December 16, 2008

Mark'll Sink Us.

I love the Fall. I caught some of their videos on Night Flight somewhere around 1987, and my mind was horribly blown by this weird "new" music. I've been a fan ever since.

After all these years of fandom, I have only been able to to see them play twice, in Austin. I was lucky in that they were great both times (they are not a very consistent live unit).

The second time I saw them, frontman Mark E. Smith was recovering from a broken hip, and remained seated at a table on the stage throughout the short set. It was brief, but lively. After the show in Houston (the night after the Austin show), Mark canceled the rest of the tour, leaving only this statement:
"The Group / New
York Agency
+ Tour
are too
lazy to
50% refund
to all ticket
holders. M.E. Smith"

One thing is for certain, Mark E. Smith is a colossal dick.

As for you, I have a recording of this second Austin show. Which I will share with you... now. Tracklist is in the comments section.


Mr. Krotpong said...

Green Eyed Loco-Man / Middle Mass / Theme from Sparta F.C. / I Can Hear the Grass Grow / Boxoctosis / Mountain Energei / Janet, Johnny & James / Walk Like a Man / (We Are) Mod Mock Goth / Mr. Pharmacist / Dr. Buck's Letter / White Lightning

Spacebeer said...

We were at this show too! It was indeed brief but lively. Yay for the Fall!

Roone said...

I've seen them 3 times. That's about all I have on you.


Will said...

Is that recording from Houston? I didn't d/l it yet. I recorded the show in Austin, it was on bittorrent way back in the day, I can probably dig up a copy for you. I also got into The Fall after seeing their videos on 120 minutes back in 1986 and been a fan ever since. Later

Mr. Krotpong said...

Nope, it was a recording I made of the Austin show. If you find one of the Houston show, let me know!

sameoldcabbage said...

I have a copy of the Houston gig the following day, if you're interested.


Mr. Krotpong said...

Yes, please!

louissyfer said...


thanx for the show, I have a few Fall thinks on my blog you may like

Mr. Krotpong said...


Anonymous said...

Not sure how to get the recording to you, Mr Krotpong. I'm not very good at this uploading thing, but would be happy to send you a hard copy. Let me know.