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Thu 12 May Maria am Ostbahnhof, Berlin. "Closing Countdown No. 5, a Night with The Fall" (the club closes a few days later)
Fri 20 May Territorios festival, Seville, Spain
Sun 22 May Friends of Mine festival, Capesthorne Hall, Cheshire
Tue 31 May Villette Sonique festival, Paris, according to their page
Wed 1 Jun Koko, London, according to their site
Fri 3 June Moho Live, Manchester, according to their site
Thu 30 June Stanley Theater, Liverpool Guild of Students, University of Liverpool. Ticketweb : 3-day pass from Ticketweb
Fri 1 July Stanley Theater, Liverpool Guild of Students, University of Liverpool. Ticketweb or via Paypal from Alan Wise (no booking fees): see note below.
Sat 2 July Stanley Theater, Liverpool Guild of Students, University of Liverpool. Ticketweb or or via Paypal from Alan Wise (no booking fees): see note below.
Sun 10 July Sub 89, Reading. Part of the Outside:Inside festival : tickets
Thu 11 Aug Terraneo Festival, Sibenik, Croatia
2-4 Sep End of the Road Festival, Larmer Tree Gardens, North Dorset, according to their site.
Sun 11 Sep The Electric Frog, SWG3, Eastvale Place, Glasgow, according to their site
Sun 18 Sep Incubate Festival, Tillburg, The Netherlands, according to their site
Sat 22 Oct SWN Festival, Great Hall, Cardiff University, with the Nightingales and Ted Chippington. A limited number of cheap tickets available (£16.50 inc. booking)
Thu 3 Nov HMV Picture House, Edinburgh, according to their site
Fri 4 Nov Riverside, Newcastle, according to their site
Sat 5 Nov Fibbers, York, according to their site
Tue 15 Nov The Junction, Cambridge, according to their site
Thu 17 Nov Concorde 2, Brighton, according to their site
Fri 18 Nov The Auditorium, Leicester, according to their Facebook page
Thu 24 Nov indigO2, North Greenwich, London, according to their site
Sat 26 Nov Mr. Kyps, Poole, according to their site
2-4 Dec All Tomorrow's Parties, Butlins, Minehead, according to their site



added 12 August

Stefan here... I'm going through a rough patch and am taking an indefinite break from the Fall online (first since 1996, when I started the gigog). You can find most of the Fall news, gigs, etc. posted on the forum. Conway will try to keep the news page updated. Please email any contributions to him at


added 26 July

While we await next Tuesday's financial "armadebton" (© The Daily Show), I thought this brilliant stop-motion film — DAVROS v BOND — by Fallnetter Pete Diaper and his son might cheer us up.


added 13 July

haciendaOut now on Cherry Red: part two of the Hacienda footage from four gigs between 1983 and 1985. In italics are the tracks from the first DVD, which Cherry Red released in 2004.

27 July 1983:
Wings / Prole Art Threat / Eat Y'Self Fitter / Kicker Conspiracy / Hip Priest / Mere Pseud Mag. Ed.
Hexen Definitive-Strife Knot / Ludd Gang / Neighbourhood of Infinity / I Feel Voxish

29 June 1984:
Smile / Lie Dream of a Casino Soul / Craigness / 2 x 4 / Oh Brother / Hey, Mark Riley / I Feel Voxish / Pat-Trip Dispenser
God-Box / Kicker Conspiracy / C.R.E.E.P. / Lay of the Land / Elves / Garden

18 October 1984:
No Bulbs / Lay of the Land / Draygo's Guilt / Kicker Conspiracy / God Box / Wings
2 x 4 / Slang King / Mere Pseud Mag. Ed.

