The Fall play ...
Tomorrow's Parties, Camber Sands (Stage 1, 9 - 10 p.m.)
Festival, Aarhus, Denmark
Venue: Train, Doors:
18:00, Fall stage time:22:00, Tickets: DKK240 (or DKK400 for 3 day
Casbah, San Diego, CA
Tomorrow's Parties, Los Angeles, CA
3-day tickets ($110) are on sale now at their new website
San Francisco, CA ($21 adv., doors 8 p.m.)
Pan, Portland, OR ($13 adv., $15 door)
Bottle, Chicago, IL ($18, doors 10 p.m.)
Palace, Toronto, ON ($18.50, doors 9 p.m.)
Factory, New York, NY ($18 adv., $20 door, doors 8:30 p.m.)
Factory, New York, NY ($18 adv., $20 door, doors 8:30 p.m.)
Cradle, Carrboro, NC ($13 adv., $15 door, doors 8:30 p.m.)
Lounge, Atlanta, GA ($15, doors 9 p.m.)
in Dallas, TX
The tentative gig that was scheduled for May 15 at The Fridge in Brixton
is not happening after all.
There's an article
that distills the latest Fall News.
THE FALL ANNOUNCES
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR!
Billions is very proud to announce representation of The Fall. Mancunian
of the Year Mark E. Smith and the band are set to issue a compelling
new album called "Country on the Click" on May 12 although
a US domestic release has yet to be confirmed. No matter, though. The
band will play an extended set of long-awaited dates in the US and Canada
that begins at the Casbah in San Diego on June 19, ends on July 17 in
Dallas, and includes an appearance at All Tomorrow's Parties Los Angeles
on June 20. Consult the Tours section at Billions Online for all the
details coming soon. As longtime fans know, the only constant during
The Fall's twenty-five-year tenure on this planet has been the uncompromising
and memorable singularity of Mark E. Smith's musical vision. Don't miss
your chance to experience one of the best and most important rock bands
ever assembled anywhere.
been trying to get a hold of Action Records about Country on the
Click, but they haven't replied*. I've been told that Mark was
not completely happy with the final mix of the album and wanted to redo
some tracks. If that's the case, I would guess that the release will be
pushed back (it's scheduled to come out on April 14). The fact that Action
is not advertising the album on their website is also a bit worrying,
since they usually let you pre-order albums.
* Action replied
on April 3: "The reason we have not been in touch is we
are trying to sort it out but we will be back in touch as soon as we have
something to tell you."
April 9: Amazon.co.uk
says that the album will be out May 12. In the meantime,
here's an mp3 of Dean Martin's Houston (covered
as Ho(e)uston on CotC). I'll leave it
up for a few days.
April 17: Opal
Music says it'll be out on April 28. Amazon still
says May 12.
April 28: It's not
out today, and I've heard rumours that it might not be out on May 12 either...
Fall Multimedia Project website has the Fall segments from Made
in the Northwest as well as Tom "Lofty" Watts
performing Subterranean Homesick Blues.
Tomorrow's Parties, Camber Sands, April 4, 2003:
Thanks to David
Moore for the setlist:
Behind the Counter
/ Telephone Thing / And Therein / Green-Eyed Loco Man / Bourgeois Town
/ Mountain Energei / F-'Oldin' Money > Kick the Can / Mr. Pharmacist
/ Theme from Sparta F.C. / Big New Prinz / I Am Damo Suzuki / Dr. Buck's
(an excerpt from his Playlouder
Mind you, while
they've [Thirstin Howl III] parked their bathtowel on an inspired spot
of the mad-but-ace beach, they're still no match for The Fall, which
is something of a surprise, seeing as how the mercurial Mr Smith swung
his sacking axe over about half the band just the other week. Good news
is, though, that apparently the replacements don't know the new stuff
too well, so the disappointing 'Are You Are Missing Winner' material
gets overlooked here in favour of, well, not so much The Hits, but certainly
a fistful of unexpected crowd-pleasers, with Mark as fantastically focussed
as he was in last year's back-on-form performance. So 'Dr. Buck's Letter'
growls along like a stuttering locomotive, 'And Therein...''s a veritable
bouncy castle of a song, and as for 'Bournemouth Runner', probably the
third best track on the best Fall album evah! (just behind 'U.S. 80s-90s'
and the underrated 'Riddler' on 'Bend Sinister', since you ask)... phfffffftt!
