When John interviewed Mark E Smith late last year, the Fall's leader told him that sessions for the group's next album were progressing well, and that it would be a heavier beast, even a "Greek heavy metal album". Today, the Cherry Red label got in touch with the Quietus to tell us that they will be releasing whatever it is MES and co come up with later this year: "Cherry Red Records have some exciting news! We’re thrilled to announce that the release of the new FALL album will be coming out on Cherry Red later in the year." There is currently no further information, such as release date or working title, but rest assured we will bring you it as soon as we have it. You can hear a performance of new Fall song 'Greenway' here. When he spoke to us, Smith said that after their record on Domino, he was looking for a label that would let him bang a record out quickly. Looks like he's found a good home.
updated 21 April
Alan Wise on the 30 June - 2 July Liverpool gigs:
THE FALL will play a three night residency at the Stanley Theatre , Liverpool Guild of Students an intimate and comfy stand up smallish, venue with seated balcony in Mount Pleasant Liverpool.
They will use the opportunity to work some new material such is on their new unreleased album which features a very innovative and different sound .The shows will differ every night and feature a famous special guest as supporting act. [update: John Cooper Clarke will support each night along with local band, The Temps.]
The venue will be limited to 300 paying customers a night plus some cheaper tickets for regular fans and users of this site. They will be at a low price of £45 for the whole residency or £15 for individual nights. The normal price is £20 plus booking as per usual.
To buy these limited "fan club" tickets with no booking commission please send a sae and cheque to; Empty world productions. The Angel Centre St Phillips Place Salford Manchester M36BA
Either a cheque can be enclosed or a direct payment can be made into "empty world productions" artistes account at the Halifax sort 11-05-17 No00849090. If no cheque enclosed the name will be checked on.
UPDATE: The cheap (£15) individual tickets from Alan Wise are sold out. Individual tickets are still available from Alan at the regular price of £20 with cheque/SASE, or £21 if paying with PayPal (firstname.lastname@example.org). He still has a few of the 3-day passes left at £45 (cheque/SASE) or £47 (PayPal).
UPDATE 21 April. Alan has found more tickets for the individual nights. The new reduced price is £18 either by cheque/SAE or PayPal (email@example.com). He still has several of the 3-night passes available.
added 9 April
Enter Castle Perilous by Factory Star
From the Occultation website, where you can read much more and listen to samples. The CD release date is Monday, 25 April and the LP will be available soon after.
Enter Castle Perilous is the first album by Factory Star, the latest Occultation signing led by Fall and Blue Orchids founder Martin Bramah. The album, produced by Nick Halliwell (The Granite Shore) and engineered by Richard Turvey (The Wild Swans), was recorded in just three days in January 2011. It is raw and articulate, the sound of a band captured red in tooth and claw.
Advance ordering in the Occultation Shop is now underway. We're awaiting confirmation of the vinyl delivery date from our manufacturers but, as patience is a virtue and should be rewarded, we're offering special advance order pricing on this. It is released on both vinyl and CD; both editions come in full-colour heavy-duty 350gsm outer sleees with inner sleeves and there's also a very special price for a package comprising both editions. An MP3 version is also available but, as usual, 320k MP3s are free (delivered automatically once purchase goes through) with all purchases of the physical album from us. We'll keep you informed on delivery dates for the vinyl - we've been told roughly 2-3 weeks and will keep you posted.
Also: "Factory Star are playing at the Salutation, off Oxford Road in Manchester on 15th April and also headlining the "Helmets for Men At The Crescent" festival also in Manchester on 1st May. The band have been known to perform both Blue Orchids classics and also occasionally the odd early Fall song."
added 5 April
In 1981 and again in 1983 The Fall commandeered the Icelandic press. Here's great collection of scans in the Icelandic Music Museum.
added 5 April
Eliot Van Buskirk recounts his story for National Public Radio of travelling from San Francisco to Camber Sands to see The Fall play.
