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gigography 2002

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Saturday, 26 January 2002   Club 22, Athens, Greece

Two Librans / Cyber Insekt / And Therein / Bourgeois Town / Ben's > F-'Oldin' Money > Kick the Can / Mr. Pharmacist / Way Round / I Am Damo Suzuki / Enigrammatic Dream / The Joke / Ketamine Sun / Antidotes / Dr. Buck's Letter / I Wake up in the City (instr.)

Many thanks to Stelios Bouras for the setlist (front and back!) The tracks above don't match the setlist but I tried to piece together what was played from various unconfirmed sources. Reviews on the Fall news.

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Europe : 19 February - 8 March

Tuesday, 19 February 2002   Palac Akropolis, Prague, Czech Republic

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Mansion / The Joke / Cyber Insekt / And Therein / Antidotes / Ben's > F-'Oldin' Money > Kick the Can / Way Round / Bourgeois Town / Two Librans / Enigrammatic Dream / Mr. Pharmacist / Touch Sensitive / ?instr. / I Am Damo Suzuki / My Ex-Classmates' Kids

Probably not 100% accurate. Mark sometimes added vocals over Mansion in 2002, but I'd say the rendition is more Mansion than To Nkroachment: Yarbles. Reviews on the Fall news. Thanks to Jiri Matoska for the ticket.

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Wednesday, 20 February 2002   Szene, Vienna, Austria

Mansion / Cyber Insekt / And Therein / Two Librans / Antidotes / Ben's > F-'Oldin' Money > Kick the Can / Bourgeois Town / Mr. Pharmacist / Enigrammatic Dream / Way Round / The Joke / I Am Damo Suzuki / Dr. Buck's Letter / My Ex-Classmates' Kids

Reviews on the Fall news.

- "Every night I have to play this song, good evening, we are The Fall (?)...blah blah blah." (during Mansion)
- "This is your last quarter. I have a new group now." (during "Enigrammatic Dream")
- "All right, I've lost it. Lost the lyrics." (also during "Enigrammatic Dream")
- "Check one: you are suffering from deep (sonar) depression and (sonar) deep x-y simple syndrome. Of course, I laughed at this." ("Dr. Buck's Letter")

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Thursday, 21 February 2002   Rockhouse, Salzburg, Austria

Mansion / Cyber Insekt / And Therein / Two Librans / Antidotes / Ben's > F-'Oldin' Money > Kick the Can / Bourgeois Town / Enigrammatic Dream / Mr. Pharmacist / Way Round / Jim's "The Fall" / I Am Damo Suzuki // The Joke / Dr. Buck's Letter // My Ex-Classmates' Kids

"Race With The Devil" lyrics in "Two Librans"
- "Good evening, we are The Fall, from the outskirts of hysteria. Hup!" (during "Mansion")
- "When's the next train anyway, (...)?" (before "Two Librans")
- "And the group is very, very tired today. They've had a long train ride and a massive big meal so they play everything at about a quarter speed." (before "Antidotes")
"Hey, Mr Pharmacist! One, two, three, four!" [laughing] "Come on! One! Hey, Mr Pharmacist!" (before "Mr. Pharmacist", catching the group napping)

Reviews on the Fall news.

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Friday, 22 February 2002   Hafen/Crash, Innsbruck, Austria

Mansion / Cyber Insekt / And Therein / Two Librans / Antidotes / Ben's > F-'Oldin' Money > Kick the Can / Bourgeois Town / Enigrammatic Dream / Mr. Pharmacist / Jim's "The Fall" / Way Round / My Ex-Classmates' Kids / I Am Damo Suzuki / The Joke / Dr. Buck's Letter

"Race With The Devil" lyrics in "Two Librans"
- "Good evening, we are The Fall, from the audience of the nightmare." (during "Mansion")
- "And the next song is... there were two Librans sat on a hill, none of which knew of each other's (parlance)." (before "Two Librans")
- "(... Napoleon) that never works. Once, a long time ago, when... " (before "Enigrammatic Dream")

Reviews on the Fall news.