I just returned
from All Tomorrow's Parties, where I saw the Fall for the second time
in twelve or so years of abject fandom. It was a crackin set - I am
not the type to remember songlist orders, so I'll leave that to someone
else, but they finished with Dr. Buck's Letter, they nearly brought
the fucking place down. Then Public Enemy came on...a nice two-step
combo, MES to Chuck D, in a dual hectoring smackdown. PE did "War
HA, good god, what is it good for" - a nice moment.
After the gig, I
finally got to meet MES - I jabbered on about some useless information
and then, when he was about to leave, thanked him for introducing Literature
to Rock 'n Roll. He ambled over and gave me a great big hug.
The Fall were bloody
great. Both MES and band were on cracking form. Smith looked relaxed
and healthy in a smart standard-issue Orwellian grey shirt/black trousers
combo. Chewing gum and drinking mineral water (!!!?), he almost seemed
to be enjoying himself as he prowled the stage, scowling and injecting
lyrical venom into a handful of classic Fall tracks. No walk-offs, amp-twiddling
or random keyboard interjections, just an occasional mike swap-around
to go walk-about. Still, it's early days yet...
This was definitely
a rhythm-dominated incarnation of The Fall: Tight Motorik drumming and
springy, propulsive bass combined to form a scuzzed-up Krautrockabilly
garage hybrid, while Eleanor's keyboard contributions added an old-school
Una Baines late-70's edge to the proceedings. Here's what I can remember
before the gin kicked in: Telephone Thing was tight, off-kilter funkabilly.
A killer version of Bourgeois Town. Big New Prinz was slightly fussy,
but - Bloody Hell! - did I imagine it or did they play Bournemouth Runner
while I was at the bar? Call-and-response from the audience during F-foldin'
Money. Mr. Pharmacist blew away the version on 2G+2. Two or three songs
I didn't recognise, one of which was almost certainly Green-eyed Loco
Man. Oh, nearly forgot: And Therein...
I thought my mate Darryl was going to have an embolism when they played
Damo Suzuki. Bless you, Ben: that guitar-line still sends goose-bumps
down my spine. And, just when you think they've turned into a Bizzaro-World
Pontins Holiday Camp Professional Fall Tribute Band they end with a
blurry, strange-o version of Dr. Buck's Letter.
Like I said: Bloody
A review of in:
Palace of Swords Reversed by Bob Nickas (from
Mark E. Smith's
Northern work ethic always came down to: everything recorded shall be
released. And for a prolific band that's been around this long there's
a lot of vinyl out there. Every year since 1979 The Fall have almost
without fail released a studio album, some years even two, not counting
a live album now and then, singles and EPs tossed out in quick succession,
and compilations at regular intervals meant to keep track of it all.
Recent years have seen more and more compilations, few in any way essential,
many re-packaging material still in print or certainly in the collections
of die-hard fans. Of which I am one. Unrepentant to the end.
1987 is one of only
two bare bones moments in The Fall discography. The only new studio
material released that year was a twelve-inch EP featuring their cover
of R. Dean Taylor's "There's a Ghost in My House." The original
came out in 1966 on Tamla Motown, followed by Taylor's album, "I
Think, Therefore I Am," which appeared on the Rare Earth label
a year later. One of the best song-stories to be found on that album
is "Gotta See Jane," a little road movie with a rain-swept
highway and windshield wipers keeping time. No big surprise that Mark
E. Smith would eventually get around to that one, giving it a faithful
reading on last year's "Are You Are Missing Winner?"
Of their own material
on that '87 EP was one of Smith¹s most cryptic tales, "Haf
Found Bormann." Smith may have fronted a band with a huge following
in Germany, but he never shied away from his fascination for the history
and character of the Fatherland. (This, the man who wrote "Who
Makes the Nazis?," declaring them a "longhorn breed.")
In Bormann, Hitler's private secretary and closest confidant, powerful,
treacherous, feared even by high ranking party members, Smith had one
of the war's great unsolved mysteries. Reportedly killed as he fled
Berlin in 1945, Bormann was reported to have been seen in various South
American capitals well into the '70s. Smith's song is like a radio dispatch
from agents on his trail, crackly messages intercepted and ultimately
lost, phantom, like the man himself.
And then there's
"Mark¹ll Sink Us," a live recording from who knows where.
