POO -- The Fall

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Trolling for suggestions actually as my Fall collection is meager. From what I've heard I'll take "Hit the North Pt. 1"

Aaron A., Tuesday, 25 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

"Leave the Capitol" from the Slates EP.

paul, Tuesday, 25 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

"Hip Priest" -- a useful corrective against complacency. ;-)

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 25 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

totally wired

stirmonster, Tuesday, 25 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Oh gawd, that's a tough one. Errrrrrrrrrrr 'Container Drivers'

clotion, Tuesday, 25 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

"Big New Prinz"

Scott, Tuesday, 25 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Too many to mention. Albums: Dragnet, Hex enduction hour, Grotesque, Frenz experiment, Curious orange, Bend sinister, Live at the witch trials, etc, etc (pretty much anything before about 1990 apart from "Room to live", after that it gets a little bitty but still enough goodies after that date to fill at least 10 c90's.)

Singles (In order) Psycho mafia, It's the new thing, Rowche rumble, Fiery Jack, How I wrote elastic man, The Slates 10", Kicker conspiracy/Wings, etc, etc.

Best band in the world mate.

Kris England., Tuesday, 25 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

There's no way I could round it down to 50, let alone 1.

Best track: Jawbone and the air rifle/Fortress/deer park. (and loads of others)

Kris England, Tuesday, 25 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Bremen Nacht.

Sterling Clover, Tuesday, 25 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Fiery Jack!

nickn, Tuesday, 25 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

"pay your rates" - grotesque (after the 'gramme)

gygax! (i forgot my blog password), Tuesday, 25 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

'Impression of J. Temperance' on 'Fall in a Hole' (live in NZ 1982)

"...his hideous replica - disappeared through the door"

ds, Tuesday, 25 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

how I introduce 'em: Touch Sensitive / Hilary / 2 x 4 / You Haven't Found It Yet / Telephone Thing / I'm A Mummy / Rose / Lost In Music / English Scheme / Victoria / Just Waiting / I'm Frank / Spinetrak / Spoilt Victorian Child / A Past Gone Mad / Edinburgh Man / Masquerade / It's A Curse / Bill Is Dead / Hit The North part 1 / Stay Away (Old White Train) / Free Range / The Mixer / Married, 2 Kids / Slang King / Mr Pharmacist

all frighteningly wonderful. then I wait a while and hit them with Container Drivers, Do You Know What You Look Like, and Disney's Dream Debased

agh

stevie mitch, Tuesday, 25 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I notice already that the "one" in "Pick One Only" is being mercilessly abused. Yeah yeah you know fifty good Fall tracks, so what, we all know fifty good Fall tracks, the idea surely is to pick one and defend/commend it - in the long run you'll seem a bigger fan, don't worry.

I'm going to wait until tomorrow to pick mine.

Tom, Tuesday, 25 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

so I didn't know what POO meant. now I do: you haven't found it yet

stevie mitch, Tuesday, 25 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Pick Only One

By the way, as Josh pointed out already, these threads are pointless without people giving a reason!

Michael Dieter, Tuesday, 25 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Yeah sorry Stevie, I accept blame there, it's not as if explanations are thick on the ground here. I just was miffed that a - potentially - OK idea for a thread was just going list list listwards. The reason I've not picked is that I'd prefer to rely on my sober brain. It'll probably be "Guest Informant" anyway but I can't think as to why quite yet.

Tom, Tuesday, 25 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

"smile", off of (i think) the slates 10-inch... it's probably the most concentrated form of what i love about the fall, very single- minded and obsessive-sounding. whenever i hear it, everything else stops until the song ends.

dave k, Tuesday, 25 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

ok Tom, no worries. And I don't consider such lists pointless (see above) personally love knowing how MES got to others. I mean what can you really pin down? For me it's life-soundtrack stuff.

stevie mitch, Tuesday, 25 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

i'm into cb.

queenoftheharpies, Tuesday, 25 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I love the Fall, but what I really love is annoying the hell out of people by singing-uh Fall songs, the more monotonous rantlike the better. In this category "Totally Wired" edges out "My New House". "Mr. Pharmacist" for favorite garage cover, a vital category.