9 October 1985:
The Man Whose Head Expanded / 2 x 4 / Kicker Conspiracy
What You Need / Barmy / L.A. / Dktr Faustus / I Am Damo Suzuki / Gut of the Quantifier / Spoilt Victorian Child


added 11 July; updated 12 July

Sunday, 10 July 2011    Sub 89, Reading


Nate / Hot Cake / Muzoweri's Daughter / I've Seen Them / Strychnine / Cowboy George / Cosmos / Laptop Dog / I've Been Duped / Taking Off / Greenway / Bury / Monocard / Wolf Kidult Man // Mr. Pharmacist / Psykick Dancehall

Thanks to Mark for the setlist. Reviews on the forum.


added 11 July

Robert Palumbo:

I'm not one to endorse detective work on the meanings of Mark's lyrics, but I thought I would point interested Fall fans in the direction of what I believe is the inspiration for the lyrics to Cowboy George. The song seems to be about my wife's Uncle George, who we made a film about, and gave a copy to Mark in 2006. We consider the song to be in large part a tribute to his spirit in the face of the law: he was convicted of making terroristic threats in California, and served a year in San Quentin at age 65.

A version of the film is available on itunes, as part of Showtime Network's "This American Life", Season 2, Episode 5: "Every Marriage is a Courtroom."


added 4 July

Saturday, 2 July 2011    Stanley Theater, University of Liverpool


Scaramanga / I've Seen Them / Muzorewi's Daughter / Nate / Cowboy George / Cosmos / Chino / Weather Report / Laptop Dog / I've Been Duped / Monocard / Funnel of Love // Psykick Dancehall

Reviews on the forum. Many thanks to John for the setlist.


added 2 July

Friday, 1 July 2011    Stanley Theater, University of Liverpool

Nate / Happy Song / OFYC Showcase / Strychnine / I've Seen Them / Taking Off / Chino / I've Been Duped / Cowby George / Bury / Laptop Dog // Greenway

Reviews on the forum. Many thanks to John for the setlist.


added 1 July; updated 5 July

Thursday, 30 June 2011    Stanley Theater, University of Liverpool


Nate / Hot Cake / Muzorewi's Daughter / I've Seen Them / Strychnine / Laptop Dog / Cowboy George / Bury / Cosmos / I've Been Duped / Greenway / Wolf Kidult Man / Psykick Dancehall

Reviews on the forum. Thanks to Michael for the set list.


added 11 June

I Hate Cruel Fashion Brands Says Brix Smith-Start" : interview in yesterday's Evening Standard.


added 9 June

Michael Clark (w/MES & Fall content) on last night's Newsnight; thanks to Buy Kurious for the upload


added 2 June

Friday, 3 June 2011    Moho Live, Manchester


Cosmos / Hot Cake / I've Seen Them / Strychnine / Muzorewi's Daughter / new song / Cowboy George / Bury / I've Been Duped / Greenway / Funnel of Love / Chino / Psykick Dancehall // Weather Report

Thanks to The Abdominizer for the setlist and this great video. Reviews on the forum.


added 2 June; updated 29 June

Wednesday, 1 June 2011    Koko, Camden, London


Cosmos / Hot Cake / I've Seen Them / Strychnine / Muzorewi's Daughter / Cowboy George / Bury / I've Been Duped / new song / Funnel of Love / Greenway / Chino / Psykick Dancehall / Weather Report / Wolf Kidult Man // Mr. Pharmacist // Reformation

Many thanks to Mark for the setlist. Reviews on the forum and by these 145 attendees courtesy

And to Tom Wootton for his wonderful review:

Met my frend Alex at the pub, a good pub in Camden is hard to find, but this was out of the way and OK. I hadn't even been going to go in fact as a friend was having a birthday at the excellent Lahore Kebab House where he had pre-ordered several Nargis kebabs - basically colossal curried scotch eggs. Also, the last couple of times I'd seen the Fall they'd been mediocre-rubbish, and I don't like Koko.

Headed down to the venue, got in, frend revealed it has a roof a terrace, a thing I did not know. We went up there with the rest of humanity, and drank our expensive lager from plastic glasses, but it was almost pleasant, almost civilised - rooftops and fresh air, well as fresh as a hundred smokers packed on to a small roof terrace will allow.

The thing is, it clearly wasn't absolutely sold out, which was a good thing, as it meant without the crowd being sparse you could at least find a place to nestle in the main area. Another thing, they came on v prompt. Ship-shape and Bristol fashion. This, as probably everyone here knows is almost unheard of. Smith liking to keep you waiting. In fact there used to be a rumour wasn't there that the start of the intro tape indicated when Smith had entered the building, no doubt having got impossibly lost en route from the next-door pub. But nope, straight on, caught us unprepared, by surprise, guard down, and just flew helter-skelter into matters.