"The ward was arrayed with spats of blood. The victim, castigate,
and yet part of us." And later "... I am desolate. I live
the black and blue of the night. Friend depression comes now and again,
once in a blue moon it points backwards thus." That super low-down,
languorous bass of Stephen Hanley cuts a wide swath below a spidery
piano, together sounding as resigned as a seedy smoke-filled bar long
after last call. Not that Mark would need one for the road, notoriously
hard-drinking and with a legendary short fuse. ("He smoked forty
cigarettes a day and shouted at his band.") Despite Smith's temperament
he would join right in with the rest of the band on the chorus, "Mark
will sink us, Mark will sink us." And he did! Everyone who plays
on this song was either divorced, lost to attrition, or cast off like
so much unwanted baggage. (Thank god fans can't be fired ...) In the
long history of The Falls' gone-round-the-bend B-sides is this EP's
"Sleep Debt Snatches." Listen for yourself...
But 1987 also saw
the release of a now-classic compilation, "in: Palace of Swords
Reversed", which collects The Fall's most anthemic early songs
alongside some of their most eccentric. That people referred to The
Fall as punk still boggles the mind. Who but Smith could have imagined
"How I Wrote 'Elastic Man'" ("Life hould be full of strangeness,
like a rich painting") and "An Older Lover," an oddly
brooding sci-fi tale ("... get ready to hear old stories of teenage
sex from the early ¹'60s")? Amidst scraping, plinking guitars
and an ominous, hypnotic rumble, and dips into jaunty Northern folk,
The Fall seem a million miles away from the Clash et al. Hell, they
even brought in kazoos, acoustic guitars, piano, harmonica, and cowbell
on earlier tunes. Try and find a kazoo anywhere else in quote/unquote
punk rock! And then there are the rockabilly-inflected -- or is that
infected? -- songs; the speed-folk of "Fit and Working Again,"
as amphetamine-fueled as the early Sun sessions; "Marquis Cha-Cha,"
Smith's Falklands Island commentary set to a cabaret shuffle; and the
hyper-kinetic "Totally Wired," just one of many odes to the
stimulant-fueled life. "I drank a jar of coffee and then I took
some of these."
Words are the web
from which The Fall have always been spun, and Mark wrote on a portable
typewriter well into the 80s. You have to wonder how much of the clickety-clack
of the machine influenced the music and, in turn, the rhythm of the
writing. The manual typewriter, after all, is essentially a percussive
instrument, fingers tapping its keys. For these early years in particular,
the sound of the typewriter can be thought of as a kind of rhythmic
skeleton for songs later fleshed out by the band. "Pay Your Rates"
rollicks along, "City Hobgoblins" (added to the CD) barrels
and lurches by, a runaway train of a tune barely kept to the tracks.
And then there's the breakneck "Prole Art Threat," with its
double-time drums and "Brrrptzzap the subject," Mark working
late into the night: "Everyone hears the hum at 3 a.m."
Also included is
a live version of "Neighbourhood of Infinity" ("I used
to have this thing about Link Wray. I used to play him every Saturday"),
the time/space travel of "Wings," the football rant, "Kicker
Conspiracy," and one of their all-time mind-benders, "The
Man Whose Head Expanded." Another CD-only bonus is "Leave
the Capitol," a piss-take on London that merges one of the band¹s
most buoyant, tuneful numbers with Mark's trademark snarl and all sorts
of spoken and goofy, cartoon-voice parts. There's harmonica, quick-strummed
acoustic guitars, "Hotel maids smile in unison..." It's a
song you can drive to and get there, or away from there, faster. Another
nuts-on B-side is "Putta Bloc," one of Mark's great tape-splice
experiments, connecting a handful of live recordings as if he was writing
Burroughs cut-up style. Mark harangues the crowd: "Have you ever
heard a Bill Haley LP? What is this shitaaah." At one point he
claims: "Me and the guys played this for charity for spastics.
We played it a thousand times and raised five shillings and seven and
a half pence." Hilarious. Here he also recommends "the complete
restructure of your pretentious life," and concludes: "The
only reason you know this is that it was well documented." Just
like The Fall.
Fall News: Jeremy Vine played Leave the Capitol ("in
full," a listener reports) on his BBC Radio 2 programme (1255 GMT
Friday, 11 April, in case you want all the details).
Vine didn't just play CAPITOL in full (including the swearing bit),
but when it ended he said "fan-tastic!"
I have sent an e-mail
to the show congratulating them.
