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 31 random reasons to love the fall ; there's 31 days in march, geddit?

Post #1 - 12 Mar 2018, 12:16

So, I nicked this idea off New Fluff Emerges.

It's my personal tribute! Thank your lucky stars I picked you people to share it with, you will soon see my flair with words, and my glittering originality.

1. Voice.

It is sometimes squeaky, and sometimes growly. Once he was young, but got old, and couldn't get them high notes.I loved Council Estate, Varying Times and Elastic Gran. But I like the stuff where he is ill too ..and you can hear the illness. I listened to John Peel, I was 13 and 3/4 and had pictures in my mind of them both. I thought MES would be like John Waters, and John Peel more like Stan Boardman, him being a Liverpool fan.

It's fantastic he uses big words, I mean him being a working class lad from up north.
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Post #2 - 12 Mar 2018, 12:19

Only thirty more to go.
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Happy Days!

Post #3 - 12 Mar 2018, 12:44

Do you want me to stop :grrr:
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Post #4 - 12 Mar 2018, 12:56

Certainly not. If others do, fuck them - they don’t have to keep reading, do they?
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Post #5 - 12 Mar 2018, 13:12

Thanks uhu, you are so right.

2. Unpredictable.

You just don't know where it goes, there are Jews on motorbikes, and Cyber Insekts, and not just that. But is the unpredictable predictable? I wonder dear readers if any of you have considered that? Dury said Spastic, but Smith says Nigger,I think Smith wins here, you wouldn't expect that, using those words, in a song, well, not from a plumber's son from a two up two down.
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Post #6 - 12 Mar 2018, 14:10

^^^ Smith said nigger AND spastic. :)
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Post #7 - 12 Mar 2018, 14:44

routemaster, Mar 12 2018, 02:10:52 PM wrote:^^^ Smith said nigger AND spastic. :)
Are you dannynomates in disguise? :angry:
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Post #8 - 12 Mar 2018, 16:32

routemaster, Mar 12 2018, 02:10:52 PM wrote:^^^ Smith said nigger AND spastic. :)
Well, he was probably pissed up AND on speed. But I would rather have that, than a sober fucking Christian, on daytime tele singing Mr Pharmacist with a load of choirboys, wouldn't you? That wouldn't be interesting to proper Fall fans, like me, for instance!

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Post #9 - 12 Mar 2018, 16:43

Starsky-Jalfrezi, Mar 12 2018, 04:32:58 PM wrote:
routemaster, Mar 12 2018, 02:10:52 PM wrote:^^^ Smith said nigger AND spastic. :)
Well, he was probably pissed up AND on speed. But I would rather have that, than a sober fucking Christian, on daytime tele singing Mr Pharmacist with a load of choirboys, wouldn't you? That wouldn't be interesting to proper Fall fans, like me, for instance!

:angry:
I'm a proper Fall fan and I'd rather like to see a Christian on daytime tv with a load of choirboys. :drool:
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Post #10 - 12 Mar 2018, 17:41

Priory Jack, Mar 12 2018, 04:43:26 PM wrote:
Starsky-Jalfrezi, Mar 12 2018, 04:32:58 PM wrote:
routemaster, Mar 12 2018, 02:10:52 PM wrote:^^^ Smith said nigger AND spastic. :)
Well, he was probably pissed up AND on speed. But I would rather have that, than a sober fucking Christian, on daytime tele singing Mr Pharmacist with a load of choirboys, wouldn't you? That wouldn't be interesting to proper Fall fans, like me, for instance!

:angry:
I'm a proper Fall fan and I'd rather like to see a Christian on daytime tv with a load of choirboys. :drool:
Much about The Fall doesn't make sense so it's only natural that feelings about them shouldn't make sense either.....
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Post #11 - 12 Mar 2018, 17:50

Greasy Roads, Mar 12 2018, 02:44:33 PM wrote:
routemaster, Mar 12 2018, 02:10:52 PM wrote:^^^ Smith said nigger AND spastic. :)
Are you dannynomates in disguise? :angry:
Don't talk like a cunt. :wanker:

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Post #12 - 13 Mar 2018, 11:02

3. Bandz?

There are bands and solo artists. But The Fall were both. Wait a minute, what are Simon and Garfunkel? Are they a band or a group? Then there's 'happenings', I think they died out in the 60s. I'm not sure. Then there is a 'gruppe', MES picked that as a moniker.