J Blount, Tuesday, 25 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

"new face in hell"

unknown or illegal user, Tuesday, 25 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

dave k. "smile" is off "wonderfull & frightening world" or no maybe "perverted by language", yeah "perverted by language"

unknown or illegal user, Tuesday, 25 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

oh & why - cause of the drumming & the fucked up drum mix & the repetitious nature of everything except the vocal, i dunno, it just seems like a pretty optimum example of 'this is what the fall are like' sorta thing.

unknown or illegal user, Tuesday, 25 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

amazingly, not as difficult as i would have thought. it has changed many times for me, but for a long time it has been Winter (Hostel Maxi). the peel session version is even better. encompasses everything i like about the fall. mes does for mcr what isinclair does for hackney?

gareth, Wednesday, 26 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

"The Classical" because I can dance to it.

dan, Wednesday, 26 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

"Repetition" -- the blueprint for the Fall and the Universe.

Jack Cole, Wednesday, 26 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Ok, Ok. I got a bit excited further up there.

Jawbone and the air rifle for the following reasons:

The lines" The villagers dance round prefabs and laugh through twisted mouths, don't eat it's disallowed, suck on a marrowbone or energy from the mainland" These words bring to mind an image only suppassed by the "Wicheta lineman"

The "We don't give a shit if we can sing" Out of tune backing vocals, Scanlon and Hanley I think, on every live version I have ever heard.

The line "Getting drunk fills me with guilt" Which pretty much sums up my own feelings every time that after hours drink turns into a beerfest finishing in the early hours of the morning (Usually with me singing Fall songs and scaring taxi drivers/my wife/my daughter)

Just the sheer Fallness of the song as a whole. It encapsulates most of what has ever been great about the band, Loud scrapey guitars, simple repetative bassline and Incredibly skewed lyrical content.

Kris England., Wednesday, 26 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

"Just waiting". I think this is a cover (but it's established fact that all the Fall's best songs are covers), and only appeared on the cd version of some early 90s album - that Code thingy one? Dunno. But anyway, it's classic, all slow and drawly and gives a little glimpse into a rarely seen melancholic boredy side of MES.

For REAL gutsy ballsy Fall I go for 'Couldn't get ahead'.

Ian, Wednesday, 26 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

"it's established fact that all the Fall's best songs are covers"!!!!!?????

ans = "spectre vs rector"

mark s, Wednesday, 26 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

no xmas for john key off the peel session disc. why: mayhem!

Senor Pulpo, Wednesday, 26 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Printhead

(With print you substitute an ear for an extra useless eye)

Dr. C, Wednesday, 26 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Just Waiting was Hank Williams as Luke The Drifter.

Guest Informant, now that Tom mentions it, would be my second choice, for the section where the two sets of vocals overlap and there's this rilly great spoken-word meets polyrhythm that puts all the best of the L.A.N.G.U.A.G.E. poets to shame. Bremen Nacht because I imagine a decedent weimar era brass band belting it out as the reichstag burns and they know that tomorrow they will flee.

Third best fall track: Conduit For Sale, followed closely by The Empty Page.

Sterling Clover, Wednesday, 26 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

"Paintwork" I've heard some of the early work, but this (which I guess is kind of middle now?) is my favorite by a band I don't like.

DeRayMi, Wednesday, 26 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Do they have any instrumentals?

Nate Patrin, Wednesday, 26 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

"Tempo House" (The live version off of the Speed Trials live LP

baxter wingnut, Wednesday, 26 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

their discography is pretty extensive and I obviously haven't heard most of the stuff they put out but I'd pick the more or less recent "live in Zagreb". It's fantastic...

Simone, Wednesday, 26 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Mark S took my answer! It sounds like a stalker.

Daver, Wednesday, 26 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I very much like Fantastic Life.

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 26 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

It is SOOOO obviously 'Backdrop' from 'In A Hole' that I suspect the rest of you are just typing the wrong answer to upset me.

Alexander Blair, Wednesday, 26 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

"Backdrop" Is indeed a great track but have you heard the other 779?

Kris England, Wednesday, 26 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Pay Your Rates!!!

electric sound of jim, Wednesday, 26 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

"The North Will Rise Again" - drone mantra stuff works best for me.

