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the science eel

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your absolute favourite Fall song
« on: February 11, 2017, 10:12:05 PM »
Choose ONE ONLY!

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Re: your absolute favourite Fall song
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2017, 10:15:52 PM »
'The Classical'

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Where it is I can't remember,
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Too much reliance on girl here
On girls here, behind every shell-actor
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I destroy romantics, actors,
Kill it!
Kill it!"

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Re: your absolute favourite Fall song
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2017, 10:20:19 PM »
Yep, it's the Classical, best song from their best album

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Re: your absolute favourite Fall song
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2017, 10:20:32 PM »
C' n'C-S Mithering.

the science eel

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Re: your absolute favourite Fall song
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2017, 10:21:53 PM »
Leave The Capitol

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Re: your absolute favourite Fall song
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2017, 11:23:40 PM »
'The definitive rant'/megaphone/grimy, pile-driver riffage: Slates, Slags, Etc.

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Re: your absolute favourite Fall song
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2017, 11:43:56 PM »
Blindness.
It just feels like the culmination of everything they had done up to that point. Other than the odd blip, they've been on a downward trend since then.

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Re: your absolute favourite Fall song
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2017, 11:46:16 PM »
Curious Oranj.

Re: your absolute favourite Fall song
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2017, 11:55:53 PM »
Blindness.
It just feels like the culmination of everything they had done up to that point. Other than the odd blip, they've been on a downward trend since then.

yurp

Edit: just want to clarify I was mainly agreeing with your song choice of Blindness.

Someone mentioned Container Drivers, if I hadn't chosen Blindness I would have said this.
« Last Edit: February 12, 2017, 01:33:12 AM by hedgehog90 »

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Re: your absolute favourite Fall song
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2017, 12:32:27 AM »
It's Birthday Song for me.
Always liked those moments when MES does something unexpectedly (apparently) sincere. Bill is Dead or Weather Report are runners up here, but it's Birthday Song for me.

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Re: your absolute favourite Fall song
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2017, 12:53:03 AM »
Spectre vs Rector

Re: your absolute favourite Fall song
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2017, 01:20:05 AM »
Various Times. The first Fall song I ever heard, in 1978, and the first really mind-altering music.

The Fallnet mailing list did a poll in 1998 and the top five were:

5) Leave the Capitol
3)= The Classical/Container Drivers
2) Wings
1) New Face in Hell

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Re: your absolute favourite Fall song
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2017, 01:53:47 AM »
Wings.

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Re: your absolute favourite Fall song
« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2017, 03:23:43 AM »
C N C S Mithering

I just like the riff innit

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Re: your absolute favourite Fall song
« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2017, 12:57:16 PM »
'Garden' for this fan. It's repetition, not discipline. More than thirty years after its release I still haven't figured out whether it's about Bob Dylan or The Second Coming. Probably neither.

the science eel

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Re: your absolute favourite Fall song
« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2017, 01:05:19 PM »
Dylan, eh? What makes you think that?

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Re: your absolute favourite Fall song
« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2017, 01:19:28 PM »
Jew on a Motorbike







almost impossible to say but if pushed i'd maybe say Eat Y'self Fitter. Makes almost every other song feel lyrically unadventurous.

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 Who land and rub off
 Hoping that
 Whatever it is
 Will land and drop off


and those drums man

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Re: your absolute favourite Fall song
« Reply #17 on: February 12, 2017, 05:19:50 PM »
The live 'Fantastic Life' from 'In A Hole' - makes 'Sister Ray' sound like Simon & Garfunkel.

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Re: your absolute favourite Fall song
« Reply #18 on: February 12, 2017, 06:54:34 PM »
I am Damo Suzuki

I found that remarkably difficult.

Re: your absolute favourite Fall song
« Reply #19 on: February 12, 2017, 07:32:28 PM »
Paintwork. It's like a riddle in a mystery wrapped in a puzzle in a... oh, you know what I mean.

I've got a massive thing for A Past Gone Mad, in my opinion the most successful fusion of techno and rock that ever came out in that period when it was de rigueur to mix techno and rock.

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Re: your absolute favourite Fall song
« Reply #20 on: February 13, 2017, 07:25:30 AM »
I was gonna be all 'fuck yeah, it's fucking Blindness peeps! word! repetitive grinding bass riff FTW LOL!'
BUT
Dog Is Life/Jerusalem "it was the FAULT of governMENT"
just about edges it out[1]
 1. as does "HI TENSHUN LINE! (STEP DOWN!) but less so

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Re: your absolute favourite Fall song
« Reply #21 on: February 13, 2017, 07:46:26 AM »
CHISELERS!

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Re: your absolute favourite Fall song
« Reply #22 on: February 13, 2017, 10:06:28 AM »
In the Park always makes me get me in the mood if I'm struggling to get a flagpole going.

Picking a favourite Fall song is impossible. It'd be like... Err... There's too many of them.

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Re: your absolute favourite Fall song
« Reply #23 on: February 13, 2017, 02:33:21 PM »
Cruisers Creek

Parallel crease, pow!

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Re: your absolute favourite Fall song
« Reply #24 on: February 13, 2017, 03:34:16 PM »
Paintwork. It's like a riddle in a mystery wrapped in a puzzle in a... oh, you know what I mean.

If I could only pick one. That, or one of the early songs that are like great short stories in themselves. 'Wings', maybe. 'Various Times', 'Specter Vs Rector', 'New Face In Hell', 'The NWRA' etc. etc.

If 'Early Years 77-79' was a double album expanded to include all the singles and B-sides up to 'Kicker Conspiracy/Wings', that would be my favourite Fall album. As it is, any of the albums (not forgetting Slates) up to Hex is the best, depending on what day it is. Today, it's Grotesque.

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Re: your absolute favourite Fall song
« Reply #25 on: February 13, 2017, 03:54:40 PM »
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Re: your absolute favourite Fall song
« Reply #26 on: February 13, 2017, 11:10:50 PM »
If 'Early Years 77-79' was a double album expanded to include all the singles and B-sides up to 'Kicker Conspiracy/Wings', that would be my favourite Fall album.

You mean Psychick Dancehall

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Re: your absolute favourite Fall song
« Reply #27 on: February 13, 2017, 11:50:35 PM »
If 'Early Years 77-79' was a double album expanded to include all the singles and B-sides up to 'Kicker Conspiracy/Wings', that would be my favourite Fall album.

I've got a tape I made exactly like that. For that period The Fall were the greatest singles band there's ever been, apart from maybe the Rolling Stones '64 to '68. Ten brilliant singles in a row.

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Re: your absolute favourite Fall song
« Reply #28 on: February 13, 2017, 11:56:55 PM »
Free Range

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They don't write them like that anymore.


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Re: your absolute favourite Fall song
« Reply #29 on: February 14, 2017, 12:10:37 AM »
The Container Drivers.