The Fall 50,000 Fall Fans Can't Be Wrong: 39 Golden Greats (2-CD)

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Format: CD  (2 Discs)
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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Released: June 8, 2004
  • Label: Beggars Uk - Ada

Entertainment Reviews:

Q - p.134
4 stars out of 5 - "[B]oth a comprehensive and representative document, and one that demonstrates just how much the current generation of art rockers owe to this enduring band."
Magnet - p.93
"Smith snarls and squeaks through 39 bitterly funny assessments of human frailty and pop-culture ephemera."
Mojo (Publisher) - p.133
4 stars out of 5 - "[With] the Manchester's venerable mitherers' finest moments..."

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Repetition
  • 2.Industrial Estate
  • 3.Rowche Rumble
  • 4.Fiery Jack
  • 5.How I Wrote Elastic Man
  • 6.Totally Wired
  • 7.New Face in Hell
  • 8.Prole Art Threat
  • 9.Lie Dream of a Casino Soul
  • 10.The Classical
  • 11.Hip Priest
  • 12.The Man Whose Head Expanded
  • 13.Kicker Conspiracy
  • 14.Eat Yourself Fitter
  • 15.C.R.E.E.P.
  • 16.No Bulbs
  • 17.Spoilt Victorian Child
  • 18.Cruiser's Creek

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.U.S. 80's-90's
  • 2.Mr Pharmacist
  • 3.Living Too Late
  • 4.Hey! Luciani
  • 5.There's a Ghost in My House
  • 6.Hit the North
  • 7.Victoria
  • 8.Telephone Thing
  • 9.High Tension Line
  • 10.Free Range
  • 11.Why Are People Grudgeful?
  • 12.Behind the Counter
  • 13.M5
  • 14.Feeling Numb
  • 15.The Chiselers
  • 16.Powder Keg
  • 17.Masquerade
  • 18.Touch Sensitive
  • 19.Crop-Dust
  • 20.Susan vs. Youthclub
  • 21.Green Eyed Loco-Man

Product Description:

The Fall: Steve Hanley (bass guitar); Craig Scanlon, Dave Bush, Karl Burns, Mark E. Smith , Paul Hanley, Simon Rogers, Simon Wolstencroft, Julia Nagle, Ed Blaney.
Personnel: Ed Blaney (vocals, guitar); Kay Carroll (vocals, percussion); Lucy Rimmer, Mark E. Smith , Mike Bennett (vocals); Julia Nagle (guitar, keyboards); Martin Bramah, Craig Scanlon, Brian Fanning, Andy Hackett, Neville Wilding, Brix Smith (guitar); Yvonne Pawlett, Dave Bush, Una Baines, Marcia Schofield, Jim Watts, Simon Rogers (keyboards); Tom Head, Karl Burns, Paul Hanley, Mike Leigh , Simon Wolstencroft, Spencer Birtwhistle (drums).
Liner Note Author: Daryl Easlea.
From the late 1970s to the early '00s, almost every year brought with it at least one Fall album. Throughout the career of the ridiculously prolific British post-punk band, the one consistent element has been Mark E. Smith. With his unmistakably entrancing vocal sneer and oft-absurd lyrics, Smith is the hard-living heart of the Fall, stridently leading a nearly endless array of musicians under the band's banner.
Nowhere is the Fall's longevity more evident on the first track of this two-disc collection, 1978's "Repetition," a spare, lumbering song charmingly dated by Smith singing "President Carter loves repetition." As 50,000 FALL FANS progresses, so does the group's sound, moving from the hyperactive, bass-heavy "Totally Wired" to the refined punk-pop glory of "C.R.E.E.P.," which prominently features Smith's then-wife Brix on backing vocals and guitar. The second disc follows Smith and company into the late '80s and beyond, featuring the electronic-tinged "U.S. 80's-90's," a brilliantly rambunctious cover of the Kinks' "Victoria," and the full-on dance track "Masquerade." For a concise overview of the Fall's long history, these 39 GOLDEN GREATS can't be beat.

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