logo-a-go-goFall News - 27 July 1998


Manchester University, 11 August
London LA2, 12 August


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From: David Auerbach

The other Fall conversation I had that day was with a clerk at Kim's in
NYC, because I see a promotion for the American domestic Levitate, saying
"Awesome remixed new CD!"

ME: Is Levitate really remixed?

CLERK: Oh, yeah, it is!

ME: Cause I heard that they were going to remix it for American release, but they didn't...

CLERK: Oh, well, I don't think it's different from the import, if that's what you're asking.

ME: But it's remixed?

CLERK: Yeah.


ME: But it's not any different from the import?

CLERK: No, I don't think so.

ME: How was it remixed, then?

CLERK: Oh, if you mean, did they have someone remix the album for domestic release, they didn't do that.

ME: Then how is it remixed?

CLERK: I mean, it's remixed from what the Fall used to sound like.

ME: Oh.

> The Fall's Perverted by Language was also at No. 5 in the Observer's Top 5
> new albums, with a write-up saying something like "Mark E Smith at the
> height of his powers before his head and band exploded".
what, as in "unfortunately PBL marked the beginning of Smith's creative decline; over the next 15 years he would produce less than 35 albums, many of them merely excellent and hugely influential..."


From: Graham Coleman


from review of How to Operate with a Blown Mind Lo-Fidelity Allstars [Skint, 1998]

"Remembrances : avec leur premier album, l'incroyablement dense et jouissif How to Operate with a Blown Mind, les Lo-Fidelity Allstars, rappellent en effet l'ensemble des grands moments de la musique britannique : the Fall, avec un chant amélodique proche de Mark E Smith présent sur l'ensemble des morceaux (les formidables hits "Kool Roc Bass" et "Vision Incision" en premier), la vague baggy (le funk flasque de "Kasparov's Revenge", morceau plus faible que les autres mais toutefois convaincant, et celui plus groovy de l'excellent "Battle Flag"), avec ses grooves lents et trainards."


From: Chris Kovin
Subject: Grimm of the Week

Once upon a time . . . two mountain goats happened to be going down the opposite slopes of a valley, through which flowed a rushing river. Now, some of the mountain dwellers had bridged the river by placing a largetree trunk that had been struck by lightning, to join the steep rocky banks. The two goats met head on half way across the tree trunk for each wanted tocross to the other side. But the trunk was not nearly wide enough for them to pass each other, and neither goat was inclined to give way. Obstinately, they began to bicker, but neither would budge an inch. Words soon led to action andthey started to fight, till finally both tumbled off the tree trunk into the river below. Wouldn't it have been much simpler if only one of the goats had been courteous enough to allow the other to pass.

Recent news....

980719 Spoken word LP and band details (from NME), Disney's Dream Details
980713 MES & Elvis, several lyric/literary refs, a few reviews of the rereleases
980706 Some Grotesque/PBL details, Twilight Zone stuff
980620 MES communication, MES font, Falling Through Time, Grotesque/PBL rerelease details, Northern Attitude ripoff, British Grenadiers
980614 Fall cover version details, US tour provisional dates, BEF
980607 not much...
980531 The Fall as a can of beans with a dead mouse inside, Lovecraft, Bracewell
980525 Lay of the Land, old fan club stuff
980517 Alchemy, chiliasm, Michael Bracewell spouting bollocks
980510 Another NME report
980504 Dingwalls and Reading reviews; Guardian, NME articles; pointers to Fall pics and PSF's Fall tribute
980426 German Levitate review, Dee Pop's tour diary
980419 NME online report, Lathe of Heaven
980414 Wire Levitate review
980410 More Philly reviews, Black Cat DC, NY Brownies reviews. Loads of stuff on the Thule group. Select interview from January
980405 CIH, Loop Lounge, Middle East Boston, Plilly Troc reviews. Various press reports.
980331 Details of Live in Melbourne 82 CD, Smith on Smith spoken word CD, Nine Unknown Men, initial Coney Island High reports
980329 bollocks Smile comp details
980322 Vox interview, other stuff
980315 TBLY/Info service details
Peel session details; US tour dates
980227 a few bits & pieces, RTL, PoSR out
980222 NME interview
Destroy punk covers exhibition, Masquerade single details
980207 Brats award transcript
980130 Bits on NME Award, POSR/RTL reissue details
980125 Shanley i/view
980118 Time Out interview w/pics, Melody Maker review, Oh Brother press release, Oxford review
980111 Dutch Opscene interview
980104 Melody Maker interview
971221 Not much
971211 Portsmouth, London, Cambridge, Norwich, Bristol reviews
971203 Oxford, Stoke, Leeds, Liverpool reviews; Esquire interview
971125 Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stoke reviews
971116 Manchester reviews, Loaded interview
971112 Band back together, teletext interview
971110 NME report, various Dublin/Belfast disaster reports
971109 First Dublin/Belfast reviews

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