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gigography 1982

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March 1982 : "Live in London 1980" cassette & "Hex Enduction Hour" LP released

UK : ca. 12 March - 3 April

Friday, 12 March 1982   Bristol Polytechnic

Hexen Definitive / Middle Mass / I'm into C.B. / Hip Priest / Look, Know / Mere Pseud Mag Ed / Who Makes the Nazis / Solicitor in Studio / Lie Dream of a Casino Soul / The Classical / And This Day / Fortress / Deer Park

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Tuesday, 16 March 1982   McGonagles, Dublin

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Patrick says gig was "a bit of a shambles." The Golden Horde's second gig. Thanks to Seamus Duggan for the clipping.

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Friday, 19 March 1982   Palm Cove, Bradford

Joker Hysterical Face / Deer Park / I'm into C.B. / Mere Pseud Mag Ed / Flat of Angles / Who Makes the Nazis / Solicitor in Studio / The Classical / Life Dream of a Casino Soul / Hexen Definitive > And This Day / Middle Mass / Just Step Sideways / Prole Art Threat / Hip Priest

Thanks to Mark Holey for the photo

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Wednesday, 24 March 1982   Leicester Polytechnic

Hip Priest / Wings / Just Step Sideways / I'm into CB / Fantastic Life / Surrogate Mirage / Who Makes The Nazis / Mere Pseud Mag Ed / The Classical / Solicitor in Studio / Hexen Definitive > And This Day / Middle Mass / Jawbone and the Air Rifle / Deer Park

One of the first times Wings was played live. The early 1982 version was faster and had a different guitar part than the studio version (and wasn't nearly as good, although some disagree.)

- "Sorry the boys are a bit ropey tonight, but they believe everything they read about themselves, you know worrimean, yeah, right."

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Thursday, 25 March 1982   Hammersmith Palais, London

poster

Soundcheck: The Classical / Middle Mass

Gig: Hip Priest / I'm into C.B. / Mere Pseud Mag Ed / Just Step Sideways / Flat of Angles / Who Makes the Nazis / Wings / Solicitor in Studio / Look, Know / Lie Dream of a Casino Soul / Hexen Definitive > And This Day / The Classical / Fantastic Life

Between Wings and Solicitor, the short "Town Called Crappy" (aka "Don't Like Maggie"), which appears on Sanctuary's expanded "Room to Live" (2005). Thanks to Manchester District Music Archive for the ad.

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Friday, 26 March 1982   Brunel Rooms, Swindon

No tape exists?

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Saturday, 27 March 1982   Manchester Polytechnic

flyer

Joker Hysterical Face / I'm into C.B. / Mere Pseud Mag. Ed. / Flat of Angles / Who Makes the Nazis? / Wings / Solicitor in Studio / Fit and Working Again / The Classical / Lie Dream of a Casino Soul / Hexen Definitive > And This Day / Look Know / Prole Art Threat / Deer Park

Thanks to the Manchester District Music Archive for the flyer.

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April 1982 : "Look, Know / I'm into C.B." single released

clipping

Thursday, 1 April 1982   Nightmoves, Glasgow

Joker Hysterical Face / Just Step Sideways / Hip Priest / I'm into C.B. / Deer Park / Mere Pseud Mag Ed. / Flat of Angles / Wings / Who Makes The Nazis / Solicitor in Studio / Hexen Definitive > And This Day / Town Called Crappy / The Classical

Second(?) and final(?) outing for Town Called Crappy, aka Don't Like Maggie.

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Friday, 2 April 1982   Nite Club, Edinburgh

Wings / Solicitor in Studio / Winter / Middle Mass / I'm into C.B. / The Classical / Mere Pseud Mag Ed / Look, Know / Draygo's Guilt / Lie Dream of a Casino Soul / Who Makes the Nazis / Hexen Definitive / Deer Park

Same day that the Task Force ordered to sail to the Falklands.

-"Good evening. We are The Fall, a riptide of integrity. Meet MES and his go-go monkeys."

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Saturday, 3 April 1982   Warehouse, Liverpool

Wings / Winter / Middlemass / I'm into C.B. / Mere Pseud Mag Ed / Who Makes the Nazis / Solicitor in Studio / Look, Know / Lie Dream of a Casino Soul / Hexen Definitive > And This Day / Flat of Angles / Just Step Sideways

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Friday, 9 April 1982   Effenaar, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Hip Priest / I'm into C.B. / Mere Pseud Mag. Ed / Wings / Who Makes the Nazis / Joker Hysterical Face / Deer Park / Lie Dream of a Casino Soul / Solicitor in Studio / Hexen Definitive > And This Day / Look, Know / Prole Art Threat

- "No more (jokey) band, eh?" (before "Solicitor in Studio")

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Saturday, 10 April 1982   Paard Van Troje, The Hague, The Netherlands