There'll be 4 readings on the night, including Dan Lewis's reading of 'Disney's Dream Debased', which star MES, Brix, and a guilt-ridden Mickey Mouse. There'll be a DJ to keep the rock n roll going between readings (some Fall near-guaranteed), and discounted copies of the book to buy.
Click the thumbnail for a larger version of the flyer.
added 16 March
Jonathan of the Snooty Fox:
We are holding a Fall appreciation night at The Snooty Fox, 75 Grosvenor Avenue, London N5 2NN as a belated celebration of MES' birthday and to raise a bit of money for the Red Cross Japan earthquake/tsunami appeal on Thursday 24th March 2011.
We'll be playing loads of Fall and garage type stuff (Beefheart, Monks, Other Half, etc) that influenced The Fall.
The Mark E Smith IPA by Northern Brewing is making a timely return, so those that missed out at our recent Hit The North ale Festival have a chance to try it while our stocks last.
10:59 | Tuesday January 18, 2011
By Charlotte Otter
Minder Music has partnered with Cherry Red Records in a move which sees the record label re-issuing a number of recordings from the publisher’s back catalogue.
This follows Minder making albums by acts including Ace, Brett Smiley, Long John Baldry, Moonrider, Gap Band, The Fall and Rod Steward available on iTunes last year – in order to raise the online profile of its roster.
“For a large number of these artists it will be the first time that their music will be available digitally,” explains Minder managing director John Fogarty. “But although the digital side is relatively easy I did not want to get into the manufacturing and other processes, and therefore it made sense to do a deal with someone already in that business.”
Fogarty continues, “I have known Cherry Red’s owner Ian McNay for about 100 years and he introduced me to his MD Adam Velasco and it was easy to do the deal. Their operation impressed me and the fact that they release repertoire by R&B icons Earth Wind and Fire and the like was a factor as I wanted empathy for our classic R&B works.
“However, we will continue to directly license individual tracks for compilations and TV commercials etc.”
The re-issues compromise of recordings originally released on Anchor Records in the 1970s and subsequently acquired by Minder including three albums by the group Ace (featuring Paul Carrack), records by Brett Smiley, Long John Baldry, Moonrider (featuring Keith West), Cado Belle (featuring Maggie Reilly) and the disco classic Make It Last Forever by Donna McGhee.
A number of R&B classics originally released on the Total Experience label including albums by the iconic Gap Band, Yarbrough & Peoples, Billy Paul, Switch and Pennye Ford as well as The Marshall Suite by The Fall and an early Rod Stewart work, In A Broken Dream which Stewart recorded under the guise of Python Lee Jackson for DJ John Peel’s Dandelion Records.
First up appears to be 3xCD omnibus edition of The Marshall Suite, out in the UK on 25 April. Amazon UK / Amazon US
added 22 February
Two recent press/blog bits:
Dave Graney in The Scrivener's Fancy on The Fall and particularly re the recent dates in Australia, which he supported.
The film I made with Mark E. Smith and Steve Evets in 1999 — Midwatch — will be on show at Outpost Gallery, Norwich from 2nd – 21st March. It is part of a bigger show, where "Midwatch" kind of breaks in through the wall.
The wonderful This Nation’s Saving Grace – Omnibus Edition was released today. For those who ordered early, well done, you should be enjoying your copy right now.
However, we now have a temporary stock problem and here’s the brilliant excuse. One pallet was wrongly off-loaded in Hong Kong and the ship sailed without it. Realising the mistake the albums were hoisted onto another container ship which ran into a severe tropical storm and got badly delayed. Some say this has now docked safely in the UK and will be trucked over to our distributors shortly but, if it’s not there by tomorrow, I’ll tell you about the Somalian pirates who, at this very moment, are grooving to all the versions of Cruiser’s Creek.
Beggars Banquet has confirmed 24 January 2011 as the release date for the 3-disc omnibus This Nation's Saving Grace. Details and track listing on their site.
update: some press re TNSG, which is already trickling into stores, in the USA, anyway.
