Interim

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clayts
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Joined: 28 May 2003, 23:13

05 Nov 2004, 01:20 #1

Best track on Interim

Total votes: 150
15(10%)
18(12%)
15(10%)
9(6%)
11(7%)
33(22%)
2(1%)
11(7%)
5(3%)
11(7%)
8(5%)
5(3%)
7(5%)

Come on then - which one gets yer gusset strings tightening ?
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Joined: 16 Jun 2004, 20:29

05 Nov 2004, 01:41 #2

I went for "I'm Ronney..."! Yes, I know it is only a minute and a half long, but I like it because it hints at the awesome power that The Fall are imminently (I hope/expect) about to unlease in the next half year or so. Ok, so it is quite a standard style song at the moment, but I reckon that MES is going to turn it into an absolute Fall classic.

OK, so it is not strictly my favourite song on the album, but I like it because of the above reasons... it shows the band are feeling daring and confident to put it out as a "Guest Informant" style snipet.

Infact, the only track I haven't completely fallen in love with so far is "What About Us?", because I think the attempt to turn it into a riff-monster by removing it's chorus isn't completely successful... but it is growing on me the more times I listen to it. And I suppose I can always go and listen to the Peel Session version if I want a more bog-standard verse-chorus-verse-chorus structure. All the tracks feature 'avant garde' production/arrangements though, and so 10/11 total sucesses and one partial sucess isn't bad. At least they are experimenting again!!!
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Stephen
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05 Nov 2004, 07:00 #3

Thanks for saving me a job, Clayts. My copy hasn't arrived from Voiceprint yet. Am I missing much? Or anything?
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Martin
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Joined: 14 Nov 2003, 09:08

05 Nov 2004, 08:15 #4

Stephen @ Nov 5 2004, 08:00 AM wrote: Thanks for saving me a job, Clayts. My copy hasn't arrived from Voiceprint yet. Am I missing much? Or anything?
I think you're missing some interesting reinterpretations. But, as you live in London, wouldn't it have been easier for you to buy it direct from a record shop?
Where is the fun nowadays?
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Stephen
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05 Nov 2004, 08:26 #5

mpetersvalencia @ Nov 5 2004, 08:15 AM wrote: as you live in London, wouldn't it have been easier for you to buy it direct from a record shop?
It was a bulk order with the A.A.A. DVDs: seemed to work out cheaper. So your fave track? And is Blindess not great?
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Joined: 02 Jan 2004, 09:00

05 Nov 2004, 08:51 #6

Mod Mock Goth for me :applaud:
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clayts
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05 Nov 2004, 09:14 #7

Stephen @ Nov 5 2004, 08:26 AM wrote:
mpetersvalencia @ Nov 5 2004, 08:15 AM wrote: as you live in London, wouldn't it have been easier for you to buy it direct from a record shop?
It was a bulk order with the A.A.A. DVDs: seemed to work out cheaper. So your fave track? And is Blindess not great?
The version of Blindness here is pre-Peel and it shows.

The killer riff is still there, mind :)
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clayts
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05 Nov 2004, 09:16 #8

Big Chief Mango Chutney XIV @ Nov 5 2004, 01:41 AM wrote: I went for "I'm Ronney..."! Yes, I know it is only a minute and a half long, but I like it because it hints at the awesome power that The Fall are imminently (I hope/expect) about to unlease in the next half year or so. Ok, so it is quite a standard style song at the moment, but I reckon that MES is going to turn it into an absolute Fall classic.
Amen to that Mangoman - I think it'll be a true classic once it's finished :)

I'm thinking Hex 2 next, me...
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Martin
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05 Nov 2004, 14:44 #9

clayts @ Nov 5 2004, 10:16 AM wrote:
Big Chief Mango Chutney XIV @ Nov 5 2004, 01:41 AM wrote: I went for "I'm Ronney..."! Yes, I know it is only a minute and a half long, but I like it because it hints at the awesome power that The Fall are imminently (I hope/expect) about to unlease in the next half year or so. Ok, so it is quite a standard style song at the moment, but I reckon that MES is going to turn it into an absolute Fall classic.
Amen to that Mangoman - I think it'll be a true classic once it's finished :)

I'm thinking Hex 2 next, me...
But what makes you think it'll ever be finished? In any case, MES might think it's finished already... :P
Where is the fun nowadays?
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Mr Sheps
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05 Nov 2004, 18:32 #10

what about us?

also thought this was the best of the new songs when they played at Carling Academy

Mod Mock Goth is good too
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Martin
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10 Nov 2004, 10:05 #11

I don't think it's bad. maybe it's too early to give an opinion on it.
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Joined: 15 Mar 2004, 16:15

10 Nov 2004, 10:20 #12

Stephen @ Nov 10 2004, 09:53 PM wrote: A mere 20 votes? Is the album so bad that no one can be bothered to select a track?
yes, it really is that bad.
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10 Nov 2004, 11:13 #13

clayts @ Nov 5 2004, 09:16 PM wrote: I'm thinking Hex 2 next, me...
Uhhh... that would depend. There are 3 versions of TRNFLP, and each of them is better than the previous one -- in fact we can be *very* thankful the original wasn't released because it's so astonishingly bad (arrangements similar to The Unutterable, mix and production mushy like AYAMW or peas from your local chip shop).

