Legendary post punks The Fall to return to Cornwall after 20 years

Falmouth Packet: Legendary post punks The Fall to return to Cornwall after 20 years Legendary post punks The Fall to return to Cornwall after 20 years

It’s been 20 years since the genius that is Mark E Smith last came to Cornwall, but now The Fall finally return with a gig at Falmouth's Princess Pavilion on Friday, May 24.

The seminal 70s post-punk band formed in Prestwich, Greater Manchester and are led by the inimitable Mark E Smith.

Of all the late-'70s punk and post-punk bands, none are longer-lived or more prolific than The Fall, having been known to always push boundaries, and never afraid to experiment.

Famously described as 'always different, always the same' by BBC Radio 1 DJ John Peel, they have maintained their cult status over the decades with an ever-evolving style that still maintains a foundation of jagged guitars, sing-speak vocals, and keyboards to create experimental, abrasive and dense musical cacophony.

In the news just this week for lambasting Mumford & Sons and then declaring the last Fall album, 2011's Ersatz GB, a load of rubbish, Smith is one of the few remaining characters in music. His band return with new album Re-Mit in April (which he promises is much better).

It will be the 30th album since 1979's seminal Live At The Witch Trials for Salford's finest with every album being a gnarly garage-rocking, Krautrock-crazed, spitting-lyrical winner.

With an ever-changing sound but the constant of Smith's recalcitrant whine, The Fall are one of the true originals of the past 40 years.

 

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10:46pm Fri 8 Mar 13

Wave says...

A personal diary entry seems to have found itself in a news publication for the world to read.
A personal diary entry seems to have found itself in a news publication for the world to read. Wave

9:12am Sat 9 Mar 13

Claudius says...

If the geezer on the right uses a guitar......he needs a lighter one ;)
If the geezer on the right uses a guitar......he needs a lighter one ;) Claudius

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