Cosmic, as I believe it's called, rocked and Hot Cake bounced, like a rubber wardrobe falling down a flight of stairs, immediately sustaining and enhancing the immense good cheer that seemed to pervade everyone in the hall. Immediately clear that Smith was snappin', flying around inside the songs like a monkey in the rigging.

Hang on, I've got to get mysen a Fernet if I'm going to keep this up. Revolting stuff - smells like turpentine and looks like India ink - but it keeps the demon at the door.

Then came a new'un, I've Seen Them, which got stuck in my head for days if not weeks after. It was somehow haunting. I think it was the fey tones of Smith's refrain - 'I've seeeeeeeen them....' like a Cassandra of the modern, voice curdled with contempt. But it was also driving because of the propulsive drums and The Eagle I think it was was shouting in the background 'I'VE SEEN THEM GO! I'VE SEEN THEM GO!'. There was a moment in the middle where Smith's voice seemed like a viper of ferocity coiled round the mic - really worked himself up he did, it was great to see.

After that he said...

"Onto/under(?) the bridges of the senile...."

Then after that they did an extended Strychnine, which I was delighted about, cos I wasn't expecting it at all. It had that great rockabilly Fall sound; the loosely-associated tightness, ramshackle and unstoppable, which is one of their great live sounds. It always puts a grin on my face, the absurdity of it all. In fact writing now, it reminds me of a very very bad circus I saw in Brittany as a child, where an old and extremely reluctant and irritable goat was made to clamber up a small tower made out of wooden furniture, tables and chairs, and stand precariously at the top, proud but also utterly preposterous. That was what The Fall were like, a rickety tower of tables and chairs, base in Ys, spire reaching up to the moon.

Smith's screams in Strychnine, nothing like G Roslie's spine-chilling aural lightning, were more like a man suddenly genuinely terrified by something or an immediate reaction to the realisation that you're falling off a cliff. AAAAAAAAAARGH. Like that. It was most amusing and invigorating.

The tombstone beat of Muzorewi's Daughter was very impressive. I'm normally a bit sceptical about new Fall doing old Fall - it's usually not as a good, but this really was great, had the aura of tribal magic, distant stars and deserts seen outside the window of a dank industrial back-to-back.

Maybe it's because the new material is so similar, so mystical sounding that this old and spectral material felt like invested with such power. A thought provoked by Cowboy George being next, and although my friend later described it like Ennio Morricone being kicked in the balls by Mickey Mouse, it's a strange plangent song, which turns into that section which is so brilliant live, which is just Smith wearily declaiming over the oscillating synths. Some pleasingly strange stuff about sterilised monks and Cowboy George gradually stumbling his way across heathland to...

I'M NOT FROM BURY! This was fucking hilarious mainly because a) Eleni was being v amusing, waving her hands about in between keyboard strikes, and grinning like a loon while shouting I'M NOT FROM BURY. This was f'ing great in fact. A single one of the blasts of guitar contained more real magic than the entire commercial franchise of Harry Potter. oh, er b) it rocked.

And just reading back, I'm remembering what was so good was the pacing. You had energy, new stuff, terror, fun - it's a classic Fall combination really.

I think there were some new programmes mentioned in I've Been Duped, a song that has really benefited from its live performances (think I first saw this in an All Hallow's Even performance at the Hackney Empire), like pop krautrock.

A new one again. I think he kept saying 'But I'm from Düsseldorf' - again, v enjoyable. And again, mainly, as with all the gig, because Smith was clearly enjoying it all so much. You know, we were just nodding away, completely under the spell. Also, Smith had great control of the amps, suddenly unleashing surges of raw guitar over the already strange sound.

Another new one, I kept thinking was a version of Beetle Bones n Smoking Stones, cos it sounded like the session version they did of that, and Smith kept on gurgling 'It's good enough for me, it's good enough for you', but I was reliably informed later that it was the song Greenway. Long and incomprehensible spoken-word narrative stuff over the top, interspersed with mocking guitars and Smith taunting 'Greeeenwaaay' over the top. Probably a good point to say that the group just looked and sounded great. So intent upon their instruments and the Fall Gemeinschaft.