So if they do the next one properly, it could be great (Blindness, Clasp Hands, Bo Doodak, Shipman, Ronney -- all very strong stuff), but there is the possibility they'll spoil it. Either accidentally or deliberately.

Speaking of which: what the heck is wrong with "Spoilt Victorian Childe"? Is that sound level thing deliberate (like: oh I get the pun, it's spoiled), is it a production problem on part of Voiceprint, who seem to be quite unable to exert quality control over their material (see poor remasters, tracks out of order, etc. on previous releases), or did the master tape simply get mangled somewhere in the process?

If it was deliberate (like the silly fire alarm), the pseudo-botchedness makes the record all very postmodern, but it doesn't really make it more interesting.
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up2much
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18 Nov 2004, 22:54 #14

It's a great album - raw, awkward, and fresh, the whole thing adds up to the fact that MES won't stand still, even if it means taking risks and fking things up a bit, which this lp does.
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19 Nov 2004, 04:51 #15

I love this record.
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falparsi
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25 Nov 2004, 13:26 #16

I love this record too - I listen to it twice a day and have done for the last week or so as it is in my car and have never once thought of changing it.

I have to admit that the smoke alarm made me jump a few times, though :unsure:
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Stephen
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14 Dec 2004, 08:45 #17

I've really grown to love this album. All of the songs previously on The Real New Fall LP are better here (Sparta FC, Boxoctosis and Green-Eyed...). They sound raw and vital when before they were over-produced and lifeless.

The four new tracks are great.

Only SVC lets it down – are the changing volume levels deliberate?
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fallchase
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Joined: 05 May 2004, 18:25

14 Dec 2004, 08:51 #18

Green Eyed Snorkel is the best. i really enjoy it.
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Stephen
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14 Dec 2004, 09:33 #19

Does Mark really say "Riddle me this"?
If so, it's yet another Batman reference following:

• Joker Hysterical Face
• Riddler
• Two Face

Obviously a fan...
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Steve Local
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14 Dec 2004, 10:05 #20

Stephen @ Dec 14 2004, 09:33 PM wrote: Does Mark really say "Riddle me this"?
If so, it's yet another Batman reference following:

• Joker Hysterical Face
• Riddler
• Two Face

Obviously a fan...
Err... I hear it less as a ref. to Batman than as a reference to the Scotty DJ cut of [damn, forgotten the name of the tune] - "Riddle I dis, Riddle I dat, guess I dis riddle, an' per'aps nat". It's the one with the really annoying "two lickle birds, sat onna wall" bit, anyway.

Don't forget MES is a big Reggae fan, and I'd expect him to be familiar with the old DJ stuff...
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chrisgoodhead
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14 Dec 2004, 10:11 #21

Riddle me this - who are you?

What a classic line! I'd have to go along with the "Batman" influence, to be honest.

However, when Smith copies lines he does tend to phrase them in a similar way to the original (eg "When chewing gum is chewed, the chewer is pursued" - Groucho Marx in Duck Soup). Does he phrase it in a similar way to the reggae thing you mentioned? If so, you may be right. It does sound like Smith's own style of delivery to me though... with the pause and everything...
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gappy tooth
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14 Dec 2004, 12:32 #22

"Riddle me this" is a traditional trope I'm afraid, & it's been around since the middle ages, & was well-used in Victorian parlour games & publications...it had it's predecessor in Old English poetry aswell. They loved their riddles, them Anglo-Saxons.

Of course, MES may have picked it up from Batman, but it's just as easy he could have come across it in his reading.
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LutenAnt
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Joined: 13 Nov 2004, 18:08

14 Dec 2004, 14:33 #23

Dammit I haven't been able to afford the $30 it's gonna cost me to get it yet. It's killing me.

Maybe I should find a place to download it! ;) Not really!
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Joined: 07 Dec 2004, 14:39

14 Dec 2004, 14:44 #24

Its still blindness for me really enjoying how that ones mutating,the version they did last at camber sands was great,can't wait for the album.
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fallchase
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14 Dec 2004, 18:04 #25

i like the words alot in green eyed snorkel. mes is a lyrical poet.
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