Andrew, Wednesday, 26 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

'Just Step S'Ways' - I just realised what he actually meant when he said, '... and you feel like you've used up all your allowance of experiences' ... thank you xxxxxxxxxxx.

maryann, Thursday, 27 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

i change my answer

I got a prison in me / And parties were made for times like these / I always have a wash / And I think that's enough

Look Know

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 3 July 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

eight months pass...
OK, i can never Really choose but of the top of my head i pick: "Smile".

rex jr., Wednesday, 19 March 2003 21:50 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

No Xmas For John Keys because:

It opens with 'The X in Xmas is a substitute crucifix for Christ', stops in the middle for a brief rendition of Good King Wenceslas before descending into horrendously atonal 'ahhhhh, ah-ah ah AHHHHHHH's for pretty much for the rest of the song, and because the (possibly aforementioned) live version features Mess shouting 'CANYERFUCKINGEDDIT T'GETHER INSTEAD'OSHOWINOFF' at the bassist for pissing about too much.

Ferg (Ferg), Thursday, 20 March 2003 00:18 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

i never answered this thread because i couldnt choose then and i still cant

jess (dubplatestyle), Thursday, 20 March 2003 00:22 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

"Leave the Capitol" because, in your brain, in your brain:

It will not drag me down
I will leave this ten times town
I will leave this fucking dump
One room, one room
Hotel maids smile in unison
Then you know in your brain
You know in your brain
LEAVE THE CAPITOL
EXIT THIS ROMAN SHELL

scott m (mcd), Thursday, 20 March 2003 01:12 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

"Tempo House" live on the Speed Trials comp, cause of them cowbells. And cause it's long and wonderfully drawn out.

arch Ibog (arch Ibog), Thursday, 20 March 2003 02:38 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

he's finally written his Close To The Edge haha

imago, Sunday, 30 July 2017 15:51 (three months ago) Permalink

Like I said I don't even know what this album is!

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 30 July 2017 16:03 (three months ago) Permalink

with one and a bit tracks remaining that song is the clear highlight although it begins a nice second-half run

imago, Sunday, 30 July 2017 16:04 (three months ago) Permalink

It was really upsetting seeing how he looked close up this week... but despite that I have to say the 100 Club gig was really exciting. The current line up are not really my idea of a classic Fall line up but they were blistering. Contrary to what he looked like, I think he was less pissed and in really good voice (relatively, natch) and he was laughing a lot. The bit where his gf came on stage and took over vocals for the first time - while his nibs was still growling away from the dressing room - was absolutely thrilling. And if that was the last time I ever get to see The Fall - and I fear it may be - I'm going out as I came in, in a flurry of confusion, thinking, 'What the fuck is going on here at all...' And Mr Pharmacist live one more time.

Doran, Sunday, 30 July 2017 16:47 (three months ago) Permalink

The new album really doesn't do it for me though.

Doran, Sunday, 30 July 2017 16:48 (three months ago) Permalink

it's a shame they rip off In Between Days on one of the more intriguingly-produced tracks

imago, Sunday, 30 July 2017 16:52 (three months ago) Permalink

basically if this album was just the three long tracks plus 'gibbus gibson' and maybe 'second house now' it'd be one hell of a great EP

imago, Sunday, 30 July 2017 16:54 (three months ago) Permalink

yep its not good recent fall. and i'll forgive them a lot... but most of this is just very weak musically. morrissey's backing band level of weak unimaginativeness.

jamiesummerz, Monday, 31 July 2017 10:42 (three months ago) Permalink

Wings
Smile
A Figure Walks Behind You
No Bulbs
CREEP

are all great individually

Stevolende, Monday, 31 July 2017 11:38 (three months ago) Permalink

The new album is strange and inscrutable. Agreed they are really in some weird realm of...what kind of music is this? I'm not even sure anymore. Of course, in six months I'll be tapping my toe to it...