A particularly good article by John Doran in The Quietus
Approved by Mark E. Smith, Before The Fall features the original versions of 24 amazing songs covered by The Fall. It's a virtual peek into the eclectic record collection of the greatest living Englishman and features genres ranging from blues to rockabilly, trucking music to disco and soul, reggae to garage-punk and novelty pop to folk. All the tracks were covered on singles, albums or radio sessions by The Fall between 1985 and 2010. Featuring big names such as the Kinks, Iggy Pop and Sister Sledge alongside obscure gems and rarely compiled tracks.
Presented as a luxury digipack and with cover art by Savage Pencil, legendary designer of The Fall's 'Lie Dream of a Casino Soul' single cover. With comments on The Fall from several of the original artists.
1. Gene Vincent - Rollin' Danny
2. The Other Half - Mr. Pharmacist
3. R Dean Taylor - There's A Ghost in My House
4. The Kinks - Victoria
5. Lonnie Irving - Pinball Machine
6. The Searchers - Popcorn Double Feature
7. The Creators - Kimble
8. Sister Sledge - Lost in Music
9. Steve Bent - I'm Going to Spain
10. The Sonics - Strychnine
11. Sir Gibbs - People Grudgeful
12. Henry Cow / Slapp Happy - War
13. The Monks - Shut Up
14. Captain Beefheart - Beatle Bones 'n' Smokin' Stones
15. Bob McFadden & Dor - The Mummy
16. Hank Mizell - Jungle Rock
17. Pete Seeger - I Come and Stand at Every Door
18. Tommy Blake - $ F-oldin' Money $
19. The Saints - This Perfect Day
20. Leadbelly - Bourgeois Town
21. Iggy Pop - African Man
22. The Groundhogs - Strange Town
23. Nervous Norvus - Transfusion
24. Wanda Jackson - Funnel of Love
added 21 January
Thursday, 20 January 2011 Barbi, Tel Aviv, Israel
Thanks to Gal Bleiberg for the setlist.
Change / Theme from Sparta F.C. / O.F.Y.C. Showcase / Cowboy George / Bury / Chino / [off stage] / I've Been Duped / Greenway / Hungry Freaks, Daddy / Hot Cake / Muzorewi's Daughter / What About Us (Mark was on the sidelines for most of the song...) / Reformation // White Lightning (w/o Mark, Eleni singing) // Psykick Dancehall / Wolf Kidult man
Last night in Tel-Aviv was my first Fall gig, and it was fabulous. Can't say what kinda mood Mark was in, hard to discern; Eleni seemed to be enjoying it was interacting the whole time with her friend, the singer from openers "the Schmoks".
A minor change in the set: after "chino" MES and the band left the stage… After a while the band came back without him and played "I've been duped". MES joined them for "greeeeeenway" and the rest of the set, though he sung "what about us" from backstage And did not took part in the first encore ("white lightning").
We had two more songs for the second encore: one that I did not recognize (sorryL) and "wolf kidult man".
A particularly ugly label for a real ale, brewed by Cheshire's Northern Brewing for the Hit the North beer festival at the Snooty Fox, 75 Grosvenor Avenue, London, N5 2NN, the weekend of 4-6 February.
Tasting notes welcome!
added 3 January
Rex Sergeant, sometime producer and soundman/tour manager for The Fall, sadly died a few days before Christmas. His funeral takes place in London on Monday, 10 January at noon at St Mary Brookfield Church, Dartmouth Park Road, London, NW5 1SL. There's a remembrance thread on the forum.
added 3 January
Andrew is selling a limited run of Mexico Wax Solvent t-shirts of his own design, together with a print of the artwork. Further info on his website.
