Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. Whether appearing with ballet dancers, employing a kazoo solo or abandoning a guitarist in a Swedish forest, the Fall are nothing if not unpredictable. Order by newest oldest recommendations.
Several Fall songs have an uncanny ability to transport you into a parallel universe. Sometimes, simply sacking them seems too easy and he often prefers to terrorise them into running off.
But this sublime cut from 1990 finds Smith doing the last thing anyone expected, as he cast off the whiskey-fuelled ringmaster image to reveal a rare glimpse of a vulnerable and very human being underneath. Topics The Fall 10 of the best. The lyrics are typically great too.
The Fall-mad journalist Paul Morley once fretted that Smith might not be a genius after all: In the end, I decided to start where it began for me: By 1993, the music scene had changed dramatically as the rave generation took hold. Reuse this content.
Most popular. Fifteen years before most of us would even hear of the internet, Smith seems to fortell how social media will imprison the demoralised worker: The song has outlived the 80s Bran Flakes advertising slogan from which the title hails, but Smith typically seized on a contemporary absurdity to build a compelling narrative, this time about social class and consumerism.
Like a musical Alex Ferguson, Smith seems to instinctively know when to dispense with his musicians, often just as they have reached their creative peak. This video has been removed. Loading comments… Trouble loading?
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