What does it sound like?:
I don’t know about you, but I go through definite ‘phases’ in listening. Very unusually for me I’m currently listening to lots of ‘old’ that other people like – so on heavy rotation are Beggars Banquet, Liege and Lief, Court of the Crimson King, early Roxy, Tom Verlaine’s first album – and then all of a sudden @Bargepole wants me to review the new Fall LP (ironically he’d probably like a lot of my current playlist). So sorry ‘Rock Bottom’ and sorry ‘The Power and The Glory’ by Gentle Giant ….you’ll have to wait.
Seasoned Afterword / Word magazine readers will be interested to learn this LP does actually begin with what sounds like a drunk man shouting in a bus shelter (it is Mark E.Smith slurring into his dictaphone, possibly a home demo for track 1 – an insight into his songwriting process perhaps) and then it’s into latter-day Fall business as usual – a repeated garage riff, clattering drums, odd sound fx swirling around the mix. The line up is Greenway/Spurr/Melling who have backed Mark Smith almost as long as Hanley/Bramah/Wolstencroft. Here we go again.
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