About two years ago, Jeremy Vine was making a point of showing his new
wave credentials in public - interviewing New Order for The Big Issue
and, when he filled in for Jimmy Young on Radio 2 in the Summer of 2001,
I remember he played either Leave The Capitol or Fit and Working Again.
So, when's he moving onto tracks from Grotesque (After The Gramme)?
by Language / Live at Leeds out soon on DVD:
John Bentham of
Visionary / Screen Edge has authored
the Ikon's PBL-bis video for DVD. The disc will also feature a gig from
Leeds University from February (or March?) 1981. The DVD, which will
be encoded Region 0 and thus playable on all DVD players,
should be out on Cherry Red sometime in May.
There's a chance
of more vintage Fall gigs on DVD - possibly the Manchester Hacienda
gigs from July 27, 1983; June 29, 1984; October 18, 1984; and October
author Al Reynolds:
a crap new web page for things called "The Fall" which aren't
anything to do with "The Fall". I'd welcome any additions."
Releases on Castle
the New Thing - The Step Forward Years (Castle CMQCD697 - out
on March 31)
A selection of
singles and album tracks from 1978-1980, originally released on Step
Forward records. Presented as a companion piece to Castle's Rough Trade
Anthology with similar packaging - cardboard slipcase, fold out booklet
with detailed liner notes by Daryl Easlea of Record Collector magazine
and vintage photos. Tracks licensed from Voiceprint, using the recent
1. Psycho Mafia
3. It's The New Thing!
5. Crap Rap 2 - Like To Blow
6. Rebellious Jukebox
7. No Christmas For John Quays (sic)
8. Industrial Estate
9. Futures And Pasts
10. Music Scene
11. Rowche Rumble
12. Psykick Dancehall
13. Flat Of Angles
14. Dice Man
15. Before The Moon Falls
16. Muzorewi's Daughter
18. Spectre Vs Rector
19. Second Dark Age
20. Fiery Jack
Words of Expectation: The BBC Sessions (Castle CMEDD696 - out
on May 26):
2xCD set of the first seven John Peel sessions:
Rebellious Juke Box / Mother Sister / Industrial Estate
/ Futures and Pasts
Put Away / Mess of My / No Xmas for John Quays / Like to
Container Drivers / Jawbone And The Air-Rifle / New Puritan
/ New Face In Hell
Middlemass / Lie Dream Of A Casino Soul / Hip Priest /
Deer Park / Look, Know / Winter / Who Makes The Nazis?
Smile / Garden / Hexen Definitive - Strife Knot / Eat Y'self
Pat Trip Dispenser / 2 x 4 / Words Of Expectation / C.R.E.E.P.
You can pre-order
the BBC set from Key
Mail Order for £7.99: a good deal (thanks to Rich for the
And finally, for 2G+2
fans, Sanctuary also has a Bootleg Box Set in the works
that'll consist of tracks taken from several 2001 gigs.
Hello Stefan, my
name is Jerôme, i'm writing from Toulouse, France. I'm 29. I just
want to say that i create a Fall Forum on a music site named Bewlay-brothers.com.
I would like to see this one become a place of chat for French Fall
The access of the Fall forum ( and all the others) need an username
for the general site.
After you register
I think they approve you manually, so wait for an email from the administrator.
From the Guardian's
The Fiver email list:
In answer to the
following question submitted by a reader:
is getting married in June, but he and his other half Charlotte are
stumped for a first song. Like a fool, he yesterday left it up to you
to decide what that special, forever-cherished tune should be.
Black Theme Part II by The Fall?" suggests Jonathan Holford, clearing
his throat. "It goes: 'I hate you you you you you you you you you
you you you, baby/ Because you make me hate you you you you you you
you you you you you you, baby/ You maladjusted little monkey, you.'"
Jonathan emailed me:
I just had to point
out that the Guardian, in their intinife widsom (sic?), edited what
I sent! I actually suggested 'Black Monk Theme Part II', but they chose
to omit the 'Monk' to leave 'Black Theme Part II'.
Not that it actually matters, because I think I was wrong anyway. I
think the lyrics I quoted are actaully from 'Black Monk Theme Part I'.
But what a fabulous song it is...
users suffer from the Fall
Made in the Northwest:
The Fall were on
this Granada TV show on March 27. It sounds like things didn't go too
well. A few reviews:
who was there:
The soundcheck went well - Green-Eyed Loco Man. The show however began
with an instrumental version of Behind The Counter.
I asked Smith how
come he didn't do the opener. He said they didn't tell him he was on.