Look Know / Middle Mass / I'm into C.B. / Mere Pseud Mag. Ed. / The Classical / Tempo House / Solicitor in Studio / Joker Hysterical Face / Hexen Definitive / Lie Dream of a Casino Soul / And This Day / Just Step Sideways / Who Makes The Nazis

- "Good evening, this is MES and a riptide of integrity... and his go-go men... monkeys... (...). We are The Fall." (during "Look Know")
- "And the brain is here... and the boats are full of tourists. Fat English dicks in Mexican hats." (during "Middle Mass")
- [Yells] "Come on, wake up! WAKE UP!" (before "I'm into C.B." as the tape starts before the band does)

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Monday, 12 April 1982   Vera, Groningen, The Netherlands

Flat of Angles / Wings / Middle Mass / I'm into C.B. / Tempo House / Mere Pseud Mag. Ed. / Who Makes the Nazis / Solicitor in Studio / Look, Know / Hexen Definitive > And This Day / Lie Dream of a Casino Soul / The Classical / Prole Art Threat / Joker Hysterical Face

Flat of Angles not on the circulating version?

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Tuesday, 13 April 1982   De Doelen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Backdrop > Prole Art Threat / Hip Priest / I'm into C.B. / Mere Pseud Mag Ed / Solicitor in Studio / Hexen Definitive / Flat of Angles / Just Step S'ways / Deer Park / Tempo House // Lie Dream of a Casino Soul / Look, Know / The Classical

- "Good evening, we are The Fall. Good evening, we are The Fall. Mark E Smith and his go-go riptide... riptide of integrity." (during "Backdrop")
- "A man of my profession should know these things." (before "Look, Know")

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Friday, 23 April 1982   North London Polytechnic

poster

The Classical (soundcheck)

Backdrop / Prole Art Threat / Joker Hysterical Face / Lie Dream of a Casino Soul / Tempo House / Mere Pseud Mag Ed / I'm into C.B. / Solicitor in Studio / Look, Know / Hexen Definitive > And This Day // instrumental / Gramme Friday / The Classical

- "This is a, uh, declaration of (pisser). OK..." (before "Look, Know")

Supported by Purkurr Pilnikk and Motor Boys Motor. £2.50. There's also an 23 April 1982 tape circulating that is in fact 30 Octobert 1981 (Northeast London Poly), so watch out. Purkurr Pilnikk supported most if not all of the April/May '82 UK tour. Tempo House is the "early" version and I'm not sure if the instrumental was played before or since this gig - anyone?

Thanks to Paul Whittington for the poster.

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Saturday, 24 April 1982   Dancehall, Students Union, Essex University, Colchester

Backdrop / Prole Art Threat / Who Makes the Nazis / Joker Hysterical Face / I'm into C.B. / Tempo House / Mere Pseud Mag Ed / Look, Know / Solicitor in Studio / Hexen Definitive > And This Day // Container Drivers / Lie Dreams of a Casino Soul // The Classical

- "Good evening, we are the riptide of integrity monkeys. MES with monkeys." (during "Backdrop")
- "His hand was well out of his pocket... he taunts Foster's lager." (during "Mere Pseud Mag Ed")
- "Three years, yes... it's (hint election...)." (before "Container Drivers")
- "(...) Bingo-Master, that's something like a (...)." (before "Lie Dream of a Casino Soul")

There's a gap in Hexen during which Mark jumped off stage to deal with a skinhead in the audience.

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Sunday, 25 April 1982   Top Rank, Reading

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Look Know / Tempo House / I'm into CB / Deer Park / Joker Hysterical Face / Prole Art Threat / Jawbone and the Air-Rifle / Solicitor in Studio / Hexen Definitive / Who Makes the Nazis? / Backdrop / Lie Dream of a Casino Soul / Just Step Sideways

- "It's a bit warm here." (before "Deer Park")
- "Nice to be on the (...) again." (before "Lie Dream of a Casino Soul")
- "Who wants to live in Reading, anyway?" (during "Just Step Sideways")

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Monday, 26 April 1982   Scamps, Oxford

Look, Know / Mere Pseud Mag Ed / Fantastic Life / Tempo House / Wings / Backdrop / Joker Hysterical Face / Solicitor in Studio / Who Makes the Nazis? / Hexen Definitive / And This Day / Lie Dream of a Casino Soul / Prole Art Threat

- "A riptide of integrity." (before "Look, Know")

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Tuesday, 27 April 1982   Derby Hall, Bury

reverse

Look, Know / Tempo House / I'm into C.B. / Mere Pseud Mag Ed / Who Makes the Nazis / Solicitor in Studio / Draygo's Guilt / Joker Hysterical Face / Lie Dream of a Casino Soul / Hexen Definitive / Backdrop / Container Drivers / And This Day

- "The next number is for the Bury Times Midweeker who said we were repulsive but I don't have to shove five of my records through one letter box." (before "Mere Pseud Mag Ed")

The live tracks on the bonus CDs that came with the Room To Live and Palace of Swords Reversed reissues (Cog Sinister, 1998) are from this gig, not, as the CDs state, from one of the Band on the Wall, Manchester 1982 gigs. Thanks to Michael and Barry for the ticket.

