!

Tim Ellison, Thursday, 1 July 2004 05:46 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Tim - right. I actually only bought that comp because of "Wings" - Like many of you, I own more Fall albums than any sane person ought to (and This Nation's Saving Grace on all three formats, for some reason), but that's still probably my favorite Fall song. I think the video made a big impression on me.

roger adultery (roger adultery), Thursday, 1 July 2004 05:49 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Another DYNAMIC intrance!

hey did MES ever explain in an interview what the deal was with the infamous "The Classical" lyric that lost them the Motown deal?

AaronHz (AaronHz), Thursday, 1 July 2004 07:08 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Another DYNAMIC typo!

AaronHz (AaronHz), Thursday, 1 July 2004 07:18 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

i kinda worry about people who know the fall's version and not r dean taylor's i mean IT'S THE MOST FAMOUS NORTHERN SOUL TRACK EVER PEOPLE

tom west (thomp), Thursday, 1 July 2004 10:45 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

actually it's possibly an interesting departure point for uh something. with dean taylor's being (famously?) a nasty-white-pop-record for motown (nb. it's AWESOME but anyway) so for an american fan to have not heard of it you're following something from canada to motown to across to north england for northern soul and then back, but eh

tom west (thomp), Thursday, 1 July 2004 10:49 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

course what i know about northern soul = one chapter in 'last night, a dj' and 'the greatest northern soul all-nighter in the world EVER'. and possibly the guy who hasn't heard it isn't american, apologies.


^ GREAT

tom west (thomp), Thursday, 1 July 2004 10:53 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

i didnt know they had covered groovin with mr bloe!

electroclash girls, underground resistance, text message, ronan, glastonbur (gar, Thursday, 1 July 2004 10:58 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

What exactly was the connection betwen 'Telephone Thing' and some track by Coldcut and Lisa Stansfield? Can never remember the whole story.

laticsmon (laticsmon), Thursday, 1 July 2004 12:53 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Lisa did it originally, I think, but Coldcut and/or MES thought it could be redone better

Andrew Blood Thames (Andrew Thames), Thursday, 1 July 2004 12:55 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Coldcut produced (only the one track) 'Telephone Thing' on the Extricate album. Best use of Wah-pedal. Ever.

Sasha (sgh), Friday, 2 July 2004 01:46 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Which song is by R Dean Taylor, the greatest Northern Soul artist I have never heard of? This board is going to vanish before the answer comes I fear.

Mary (Mary), Friday, 2 July 2004 03:55 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

the answer is: "gotta see jane" and "there's a ghost in my house"

also, isn't this cute?

http://www.kubicek-bremen.de/pix_poplps/taylor_rdean_think.jpg

amateur!st (amateurist), Friday, 2 July 2004 04:14 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Coldcut had a great early-Coldcut-style single called My Telephone, then they had a cheesy pop-diva album track of the same title with some of the same bits of music, then they had a grumbly Fall production job with some of the same bits of music

kit brash (kit brash), Friday, 2 July 2004 07:30 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

ten months pass...
if anyone wants to send some of the more obscure tracks mentioned here to my gmail address, i'm gonna compile some cds i think.

Amateur(ist) (Amateur(ist)), Wednesday, 18 May 2005 17:43 (thirteen years ago) Permalink


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