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Saturday, 23 February 2002   Conrad Sohm, Dornbirn, Austria

Mansion / The Joke / Cyber Insekt / And Therein / Two Librans (instr.) / Ben's > F-'Oldin' Money > Kick the Can / Bourgeois Town / Mr. Pharmacist / Ketamine Sun / Way Round / Touch Sensitive / My Ex-Classmates' Kids / I Am Damo Suzuki

Reviews on the Fall news.

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Sunday, 24 February 2002   Schüür, Luzern, Switzerland

Reviews on the Fall news.

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Monday, 25 February 2002   Tunnel, Milan, Italy

Mansion / The Joke / Cyber Insekt / And Therein / Two Librans / Crop Dust / Antidotes / Ben's > F-'Oldin' Money > Kick the Can / Bourgeois Town / Mr. Pharmacist / Enigrammatic Dream / Ketamine Sun / I Am Damo Suzuki / My Ex-Classmates' Kids / Dr. Buck's Letter

Thanks to Marco Margiotta for the set list, which is slightly different from the above (not sure if the above is 100% accurate, but I know they didn't stick to the setlist towards the end). Also for these photos. Reviews on the Fall news.

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Tuesday, 26 February 2002   Covo, Bologna, Italy

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Wednesday, 27 February 2002   Brancaleone, Rome, Italy

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Thursday, 28 February 2002   Velvet, Rimini, Italy

Reviews on the Fall news.

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Friday, 1 March 2002   Interzona, Verona, Italy

Reviews on the Fall news.

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Saturday, 2 March 2002   Reitschule, Bern, Switzerland

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Sunday, 4 March 2002   FZW, Dortmund, Germany

Mansion / The Joke / Cyber Insekt / And Therein... / Two Librans / Antidotes / Kick the Can > F-'Oldin' Money > Kick the Can / Enigrammatic Dream / Ketamine Sun / Bourgeois Town / Mr. Pharmacist / Ibis-Afro Man / Way Round / I Am Damo Suzuki / Touch Sensitive

- "Good evening, we are The Fall from the latitudes of nowhere land." (before "Mansion")
- "You all right there, Ben? Get off for two minutes. Be off for two minutes. The drums have broke down. Sorry about this. Two minutes." (after "Antidotes")
- "Modernity... moderninity... what does it mean? Why is my microphone always lower than the backing vocals? One!" (during "Enigrammatic Dream")
- "And I go to the park for some fresh air, the bald-headed D.J. is sat under my chair." (amended lyrics to "Bourgeois Town")
- "And I go to the park for some fresh air, some fucking M.P. is asking me why I'm there." (more amended lyrics to "Bourgeois Town")

Reviews on the Fall news.

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Wednesday, 7 March 2002   Deli, Berlin, Germany

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Thursday, 8 March 2002   Haus der Judend, Dusseldorf, Germany

Thanks to Henning for the ticket.

Mansion / The Joke / Cyber Insekt / And Therein / Two Librans / Antidotes / Ben's > F-'Oldin' Money > Kick the Can / Bourgeois Town / Enigrammatic Dream > Ketamine Sun / Mr. Pharmacist / I Am Damo Suzuki // Dr. Buck's Letter / Touch Sensitive

Reviews on the Fall news.

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Sunday, 7 April 2002   Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, California (cancelled)

The April 2002 US tour was cancelled because the band didn't apply for visas in time. The plan was to reschedule the tour for August 2002 -- and a tour was actually booked for October 2002 -- but it was once again cancelled at the last minute (the band again cited visa problems as the reason).