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Wednesday, 28 April 1982   Blue Note, Derby

Look, Know / Hip Priest / Lie Dream of a Casino Soul / Joker Hysterical Face / The Classical / Tempo House / Solicitor in Studio / I'm into C.B. / Mere Pseud Mag Ed / Hexen Definitive > Backdrop // Just Step Sideways / Fantastic Life // Wings / Prole Art Threat

- MES: "Grant, can you get Paul to get Riley's harmonica? Ta." Marc Riley: "In me coat pocket." Both together: "In the dressing room." (before "Look, Know")
- "Drummers are (...) sophisticated." (during "Look, Know")
- "Like chilly Surrey." (before "Lie Dream of a Casino Soul")
- "(...) concerning Midlands. Big big big big big big story." (before "Backdrop")
- To heckler: "Hey, listen, listen... (...)" (before "Just Step Sideways")

"... Purrkur Pilnikk trash chords alphabet fashion in dead, normal rock non-style. A million other bands do this, and some have better names. Smith probably recruited them between games of Asteroids in some dingy Reykjavik coffee bar. Definitely more suited to a Killing Joke support slot than step-ups for The Fall. Mark Smith is the hip shepherd leading a priesthood of Catholic Fall-guys. Together they steal thunder from a redundant rock machine and plough the plundered product into a suspect antithetical device ... There’s been nothing but good said about the two drummers but tonight, with Hanley and Burns closeted discreetly away in dark Blue Note recesses, the effect is more blanket-noise than rhythmic bounce ... (Amrik Rai, ‘The Fall, Derby’, NME, 8 May 1982, p. 44.)

Milko wrote in to say that his band, Strange Friends (from Whitefield, near Manchester) supported this night, not Purrkur Pilnikk, who couldn't make the gig. The NME on the ball as always?

Thanks to Paul Burridge

- "I bet you put your bread in the fridge" (before Wings)

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Thursday, 29 April 1982   Vanbrugh College, York

Look, Know / Hip Priest / Lie Dream of a Casino Soul / Joker Hysterical Face / The Classical / Tempo House / Solicitor in Studio / I'm into C.B. / Mere Pseud Mag Ed / Hexen Definitive / Backdrop

Supported by March Violets and Sisters of Mercy. £2.50. Great photos in the Fall News archive, courtesy Ian Ellis.

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Friday, 30 April 1982   Porterhouse, Retford

Backdrop / Look, Know / Tempo House / Lie Dream of a Casino Soul / Mere Pseud Mag Ed / Solicitor in Studio / Just Step Sideways / I'm into C.B. / Joker Hysterical Face / Hexen Definitive / And This Day / Container Drivers

Plus a couple of songs after Container Drivers, Noah remembers, but his tape ran out.

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May 1982 : "A Part of America Therein" LP released

Saturday, 1 May 1982   Southampton University

Spectre vs Rector / Look, Know / Wings / Lie Dream of a Casino Soul / Deer Park / Tempo House / Joker Hysterical Face / Hexen Definitive / I'm into C.B. / Solicitor in Studio / Backdrop / Mere Pseud Mag Ed / Who Makes the Nazis?

There's some "Session Musician" lyrics in "Deer Park".

- "I am (...) Yog-Sothoth (...) English, by the way. Do you know it's a book?" ( before "Look, Know")
- "Craig, you right?" (before "Solicitor in Studio")
- "Good evening. This one is for Mark Ellen and his stinking breed." (before "Mere Pseud Mag Ed")

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Sunday, 2 May 1982   Jenkinson's, Kingswest, Seafront, Brighton

Impression of J. Temperance / Lie Dream of a Casino Soul / Mere Pseud Mag Ed / Joker Hysterical Face / Tempo House / I'm into C.B. / Solicitor in Studio / Hexen Definitive / Just Step Sideways* / Backdrop

* on Hip Priest and Kamerads

The above from the band's set list, thanks to Mark Howard (who sent in the poster and ticket as well). No tape exists?

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Monday, 3 May 1982   Band on the Wall, Manchester

Spectre vs. Rector / Look, Know / Wings / Lie Dream of a Casino Soul / Deer Park / Tempo House / Joker Hysterical Face / Hexen Definitive / I'm into C.B. / Solicitor in Studio / Backdrop / Just Step Sideways / Prole Art Threat

There's some "Session Musician" lyrics in "Deer Park".

