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gigography 2005

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January 2005 - 7 May 2006 : lineup # 53 : Mark E. Smith (vocals), Elenor Poulou (keyboards), Ben Pritchard (guitar), Steve Trafford (bass), Spencer Birtwistle (drums).

Thursday, 10 February 2005    Knitting Factory, New York City, NY

Bo Doodak / Boxoctosis / Pacifying Joint / Clasp Hands / Wrong Place, Right Time > I Can Hear the Grass Grow / Mountain Energei / What About Us / Theme from Sparta F.C. / Ride Away / Mr. Pharmacist / Blindness // White Lightning // Big New Prinz

- "A new version." (after "Mr. Pharmacist")
- "I would like to visit the (...) sunshine." (before "White Lightning")
- "All the (...) for Mr Paul McCartney's group." (after "White Lightning")

The Fall were in New York for about three weeks recording songs for "Fall Heads Roll."

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28 February : "Rude (All the Time) EP" released (it doesn't actually have this track on it, however...)

UK : 7 - 13 March

Monday, 7 March 2005   Civic Centre, Middleton

Bo Doodak / Boxoctosis / Clasp Hands / What About Us / Pacifying Joint / Theme from Sparta F.C. / Ride Away / Wrong Place, Right Time > I Can Hear the Grass Grow / Hit the North / Mountain Energei / Blindness / Touch Sensitive // Assume / White Lightning / Dr. Buck's Letter / Big New Prinz

Spencer plays "Wrong Place, Right Time" for a few seconds before "Theme from Sparta F.C."
- "And going down on Steve's song. It was one of the most exhilarating shows I had ever seen." (amended lyrics to "Clasp Hands")
- "Lights are on, is our (...)?" (before "Theme from Sparta F.C.")
- "Blind man, have mercy on me. Carry on! One, two, three, four!" (during "Blindness", getting the group to restart it)
- "He's already tensing up. Add a little tension (...)." (before "Big New Prinz")

Lots of great photos by Michael Pollard, and some blurrier ones by Martin Slater. Thanks to Luke for the setlist.

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Tuesday, 8 March 2005    The Junction, Cambridge

Bo Doodak / Boxoctosis / Clasp Hands / What About Us / Pacifying Joint / Wrong Place, Right Time > I Can Hear the Grass Grow / Theme from Sparta FC / Ride Away / Assume / Mountain Energei / Touch Sensitive / Blindness / Blindness (reprise) // Hit the North / White Lightning / Mr. Pharmacist / Big New Prinz

Spencer starts playing "Mountain Energei" before "What About Us".
- "(...) lighting please, thank you." (before "Ride Away")
- "Do 'Assume'. 'Assume'." (before "Assume")
- "(...) housing association said to me, 'To get a business, you need to know somebody like Mister (Cowland) as if he was (...).' He goes, 'Hiya (...) to the life summit of (...) into (...).'" (amended lyrics to "Mountain Energei")

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Wednesday, 9 March 2005    Irish Centre, Leeds

Bo Doodak / Boxoctosis / Clasp Hands / What About Us / Pacifying Joint / Wrong Place, Right Time > I Can Hear the Grass Grow / Theme from Sparta FC / Janet, Johnny and James / Assume / Ride Away / Mountain Energei / Touch Sensitive / Blindness // White Lightning / Dr. Buck's Letter

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Thursday, 10 March 2005    Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

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Friday, 11 March 2005    Concorde 2, Brighton (cancelled at the last minute)

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Saturday, 12 March 2005   The Empire, Milton Keynes

Bo Doodak / Boxoctosis / Clasp Hands / What About Us / Pacifying Joint / Wrong Place, Right Time > I Can Hear the Grass Grow / Janet, Johnny & James / Theme from Sparta F.C. / Assume / Ride Away / Mountain Energei / Touch Sensitive / Blindness // White Lightning / Mere Pseud Mag Ed // Big New Prinz