chr1sb3singer, Monday, 31 July 2017 17:04 (three months ago) Permalink

I repeat

COUPLES VS JOBLESS MID 30'S

imago, Tuesday, 1 August 2017 15:26 (three months ago) Permalink

It's quite metal that one

Well bissogled trotters (Michael B), Tuesday, 1 August 2017 16:57 (three months ago) Permalink

recently learned that "popcorn double feature" off of Extricate is, like Black Monk Theme, a cover……the writer Scott English did "brandy" and "Bend me shape me"… listening to earlier versions from the Searchers and someone named Tim Wilde was more or less psychedelic… like the title "popcorn double feature" as well as the lyrics seemed none more MES when I heard the tune first in 1995, but now they indeed seem a bit too linear and on the nose…but even given the tendency to like the first version you've heard of whatever it might be, the Fall's arrangement, particularly the intro (are those synth strings?) is much more dramatic and portentous…

I am going to one of the baby's alright shows…only saw him at Coney Island High in 1998, an indifferent show at which he had a shiner he got from whoever it was that struck back from the infamous Brownies show a few days prior…

veronica moser, Wednesday, 2 August 2017 16:53 (three months ago) Permalink

pretty sure that was Karl Burns

I'm glad they've dropped the "one obscure cover per album" schtick tbh, but I love "Popcorn Double Feature"

sleeve, Wednesday, 2 August 2017 16:58 (three months ago) Permalink

Don't want to alarm people further but he was supposed to be appearing at a Wyndham Lewis thingummabob at the Imperial War Museum(!) in M/cr tonight but has withdrawn due to ill health.

weird echo of the falsies (Tom D.), Wednesday, 2 August 2017 18:00 (three months ago) Permalink

The one and only time I ever saw this band live (in the mid '90s) was tense and confusing - I still haven't come close to watching any band that gave off such weird, intense vibes as that band did at that time.

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Wednesday, 2 August 2017 18:04 (three months ago) Permalink

I saw this gig w/Brix on the Middle Class Revolt tour:

Thursday, 22 September 1994 La Luna, Portland, Oregon

M5 / Behind the Counter / 15 Ways / Reckoning / Ladybird (Green Grass) / Mere Pseud Mag Ed / Free Range / Lost in Music / Bill Is Dead / Glam Racket / Hey! Student (Brix on vocals) / Surmount All Obstacles / Life Just Bounces / Deadbeat Descendent / L.A.

solid show, nothing transcendent iirc but S Hanley killed it on bass and Brix was ferocious

sleeve, Wednesday, 2 August 2017 18:08 (three months ago) Permalink

I've only seen them once. 2003 at the Roisin Dubh in Galway. They were touring the "Country on the click" album. Great gig even if I wasnt familiar with the album at that point. They did play "Spoilt Victorian Child" though and MES came on stage 5 minutes into the set with a big LIDL bag.

I had the chance to see them at Electric Picnic '09 but I had slept it out

Well bissogled trotters (Michael B), Wednesday, 2 August 2017 18:41 (three months ago) Permalink

Sleeve I saw the Seattle show of that tour. Had no idea brix had rejoined and flipped the fuck out when she walked onstage.

Also saw TNSG, Fall Heads Roll (more than once) and RPTLC tours. Wish to god I had clearer memories of the TNSG show at the Guthrie theatre in Minneapolis. I was only 15 and I knew the previous album but didn't have TNSG yet.

or at night (Jon not Jon), Wednesday, 2 August 2017 19:07 (three months ago) Permalink

Unfortunately, Brix's second stint with The Fall was nowhere as good as her first stint... they really seemed to be unravelling spectacularly in the '90s. There's this whole period from Craig Scanlon getting sacked to the last stand of Karl Burns and Steve Hanley at Brownies - including the final farewell of Brix - which must serve as one of the worst periods in The Fall's history, if not the worst. These were people who were specracularly firing on all cylinders in 1985-1986 to awesome effect.

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Wednesday, 2 August 2017 19:15 (three months ago) Permalink

*spectacularly

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Wednesday, 2 August 2017 19:16 (three months ago) Permalink

so wrong

Cerebral Caustic is solid, Light User Syndrome is superb, Levitate is very good. I'll give you spottiness from late '98 until The Unutterable, but that's only a few years.

but hey, feel free to ignore this great music, your loss

sleeve, Wednesday, 2 August 2017 19:18 (three months ago) Permalink

I like The Frenz Experiment and I Am Kurious Oranj, and a few tracks from the early '90s, but I don't go back to that stuff as often as I do the stuff from the beginning up to 1986.