- "Good evening, we are The Fall (...)." (after 8 minutes of "Spectre vs. Rector")
- "Il presidente." (before "Wings")
- Kay Carroll: "You need the keyboard, Mark". MES: "What?" Kay: "You need to (...) that keyboard. Mark!" MES: "Yeah?" Kay: "That one... the other one." MES: "Yeah, turn (...)." [Keyboard whine disappears]
Someone: "Thank you." (before "Joker Hysterical Face")
- "This is for all the people from South Yorkshire in the audience. Congratulations for being here." (before "Solicitor in Studio")

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Tuesday, 4 May 1982   Band on the Wall, Manchester

Solicitor in Studio / I'm Into C.B. / Lie Dream of a Casino Soul / The Classical

Very incomplete - these four tracks taped through venue letterbox by someone who couldn't get into the sold out gig.

- "(...) for yer! I've never felt better in my life... a bit like Joy Division, isn't it? Intense! Intense! Intense! Intense! Intense! Intense! Intense! Intense! Intense!" (during "The Classical")

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Wednesday, 5 May 1982   Band on the Wall, Manchester

Jazzed up Punk Shit / Prole Art Threat / Wings / Solicitor in Studio / Tempo House / I'm into C.B. / Mere Pseud Mag Ed / Who Makes the Nazis / Hexen Definitive / Lie Dream of a Casino Soul / Joker Hysterical Face / Backdrop / Deer Park / Just Step Sideways

Wings still the earlier, faster version.

There's some "Detective Instinct" lyrics in "Who Makes the Nazis?" and some "Session Musician" lyrics in "Deer Park".

- "And Burton is weeping... you'd better turn those lights down. I'd sing 'Solitaire' for the B.E.F.... you'd better turn those lights down. My back's been burnt enough. I do not sweat for mere (...)." (during "Tempo House")
- "(...) again and I'll just break yer fucking neck, right?" (during the introduction to "I'm into C.B.")
- "Not as bad as your face, mate! Who Makes the Nazis!" (before "Who Makes the Nazis?")
- "Who Makes the Nazis? Cowards! Musicians without guts! Who Makes the Nazis? Cowardly musicians with no guts! Who Makes the Nazis?" (during "Who Makes the Nazis?")
- Marc Riley: "Grant, can you (...)?" (after "Who Makes the Nazis?")
- "Grant, can you (...) / And just one spot / And (...) / Has the (...) on the right / His brains are shit / And the jokes are on the spot / And the people behind you are just being dumb." (amended lyrics to "Hexen Definitive")
- "Hey Karl... Karl, Karl." (during the first attempt at "Lie Dream of a Casino Soul", necessitating a restart)
- "A request (...) to a Fall gig." [In daft falsetto] "There's only six seconds." (before "Just Step Sideways")

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Saturday, 15 May 1982   666 Club, Fennel Street, Manchester

666

The Man Whose Head Expanded / Session Musician / Look, Know / Middle Mass / Jazzed up Punk Shit / Solicitor in Studio / New Puritan / Just Step Sideways / Tempo House / Fantastic Life / Mere Pseud Mag Ed // Backdrop

Thanks to the Manchester District Music Archive for the flyer.

- "God save us from the Space Wars"
- "The (...) smiling (goon) wants a little bit of loving." (before "Session Musician")
- "You can see from the bit that his hair (...) been down that road before. And his broken teeth. Don't strike me, you!" (before "Middle Mass")
- "The backdrop shifted until (none) of the group didn't know what song it was. Thought it was 'Good Times'." (during "Backdrop")

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Wednesday, 19 May 1982   Social Club, Burnley Football Club

I'm into C.B. / Jazzed up Punk Shit / Joker Hysterical Face / Tempo House / Middle Mass / Backdrop / Deer Park / Lie Dream of a Casino Soul / Hexen Definitive / Session Musician / Just Step Sideways / Flat of Angles

Not the 17th after all, thanks Bob.

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Australia / New Zealand : 22 July - 21 August

Many thanks to David Holliday for the above clippings from Australia's RAM, 23 July 1982. Unfortunately the two sets of dates don't match... confusion reigns.

Tim McGee: I remember the tour of Australia in 1982 well – the promoter was Ken West who is the promoter who still runs the Big Day Out tour – Australia’s biggest festival circuit. Ken (and maybe his partner Vivian) promoted many bands in the punk/post punk era – everyone from The Birthday Party, to tours by New Order, Echo & Bunnymen etc as well as managing bands like The Laughing Clowns (Ed Kuepper – ex saints). He is described here.

My memories of the tour were that my sister’s band Pel Mel supported at least on the Sydney dates. I saw the Musos Club date, Stranded and also at least one of the Trade Union nights. I think the other date (the missing one) was in the suburbs – possibly Bexley Hotel which Ken used to use sometimes. City Show wasn’t a venue – it would have meant an unbooked show they were counting on in the city.

Brunetti’s great review is spot on – the tour was a highpoint of discontent and ugly audiences – except at inner city Trade Union Club nights peopled by fans. Stranded was a groovy nightclub – god knows why Ken booked them there...became the centre for new romantics.

