logo-a-go-goFall News - 20 Sep 1998

Steve Beeho:

Folding Money.....was recorded by Tommy Blake



the Fall get the usual mention in this month's Q - anyway - it's something along the lines of MES is now sane again, got a new Fall-lineup together, hasn't beaten anyone up recently, is in a film coming out soon...


From: David I. Williams
Subject: <fallnet> Ex Fall-man in 'Difficult Genius' shocker?

Latest Durutti Column press release sez:

"Time Was Gigantic..." consists of all new material recorded over a nine month period in Manchester's Cutting Room studios with Keir Stewart -- ...another 'difficult' genius of the type that Vini often chooses to work with (see also Street, Morrissey, Hannett etc.)".


From: Pete Ferreira
Subject: <> The Wire Fallcon <>

The Sept Wire has an article that mentions an album by The Ambitious Merchants called "Eating Apple Crumble Whilst Listening To 'Rouche Rumble'".

"...acknowledged their debt to The Fall, paid back in full on the opening song, 'Intro', which degenerated midway through into a rushed version of 'How I Wrote Elastic Man'...

--Phil England


From: Andreas_Dobber

by accident (although there is a nice index of artists and songs) I found the following quote (from August 1993) by Lydia Lunch in the Wire Compilation Book 'Invisible Jukebox', which might be of some interest "in the present state of things". As she is listening to Crap rap/Like to blow, she comments:

"The Fall. Glorious slop. I've always had a soft spot for Mark E. Smith. Anyone that's more bitter and sarcastic than I am I've got to respect. I've never had many of their albums, I know they've done many, the music never really mattered, just the spunk of Mark E. Smith. It brings a smile to my lips, I know that he is so brooding and bitter. I've tried to entice him occasionally into doing Spoken Word, because I know that the lyrics, which one can only vaguely decipher on any of their records, are just beautiful. More power to him. I think he's getting more bitter as he gets older, and that really impresses me. Oh, Mark E., keep going! I love him. They don't understand sarcasm very well in America."



A bit of research has led me to discover that The Fall will feature in the *next* volume of Rock Family Trees. Whether that will include a TV series, God knows, but since Peel narrates it, there's got to be a chance.

Simon Wolstencroft features in the current volume, as a memeber of 'The Rehearsal Group' that The Smiths grew out of. He may get a brief mention on the telly, as this particular tree (Manchester) was drawn up at the request of the BBC.


Recent news....

980914 bits & pieces
980907 NME interview, Post Nearly Man reviews, Mojo's How to Buy The Fall, Something Beginning With O
980831 Inertia tour details
980825 various snippets
980817 Observer interview, Manchester and LA2 gig reports
980811 Melody Maker interview, Live Various Years details, previews. Rick.
980802 Spoken word LP press release, Northern Attitude key & sleevenotes, Edwyn Collins, TBLY #12 details
980727 FallNet address change
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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