Snippet about the "sinister future" Manchester film with M.E.S. soundtrack removed at the request of the film's writer and director, who says nothing is confirmed as of yet. It's been taken off Manchester Confidential, too.
added 13 December
Monday, 13 December
2010 Powerstation, Auckland, New Zealand
Change / Theme from Sparta F.C. / O.F.Y.C. Showcase / Cowboy George / Bury / Chino / Strychnine / Greenway / Muzorewi's Daughter / Hot Cake / What About Us // I've Been Duped / Psykick Dancehall / Weather Report / Reformation!
Reviews on the forum, and many thanks to Conway for the setlist.
added 13 December; updated 19 December
Saturday, 11 December
2010 Meredith Music Festival, Victoria, Australia
Change / Theme from Sparta F.C. / O.F.Y.C. Showcase / Cowboy George / Bury / Chino / Strychnine / Greenway / Hot Cake / Muzorewi's Daughter / What About Us // White Lightning
Thursday, 9 December
2010 Hifi, Brisbane, Australia
O.F.Y.C. Showcase / Theme from Sparta F.C. / Cowboy George / Bury / Chino / Strycnine / Greenway / Muzorewi's Daughter / Hot Cake / What About Us / I've Been Duped / O.F.Y.C. Showcase (again) // Weather Report / White Lightning // Psykick Dance Hall
Reviews on the forum. Thanks to Aramchek for the set.
added 8 December
Tuesday, 7 December
2010 Metro, Sydney, Australia
Change / Y.F.O.C. / Cowboy George / Bury / Chino / Strycnine / Greenway / Muzorewi's Daughter / Hot Cake / Theme from Sparta F.C. / What About Us / I've Been Duped // Weather Report // Mr Pharmacist
Reviews on the forum, and thanks to Divvey and Cryptomoralist for the partial setlist.
added 7 December
Pop Fiction - Stories Inspired By Songs (Amazon UK)
An ex-Disney employee haunted by his hero’s song… A sharp-talking cowboy who can’t quite outrun his destiny… A man closer to Captain Kirk than could possibly be healthy…
This is Pop Fiction: Stories Inspired by Music – the literary equivalent of the greatest mix tape ever recorded. Influenced by everyone from The Clash to The Fall, via David Bowie and, er, Olivia Newton-John, Pop Fiction’s stories mix styles as eclectic as the songs which have inspired them, and showcase nine talented new voices as they celebrate one art form’s impact on another.
Beggars Archive have details on the 3xCD TNSG box, out on 24 January. The LP (disc 1) sounds simply brilliant to these ears, and it comes in a mini gatefold sleeve + inner sleeve: very nice. I won't have a chance to listen to the other two discs until I get back home next week. Thank you, Beggars Banquet!
added 29 November
Sunday, 28 November
2010 The Assembly, Leamington Spa
Change / Y.F.O.C. / Greenway / Cowboy / Bury / Chino / Theme from Sparta F.C. / Slippy Floor / Hot Cake / Muzoweri's Daughter // Strychnine / What About Us / Weather Report
Set tbd. Reviews on the forum. Thanks to Rob for the setlist.
added 26 November
Thursday, 25 November
2010 Picturedrome, Holmfirth
Curtailed set (ca. 45m). Reviews on the forum; photos by Martin on flickr. The French/US support band who played Camden, Bexhill, and Holmfirth is Paris Suit Yourself. They're back in the UK Jan/Feb 2011.
added 26 November
Wednesday, 24 November
2010 De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea
Reviews and link to download on the forum. Sounds like a good gig. MES very sharp, band too.
added 19 November
Beggars Banquet has confirmed 24 January 2011 as the release date for the 3-disc omnibus This Nation's Saving Grace. Details and track listing on their site.
added 8 November
Danny Baker, who "introduced" The Fall (and Shalimar) to the world via his 1978 Zig-Zag article and received 10p for his contribution by Mark E. Smith, has cancer. Here's a small Fall bit he did on his radio show a short while ago.
added 29 October; updated 3 November
The Omnibus edition of The Wonderful and Frightening World of The Fall has been out for a few days in the UK and it's garnering high praise on the forum. They're only printing about 5,000 of these and a lot of shops have exhausted their supplies already. Many stores have sold out but it's still available online, including a pretty great deal on Amazon UK.