I find everything from Cerebral Caustic up to Levitate to be quite weak.

There's been some great stuff from The Unutterable onwards, and some not-so-great stuff, but I feel like all the Fall I really need is on their first 9 albums or so. 11 at a push, maybe.

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Wednesday, 2 August 2017 19:26 (three months ago) Permalink

Love the 2nd Brix run...Light User Syndrome has one of my favorite Fall songs "He Pep!" with an all time lyric from MES

"I believe there's a new drug out.
It's called speed I wrote a song about it
Conceptually a la Bowie.
But it's been lost in the bowels of the record company
By our manager
So instead our new 45 is 'Girlies' "

chr1sb3singer, Wednesday, 2 August 2017 19:30 (three months ago) Permalink

"I am Kurious Oranj" is superb

Well bissogled trotters (Michael B), Wednesday, 2 August 2017 19:41 (three months ago) Permalink

I saw this gig w/Brix on the Middle Class Revolt tour:

Thursday, 22 September 1994 La Luna, Portland, Oregon

M5 / Behind the Counter / 15 Ways / Reckoning / Ladybird (Green Grass) / Mere Pseud Mag Ed / Free Range / Lost in Music / Bill Is Dead / Glam Racket / Hey! Student (Brix on vocals) / Surmount All Obstacles / Life Just Bounces / Deadbeat Descendent / L.A.

solid show, nothing transcendent iirc but S Hanley killed it on bass and Brix was ferocious

― sleeve, Wednesday, 2 August 2017 18:08 (one hour ago) Permalink

I was at that show too! Your recollection is spot on.

righteousmaelstrom, Wednesday, 2 August 2017 19:45 (three months ago) Permalink

For some reason I imprinted early on The Infotainment Scan and won't be budged. I've always been bemoaning that I've never been able to see them because the band gets sacked before getting to Los Angeles. Now, I doubt that I'll ever get a chance anywhere.

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 2 August 2017 19:46 (three months ago) Permalink

I am Kurious Oranj is one of my least favourite Fall albums but I am a weirdo who quite likes Are You Are Missing Winner so

Colonel Poo, Wednesday, 2 August 2017 19:48 (three months ago) Permalink

My appreciation of The Infotainment Scan has grown and grown with each decade, now it's on my shortlist of fall faves and is my favorite example of 'Synth fall'

or at night (Jon not Jon), Wednesday, 2 August 2017 22:03 (three months ago) Permalink

Infotainment Scam is great ("Lost in Music" seems an insane tune for the Fall, but hearing it it just makes complete sense). For a band with such a huge discog there are very, very few let downs for me. The Fall are the only band where even the records I don't dig make me feel it is my fault, not theirs, for I've not found the way in yet.

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 2 August 2017 23:53 (three months ago) Permalink

After admiring these guys for years I just bought a shit ton of Fall albums in sales. Kinda wading slowly into them, just kinda imagine that it'll take years to listen to and absorb everything, and I'm fine with that. (In the meantime? I'll just buy more Fall records.)

The Harsh Tutelage of Michael McDonald (Raymond Cummings), Wednesday, 2 August 2017 23:57 (three months ago) Permalink

Best approach :)

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 2 August 2017 23:59 (three months ago) Permalink

yeah, just let it all sink in

sleeve, Thursday, 3 August 2017 00:17 (three months ago) Permalink

In the last few years, The Fall have went from a band that I love but only go to when I'm in the "mood" to "why the fuck aren't I listening to The Fall right now?"

