The Fall Singles 1978-2016

Steve69
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16 Dec 2017, 13:45 #126

dannyno @ Dec 16 2017, 02:19 PM wrote: There's nothing really wrong with it, and I don't think it's Simpson's fault if they would only pay him for less than 200 words (c.160).

I suppose some might feel that this box set ought to be the occasion for a major in-depth career overview feature.

I think we're going to be disappointed on that score.

Dan
I didn't think there was anything wrong with it either.
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gappy tooth
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16 Dec 2017, 13:55 #127

bzfgt @ Dec 17 2017, 01:30 AM wrote: What does "anticipatory football song" mean? Who is anticipating what?
Anticipating the middle class lionisation of football and descent into huge money and corruption, that began in the late 80s?

For the record, I think the review is fine, from Simpo's point of view. I do think the trend of shrinking reviews down to micro-blurts which exist as a tiny text pedestal for 5 coloured stars is a little depressing, but there you go.
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16 Dec 2017, 14:36 #128

gappy tooth @ Dec 16 2017, 09:55 AM wrote:
bzfgt @ Dec 17 2017, 01:30 AM wrote: What does "anticipatory football song" mean? Who is anticipating what?
Anticipating the middle class lionisation of football and descent into huge money and corruption, that began in the late 80s?
Oh, I see--that fits with the other stuff people say. I try to ignore it as much as possible, all that soccer talk makes my brain hurt...I hate this song.
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16 Dec 2017, 17:29 #129

bzfgt @ Dec 16 2017, 02:30 PM wrote: What does "anticipatory football song" mean? Who is anticipating what?
The song is often seen as commenting on trends in football which would lead to the middle-class takeover of the sport, greed etc.

Have you ever read the MES interview in football fans' magazine When Saturday Comes?
http://www.wsc.co.uk/the-archive/100-Fa ... rk-e-smith

Although, when he says:
When I started supporting them in 1965, they were bottom of the Second Division.
He's wrong. Manchester City ended the 1963-4 season in 6th place. They were 11th (mid-table) at the end of 1964-5. They were top at the end of 1965-6.

I don't see that they were bottom at any point during 1965: https://www.11v11.com/teams/manchester- ... gueTables/

and
Did you collect things like football stickers?

Yes, I had the 1970 Mexico World Cup set. The Romanians had been photographed in black and white then coloured in. You’d open a packet and it would be one of the east Europeans and you’d scream. And then when the World Cup came around, half of them weren’t even in the squad. The pictures were all from about 1962.
We can check this: http://amsugarworldcup.blogspot.co.uk/2 ... exico.html

Here's the Romanian team:



Dan
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18 Dec 2017, 08:38 #130

dannyno wrote:I've started listening to this now. The sound really is excellent.

Dan
Mine came today. It's lovely but when will I find time?

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Circus Money
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23 Dec 2017, 11:45 #131

Rare 5/5 star review in next month's MOJO, by Ian Harrison.

"THE FALL
*****

A- SIDES 1978 - 2016

Fifty-one singles played by loads of different line-ups; yet under the iron
rule of counterblast-caudillo Mark E Smith it's all one, bringing primal/avant-rock
rumble and caustic paranormal disquisitions. Get the seven-disc version for the
flipsides".
Sometimes life just bounces so you don't get worried at all.
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Joined: 07 Aug 2013, 18:36

24 Dec 2017, 09:53 #132

Divvey wrote:
dannyno wrote:I've started listening to this now.  The sound really is excellent.

Dan
Mine came today. It's lovely but when will I find time?
I savoured it one disc at a time over a week or so. It really is a beautiful item.
Can't dance, can't sing. Cursed forever is...well, me.
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Grimo
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25 Dec 2017, 02:27 #133

I savoured it one disc at a time over a week or so. It really is a beautiful item.
For the first time in our 15 year marriage, my wife has bought me Fall product. It is a beautiful set. Thanks to all involved and thanks to my lovely wife. Good things come to those who wait!
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the27points
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04 Jan 2018, 13:51 #134

Télérama, the French equivalent of Radio Times reviews the Singles box http://www.telerama.fr/musiques/a-sides ... 407892.php
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the27points
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08 Jan 2018, 16:51 #135

"Rebellious jukebox" by Tim Peacock. Record Collector review of the 7 CD box http://recordcollectormag.com/reviews/singles-1978-2016
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the27points
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08 Jan 2018, 16:54 #136

The Fall: Singles 1978 - 2016 (album review) by Ed Whitelock on Pop Matters https://www.popmatters.com/the-fall-sin ... 04330.html
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