THE FALL – A Post-Punk Junk Primer
My final post on my previous blog, tuberculosis Post-Punk Junk, hemorrhoids was a three-part, viagra 40mg four-hour excursion into the discography of The Fall, my favorite band (by a mile or three). The post was only up for a few days before the site got shut down, and since news quickly traveled around that the site was being snuffed out, everybody and their great aunt Tillie decided to download everything they could all at once — at my suggestion, of course — meaning that few people had the chance to grab my Fall primer in its entirety. Here’s what I had to say at the time:
In addition to the weekly mixtapes, I thought I’d occasionally also be putting up ‘Post-Punk Junk Primers’, guided tours through the discographies of bands that are complex or confusing. These weren’t meant to be ‘best-of’ mixes that concentrated on the ‘hits’, but rather a track from pretty much EVERY record to give you a chronological sense of what’s going on, because context rules, dawg!
There is a great Fall best-of that came out a few years ago called ’50,000 Fall Fans Can’t Be Wrong’, and I highly recommend it as well, if you need a CD purchase recommendation.
In this Primer, I do a fair amount of narration, much more than I did for the weekly mixes. Hopefully this isn’t off-putting, but I thought it best to give as much relevant information as I could for each track; it’s the whole point of this thing. The Primer here is broken into three parts, each about 80 minutes long (I managed to remember to take people into consideration who don’t use iPods and instead burn things like this to CD).