I remember mark E in sublime form – grasping a schooner glass of beer on stage in one hand and a hand mike in the other...

Classic interview with Mark & Marc from Sounds TV a few days into the Australia tour; many thanks to Digital Pete for the upload.

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Thursday, 22 July 1982   Musician's Club, Sydney, Australia

Not listed above, but this was definitely the first gig of the tour. No tape exists?

Karl missed the first few Australian gigs because he'd lost his passport on the 1981 US tour, and the replacement had been eaten by a dog (allegedly).

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Saturday, 24 July 1982   Family Inn, Sydney, Australia

According to the RAM dates. No tape exists?

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Sunday, 25 July 1982   Stranded, Sydney, Australia

poster

No tape exists? Thanks to Alan Smith for the two Stranded posters.

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Monday, 26 July 1982   Stranded, Sydney, Australia

poster

No tape exists? Frank Brunetti (of Died Pretty)'s excellent review in issue 192 of RAM.

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Tuesday, 27 July 1982   Canberra, Australia

According to the RAM dates. No tape exists?

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Thursday, 29 July 1982   West Town Hall, Geelong, Australia

ticket tcket

Room to Live / The Man Whose Head Expanded / Middle Mass / Hard Life in Country / Totally Wired / Marquis Cha Cha / Tempo House / Mere Pseud Mag Ed / Detective Instinct / Fantastic Life / Who Makes the Nazis? / Just Step Sideways / Prole Art Threat / Lie Dream of a Casino Soul

According to a contributor this was a "student invitation only" gig at Deakin University. Thanks to Brett Colquhoun for the ticket.

Chris Nicholls: I was at the above gig and I can tell you that it was open to the public and not a ‘student invitation only’ gig. Deakin Uni did run the night though. A band called ‘The Agents’ were one support. The Fall were sensational.

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Friday, 30 July 1982   Jump Club, Collingwood, Melbourne, Australia

No tape exists?

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Saturday, 31 July 1982   Crystal Ballroom, Seaview Hotel, St. Kilda, Melbourne, Australia

No tape exists?

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Monday, 2 August 1982   Prince of Wales, Melbourne, Australia

I Feel Voxish / Hard Life in Country / I'm into C.B. / Lie Dream of a Casino Soul / Solicitor in Studio / Tempo House / The Classical / Marquis Cha-Cha / Room To Live / Hexen Definitive / Deer Park // Totally Wired / Joker Hysterical Face / Hip Priest

Released on Voiceprint/Cog Sinister in 1998 as "Live to Air in Melbourne." The gig was broadcast on the radio and Voiceprint used an off-air cassette as their source.

- "So he fled to the country. So he fled to the country. So he fled to the country. So he fled to the country." (amended lyrics to "I Feel Voxish", ushering in "Hard Life in Country")
- "This is for all you people who want to live free: Hell’s Angels, hitch-hikers, fans of James Dean..."
- "OK! Step to it! Come on!" (before "I'm Into C.B.")
- "There are ten people in the world, the rest are paste. Except for me: I'm half-duck, half-outsider, mate." (amended lyrics to "The Classical")
- "Too much romantic here. And plenty of bloody microphones." (more amended lyrics to "The Classical")
- "It's not as bad as the Mansell Rooms, Sydney." (during "Deer Park")
- "Well, we'd like to thank everybody coming here tonight. Especially the TV and radio people. And those radio and TV people. And also Eddie Zimblis who gave us boys a chance in the New World. And all at home. At home. Especially to those who are at home." (also during "Deer Park")
- "This is a real... scraping the barrel today." (before "Totally Wired")
- "So we'll do a quick 'Hip Priest', yeah?" (before a 7-minute "Hip Priest")

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Thursday, 5 August 1982   Prospect Hill, Melbourne, Australia

I Feel Voxish / Room to Live / The Classical / Hard Life in Country / I'm into C.B. / Solicitor in Studio / Tempo House / Marquis Cha Cha / Prole Art Threat / Hexen Definitive > And This Day / Detective Instinct / Lie Dream of a Casino Soul / Just Step Sideways

- "That was one song about a common man's experience with technology and the next one is one with a degree's experience with technology." (between "I'm into C.B." and "Solicitor in Studio")
- "Here's one we all know." (before "Lie Dream of a Casino Soul" after an unsure ending to "Detective Instinct")

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Friday, 6 August 1982   Mt. Erica Hotel, Melbourne, Australia

Room to Live / The Classical / Hard Life in Country / C'n'C-Black Night / Joker Hysterical Face / Container Drivers / Tempo House / Fantastic Life / Marquis Cha-Cha / Mere Pseud Mag. Ed / Backdrop / Solicitor in Studio / I Feel Voxish / Totally Wired

Black Night is a Deep Purple cover.

