The Vault: Bright Spots From The Fall Line-Up

Brian Raftery / June 13, 2007

fallcover.jpgStatistically speaking, it’s impossible to believe that we haven’t posted more songs from the Fall: After all, Mark E. Smith drops a new album around lunchtime seemingly every day around lunchtime (just this morning, he dusted off a collection of sea shanties and British bird warbles, which the NME has already declared “his bestest, boldest yet”). Released shortly thereafter the death of John Peel–the band’s biggest champion–The Complete Peel Sessions 1978-2004 encapsulates what the band does best: Cranky rants, ninnyhammer guitars, and lyrics that would make for some truly bewildering yearbook quotes:

The Fall – C.R.E.E.P. (Peel Sessions 1/3/84) [MP3, link expired]
The Fall – Cruiser’s Creek (Peel Sessions 6/3/85) [MP3, link expired]