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Tuesday, 9 April 2002   Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, California (cancelled)

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Thursday, 11 April 2002   Spaceland, Los Angeles, California (cancelled)

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Friday, 12 April 2002   Knitting Factory, Los Angeles, California (cancelled)

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Monday, 15 April 2002   Knitting Factory, New York City, New York (cancelled)

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Tuesday, 16 April 2002   Empty Bottle, Chicago, Illinois (cancelled)

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Friday, 19 April 2002   North Cafe Bar, Blackburn

Mansion / The Joke / Cyber Insekt (aborted) / And Therein / Cyber Insekt / Two Librans / Antidotes / Ben's > F-'Oldin' Money > Kick the Can / Bourgeois Town / Mr. Pharmacist / Way Round / Ketamine Sun / Dr. Buck's Letter

There's some "Race With The Devil" lyrics in "Two Librans"
- "Good evening, we are The Fall from the hills of Accrington. We have descended into the (...). We are The Fall from the institution of (...)." (during "Mansion")
- "Right, do 'Cyber'. 'Cyber'." (after "And Therein")
- "Turn the vocals up!" (during "Kick the Can")
- "'Way Round'." (before "Way Round")
- "'Ketamine'." (before "Ketamine Sun", MES obviously making the setlist up as he went along)

Reviews on the Fall news.

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Saturday, 20 April 2002   The Garage, London

Mansion / The Joke / Cyber Insekt / Two Librans (aborted after a minute or so) / And Therein / Antidotes / Ben's > F-'Oldin' Money > Kick the Can / Bourgeois Town / Mr. Pharmacist / Enigrammatic Dream > Ketamine Sun / I Wake up in the City > My Ex-Classmates' Kids / Way Round

There's some "Race With The Devil" lyrics in "Antidotes"
- "(...) excuse the bass player, getting too much into the Camden scene. He loves them deeply." (after an aborted "Two Librans")
- "I get on a bus to go to town, some D.J. sat opposite asking why I'm not (an Acacdemy around)." (amended lyrics to "Bourgeois Town")
- "Oh, how the plump citizens, reminiscent of my road crew, sat smug." (during "Enigrammatic Dream")

Thanks to Maurice Leahy for the ticket and to Paul Lewis for these great photos. Reviews on the Fall news. Released on DVD in 2004 and on CD in 2006 by Voiceprint.

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Sunday, 21 April 2002   All Tomorrow's Parties, Camber Sands, East Sussex

Thanks to David Moore for the setlist.

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Sunday, 28 April 2002   All Tomorrow's Parties, Camber Sands, East Sussex

Enigrammatic Dream / Mansion / Two Librans / The Joke / And Therein / Cyber Insekt / I Wake up in the City (Ed Blaney vocals) > My Ex-Classmates' Kids / Ben's > F-'Oldin' Money > Kick the Can / Bourgeois Town / Mr. Pharmacist / Shake-Off > Enigrammatic Dream > Ketamine Sun / Way Round

- "Clay, we are all made of clay. OK! One. And the group is so overfed on your local produce, they are halfwits." (before "And Therein")
- "Ben's fucking song! One, two, three!" (before "Kick the Can")

Reviews on the Fall news.

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Sunday, 19 May 2002   11th Annual Wave-Gottik-Treffen festival, Leipzig, Germany

Mansion / Two Librans / Cyber Insekt / The Joke / (Jim's new song) / And Therein / Ben's > F-'Oldin' Money > Kick the Can / Bourgeois Town / I Am Damo Suzuki / Mr. Pharmacist / Enigrammatic Dream / Ketamine Sun / Dr. Buck's Letter // Way Round

Jim's new song probably an embyronic "The Past."

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Tuesday, 21 May 2002   Starclub, Dresden, Germany

Mansion / 2 Librans / The Joke / And Therein / (Jim's new song) / Cyber Insekt / My Ex-Classmates' Kids / Ben's > F-'Oldin' Money > Kick the Can / Bourgeouis Town / Mr. Pharmacist / Enigrammatic Dream > Ketamine Sun / Way Round / I Am Damo Suzuki / Dr. Buck's Letter

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Friday, 24 May 2002   Loppen, Christiana, Copenhagen, Denmark

Thanks to Dr. Sprtsch for the setlist. Jim Watts says one of the new songs was an early version of The Past, and the "new new one" might have been an early Mike's Love Xexagon or Contraflow, or possibly something else the band had just come up with.

