Monday, 23 March 2015

Track Of The Day: The Fall - 'First One Today'

Just in case you've lost count of the amount of studio albums The Fall have released, it's officially 30. The total will increase to 31 on May 11 2015 when Mark E. Smith and his ever-evolving group of musicians release their new album 'Sub-Lingual Tablet'. From it (and featuring an introduction from MES himself) is the new track 'First One Today', which premiered on BBC 6Music a few weeks ago. The band's label Cherry Red claims that the new LP features Wall the trademarks of a great Fall record" and comprises 11 tracks. It will be released on CD and a limited edition vinyl, which features different mixes.

The Fall is noted for its prolific output: in addition to the studio albums they have released more than triple that, counting live albums and other compilations.   

Founded by its only constant member, Mark E. Smith, The Fall formed in Manchester in 1976 and has existed ever since. Musically, there may have been several stylistic changes over the years, but it is often characterised by an abrasive guitar-driven sound and frequent use of repetition, always underpinned by Smith's distinctive vocals and often cryptic lyrics. The current Fall line-up is as follows: Peter Greenway, Keiron Melling, Elena Poulou, Mark E. Smith, Daren Garratt (the band's recently recruited second drummer) and David Spurr.

Tracklisting: 

Venice With The Girls 
Black Root 
Dedication Not Medication 
First One Today 
Junger Cloth 
Stout Man 
Auto Chip 2014-2016 
Pledge 
  Snazzy 
Fibre Book Troll 
Quit iPhone 



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