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50,000 Fall Fans Can't Be Wrong: 39 Golden Greats

  • 0. 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. Classical, The
    11. Hip Priest
    12. Man Whose Head Expanded, The
    13. Kicker Conspiracy
    14. Eat Yourself Fitter
    15. C.R.E.E.P.
    16. No Bulbs
    17. Spoilt Victorian Child
    18. Cruiser's Creek
    0. 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. Chiselers, The
    16. Powder Keg
    17. Masquerade
    18. Touch Sensitive
    19. Crop-Dust
    20. Susan vs. Youthclub
    21. Green Eyed Loco-Man
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 85044

  • Credits
    ProducerDaryl Easlea

    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.

  • Critic 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..."
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