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Sunday, 13 March 2005    Waterfront, Norwich

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Sunday, 3 April 2005    Concorde 2, Brighton

Bo Doodak / Boxoctosis / Clasp Hands / What About Us / Pacifying Joint / Wrong Place, Right Time > I Can Hear the Grass Grow / Theme from Sparta F.C. / Janet, Johnny & James / Assume / Ride Away / Mountain Energei / Touch Sensitive / Blindness // White Lightning // Big New Prinz

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25 April : "The Complete Peel Sessions 1978 - 2004" boxset released

Thursday, 28 April 2005    Queen Margaret Union, Glasgow (Triptych.05 Festival)

Theme from Sparta F.C. / What About Us / Pacifying Joint / Clasp Hands / Mountain Energei / Wrong Place Right Time > I Can Hear the Grass Grow / Touch Sensitive / Blindness / Boxoctosis // Bo Doodak / White Lightning // Ride Away / Mr. Pharmacist

Gig moved from the Renfrew Ferry to the QMU a day or two beforehand. Thanks to Decland for the poster, Brian for the ticket, and Bob for the photo.

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Friday, 29 April 2005    Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

Theme from Sparta FC / What About Us / Pacifying Joint / Clasp Hands / Mountain Energei / Wrong Place, Right Time > I Can Hear the Grass Grow / Touch Sensitive / Blindness / Boxoctosis / Bo Doodak (no encore)

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Saturday, 30 April 2005    Liquid Room, Edinburgh (cancelled)

Gig cancelled on the day; the following issued by Tennent's Lager:

Tennent's Lager are sorry to announce that due to unforseen circumstances beyond their control, The Fall's Edinburgh performance at Triptych has been postponed.

Originally scheduled to take place in Edinburgh's Liquid Rooms on April 30th, the show will now take place on May 23rd 2005, at the same venue.

All existing tickets are valid, and refunds are available at point of purchase.

Tennent's Lager and Triptych regret any inconvenience or disappointment this may cause.

Mark cancelled the gig at the last minute due to a dispute over the club's curfew.

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Friday, 6 May 2005    Nuits Sonores, Lyon, France

Jerome sent in some blurry but vivid photographs.

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Friday, 20 May 2005    The Forum, London

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Bo Doodak / Theme from Sparta F.C. / Ride Away / What About Us / Clasp Hands / Mountain Energei / Assume / Pacifying Joint > I Can Hear the Grass Grow / Touch Sensitive / Janet, Johnny & James / Youwanner // Blindness (instr.)

- "Good evening, we are The Fall and it's nice to be back in little villages again." (during "Bo Doodak")
- "It was the (...) thing he'd known. And the bouncer's head was a blur to me. I could not understand what he was saying, so we all clasped hands." (amended lyrics to "Clasp Hands")
- "Keep your voice down. You are in Camden. Pacifying joint!" (amended lyrics to "I Can Hear the Grass Grow"; it had segued in from "Pacifying Joint" and MES was still singing the lyrics from the latter)
- "Who really wrote the Vauxhall advert? Was it Julia Nagle? Was it Neville? Was it Alfred Hitchcock? Or was it the producer from the P.R. company on the other side of Camden Lock? Who really wrote it? This song!" (amended lyrics to "Touch Sensitive")
- "The stars implode. I've got to turn this face now cos there's three Catholics in the group. It's a lot of old rubbish." (amended lyrics to "Janet, Johnny & James")

Thanks to Mick Wellings for the ticket.

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Monday, 23 May 2005    Liquid Room, Edinburgh

Bo Doodak / Theme from Sparta F.C. / Clasp Hands / Ride Away / What About Us / Pacifying Joint > I Can Hear the Grass Grow / Mountain Energei / Assume / Touch Sensitive / U Wanna / Blindness // White Lightning // Boxoctosis

Thanks to Kevin for these photos.