Speaking of, Paul Hanley wrote in with the following correction to the sleevenotes:
I'm quoted as saying that John Fogerty is the 'only publisher who never paid me' when in fact I said 'the only publisher who EVER paid me'. That one letter makes a fairly significant difference, as I'm sure you'd agree.
I'd like to apologise to John for the misunderstanding and take the opportunity to thank him for his help over the years.
We've received an email from Daryl Easlea who wants to apologise to everyone for the Paul Hanley "never/ever" misquote. He says it was a genuine glitch on his behalf that came through in transcription. It was most definitely "ever," and because set in such a positive context, one of those obvious things overlooked at proofing stage.
added 1 November
Sunday, 31 October 2010 Sinners' Day Festival, Hasselt, Belgium
Set played as above minus the last four songs. Reviews on the forum, and thanks to Ajay for the setlist.
added 29 October
Paul the Psykick Octopus, r.i.p.
added 29 October
Dave Simpson has a piece about The Fall's first drummer, Steve Ormrod, on his The Fallen blog.
added 29 October
According to their Twitter, The Fall are recording this week at Hustle Studios in Manchester.
This edition of the Fall News is dedicated to the memory of Billy Ruane of Cambridge, Mass. The town is an emptier place without you.
28 April 2011
This is the latest news and gossip off the message board, Fallnet, and elsewhere. If
you have something to contribute, please email Stefan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
25oct10 East Village Radio session; Ideal; new Scanlon demos; UK/Euro festivals; NZ/Aus tour preview; Eat Y'Self Fitter redux; Susan Vale; Quietus, Vice & Brag ints; Mike Joyce, Adrian Sherwood ints.
03jun10 YFOC reviews; UK tour + Primavera; Times (London & New York interviews); "worker bees" interview; Bury, England's Heartbeat videos; caption comp.; Beleaguered Fall Fan; Paintwork conference book; Bury/Cowboy Gregori 7"; Mojo, Tim Cumming Q&As.
02apr10 Berlin gig; FIGFALP; Domino YFOC press release; Tate's "Sound & Vision" series; Gorillaz' Glitter Freeze; Gavin Friday int.; Beggars archive update; #1 Cult Figure (Alex Chilton, rip); MES as Narrative Lyric Writer; Quietus, Independent interviews; couple of Youtubes.
30dec'09 Oct-Nov UK tour +Berlin +Milan; Slippy Floor single; Paintwork #3; Elena int. in La Bouche, Martin Bramah int.; Your Future - Our Clutter announced and delayed; HudLit transcript; Beggars archive update; Fallnet Xmas; Frances Stark; 100 Fall albums; Radio 4 Pick-ups; Factory Star; Pearl Divers (Mike Leigh).
29sep'09 Summer UK/Euro gigs; Factory Star; The Fallen twitter; another Smith/Blaney cd; Huddersfield Q&A; Beggars reissues; Greenwich Sound radio 1983; 1982 photos; Alan Wise; Chris Knox; Palais DVD; Jeffrey Lewis interview.
19may'09 Annual MES Missive; London, Glasgow, Cambridge gig reviews; Domino press release; Paintwork#2 exhibition + photos; Observer int; Nazi cattle; John Robb MCR book; Safi interview; Globo; Monks screenings.
04mar'09 Fall / MES+Blaney gigs; Paintwork#2; Broken Hip#2; Derby punk book excerpt; Huddersfield Lit comp.; Monks DVD; Gene Vincent radio; Lux Interior, Ron Asheton, r.i.p.; Fall rehearsal video; Dick Witts lecture; DNA's "Misery".