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10 June : "2G+2" album released

15 July : "The Rough Trade Singles Box" & "Totally Wired - The Rough Trade Anthology" album released

September - October 2002 : lineup # 45 : Mark E. Smith (vocals), Elenor Poulou (keyboards), Ben Pritchard (guitar), Jim Watts (bass), Ruth Daniel (keyboards), Dave Milner (drums) + Ed Blaney (occasional vocals) + occasional appearances by Steve Evets

Sunday, 22 September 2002   King George's Hall, Blackburn

Mansion / Two Librans / Cyber Insekt / And Therein / Mere Pseud Mag Ed / Behind the Counter / Telephone Thing / Touch Sensitive / Hey! Luciani / Free Range / Al Goldson (roadie) recites "Enigrammatic Dream" while Ben plays "Classical Gas" in background / The Classical / There's a Ghost in My House / The Chiselers / New Big Prinz / Jerusalem / Mr. Pharmacist / Bourgeois Town / Victoria (aborted) / I Wake up in the City > My Ex-Classmates' Kids / Victoria / White Lightning / Hit the North

Reviews on the Fall news.

- "Good evening we are The Fall, there were 2 Librans sat on a hill, 1 2 3 4.." (before 2 Librans)"
- "Good evening we are The Fall, from the depths of your electricity DVD TV dinner."
- "Both did genuflect.....over the long long long days, purple apple pie in a (?)....strawberry fields on a mountain, whenever(?)....over the long long long lost days, hit it!......One said to the other yippy yippy yippy i-oh.....Two Librans sat on a hill dancing in semen......Tolstoy and Ch-ch-ch-ch-cheknov....over the long long long days of blob(?) September......and though I never met my father, and all the water pumps outwards and outwards forever.....and over the rusty nails of his parchment, over and September and December mould into the greyness of Camden....hit it!....Well livin' in a lab, sorry to say, bought a hat from a devil on a judgement day.....And in the mansion of our souls, they are looking over a pile of spotted dick! Hit it!"(lyric changes on Two Librans)
-"Could be worse" (referring to the roadie's reading of Enigrammatic Dream)
- "This is a special one for all the BT people, all the BT people who died on September 23rd" (before Telephone Thing)

Recorded by a 7-person camera crew for the "A Touch Sensitive Live" DVD release (2004). Many thanks to Craig for the flyer.

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23 September : "Pander! Panda! Panzer!" & "High Tension Line" albums released

Wednesday, 25 September 2002  Rock City, Nottingham

Reviews on the Fall news.

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Friday, 27 September 2002   Zodiac, Oxford

Mansion / Two Librans / And Therein / Cyber Insekt / Mere Pseud Mag Ed / Ben's > F-'Oldin' Money > Kick the Can / Touch Sensitive / Bourgeios Town / Mr. Pharmacist / Enigrammatic Dream / Ketamine Sun / There's a Ghost in My House / The Classical / White Lightning / Big New Prinz

From the band's set list; not sure if they stuck to it. Many great photos from the gig thanks to Paul Lewis. Reviews on the Fall news.

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Saturday, 28 September 2002   Arts Centre, Colchester

Setlist similar to Oxford. Thanks to Jon Anderson for the flyer. Reviews on the Fall news.

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Monday, 30 September 2002   Concorde 2, Brighton

Mansion / Two Librans / And Therein / Cyber Insekt / Ben's > F-'Oldin' Money > Kick the Can / Touch Sensitive / Enigrammatic Dream > Ketamine Sun / Mere Pseud Mag Ed / Mr. Pharmacist / Bourgeois Town / There's a Ghost in My House / The Classical / Dr. Buck's Letter / White Lightning

- "The group like the beach so much, it reminds them of mundane (...)." ("")

Reviews on the Fall news. Mark managed to grab a lyric sheet - tsk, tsk.