Jackie [show presenter] said they couldn't find him. I briefly spoke
to some of the band, they seemed in good spirits, very friendly.
Dave the drummer wasn't there because his wife isn't well and a drummer
called Stuart stood in for him. He looked a bit like Tom Head but I
think he was someone to do with Jackie, the show's introducer. Also,
it nearly became an acoustic set at about 6 o'clock due to technical
who was there too:
Well I was there too - the band did seem to want MES get up for Behind
the Counter but he wasn't budging from his seat about 6ft from the stage.
He'd been there with the rest of the band for at least 15mins before
the show started. There'd been the odd heated debate between hm &
some of the people in the Fall 'entourage' but nothing out of the ordinary
I don't think. No one from the TV crew came to get him when the song
started, that's true, but then they didn't for the second song either
(he was traditionally slow getting onstage for that too). However, he
did make a half-hearted apology to the drummer when the band came off
stage after BTC.
Anyway, I thought the sound was good for both songs, but I loved Green
Eyed Loco Man. Maybe I'm easily pleased, but I enjoyed myself - and
I was stone cold sober.
Terry Titter was a bag of sweaty nerves though.
A few excerpts
... So who's
watching? ... Instrumental MES-less Behind the Counter??? Fuck off.
Keyboarder looked shitscared. Not sure if it was Evets on bass or not.
I'm glad I didn't trek over there for that shite. Wonder if they'll
get another track before the end of the show.
... Show ended with
someone's drunk grandpa staggering onto the stage for an incoherant
version of "Green Eyed Loco Man". Editors rolled the credits
before the advertising commissioners could phone in to cancel. A true
return to form - I preferred the instrumental.
... Can't believe
I was looking forward to this all week. And smith was supposed to be
'excited' about this? And then not even turning up during BTC? Jeez...
His ladywife on keyboards did seem to be looking for him amongst the
crowd during that though. Ben looked odd with his hat. It was Steve
Evets on bass. Passable but hardly exceptional. A bit too tuneful and
not really pounding enough. What a wasted opportunity.
... Must say it
was a load of old bollocks. Mrs MES was miming, Mr MES was missing for
the first song, the drummer was improvising and the bassist uninspired.
I didnt much care for Loco man either despitre all the praise from this
list. The music sounded very ordinary - kind of polished 'rock' music
which is not how the fall should sound.
Bit disappointing last night. The band kicked the show off with Behind
the Counter with no MES and then straight after one of the presenters
said how great it was to have the Fall and MES there! The rest of the
show was awful, poor comedy and Mint Royale playing two songs that could
have quite easily induced sleep before the Fall returned to finish the
show with Green Eyed Loco Man. No sign of MES to start off with, but
he stumbled on stage in time and mumbled through the song which was
cut off by the credits.
i dont agrre with all this slaggin off of the tv performance b.t.c with
no m.e.s. only added to the tension an loco man was fuckin electric,just
play it loud.
Often a Fall gig is as much about the clutter of questions that immediately
require answering, viz; Is she his new wife? Who's that on bass/drums/guitar/bongos?
Is he turning up? Where is he? Are they really doing that song? Is this
off the album? & cetera.
Having all the questions
answered before seeing the performance can draw away the initial shock
and leave The Fall - like a purda screen being drawn away from in front
of a beautiful, bewitching India princess. Ahem.
This is all by way
of saying that looking at it this morning, admittedly in serious need
of a Fall fix, I thought it rather spiffing.
the singer who has fronted them for two decades, two changed members,
and a deadpan gothic dolly bird fronting on keyboards -and yet it is
still The Fall. It's the knife, blade and handle question - but with
the best band in the world.
I like the way that
even Fall instrumentals exude Fallness, like Overture to Kurious Oranj,
The Knight, the Devil and Death. It's the muzak in Temple Fall, Khazakastan,
or the music that is played over the airwaves when Smith takes over
Westminster and shuts down the BBC (if you don't believe me just ask
the Free Range video).
It's also funny,
because the only reason the media take any interest in The Fall is to
see if Smith will perform for their gaudy, self-promoting, huckster-philosophy
minds to laugh at. ('What makes a mockery of us, we will make a mockery
of' school of thought school).
I thought Smith
was looking good. Increasingly like something you'd find at the bottom
of a totem-pole, admittedly. But that is surely a good thing. It's a
damned sight better than those horribly preserved 40-year-old business
managers and people communicators who dunk their head in french creams
each morning to give the illusion that they can look down teenager's
cleavages on the tube with impunity.