30nov'08vII - 2nd lyrics book; David Luff, r.i.p.; UK tour + 3 Euro gigs; The Fallen press; Smith & Blaney album; 2 Smith ints.; David "Bumble" Lloyd; Shiftwork & Holidays on DVD; Unutterable 2CD reissue; 2008 Fall Albums League results; Martin Bramah solo; Marcia Schofield's Private Passions; Orpheo on tour; Adam Buxton's Mojo promo; Globo
07aug'08 UK gigs and Euro festival reviews; Renegade & IWS reviews; MES Q&As; The Story of the Fall; Mojo Maverick award and auction; MES/ Blaney project; Bo Diddley RIP; Annual Bulletin from the Desk of MES; Scotland on Sunday, MCR Evening News, and BBCR4 Front Row interviews; WPRB review of 4/4/98 gig; Bard of Salford documentary; Maxwell Hall debacle
27apr'08 March UK tour / Renegade excerpts / The Fallen book / Imperial Wax Solvent / Squirrelgate / Daily Telegraph, MusicOMH, Uncut, Word interviews / Hex on Radio 4 / Blaney on Voiceprint deal / Messing up the Paintwork programme & abstracts / Fall news feed
21jan'08 VS / Fall gig reviews, Vice TV's "Soft Focus" int., Messing up the Paintwork conference, message from MES, MES reads Lovecraft, "Latch Key Kid", Suzanne Smith & Claus Castenskiold prints for sale, Flying Nun documentary, Dave Day r.i.p., Renegade preview, MES on BBC radio sitcom "Start", Unofficial Fall site now The Fall Online
16oct'07 Fall / Von Südenfed gig reviews, Zone / Jungle World / Chord / Taz interviews (mainly VS-related), Independent Q&A, Fall Box Set reviews, Hammersmith Palais DVD, Mick Middles' Complete Guide, Wyndham Lewis, myspace MES imposter, Fall Cup 2007, Derek Erdman Fall nights, Intermittent Signal (Simon W.), MES fabric doll.
3jul'07 Newsnight Review int., Independent Q&A, Barcelona gig, Von Sudenfed reviews & interviews, Fall box set, Julia Adamson, Hurdy Gurdy Man video, Word of Mouth, John Leckie TapeOp int., Reformation video, Ideal TV clip, Record Collector / Manchester Confidential / Harp Magazine ints., Lee on I'm Into CB, official site problems, Foggy Notions letters, PBL fiction collection.
12apr'07 UK tour, RPTLC reviews, Narnack edition, Reformation single, Von Sudenfed, MES's 50th, Uncut Q&A, Foggy Notions / Telegraph / Liberation / Rock & Folk interviews, Renegade delayed, Saturn 5, Universal reissues, Culture Show / Transmission TV spots.
22feb'07 RPTLC UK released, Malaga gig, MES interviews: Independent, Welt am Sonntag, Stool Pigeon, The Times, Fantastic Man; Johnny Vegas' Ideal preview, Memorex of the Krakens, Anjulireeves on youtube, Packing a Gun, 7 Wives of MES, Saturn 5, Grayson Perry, Brix's "Star," Frank Sidebottom.
30dec'06 Reformation Post TLC announcements, NYC & Strangeways gigs, Julia Adamson photos, Dave Milner songs, Gusgus Not Clean remix, Fall forum crash, Sonic Arts Network cd, PBL book, Mitsubishi Blindness, Monks live session, MES on Dylan.
30oct'06 Silver Monk Time & Monks gigs, Oct. UK & Ireland gig reviews, Ben Pritchard interview, "Renegade: The Gospel According to MES," MES DJ set on Radio 1, Environmental Health News, Stewart Lee in Sunday Times.
21sep'06 Simonfb, r.i.p., Bournemouth & London gigs / UK festivals, Silver Monk Time, Sunday Herald & Maximum RnR interviews, Julia Nagle's latest projects, another Peel tribute CD.
17aug'06 Brooklyn Vegan / Arena Homme Plus interviews, Oya Festival, Tesla-K, The Blimp, Tycoons Follies, Artrocker review, Tony Friel archive, PBL book update, KFNY poster, Billboard, more Voiceprint CDs.
