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Old 06-18-2016, 06:04 PM   #1
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Default I think Elph is right

The Fall just might be the greatest rock and roll band in existence.

 
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Old 06-19-2016, 06:32 PM   #2
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Ofc I'm right they check every box on what a good RocknRoll band should be

Everyday I'm blown away

 
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Old 06-19-2016, 06:35 PM   #3
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I mean Rock is this thing where you take all the traditional genres and put them in a blender and play them with a reckless attitude and I can't think of anyone who does that better than MarkESmith

 
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Old 06-19-2016, 06:36 PM   #4
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they check every box on what a good RocknRoll band should be
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Old 06-19-2016, 06:37 PM   #5
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I've finally been checking out their later works (past 1980) and I'm stunned

 
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Old 06-19-2016, 06:37 PM   #6
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can you give me a list of your top 5 albums?

 
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Old 06-19-2016, 06:40 PM   #7
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And if you think SP has an impressive back catalogue you haven't seen anything

 
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Old 06-19-2016, 06:43 PM   #8
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Like MarkESmith is a working man and music is just his job and he treats it that way.

So you got at least 2 albums worth of material every year for about 20 straight years

 
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Old 06-19-2016, 06:45 PM   #9
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Like MarkESmith is a working man and music is just his job and he treats it that way.

So you got at least 2 albums worth of material every year for about 20 straight years
its a perfect example of how rock and roll is not supposed to work. i love it.

 
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Old 06-19-2016, 06:45 PM   #10
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traditional rock and roll has a built in death sentence

 
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Old 06-19-2016, 06:48 PM   #11
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watch this for about 20 seconds starting at 3:45 and tell me where the drum beat is coming from




 
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Old 06-19-2016, 06:52 PM   #12
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I've said it before, but getting fat and old and dying of a prescription overdose on the toilet is just about the most rock and roll thing I can think of

 
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Old 06-19-2016, 06:55 PM   #13
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It's because The Fall never made it big (MarkESmith says this is entirely by design) and they could never break up because it has one member and a bunch of hired hands at all times

 
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Old 06-19-2016, 06:58 PM   #14
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Marky writes in his book that there was an exact moment early in his career where he chose to always be an outsider

He could have written an album full of chart toppers he has an amazing ear for hooks but he chose to go the other way

 
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Old 06-19-2016, 07:02 PM   #15
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lol he says

 
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Old 06-19-2016, 07:04 PM   #16
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Yeah he also says he can sing on key but chooses not to no joke

Remember that thing you said about watching a Rock show is watching someone utterly convinced of themselves

 
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Old 06-19-2016, 07:06 PM   #17
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He also believes he's psychic, I mean for real magic type psychic, he writes about that too

 
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Old 06-19-2016, 07:10 PM   #18
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Top Five albums:

1. Grotesque after the Gramme
2. Dragnet
3. Live at the Witch Trials
4. The Wonderful and Frightening World of The Fall
5. Perverted by Language

 
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Old 06-19-2016, 07:16 PM   #19
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Grotesque is Amphetamines, restlessness, paranoia, and lots of shit talking the UK all of it in a way that is abstract, scattered, insane and yet incredibly literate almost articulate

 
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Old 06-19-2016, 07:21 PM   #20
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Dragnet has the most horror literature influence both in lyrics and sound, its very Lovecraft mixed with his belief in psychic stuff and tarot cards

Along with his usual indictment of the world around him particularly the music industry

 
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Old 06-20-2016, 12:29 AM   #21
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They're P good, I went through a phase and got a little burnt out

 
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Old 06-20-2016, 12:36 AM   #22
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what the fuck is this unmelodious bullshit

 
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Old 06-20-2016, 12:39 AM   #23
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Everyone's first reaction pictured above

 
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Old 06-20-2016, 12:44 AM   #24
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the first few albums are punk rock so if you really want the focus to be on the melody you want the second half of The Fall



Or if that's still bullshit to you, you might have to go even further to



That one has me holding my brush up to my face pretending to be a singer
"this the greatest time of my life, these are the biggest times of my life"

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Old 06-20-2016, 03:14 AM   #25
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checking every box isn't very rock and roll.
treating it like a job isn't very rock and roll.

 
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Old 06-20-2016, 03:52 AM   #26
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1. It wouldn't be if it was intentional

2. I think it is because it's the opposite of your boring party rockers who are just pop stars

 
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Old 06-20-2016, 07:17 AM   #27
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That sounds a little like a false dichotomy invented to maintain a previously-held belief in the face of contradiction, to me.

 
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Old 06-20-2016, 07:42 AM   #28
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So many better post punk bands from that era: Echo and the Bunnymen, The Chameleons, Talking Heads, even Comsat Angels were better than those guys.

Of course you guys would pick the most obscure experimental inaccessible post punk band from that period because most of you are hipsters.

 
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Old 06-20-2016, 07:58 AM   #29
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can you post those bands in an ordered list, please? otherwise i don't know what to think.

 
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Old 06-20-2016, 08:56 AM   #30
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So many better post punk bands from that era: Echo and the Bunnymen, The Chameleons, Talking Heads, even Comsat Angels were better than those guys.

Of course you guys would pick the most obscure experimental inaccessible post punk band from that period because most of you are hipsters.
Muh Hipster

You are as bad as Fuzzy

 
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