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6 June : "Live at Deeply Vale (22 July 1978)" album released

Friday, 17 June 2005    Maria am Ostbahnhof, Berlin, Germany

Thanks to Andrew for the setlist. The actual running order:

Theme from Sparta F.C. / Clasp Hands / Bo Doodak / Ride Away / Wrong Place, Right Time > I Can Hear The Grass Grow / What About Us / Mountain Energei / Assume / Touch Sensitive / Pacifying Joint / Blindness // Boxoctosis / Janet, Johnny & James // White Lightning

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Sunday, 10 July 2005    Feedback Festival, Parc de la Villette, Paris, France

Thanks to Pascal for the setlist. The actual set played was

Theme from Sparta F.C. / Clasp Hands / Bo Doodak / Ride Away / Wrong Place, Right Time > I Can Hear the Grass Grow / What About Us / Mountain Energei / Assume / Mr. Pharmacist / Blindness // Carry Bag Man

Loads of photos by many people here.

- "Good afternoon, we are The Fall."

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15 August : "Live from the Vaults: Oldham 1978" "...Retford 1979"; and "...Los Angeles 1979" albums released

26 September : "I Can Hear the Grass Grow" single released

Friday, 30 September 2005    GDMW Festival, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

ticket

Technically 1st October since the set began at 0115 hours. Lots of photos here and here, and reviews on the message board. Thanks to Rutger for the ticket.

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UK : 1 October - 6 November

For the trainspotters, Altfish compiled some tour stats in this Excel spreadsheet.

Saturday, 1 October 2005    Manchester Academy 2, Manchester University Students Union

Bo Doodak / Theme from Sparta F.C. / Pacifying Joint / Clasp Hands / What About Us / Ride Away / Assume / Wrong Place Right Time > I Can Hear the Grass Grow / Mountain Energei / Touch Sensitive / Blindness // Midnight in Aspen / Higgle-dy Piggle-dy / White Lightning / Boxoctosis

"Higgle-dy Piggle-dy" lyrics in "Touch Sensitive"
- "Do 'Touch'." (before "Touch Sensitive")
- "Way down to Heaven." (before "White Lightning")
- "Let's have it! Curfew! Curfew!" (during "Boxoctosis")

Reviews on the message board. Higgle-dy Piggle-dy is the band's fourth Monks cover. Thanks to Clayts for the setlist and ticket.

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Sunday, 2 October 2005    Huddersfield University Students Union

Reviews on the message board.

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3 October : "Fall Heads Roll" album released

Tuesday, 4 October 2005    Central Station, Wrexham

Theme from Sparta F.C. / Pacifying Joint / Clasp Hands / Ride Away / Contraflow / Wrong Place Right Time > I Can Hear the Grass Grow / What About Us / Midnight Aspen / Mountain Energei / Touch Sensitive / Youwanner / Breaking the Rules / Blindness / Higgle-dy Piggle-dy

- "Good evening, we are The Fall. Over the long, long days of Cheshire cheese." (during "Pacifying Joint")
- "And in the future, the ground will be (...) in a glass cabinet. And it won't be mine because it (...). You have witnessed the future of Britannia hospital." (during the introduction to "What About Us")
- "It was all sort of higgledy piggledy. It was a cross-reference." (amended lyrics to "Touch Sensitive")
- "I'll always love them." (during the introduction to "Youwanner")
- "Never ever get the time to get the soundcheck together." (amended lyrics to "Youwanner")

Reviews on the message board. Thanks to Michael for the poster.

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Wednesday, 5 October 2005    The Mill, Preston

Theme from Sparta F.C. / Pacifying Joint / Clasp Hands / Ride Away / Assume / Wrong Place Right Time > I Can Hear the Grass Grow / What About Us / Midnight Aspen / Mountain Energei / Touch Sensitive / Bo Demmick / Blindness

No encore. Reviews on the message board. Many thanks to Mike Glassey for these photos (including one of John Cooper Clarke). Thanks also to Hugh McSheepshagger for the ticket; Mrs. McSheepshagger has some photos on her site.