MES is like Herp Albert, if it's Herp and your granny on trombone, it's the Tijuana Brass. Yet Brass Bands come from the north of England, where The Fall are from. So paradoxically The Fall are a band from the north, but not a brass band, so they call themselves a group, but spell it 'gruppe', which is German, and they are not German, except Elena, who might be, but wasn't in the band at the end, or group, sorry. Or gruppe! Sorry!
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Post #13 - 13 Mar 2018, 11:14

You've raised a massively interesting point there. Simon and Garfunkel were a duo so MES and his granny on bongos would technically have been a duo rather than a band or a group. This would be ein Duo in German of course.

I'm not really sure whether the geographic location of brass bands lends any weight to your argument but I'm prepared to discuss it to the point where you'd like to poke your own eyes out with pencils.

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Post #14 - 13 Mar 2018, 13:59

Elena was Greek, but of German upbringing. dannynomates you missed this schoolgirl error. :wanker:
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Post #15 - 13 Mar 2018, 14:11

routemaster, Mar 13 2018, 01:59:49 PM wrote:schoolgirl
:drool:
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Post #16 - 13 Mar 2018, 22:14

Butch Cassady, Mar 13 2018, 02:11:52 PM wrote:
routemaster, Mar 13 2018, 01:59:49 PM wrote:schoolgirl
:drool:
Damn it Butch Cassady, your vile sexism knows no bounds. You are already up to your final warning, so this latest sick stunt goes to Connor.

I know he'll deal with it in the harshest possible way. :angry:

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Post #17 - 14 Mar 2018, 08:58

dannynomates, Mar 13 2018, 10:14:46 PM wrote:
Butch Cassady, Mar 13 2018, 02:11:52 PM wrote:
routemaster, Mar 13 2018, 01:59:49 PM wrote:schoolgirl
:drool:
Damn it Butch Cassady, your vile sexism knows no bounds. You are already up to your final warning, so this latest sick stunt goes to Connor.

I know he'll deal with it in the harshest possible way. :angry:

Dan
I always back my moderators to the hilt as you know, dannynomates.

That's a ten minutes suspension Butch Cassady and warning level reduced to zero. Don't let it happen again.
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Post #18 - 14 Mar 2018, 09:19

4 Funny.

I think apart from Stewart Lee, and maybe Frank Skinner, I am possibly the only person to see how bloody funny The Fall actually are. And if those two don't recognise funny bones, no one does.

Take the line 'I had to wank off the dog, to feed the fucking dog', okay he borrowed it, but the delivery could be pure Frank Carson, I mean Bernard Manning. I always get those two mixed up. Or how about 'Where's the fucking taxi, cunt' if that couldn't be a Roy Chubby Brown line, I don't know what could. Sheer brilliance. Actually, to be honest, it could be my Dad after a few. These are the sledgehammer hits, the gritty one liners, but what I love is the top notch surrealist humour, like Happi Song, and where he says 'Fol de rol' which reminds of the 'who is that clip clopping over my bridge', you know, the three billy goats gruff, a folksy old children's tale.

I could go on all day, but I will leave you thinking of that glorious piss take of those with a sweet tooth that is Choc Stock, and also the way he sings the words 'I see troubles on the str eeeeets'. Knicker wetting stuff. The Fall are not always a serious matter. You heard it here first folks.
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Post #19 - 14 Mar 2018, 09:40

That's fascinating stuff Starsky-Jalfrezi and with your permission I will be adding it to my Anally Retentive Fall web site. Do you think it could be said that Mark E Smith was carrying on your great British music hall traditions of artists like Bud Flannagan?
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Post #20 - 14 Mar 2018, 10:44

Starsky-Jalfrezi, Mar 14 2018, 09:19:37 AM wrote:
I could go on all day,


You usually do. :grin:
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