I like LBI's statement that it's my fault as a listener if there's a Fall LP I don't get it. Very John Peelesque

Well bissogled trotters (Michael B), Thursday, 3 August 2017 00:41 (three months ago) Permalink

^^

The Harsh Tutelage of Michael McDonald (Raymond Cummings), Thursday, 3 August 2017 01:25 (three months ago) Permalink

In a way The Infotainment Scan is the last of their really pastoral records post-Brix. I think Code: Selfish is the best of those.

timellison, Thursday, 3 August 2017 01:29 (three months ago) Permalink

why are people grudgeful here?

reggie (qualmsley), Thursday, 3 August 2017 02:03 (three months ago) Permalink

how old are the stars, really?

reggie (qualmsley), Thursday, 3 August 2017 02:08 (three months ago) Permalink

http://www.anothermanmag.com/life-culture/9967/post-punk-legend-mark-e-smith-s-guide-to-longevity

“I’ve been poorly since Christmas, so I’ve been actually sitting down and watching bits of music on telly,” he reveals.

That's confirmation there's something seriously wrong, eight months where even he'd describe himself as ill and (reading between the lines) mainly housebound.

Thomas Gabriel Fischer does not endorse (aldo), Thursday, 3 August 2017 09:40 (three months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

plenty to go through in thread since last posted with promise of posts on death and office culture, but just popping in to say i do like the line

“Homosapien, electric, selectin’ ya”

in fol de rol.

it’s the lyrical equivalent of those draughtsmen and women who can convey emotion and atmosphere with just a few pencil lines*. smith has always had the ability to imply entire worlds, corollaries and satiric or fantastic extensions of this one, in such lines.

Also:
We have no residents!
We have no reservation!
We have no pre-book!
I CRAVE DRAMA!
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII...
CRAVE DRAMA!
Victoria Train Station Massacre
We have no.... [vocal tape goes into reverse]

is rather wonderful as well.

*i’m thinking hogarth’s famous pikeman exiting a room, comprising three pencil strokes.

or wyndham lewis’ beautiful line portrait of his wife: http://pin.it/HEfxcQg (angry wyndham lewis so much of a bore compared to the artist (and writer in places) of beauty.

Fizzles, Tuesday, 12 September 2017 09:33 (two months ago) Permalink

another one of my favourite examples of dread or drama flicked off in surreal collocations or collages of words being the opening line of Serum: “you can do what you want, Dear Barlow, as long as you got serum” before the song spirals into a feverish nightmare of endless recursion (“101-uh-POINT ONE”)” turning by the end into “101.101.101”.

The otherwise not particularly distinguished Taurig has the amusingly incomprehensible sinister dream whispering throughout over the thud-click of the electric backing, the only distinguishable line being the very first words - “He bought a watch...”

Fizzles, Tuesday, 12 September 2017 09:47 (two months ago) Permalink

also Second House Now seems to be about an ambitious career ghost deciding to get a second home in the big city (“my image/mirage: black and white, apparition like!”)

Fizzles, Tuesday, 12 September 2017 09:59 (two months ago) Permalink

All these names for woodlice sound like Fall songs:

http://conorhoughton.tumblr.com/post/35031117866/this-evening-the-twitter-celebrity-mooseallain

Shat Parp (dog latin), Tuesday, 12 September 2017 10:14 (two months ago) Permalink

BANANA!

more Allegro-like (Turrican), Tuesday, 12 September 2017 11:50 (two months ago) Permalink

Names for Woodlice Sound should be the next Fall album.

Mungolian Jerryset (bendy), Tuesday, 12 September 2017 14:08 (two months ago) Permalink

Woodlice Sound
Get ovah!
Reputation surge, for skint taxon'y major

harbinger of failure (Jon not Jon), Tuesday, 12 September 2017 14:11 (two months ago) Permalink

"Fol De Rol", "Brillo De Facto", "O! Zztrrk Man" (really compelling in that wtf-is-this way) and "Groundsboy" are my picks from the new album. Damned if I can understand most of the lyrics, though.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Tuesday, 12 September 2017 18:01 (two months ago) Permalink

Fizzles should write a book on Fall lyrics. He always has an intriguing take

Well bissogled trotters (Michael B), Tuesday, 12 September 2017 18:12 (two months ago) Permalink

Fizzles can write a book on anything and I'm there with my wallet out

harbinger of failure (Jon not Jon), Tuesday, 12 September 2017 18:14 (two months ago) Permalink

otm

sleeve, Tuesday, 12 September 2017 18:14 (two months ago) Permalink


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