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Thursday, 6 October 2005    The Boardwalk, Sheffield

Youwanner / Theme from Sparta F.C. / Pacifying Joint / Ride Away / Assume / Wrong Place, Right Time > I Can Hear the Grass Grow / What About Us / Midnight Aspen / Mountain Energei / Touch Sensitive / Bo Demmick / Clasp Hands / Blindness // Boxoctosis

Dougie James provides additional vocals on "Boxoctosis"
- "Under the bridge. Under the bbbbbbbbbb... (...) ten cents. (...). Start the fucking tune!" (during the introduction to "What About Us")
- Dougie James: "Tomorrow night, come down. Tomorrow, bring down Mark E Smith. Give him a round of applause. The Fall!" (after "Boxoctosis")

Reviews on the message board.

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Friday, 7 October 2005    The Boardwalk, Sheffield

Bo Demmick / Theme from Sparta F.C. / Pacifying Joint / Midnight Aspen / I Can Hear the Grass Grow / Wrong Place, Right Time / Youwanner / Carry Bag Man / Assume / Ride Away / F-'Oldin Money / What About Us / Blindness // Big New Prinz

The above according to the planned setlist. Reviews on the message board.

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Saturday, 8 October 2005    Carling Academy, Liverpool

Youwanner / Theme from Sparta F.C. / Pacifying Joint / Ride Away / Wrong Place, Right Time > I Can Hear the Grass Grow / What About Us / Midnight Aspen / Mountain Energei / Clasp Hands / Touch Sensitive / Assume / Bo Demmick / Blindness (no encore)

Reviews on the message board. Many thanks to Steve Marriner for these great photos and to Peter for the poster and ticket.

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Sunday, 9 October 2005    The Mechanics, Burnley

Youwanner / Bo Demmick / Theme from Sparta F.C. / Assume / Higgle-dy Piggle-dy / Mountain Energei / What about Us / Wrong Place, Right Time > I Can Hear the Grass Grow / Midnight Aspen / Clasp Hands / Carry Bag Man / Pacifying Joint / Blindness // Boxoctosis

Reviews on the message board.

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Monday, 10 October 2005    The Sugarmill, Stoke-on-Trent

- You Wanner (instrumental Ben, Spen, Steve)
- Bo Demmick (Eleni appears, then MES after about 4 mins)
- Theme from Sparta F.C.
- Mountain Energei
- Assume
- Wrong Place, Right Time > I Can Hear the Grass Grow
- Pacifying Joint
- What about Us (MES really started losing it big time here)
- Clasp Hands (MES stumbles off)
- Touch Sensitive (instrumental - excellent Kraut-rocky keyboards)
- Blindness (instrumental - Elini goes half way through this)
encore: Boxoctosis (instrumental except for Steve 'Open the Box' chants - Ben, Spen, Steve )

Reviews on the message board. Many thanks to Peter for the stage times and annotated setlist. (The Fall went on at around 9:50 and played about an hour in the end, however.)

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Tuesday, 11 October 2005    The Crypt, Middlesbrough

Reviews on the message board. Thanks to Olbo for the setlist.

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Wednesday, 12 October 2005    Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Pacifying Joint / Theme from Sparta F.C. / I Can Hear the Grass Grow / Blindness

A night before John Peel Day event hosted by BBC Radio 1. Reviews on the message board.

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Thursday, 13 October 2005    "Mixing It" Session, London (broadcast 10 February 2006)

Higgle-dy Piggle-dy / Assume / Midnight in Aspen / Pacifying Joint

Production details unknown. Recorded at BBC Maida Vale Studio 4. Mark E. Smith - vocals; Ben Pritchard - guitar; Steven Trafford - bass; Spencer Birtwistle - drums; Eleanor Poulou - keyboards, Hammond organ, celeste.