- "Well, I've (...) that bit, now it's (...) rest of the past, it's about the future. And it's not for the past. Hahahahahaha! Hahahahahaha! And the secret of my success is a memory like a sieve." (during "Cash'n'Carry")
- "OK, this is the next cheerful number." (before "Backdrop")

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Saturday, 7 August 1982   Crystal Ballroom, Seaview Hotel, St. Kilda, Melbourne, Australia

I Feel Voxish / Room to Live / Hip Priest / I'm into C.B. / The Man Whose Head Expanded / Hexen Definitive / Joker Hysterical Face / Deer Park / Marquis Cha-Cha / Look, Know / Backdrop / Slates, Slags, etc. / Tempo House

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Tuesday, August 10 1982   Trade Union Club, Sydney, Australia

Just Step Sideways / Solicitor in Studio / Tempo House / Marquis Cha-Cha / The Man Whose Head Expanded / Room to Live / Deer Park

The above from an incomplete broadcast on ABC Radio.

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Wednesday, August 11 1982   Trade Union Club, Sydney, Australia

Two dates at the TUC, according to the RAM lists above. This would be the sixth Sydney gig, which corresponds with an interview MES gave that summer.

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Thursday, August 12 1982   Wollongong University, Wollongong, Australia

According to the RAM lists. No tape exists?

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Friday, August 13 1982   Old University, Brisbane, Australia

This gig definitely happened. No tape exists?

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Tuesday, 17 August 1982   University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

Impression of J. Temperance / Room to Live / The Classical / Hexen Definitive > Look, Know / Lie Dream of a Casino Soul / I Feel Voxish / Tempo House / Fantastic Life / Marquis Cha-Cha / Prole Art Threat / Backdrop / City Hobgoblins / Mere Pseud Mag Ed

Here's the excellent flyer Chris Knox did for the 1982 New Zealand tour. Thanks to Bill E. for the ticket.

- "(...) of the flesh of his children. This tale is a bit like this except that it has no style." (during "Impression of J. Temperance")
- "... it's a big Latin building, right?" (before "Marquis Cha-Cha")
- "Spiders know these things and sometimes webs get caught up in bad equip. Tap, tap, tap, tap..." (during the introduction to "City Hobgoblins")

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Wednesday, 18 August 1982   Town Hall, Christchurch, New Zealand

Solicitor in Studio / Hip Priest / I'm into C.B. / Mere Pseud Mag Ed / Marquis Cha-Cha / Flat of Angles / Deer Park / Lie Dream of a Casino Soul / Hard Life in Country / The Man Whose Head Expanded / Middle Mass / The Classical / Container Drivers / C 'n' C-Black Night / Tempo House

- "Ok, you know you're all victim (...)? You'd like the freedom to live in another country or (...)? Well, (...) says freedom is a right. There's another (...) society. It's for its (...)." (during the introduction to "Marquis Cha-Cha")
- Presumably to audience member who pinched his drink from the stage: "If it was full, I wouldn't have left it there... haha. Pretending there's something in the can... haha." (during "Hard Life in Country")
- "Ken! Ken, between songs why do you fucking turn the lights out? Is it an effect or something? I can't fucking see anything when you turn the lights out!" (before "The Man Whose Head Expanded")
- "OK, can you get out? Out! Have you got any security in here or anything like that, you know what I mean? Get this boy off the stage! Get him out! Right, if he wants to get on fucking stage, he should fucking form a group or summat, right? Go on... it's 'Superstars' or summat. What? You fucking read the fucking English magazines too much, mate!" (before "Middle Mass")

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Thursday, 19 August 1982   Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand

Soundcheck: Deer Park / Room to Live

Gig: The Classical / Hard Life in Country / Mere Pseud Mag Ed / Marquis Cha-Cha / Tempo House / Fantastic Life / Middle Mass / Hexen Definitive > Look, Know / Lie Dream of a Casino Soul / Who Makes the Nazis // I Feel Voxish / The Man Whose Head Expanded / Backdrop // Prole Art Threat / Room to Live

I'm fairly certain the last two songs are from this gig; it seems many circulating copies are missing this second encore.

- "A fancied wit, a spit imitation of Bryan Ferry in one of his magazines." (during "Mere Pseud Mag Ed")
- "OK, this is for all you Latinos, right? Big English thing now, yeah?" (during "Marquis Cha-Cha")
- "Burnt black flesh... hark, hark! And there's plenty of hard men in here tonight! Woooooahhh! Plenty of hard men (...)! Mutual recognition of the hard man crap. So who makes the fucking Nazis? Who makes the Nazis? Where is Johnny sailor boy? At the bottom of the Atlantic, boy!"
(during "Who Makes the Nazis?")

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Friday, 20 August 1982   Main Street, Auckland, New Zealand

Soundcheck: Joker Hysterical Face / Mere Pseud Mag Ed / The Classical / And This Day

Gig: Solicitor in Studio / Lie Dream of a Casino Soul / Tempo House / Room to Live / Slates, Slags, etc. / Marquis Cha-Cha / The Classical / Gramme Friday / I'm into C.B. / I Feel Voxish / Hexen Definitive > Deer Park // Look, Know / Container Drivers / Joker Hysterical Face / Just Step Sideways

Just Step Sideways is cut on my tape after a few seconds; perhaps the case on all copies? Superb photos by Jonathan Ganley.