Chino was utterly marvellous. Like the album version (one of the best songs on that LP I think) x10. Languorous, bleak hospital-drug psychedelia, like Denton Welch + JG Ballard or something. One of the best Fall songs in recent years I'm tempted to say after that performance.

Then WEATHER REPORT! Oh man, this is great. After its sunbleached weariness, it sank into its synthesised black whirlpools, and then suddenly flowered into a rocking-out conclusion.

Sorry I'm running out of puff/Fernet a bit and I gotta go to bed. Mr Pharmacist was a jumpin' encore. I always like it when they do this because I know a number of people around the place will be saying 'Not THIS again', which redoubles its fun, which is already considerable.

Then Smith orders everyone off, the lights go up, and people start filing out. Then suddenly, inexplicably, 'for reasons unfathomable but to me wholly admirable', THEY COME BACK ON! And perform one of the most startling versions of Reformation I've heard, in fact, top ten Fall live moments of all time (there's a fee for listing them, a $500 bottle of wine, so don't ask). It was so abundant, despite its simple repetition, a seething black tentacle of bass + marsh-light keyboards, and then Smith, opening and shutting the aldis lamp onto the landscape, briefly illuminating moments of terror - floorboard, black river, motel. And did he start singing That Ol' Swannee River at one point in it? I think he did. The crowd loved it.

And then it finished.

Tremendous strange and compulsive fun. When they're like this they're better than any film or tv programme, books, whatever - because it's a one off, unrepeatable, it has no chance to fade, a conjuration that lives briefly and then dies when done, and so is eternal. Grinning like fools at the foot of the divine we were, as we tottered out.



added 31 May

Paul Hanley wrote in about CavFest (the Cavendish Community Music Festival, West Didsbury, M20) on Saturday, 17 September.

A great lineup (inc. Tom Hingley and the Lovers w/S&P Hanley) and all profits go to the Cavendish Primary School. Tickets are selling fast.

More info on their site.


added 1 June

Tuesday, 31 May 2011    Parc de la Villette, Paris

Thread on the forum.


added 23 May

Sunday, 22 May 2011    Friends of Mine festival, Capesthorne Hall, Cheshire

Little Frank: A very rough approximation of the setlist for those interested:

Can Can Summer / new song? / Hot Cake / Muzorewi's Daughter / Change (instrumental, aborted) / Strychnine / I've Seen Them / Chino / off stage / I've Been Duped / Psykick Dancehall / Wolf Kidult Man

Reviews on the forum.


added 23 May

Friday, 20 May 2011    Territorios Festival, Seville

Setlist is incomplete:

Can Can Summer / Muzorewi's Daughter / Unknown / Strychnine / Chino / I've Been Duped / Cowboy George / Greenaway / Reformation / Psykick Dancehall

Reviews on the forum.


added 23 May

MES Q&A in The Guardian:

Mark E Smith was born in 1957 and grew up in Prestwich, Greater Manchester. He left school at 16, and worked in a meat factory and then for an import-export company in Manchester docks. In 1976, he formed the post-punk band, The Fall, who were championed by the late DJ John Peel. He has been the only constant member since the band formed. Tomorrow, The Fall will play the Friends Of Mine Festival in Cheshire; in September, they will release their 29th album, on Cherry Red Records. His autobiography, Renegade, was published in 2008.

When were you happiest?
Every day is great for me. I dislike rose-coloured glasses.

What is your greatest fear?
Being trapped in a lift with Chatty Man or at a UK music festival with no transport. Fear is something I try not to absorb.

What is your earliest memory?
Having a hot wash at the age of four, before my first day of school.

Which living person do you most admire, and why?
All nurses and television programmers at 4am who "update". But mainly myself, as Napoleon.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
Having to clean my teeth and look after my health.

What is the trait you most deplore in others?
A lot of people seem obliged to have a viewpoint.

What was your most embarrassing moment?
It is weekly.

Aside from a property, what's the most expensive thing you've bought?
Human souls are not cheap.