A session for BBC Radio 3's Mixing It programme. The programme also included an interview with Mark split into two segments and broadcast before Higgle-dy and Midnight.

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Sunday, 16 October 2005    Renfrew Ferry, Glasgow

Youwanner / Bo Demmick / Pacifying Joint / What about Us / Mountain Energei / Assume / Midnight Aspen / Theme from Sparta F.C. Clasp Hands / Touch Sensitive / I Can Hear the Grass Grow / Ride Away / Mr. Pharmacist / Blindness // Boxoctosis (w/Dougie James)

- "Who wrote the music to the car advert? Was it 1) J Nagle? Was it 2) Simon Rogers? Was it 3) (...)? 4) (...)." (amended lyrics to "Touch Sensitive")

Reviews on the message board. There are a few photos on this site - click the "prev" on the right side of the page to see the support band, or "next" for the rest of the Fall pics. Thanks to Declan for the poster (what the hell is a "frerry"?) and the ticket, and to his friend Eilidh for these photos.

Iamgill's recollection:

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Monday, 17 October 2005    Liquid Room, Edinburgh

Youwanner / Bo Demmick / Pacifying Joint / What About Us / Theme from Sparta F.C. / Midnight Aspen / Mountain Energei / Clasp Hands / Assume / Wrong Place, Right Time > I Can Hear the Grass Grow / Ride Away / Touch Sensitive / Mr. Pharmacist / Blindness // Carry Bag Man / Boxoctosis

- "And a bouncer said to me in a blurred voice, 'It was a very good show.'" (amended lyrics to "Clasp Hands")
- "And the group were wolverines without intention." (more amended lyrics to "Clasp Hands")
- "Who really wrote the car advert? Was it a) Simon Rogers, b) Alfred Hitchcock or c) Neville Wilding or d) Julia Nagle or e?" (amended lyrics to "Touch Sensitive")

Reviews on the message board and in The Herald by Neil Cooper.

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Wednesday, 19 October 2005    The Sage, Gateshead

Pacifying Joint / What About Us / Wrong Place, Right Time / Mountain Energei / Midnight Aspen / Theme from Sparta F.C. / I Can Hear the Grass Grow / Ride Away / (walkoff)

Reviews and ire (due to the very short set) on the message board. John S. took many photos. Thanks to Rob Wood for the setlist and ticket.

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Thursday, 20 October 2005    Irish Centre, Leeds

Youwanner / Bo Demmick / What About Us / Pacifying Joint / Mountain Energei / Midnight Aspen / Theme from Sparta F.C. / Assume / Clasp Hands / I Can Hear the Grass Grow / Ride Away / Touch Sensitive / Mr. Pharmacist / Blindness // The Boss (tape) / Boxoctosis / The Boss (tape)

- "And no longer (Canada) are the widows of... widows of Windsor." (amended lyrics to "Pacifying Joint")
- "And Stephen Fry said at the builders, 'I've got (...) over the long, long days.'" (amended lyrics to "Mountain Energei")
- "'Grass Grow'." (before "I Can Hear the Grass Grow")
- "Who wrote it? Noboby will ever know." (during the introduction to "Touch Sensitive")
- "Who wrote this? Was it 1)? Which member wrote the (...)? " (amended lyrics to "Touch Sensitive")
- "Everybody's under a lot of strain in this present world." (before "Mr. Pharmacist")

Reviews on the message board. Photos by rofanator on flickr.com.

