Sunday, September 25, 2005

Fall single

I'm mired in moving boxes, packing tape and cleaning supplies, so this will be a quickie. (And fair warning: Because I'm moving at the end of this week, things could be skimpy from this end for the next 10 or so days.)

I just got the latest issue of Magnet, which comes with a sampler disc that includes a single from The Fall's next record, Fall Heads Roll (scheduled for a November release from Narnack). I can't say I'm into this--it just doesn't sound like The Fall to me. Not dark-sounding enough . . . or something.

I Can Hear The Grass Grow (mp3) - The Fall

But then, I'm not a huge authority on The Fall. I love This Nation's Saving Grace and keep meaning to spend more time with some of the other records, but never seem to get around to it. Though I realize that if I did, I'd probably adore them. (Damn this blog and its time suckage properties!) Mostly I appreciate The Fall for their massive influence on my beloved Pavement. Slanted and Enchanted never would've happened if it hadn't have been for Mark E. Smith.

L.A. (mp3) - The Fall

No Life Singed Her (mp3) - Pavement (Live at Brixton Academy, London, 1992)

Update: An anonymous comment tells me the new Fall track is a cover of a song by 60s band The Move. At least give my ear credit for knowing it didn't sound like the usual material.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, "I Can Hear the Grass Grow" wouldn't sound much like The Fall, considering that it's a cover of a song by 1960s bubblegum group The Move. searches are your friend.

10:14 PM  
Blogger Craig said...

Any Fall is good Fall. It's great to hear Marc's nasal sloppy slurred delivery once again

10:25 PM  

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