And, to me anyway,
Green-Eyed Loco man sounded just as good as on Peel. The more I listen
to it, the better its split personality tale sounds.
Lines like "I'm
moving fast, but you're tired, your reflected fractured eyes take me
through the night" that then go into the Gut of the Quantifier
drums while Smith intones the theme over the top, don't come along every
If only they hadn't
Mrs Smith's marionette
impression was fun. Actually, just seeing them side by side was quite
From an interview
with Britt Daniel of Spoon: http://pitchforkmedia.com/interviews/s/spoon-03/:
A record that helps facilitate your anger.
The Fall, Grotesque.
You just picked that because its right in front of you!
Well... it's a good one. It's right in front of me, but it's a great
record. I put this record on when my mom comes over. Usually, whenever
my mom would come over I would try and put on music that I thought she
would like just to make her feel more at ease. The last couple times
I put on the Fall just to see what would happen.
From the Guardian
(March 29, thanks to Tom):
THE FALL Touch Sensitive
Still, it seems to be bring-and-buy week here at Singles, with The Fall,
of all people, re-releasing a track co-opted as a jingle for the Vauxhall
Corsa. Or, as it should probably be henceforth known, the Vauxhall Cors-uh.
Touch Sensitive isn't in the top rank of Fall singles - not much is
- but Mark E Smith's baleful, eccentric presence, sort of a punk rock
Grandpa Simpson, is more welcome in the charts than ever, and the knighthood
is long overdue.
ALL TOMORROW'S PARTIES
It's the classic
seaside vacation - sun, sand, sea and, if not exactly sex, then certainly
a very stirring set by The Fall.
THE ORCHESTRA PIT
- the first evening of a new club drawing together strands from experimental
rock and adventurous new music on an every other month basis. Featuring:
NOUGHT- a powerful sonic blend of instrumentalists soldering rock, jazz
and avant garde noise experimentation. Unique!
HIDEOUS REPLICAS - London's finest historical re-enactment society of
The Fall, select interpretations/covers of Mark E Smith's classics circa
POCKET - bright and bouncy pop played noisily and cleverly-fine instrumentals.
'Electrified Sunshine' - Baggage Reclaim.
Spinners of discs include S R Meixner (ex Contrastate), goodvillage,
and a special selection of The Fall's back catalogue spun by Bad CB.
The event will be hosted by Mark Braby.
Friday, 16th May 2003.
The Arts Café (28 commercial street, London E1.)
Nearest tube: Aldgate East/Liverpool Street.
Click the thumbnail
for a larger version to print out and plaster about town.
Also, this homage
to Dr. Seuss from Boston's Weekly Dig is worth a
And of course, the
always brilliant Get Your War On from http://mnftiu.cc
And from fp.collectibles.com,
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28mar03 Jim Watts sacked, Country on the
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8nov02 PPP review and lyrics, Dave Harrop,
Manchester Online soap opera
15oct02 UK gig reports, 1983 photos, Fall
20sept02 loads of upcoming releases, jigsaws,
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movie clip, Fall Tattooing
23aug02 singles box and Totally Wired reviews,
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16may02 Blackburn, London, ATP gig reviews,
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Select (June 91), bits & pieces
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NME 2/25/89 interview
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28nov01 mammoth US tour edition
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Forum gig reports
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28jan01 World Bewitched details
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11oct00 RFH reviews, new Cog Sinister releases
12sep00 DOSE interview, Fall calendar
22aug00 Portugal, Manchester gigs
9aug00 bits & pieces
23jul00 Psykick Dance Hall, Pure As Oranj details,
Triple Gang reviews
9jul00 few bits
20jun00 Ashton, Hull, Middlesbrough, Glasgow,
Edinburgh reviews, old Volume piece
30may00 LA2 reviews
22may00 few old LP reviews
2may00 bits & pieces
24apr00 TBLY #19 details, Prop details
8apr00 more Leeds reviews. WSC interview, other
26mar00 Doncaster, York, Leeds reviews, BravEar
interview (plus others)
14mar00 various reviews, old Liz Kershaw i/view
24feb00 Past Gone Mad details
13feb00 few bits & pieces
30jan00 tour details, Tommy Blake stuff
20jan00 TBLY #18 details, Hanley in Mojo
10jan00 Dragnet doylum, New Year message, etc
older news: Nov 1997 - Dec 1999