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Friday, 21 October 2005    Roadmender, Northampton

Higgle-dy Piggle-dy / Theme from Sparta F.C. / Bo Demmick / What About Us / Clasp Hands / Ride Away / Blindness / Touch Sensitive / Pacifying Joint / Mountain Energei / Assume / F-'Oldin' Money / I Can Hear the Grass Grow / Youwanner // The Boss (tape) / New Big Prinz / Boxoctosis

- "And Shirley was magnificent in her new role." (amended lyrics to "Clasp Hands")
- "Who wrote the GM Vauxhall advert? Was it a) Neville Wilding, b) Julia Nagle, c) Benjamin Pritchard who's dancing at the gates of Heaven in his (burka)?" (amended lyrics to "Touch Sensitive")
- "Seven productions." (before "Assume")

Reviews on the message board. Thanks to The Man Whose Bed Diminished and Smudger for the images.

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Sunday, 23 October 2005    The Zodiac, Oxford

Youwanner / Bo Demmick / Pacifying Joint / What About Us / Mountain Energei / Theme from Sparta F.C. / Midnight Aspen / Assume / Clasp Hands / Touch Sensitive / I Can Hear the Grass Grow / Ride Away / Mr. Pharmacist / Blindness // Boxoctosis

- "So I went (...) and Stephen Fry, he dropped me a note. He said the builders are buggering him and (...) is a good feeling. I thought it was free." (amended lyrics to "Mountain Energei")
- "And the group were wolverines: Steve, Spen, Ben, Steve. It was one of the most, bestest films he'd ever seen. (...) invincible bastards!" (amended lyrics to "Clasp Hands")
- "Who wrote the car advert (...)? Was it 1) J Nagle, 2) Neville Wilding?" (amended lyrics to "Touch Sensitive")
- "I've been sick all this week, half the group too. Still (...) cornfields. One!" (before "I Can Hear the Grass Grow")

Reviews on the message board.

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Monday, 24 October 2005    Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

Youwanner / Theme from Sparta F.C. / Bo Demmick / Wrong Place, Right Time > I Can Hear the Grass Grow / Mountain Energei / Early Days of Channel Führer / Pacifying Joint / Touch Sensitive / Assume // What About Us // Higgle-dy Piggle-dy / Blindness

- "And Stephen Trafford, he is my only friend in my life." (amended lyrics to "Early Days of Channel Führer")
- "Who wrote the advert? Was it J.N.? Neville Wilding? Julia Nagle?" (amended lyrics to "Touch Sensitive")

Reviews on the message board. Thanks to Lou for the set and Clayts for the ticket.

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Tuesday, 25 October 2005    The Charlotte, Leicester (cancelled)

MES cancelled on the day of the gig. Thanks to Clayts for the ticket.

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Wednesday, 26 October 2005    Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton

Reviews on the message board. Thanks to Fiery Robert for the setlist and Derek for the ticket.

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Thursday, 27 October 2005    Coal Exchange, Cardiff

Youwanner / F-'Oldin' Money / What About Us / Theme from Sparta F.C. / Pacifying Joint / Midnight Aspen / Wrong Place, Right Time > I Can Hear the Grass Grow / Mountain Energei / Assume / Touch Sensitive (instr.) // Clasp Hands / Blindness

"Touch Sensitive" is an instrumental apart from some Ed Blaney vocals. There's some great toasting by a member of the audience in "Blindness".
- "Hup! One, one! Can I hear myself?" (before "What About Us")
- "You're sounding pretty good tonight." (amended lyrics to "Clasp Hands")


Reviews and photos on the message board. Thanks to Pontypoolie for the setlist and Dean for the ticket.

Review in the South Wales Echo by Ian Carbis.

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Saturday, 29 October 2005    The Brook, Southampton

Youwanner / Theme from Sparta F.C. / Clasp Hands / Pacifying Joint / What about Us / Midnight Aspen / Mountain Energei / Assume / Wrong Place, Right Time > I Can Hear the Grass Grow / Touch Sensitive / Blindness // Boxoctosis / White Lightning

- "Now, who wrote the GM Vauxhall advert? Was it a, Neville Wilding? Was it 2, Julia Nagle? Or was it c, Richard and Judy? Or was it d?" (amended lyrics to "Touch Sensitive")
- "And the answer is e and f put together." (more amended lyrics to "Touch Sensitive")

Reviews on the message board. Thanks to Mick for the photos, Mark for the ticket and Conway for the setlist.