What makes you unhappy?
All UK comedians.

What is your most treasured possession?
A tree in my front garden.

Where would you like to live?
Peking during the Boxer rebellion, 1900.

What would your super power be?
No food necessary. True bats know false powers drag you down.

What do you most dislike about your appearance?
I could use a new brain and other organs.

If you could bring something extinct back to life, what would you choose?
A decent bitter/lager.

Who would play you in the film of your life?
Orson Welles or Brian Cox.

What is your most unappealing habit?
Random spitting, stealing lighters – both are unconscious.

What is your favourite smell?

What is your favourite word or phrase?
"See you later."

What is your favourite book?
North, by Céline, and My Autobiography: Kevin Keegan.

What would be your fancy dress costume of choice?
A Jack Straw outfit, including voice and face.

What is the worst thing anyone's said to you?
Don't think you can leave me/this company/this train etc.

Cat or dog?
Not dog – mutual hatred.

Is it better to give or to receive?
The first.

What is your guiltiest pleasure?
Spiked Opal Fruits/Starbursts (in whisky) – cheap.

What do you owe your parents?
Pointing the way to the front door.


added 19 May

A post on the forum full of Fall news: many thanks to Conway (please have a wonderful time in the UK, et al.):

Marshall Suite reissue - it finally went to production middle of last week, after a few delays. We were waiting on the BBC for the 2 tracks from the Robert Elms session, but they couldn't locate any tapes. As it was a live-to-air, it may not have been recorded.

I tried to broker a deal between Julia and Cherry Red for her to provide some audio and visual material for the booklet, however Cherry Red weren't prepared to negotiate. I suspect they were worried about the time ticking and they'd have to get the tapes from Julia, have it mastered and then MES would have to approve it's inclusion (which couldn't be taken for granted, given the material).

In the end, it went to pressing those 2 BBC tracks short of what Cherry Red had announced - one of the dangers of pre-publicity, along with not meeting the scheduled release date by a month.

And of course the artwork had to be redone to delete the Elms tracks. It is packaged as a 3 disc multi fold out digipak with a 12 page booklet. Notes are by Daryl Easlea in a similar style to his Sanctuary notes (as opposed to the extended interview format he did for Beggars). The project was basically run by the old Sanctuary team for Cherry Red, as they are all now freelance - Steve Hammonds project manager, Becky Stewart artwork, Daryl and myself.

The BBC gave us a double whammy, as it recently found the missing Clitheroe Castle live tapes, unfortunately 6 months too late for inclusion in the reissue of This Nation's Saving Grace.

No news on any further Beggars reissues at this stage.

The new album - apparently recording is going well. Mark is supposed to be putting down vocal tracks the first week of June. Target for release is September. Cherry Red are unlikely to give him a hard time like Domino, so the chances are pretty good it won't be delayed into next year. And it will be released on vinyl.


added 13 May

Thursday, 12 May 2011   Maria am Ostbahnhof, Berlin

Hot Cake / Muzorewi's Daughter / I've Seen Them / Strychnine / Change / Bury / I've Been Duped / Greenway / Chino / Hungry Freaks, Daddy / Mountain Energei // Psykick Dancehall / Wolf Kidult Man

Reviews on the forum. A cracking gig judging by the recording.Thanks to The Consortium for the setlist.


added 12 May

Longtime Fall news readers may remember Timekode (Cheap Space Chant, et al., seee Fall news Jan. 2002). Deni has posted a great video of her collaboration with M.E.S. on youtube:


31 August 2011

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Recent news...

28apr11 TNSG Omnibus; Danny Baker; Euro/UK/OZ/NZ/Israel gigs; Don Van Vliet, Rex Sergeant, Steve Ormod, r.i.p.; Before The Fall comp; White Lightning promo vid; Pop Fiction; Marshall Suite 3xCD; FoF's "Hex Enduction Ours"; Bracewell & Wilde "The Art of The Fall" (1992); Middles' "Story of The Fall" doc; The Fall in Iceland press; Sex, Drugs & HIV; M.E.S. I.P.A.; MES Quietus interview; Factory Star's "Enter Castle Perilous"

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'08 vII - 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.

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