- "And be trite and uptight. A bit like Canberra. A bit like Brisbane. A bit like Sydney. A bit like Melbourne." (amended lyrics to "Slates, Slags, etc.")
- "Or as Quasimodo said when the apprentice bellringer was dead, 'His face rings a bell.'" (more amended lyrics to "Slates, Slags, etc.")
- "Say, have you ever had the chance to meet... turn those fucking lights down! Turn those fucking lights down!" (during "Deer Park")
- [In strange voice] "On we (make a mission/may commission)!" (before "Container Drivers")
- "Net cap of twenty thousand kilograms, they sweat on their way down..." (during "Container Drivers")
- "Your head is filled with the grey mass of two well-known people. This is a bit commercial, isn't it, as well as the last chance." (during the introduction to "Just Step Sideways")

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Saturday, 21 August 1982   Main Street, Auckland, New Zealand

Impression of J. Temperance / The Man Whose Head Expanded / Room to Live / Hip Priest / Lie Dream of a Casino Soul / Prole Art Threat / Hard Life in Country / The Classical / Mere Pseud Mag Ed / Marquis Cha-Cha / Backdrop / Fantastic Life / English Scheme / Joker Hysterical Face / No Xmas for John Quays / Solicitor in Studio

Recorded by Chris Knox and released on Flying Nun and later on Cog Sinister/Voiceprint and later still on Sanctuary ("In a Hole".) Before the gig the group visited Sounds Unlimited record store in Auckland; Jonathan Ganley took more brilliant photos.

- "As the god Tantalus fed off his children's flesh. This is a bit like this, except it has no style." (during "Impression Of J. Temperance")
- "OK, this next one is a bit of jungle philosophy. Pink press threat!" (before "Prole Art Threat")
- "Can you turn it down, Marc?" (during "Hard Life In Country")
- "Contemporary, baby. Progressive, hey? Progressive music, real progressive." (during "The Classical")
- "The curse of real ale sweeps the UK. Soon it will be here. Watch out for it! Oxo cubes dilute." (amended lyrics to "Mere Pseud Mag Ed")
- "The backdrop shifted and changed... and this was The Fall. Goodnight." (during "Backdrop")
- "They say nothing ever changes and this is certainly true of the polyocracy, where the sweetest sound she had ever heard was the whinging and crying due to the recession. In fact, if you look pretty close, Marc Riley has a joker hysterical face. He's happy, 'cos he's good." (before "Joker Hysterical Face")
- "'How did you get to Aussie, then? How did you arrive at Sydney, huh? How did you arrive there, boy?' 'Well, I got a plane and then we went (third ... on the left).' I had a smoke right there anyway, mid way, I say." [Band stops] "Split-level (...). Saffron on the realm. And Quasimodo was there and his friend, Bugs the bear." (amended lyrics to "No Xmas For John Quays")
- "Is the tale about Australian prole." (amended lyrics to "Solicitor inStudio")

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Saturday, 18 September 1982   Sporting, Athens, Greece

poster

The Classical / Lie Dream of a Casino Soul / Tempo House / I Feel Voxish / Hip Priest / I'm Into C.B. / Mere Pseud Mag Ed / The Man Whose Head Expanded

Incomplete from a radio broadcast. Billed as the "First Ever Festival of Independent Rock ‘n’ Roll." Took place in a basketball stadium and organised by Petros Moustakas. Birthday Party played the night before and New Order the night after. Thanks to Constantinos Mastoris for the poster.

"Pilsner Trail" is mentioned in "Tempo House". On "I Feel Voxish", Marc Riley plays a guitar riff which would he would re-use with The Creepers on "Breakneck 1" from the "Fancy Meeting God!" LP.)

- "Feel the chubby round jowls... and (his joy) is as mad as a fucking hatter." (during "Tempo House")
- [In cod-London accent] "Awright mate, I'm from London, just off the boat visiting some islands, you know what I mean?" (during "Mere Pseud Mag Ed")

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October 1982 : "Room to Live (Undilutable Slang Truth!)" LP & "Marquis Cha-Cha / Room to Live" single released

UK : 2 - 12 December

Thanks to David Flavell.

Thursday, 2 December 1982   Leadmill, Sheffield

Garden / Room to Live / Pilsner Trail / Mere Pseud Mag Ed / Marquis Cha-Cha / Tempo House / I Feel Voxish / Detective Instinct / Ludd Gang / Dice Man / Backdrop / Hard Life in Country / Solicitor in Studio / The Classical

A few songs on the December tour featured a three-dummer lineup; Marc in addition to Paul and Karl.