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Sunday, 30 October 2005    Concorde 2, Brighton

Youwanner / Theme from Sparta F.C. / Pacifying Joint / What about Us / Midnight Aspen / Mountain Energei / Bo Demmick / Higgle-dy Piggle-dy > I Can Hear the Grass Grow / Assume (instr.)

Another short, curtailed set, this time around 40 minutes. According to the planned setlist, next up were F-'Oldin' Money / Blindness / Touch Sensitive / Carry Bag Man / Boxoctosis / Big New Prinz.

- "It's lovely to be here. One! One, two!" (before "Higgle-dy Piggle-dy")

Reviews and lots of photos on the message board. Thanks to Mark for the setlist and poster (via Conway).

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Monday, 31 October 2005    The Academy, Bristol (postponed)

The club says the gig will be rescheduled for early 2006.

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Wednesday, 2 November 2005    Islington Academy, London

Many thanks to Stephen for the annotated setlist:

1. Youwanner
2. All Clasp Hands
3. Pacifying Joint
4. Theme From Sparta FC
5. Midnight In Aspen
6. Mountain Energei
7. What About Us? (something went wrong at the point the song ended apparently a problem with the drum pedal. Spencer walked off, closely followed by Mark.)
8. Janet, Johnny + James (instrumental, minus Mark and Spencer)
9. Bo Demmick (full band, but Mark sang crouched on stage floor, invisible to all but the front row. He then walked off again.)
10. Assume (instrumental)
(band leave stage, return for...)
11. Blindness (instrumental)
(Elena walks off before the end; then band leave; house lights on).

Reviews on the message board. Gig preview in the 2 Nov. issue of This Is London (from the Evening Standard). Thanks to Conway for the setlist and ticket.

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Thursday, 3 November 2005    Islington Academy, London

Youwanner / Clasp Hands / What About Us / Theme from Sparta F.C. / Midnight Aspen / Mountain Energei / Ride Away / Mr. Pharmacist / Pacifying Joint / Wrong Place, Right Time > I Can Hear the Grass Grow / Assume (instr.) (no encore)

- "Good evening, we are The Fall, from the long, long days down the crumbling castle, whatever it is." (during "Youwanner")
- "I'm so happy to be in the village." (also during "Youwanner")
- "As the group sit down for tea and scones in the village of Islington." (amended lyrics to "Ride Away")

Reviews and a few photos on the message board. Thanks to Conway for the setlist and backstage pass.

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Sunday, 6 November 2005    Sankey's Soap, Manchester

Youwanner / Bo Demmick / Theme from Sparta F.C. / Pacifying Joint / Midnight Aspen / Mountain Energei / Wrong Place, Right Time > I Can Hear the Grass Grow / Ride Away / Assume / What About Us // Blindness / Mr. Pharmacist // Boxoctosis / Touch Sensitive

There's some "Scenario" lyrics during "Wrong Place, Right Time".
- "Maybe he'll have better luck next week, Saturday at midnight, when there's no curfew like most English towns." (amended lyrics to "Midnight Aspen")
- "When Cliff Barnes read out the lyrics to 'Hey Jude', the group were very excited. They wet their fucking knickers." (amended lyrics to "Assume")
- "Who wrote the Vauxhall advert? Was it a... was it a, Mr Benjamin of the Old Testament? b, Neville Wilding? c, (...) out of the Membranes? Was it Paul Morley? Or e?" (amended lyrics to "Touch Sensitive")

Reviews on the message board. Thanks to Danny for these photos and to Michael Pollard for these. And to the Manchester District Music Archive for the flyer.

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21 November : "Live from the Vaults: Glasgow 1981" and "...Hoff Alter Banhoff 1981" albums released

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