13jun'06 US tour (second leg), more US press (NYT, The Pitch, SLC Weekly, Stop Smiling), Manchester gig (inc. MEN preview & FT review), What Sven Could Learn from Me (Guardian int. from last year)
23may'06 US tour (first leg), US press (LA Alternative, LA City Beat, SF Chronicle, OC Weekly), Smog Monsters, Morley on MCR/L'pool
1may'06 Berlin gig, Reclaimers' footy song, MES "In Their Own Write", Praxis Hagen exhibit.
6apr'06 UK tour, Greek/ Swiss gigs, "The Two-Year Gap" announcement, John Peel Fall intros/ outros mp3, Wire's Fall Primer, Q's Manchester special, Monks Beat Club clips, Fallnet's "Dr. Buck's Letters", Fall album survey results, Nikki Sudden / Ivor Cutler r.i.p., Brix's new house, cult musicians, Gavin Esler.
21feb'06 Official Fall site now Unofficial, Guardian ex-Fall members article, Mojo interview and poll results, IS, IAH, MCR & CC remaster details, Mixing It session, Antwerp & Wigan gigs, Ding's two new bands, Ghostigital, New Year's Honours, fashion corner: Brix interview & Lagerfeld show, Blue Orchids new album, history of Salford bands.
3jan'06 Word MES interview, ticket refund information, Festive 50, misc. year-end press roundups and Fall forum poll results, preview of Guardian's ex-Fall members article, MES lego minifig, Armitage Shanks & Necropolis Fall-related songs, Ghostigital's "Not Clean" & "Codomatopoeia," Corsa ad back on TV, John Peel's Record Box.
8nov'06 Fall Heads Roll reviews, UK tour, Incendiary, Rock Sound & Pitchfork interviews, PBL book preview, Commercially Unfriendly cd.
30sep'05 Fall Heads Roll details, MES to read footy scores, Peel tribute CDs, ChronicArt preview, Blast Off DVD sampler, Frank Skinner, Jacob's Cream Crackers, Stewart Lee, Deisel-U-Matic award.
18aug'05 Paul Hanley BBC radio int., MES Metro "60-second" & Kitchen Sink ints., 1979 Jamming! int., Deisel U Matic award, Paul Wilson's Fall Mix, Stewart Lee's favorite things.
26jul'05 Berlin & Paris gigs, Fall site news, Diesel-U-Music & Mojo awards, Live from the Vaults: the "real" story, Sanctuary / Slogan Records announcement, Mayo Thompson, Commercially Unfriendly CD, links to loads of Peel box reviews.
14jun'05 UK & Lyon gigs, Conway's guitar tab and Adult Net pages, Jools Holland, Deeply Vale cd, MES int. w/BBC on Peel, Lime Lizard 1993, Festive 50 book, Live from the Vaults delayed, Wake Up in the City, Cuz'n Roy's yard sale on ebay, Jahn Rhondos.
27apr'05 UK gigs, Left of the Dial & Scotland on Sunday interviews, Deeply Vale CD preview, Bingo Masters press release, Scherzo Schist, Live from the Vaults, Simon Reynolds, Simon Armitage, Prenzlauer Berg, Fall Cafe, Poloraoids special offer, Brix & Gromit, MES on Funhouse, Fall documentary transcript, the Fall wants your photo.
25feb'05 BBC4 Fall doc, Hex reissue, KFNY gig, Fall Forum's TNSG, Ice Magazine (UK) MES int., Sun Zoom Spark articles, Playlouder appreciation, unofficial Sparta FC video, Peel set postponed 1 month, MES's New Years Honours list, 9may81 photos, Hunter S. Thompson, RIP.
7jan'05 Jim Watts resigns, UK gigs, Pseud Mag, Festive 50, Deeply Vale, documentary, City Bar "fall-out", Polaroids on the Fall, Wipe That Sound, Narnack sampler.