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Friday, 3 December 1982   Warehouse, Liverpool

flier set

Garden / Room to Live / Hexen Definitive-Strife Knot / I Feel Voxish / Ludd Gang / Hard Life in Country / Marquis Cha-Cha / Tempo House / The Man Whose Head Expanded / Dice Man / Backdrop / Mere Pseud Mag Ed. / Pilsner Trail / Solicitor in Studio

Three photos here; many thanks to Graham Wrigley. And thank to Tony Atherton for the setlist.

- "So you've not fixed that pipe yet?" (before "Hexen Definitive")
- "Intelligensia... not you!" (during "Marquis Cha-Cha")

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Saturday, 4 December 1982   Union, Manchester University

ticket

Garden / Hexen Definitive-Strife Knot / I Feel Voxish / Deer Park / Hard Life in Country / Ludd Gang / Marquis Cha-Cha / Tempo House / Room to Live / Backdrop / Solicitor in Studio / The Man Whose Head Expanded / Lie Dream of a Casino Soul / Pilsner Trail

Thanks to Hugh McSheepshagger for the poster and Mike Battman for these three photos. And the Manchester District Music Archive for the ticket.

- "We are The Fall. This is 'Garden'. Two gods - the first one was full of crap." (during "Garden")
- "This is a treat for Granada TV and all those padded-shoulder boys. The Goodies. Time-fillers. Timesheet-fillers." (during "Deer Park")
- "OK, this goes out to all you freedom lovers, right? Fans of James Dean, right? Bed takers." (during the introduction to "Marquis Cha-Cha")
- "Intelligensia... and some people here tonight. Ones. Retards." (during "Marquis Cha-Cha")
- "It's about time you started thinking about the re-run of your life... about that big snake on your back. The snake was friendly, bendy and lumbered into the hotel. It was a friendly snake. Had a cousin that just emigrated." (during "Backdrop")

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Tuesday, 7 December 1982   Riley Smith Hall, Leeds University

pass

Garden / Marquis Cha-Cha / Mere Pseud Mag Ed / The Man Whose Head Expanded / Hexen Definitive-Strife Knot / I Feel Voxish / Ludd Gang / Tempo House / Joker Hysterical face / Backdrop

Incomplete. "No age, dress, or NUS restrictions," according to the flyer. £3. Thanks to the Manchester District Music Archive for the pass.

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Wednesday, 8 December 1982   Coventry Polytechnic

No tape exists?

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Thursday, 9 December 1982   Trent Polytechnic, Nottingham

Room to Live / Garden / Pilsner Trail / Marquis Cha-Cha / Mere Pseud Mag Ed / The Man Whose Head Expanded / Hexen Definitive-Strife Knot / I Feel Voxish / Ludd Gang / Tempo House / Joker Hysterical Face / Backdrop / Solicitor in Studio

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Friday, 10 December 1982   North Staffordshire Polytechnic, Stoke

No tape exists?

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Sunday, 12 December 1982   Lyceum, London

Room to Live / Garden / Pilsner Trail / Marquis Cha-Cha / Mere Pseud Mag Ed / Hexen Definitive-Strife Knot / I Feel Voxish / Ludd Gang / Tempo House / Joker Hysterical Face / Backdrop / Solicitor in Studio / Lie Dream of a Casino Soul

- "OK, OK, this is for all you freedom lovers. Fans of James Dean. Hitchhikers." (during the introduction to "Marquis Cha-Cha")
- "They say nothing ever changes, and this is certainly true of the Lyceum." (during the introduction to "Joker Hysterical Face")
- "Said it's started thinking about that snake on your back. The snake was friendly and bendy and moved into the (...) hotel and the (...) just moved (...)." (during "Backdrop")

Thanks for J. Sanders for the poster.

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Wednesday, 22 December 1982   Lesser Free Trade Hall, Manchester

flyer ticket

And This Day / Middle Mass / Hexen Definitive-Strife Knot / I Feel Voxish / Ludd Gang / Detective Instinct / The Man Whose Head Expanded / Marquis Cha-Cha / The Classical / Pilsner Trail / Garden / Jawbone and the Air Rifle / Backdrop

Marc Riley's final Fall gig. Thank to Martin Slattery for the ticke and the Manchester District Music Archive for the flyers.

- "(...) for the cheer. We are The Fall. Mature! White! Gimmick! White! Mature! Gimmick!" (during "And This Day")
- Kay Carroll: "Turn it down, Marc!" (before "Ludd Gang" as Marc Riley tested his keyboard)
- "They were always derivative in a mild, tasteful way. You get the impression they know what you said yesterday." (before "The Man Whose Head Expanded")
- "This is an attempt at being a bit Latino but it didn't quite work out. And people seriously object." (before "Marquis Cha-Cha")
- Kay Carroll: "Marc! Turn yer guitar down!" (before "Jawbone and the Air Rifle")

Thanks to David Flavell for the clippings.

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