Fall News - 20 January 2000

The new TBLY issue #18 has hit the streets.

Highlights of the 60 fun-packed pages include a Fall plagiarism article, part 2 of the cartoon history of the band, a chance to design the new Fall t-shirt, old pr clips and interviews, an Ark review (they were crap), and a surprisingly good Lovecraft-style short story packed with FallCon. And the only known Fall joke in existence.

Subscribers can also get hold of the next three bootlegs offered through TBLY:

Stuttgart Longhorn 10 Apr 1990, Arnhem Luxor 26 Feb 1987, Hoff Alter Banhoff 22 May 1981. GBP 3 per tape; postage 31p for 1 tape, 49p for 2 tapes, 60p for all three. Overseas please add extra postage.

New subscription rates: UK GBP 8.50, Europe/Republic of Ireland GBP 10.00, USA $20 (dollar bills only), Antipodes GBP 12.00. Subscription covers four issues of TBLY plus newsletters on behalf of MES. All monies payable to Rob Waite.

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Live 77 and 77-Early Fall-79 can be obtained directly from Voiceprint. Say you came via The Fall home page and quote The Fall Special Offer and both these are a tenner (post free) if you order direct from Rob Ayling, Voiceprint Mail Order, Freepost DU409, PO Box 50, Houghton-le-Spring, Tyne & Wear DH5 5YP

Sietse reviews Live 77 here:



far too many people reported that:

The theme tune to this evening's (11 Jan) top tv programme- yes Channel 4's chat show hosted by Posh Spice- was Victoria sung by the Fall.


Paul S:

The Times Literary Supplement, in its review of The City Life Book Of Manchester Short Stories, has this to say: "...while Mark E. Smith's offering is just silly."


Chris Kovin found the inspiration for High Tension Line:




realaudio samples of part of an opera using the words to Blake's Jersulalem... just like our friend MES




By the way, on Watchdog, which is on BBC1 at the moment, they are talking about a dodgy car brokering company called Auto Tech.


Paul S:

From this month's MOJO magazine, Steve Hanley talks about thingy:

old days




recently declassified (http://www.scifi.com/sfw/current/news.html):

SF writer Philip K. Dick once told the FBI that he feared he was being coerced by a secret world group to spread the word about a new syphilis epidemic. The surprising claim is found in letters Dick wrote in 1972 to the FBI and that are contained in the bureau's files, according to the APBnews.com Web site.

Dick wrote that he was being asked by a secretive world health organization to spread the word about "paresis, an alleged new strain of syphilis sweeping the United States, which caused quick death."

Dick was prompted to write the letters because he said he feared for his life after a burglary to his Marin County, Calif., apartment. Dick feared that the burglar was Harold Kinchen, a Nazi sympathizer who had been under investigation by the Air Force, and who Dick believed had links to the secret health organization. Dick reportedly moved to Canada to get away from Kinchen. There is no sign the FBI investigated Dick's claims.

Anne Dick, one of Dick's five ex-wives, dismissed the conspiracy and questioned the reality of any break-in. "He was a little paranoid," said the woman who once wrote a biography of the author.

Recent news.... logo-a-go-go
000110 Dragnet doylum, New Year message, etc
991223 Derby, Sheffield, Ashton reviews
991210 token Planet K review, Glow Boys
991125 not much
991114 not much
991101 few Glow Boys bits
991026 Dingwalls reviews, Flux interview
991014 not much
990930 more Dutch tour reviews, TBLY#17 details (tapes, t-shirt)
990920 most of the Dutch tour reviews, MES interview
990912 Reading, Leeds reviews
990830 Manchester, Edinburgh reviews
990820 nothing special
990807 few old reviews, F-'oldin' Money cover
990726 Glow Boys reviews
990720 Dutch, Belgium tour dates
990711 TBLY #16 details
990704 bits & pieces
990624 Meltdown reviews, Calvin Klein rubbish
990613 not much
990606 NME Forum review
990526 Wire interview, more reviews...
990517 Salisbury, Sheffield, Cheltenham, Cambridge, Southend, Luton, London reviews
990509 Leicester, Leeds, Birmingham, Brighton, Salisbury reviews; NME fave songs bit
990426 Guardian interview, Brix interview, more album reviews, MES' radio session
990419 more Marshall Suite reviews, NME chat, live at Sound Republic XFM session, tbly#15 out
990411 Couple of Marshall Suite reviews, Live 77 details, 1985/1987 interviews
990330 Touch Sensitive reviews, Marshall Suite details
990320 Shake-off lyrics, tour details
990314 MES Escape interview
990308 Ashton Tuesday reviews, Falling Through Time part 1, Dragnet reissue
Ashton Sunday and Monday reviews
990221 LP announcement, Inch reviews
990214 not much
990207 various stuff
990128 Peel Sessions CD review
990118 Uncut pieces, Marcia interview, NZ art collection
990110 NME LA2 review, modern rock sociology
990103 Manchester Ritz reviews

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