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Wednesday, 2 October 2002   Irish Centre, Leeds

Mansion / Two Librans / And Therein / Cyber Insekt / Ben's > F-'Oldin' Money > Kick the Can / Touch Sensitive / Mere Pseud Mag Ed / Enigrammatic Dream > Ketamine Sun / Mr Pharmacist / Bourgeois Town / Ghost in My House / The Classical / White Lightning / Dr. Buck's Letter / I Am Damo Suzuki

Thanks to Martin for the ticket. They also played Classical Gas at some point.

Reviews on the Fall news.

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Thursday, 3 October 2002   Guildhall, Gloucester

Reviews on the Fall news.

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Saturday, 5 October 2002   University of Liverpool Student Union

Mansion / Two Librans / And Therein / Cyber Insekt / Behind the Counter / Ben's > F-'Oldin' Money > Kick the Can / Touch Sensitive / Mere Pseud Mag Ed / Enigrammatic Dream > Ketamine Sun / Mr. Pharmacist / Bourgeois Town / There's a Ghost in My House / The Classical / White Lightning / Dr. Buck's Letter // Telephone Thing

Reviews on the Fall news.

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Thursday, 9 October 2002   Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, California (cancelled)

US tour cancelled (again). The word from the band was that Ed Blaney (who resigned/was fired around the same time) had failed to apply for the visas properly.

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Sunday, 13 October 2002   Troubadour, Los Angeles, California (cancelled)

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Monday, 14 October 2002   Troubadour, Los Angeles, California (cancelled)

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Wednesday, 16 October 2002   Casbah, San Diego, California (cancelled)

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Friday, 18 October 2002   Club Congress, Tucscon, Arizona (cancelled)

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Sunday, 20 October 2002   Emo's, Austin, Texas (cancelled)

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Sunday, 27 October 2002   Empty Bottle, Chicago, Illinois (cancelled)

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Monday, 28 October 2002   Empty Bottle, Chicago, Illinois (cancelled)

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Wednesday, 30 October 2002   Magic Stick, Detroit, Michigan (cancelled)

Thanks to Greg Baise for the Devil's Night flyer.

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11 November : "Listening In" album released

November 2002 - March 2003 : lineup # 46 : Mark E. Smith (vocals), Elenor Poulou (keyboards), Ben Pritchard (guitar), Jim Watts (bass), Dave Milner (drums) + Ed Blaney (occasional vocals) + Steve Evets

Monday, 21 November 2002   Electric Ballroom, Camden, London

To: Nkroachment Yarbles / Two Librans / And Therein / Mere Pseud Mag Ed / Ben's > F-'Oldin' Money > Kick the Can / Behind the Counter / Bourgeois Town / Mr. Pharmacist / Susan vs Youth Club / Janet vs Johnny > Enigrammatic Dream > Ketamine Sun / There's a Ghost in My House / The Classical / White Lightning / Dr. Buck's Letter / Way Round

There's some "Race With The Devil" lyrics in "Two Librans"
- "Over extreme purple landscapes of mediocrity. Hup!" (during "To:
Nkroachment Yarbles")

Thanks to Rob Kiernan for the ticket. Reviews on the Fall news.

- "I don't know why we're doing this next one, but I'm sure...(slurs)" (before Ghost)
- "Chip Pan...Chip Pan, you'd better come up here now!.....wahhhh.....I lost a message to my friend, you gotta support a (???)...that's my job!" (introduction to Dr Buck's Letter). (Chip Pan refers to Steve Evets)

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2 December : "Susan vs Youthclub / Janet vs Johnny" single & "Early Singles" album released

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