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#161 eliz

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 04:24 PM

There's a new album coming out in the next few months. Anyone know what it will sound like? Sounds like the recent live shows are a continuation of the garage sound?


and, as if by magic...

Imperial Wax Solvent- scheduled for release in the UK on April 28th, 2008.

http://sharebee.com/d384d68f

Track listing

1. "Alton Towers"
2. "Wolf Kidult Man"
3. "50 Year Old Man"
4. "I've Been Duped"
5. "Strange Town" (The Groundhogs)
6. "Taurig"
7. "Can Can Summer"
8. "Tommy Shooter"
9. "Latch Key Kid"
10. "Is This New"
11. "Senior Twilight Stock Replacer"
12. "Exploding Chimney"

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 07:05 PM

Wow! I don't have time to listen to much of this right now, but two promising things so far: 1. Track times have been thankfully reigned in. Only two tracks >4 minutes 2. Track 1 sounds unlike any Fall song I've heard before.

#163 Pavement Ist Rad

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 07:58 PM

THE FALL COVERING "STRANGE TOWN"??? SHIT, AWESOME. THAT SOUNDS LIKE SOMETHING THAT I BADLY NEED IN MY LIFE.

I JUST REALIZED HOW PUMPED I AM TO HEAR REAL NEW FALL MP3S OF REAL NEW FALL MUSIC.

I'M GOING TO WATCH GHOST WORLD AND THEN POSSIBLY LISTEN TO THIS ALBUM
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Damo Suzuki: So, um, yeah. Getting older isn't as bad as it sounds. Better than being young & poor (DjDrake) or young & slutty (SG) or young, poor and slutty (Paves); am I right?

Alright, my friends. It's time for another solid little rock jam

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 09:05 PM

There's a new album coming out in the next few months. Anyone know what it will sound like? Sounds like the recent live shows are a continuation of the garage sound?


and, as if by magic...

Imperial Wax Solvent- scheduled for release in the UK on April 28th, 2008.

http://sharebee.com/d384d68f

Track listing

1. "Alton Towers"
2. "Wolf Kidult Man"
3. "50 Year Old Man"
4. "I've Been Duped"
5. "Strange Town" (The Groundhogs)
6. "Taurig"
7. "Can Can Summer"
8. "Tommy Shooter"
9. "Latch Key Kid"
10. "Is This New"
11. "Senior Twilight Stock Replacer"
12. "Exploding Chimney"


Couldn't have been planned better. Awesome thread, CC. Another good omen w/r/t the new album: a decent, non-band photo cover:

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make it three yards, motherfucker, and we'll have an automobile race

#165 cerebralcaustic

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Posted 22 March 2008 - 12:35 PM

First impression of the new album: It's ok. There's some stuff I like ("Alton Towers", parts of the "50 Year Old Man" medley stuck out), and some stuff that sounds a lot like the last couple of albums. Album warrants a few more listens before I can form a solid opinion, but it feels like an improvement. Love the shorter track times anyway.

#166 AItoid

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Posted 22 March 2008 - 06:24 PM

The new album is fantastic and much more immediate than was Reformation. I love I've Been Duped. Elena is HOT!!!!!

#167 Sid Hartha

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Posted 22 March 2008 - 06:31 PM

Third listen today - this album feels right. Time will tell, but I'm having much more fun with this than with the previous one.

#168 Badger

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Posted 14 April 2008 - 07:47 AM

Snippets from forthcoming MES autobiog in Guardian today - mostly covers early years as they inform later worldview. Book out April 24th in UK.

http://music.guardia...2273418,00.html

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 06:10 AM

Part 2. Some good stuff in here.

http://music.guardia...2273649,00.html

"I have a clear-out every year. I hire a big yellow skip that sits proudly outside next to the cars, and in it I throw everything that's surplus. This can be all sorts - clothes, records, books. I can't work amid clutter. I crave space. I only have three chairs in the house: one for the wife, one for me, and one for a guest. No more. One guest at a time - that's my philosophy. You don't want your house turning into a hippy commune."

"Every house should have a computer for the kids? It's ridiculous, it's like brain damage. When I was younger it was everybody should have a book to read - "Harold should have a book to read every day." And lads would be at home just staring at this thing, this book. And they're not reading it at all - probably having a wank instead. Which saved the government work, and the police ..."

#170 Badger

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 04:18 AM

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Alright, this is really good. It's easily their best overall record since 'the Unutterable' on 5 plays.
It feels really compact, really tight, there's a real sense of purpose here. MES himself sounds more lucid and in better humour than he has done for years.
I can't believe how good this is.

#171 Badger

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Posted 22 May 2008 - 03:05 PM

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album of the year

Yeah, I listen to this all the time. Best (complete) album I've heard all year, thus far. I always expect to be let down by one of the songs, and my expectations are simply never met! Great fucking job, MES.


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What's the latest word from the Caustic household?

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Posted 24 May 2008 - 02:22 PM

This thread has been enjoyable reading. Coincidently - see my SOMB flair - I have been doing my own Fall re-vival/appraisal: I have been listening to everything I have chronologially during commutes on an MP3 thingy. I'm finishing up my second rotation after 2 or 3 weeks and I was considering starting a Fall post called "Mark E. Smith: what's he on about?" As it turns out there is a lot of Fall discussion going on here, which boosts my faith in humanity and has rendered the thread idea unnecessary: everyone who listens to his lyrics pretty much asks the same question. The point for me has been to listen and wonder. Also, 'everything I have' is everything from the beginning to the late 80s. I stopped listening to their new records when I heard their cover of "victoria" and all I've heard since then has been disc 2 of "50000 Fall Fans". This thread suggests that there are some worthwhile LPs to be heard post-Brix.

#173 cerebralcaustic

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Posted 24 May 2008 - 03:18 PM

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album of the year

Yeah, I listen to this all the time. Best (complete) album I've heard all year, thus far. I always expect to be let down by one of the songs, and my expectations are simply never met! Great fucking job, MES.


Aye.

What's the latest word from the Caustic household?

Baby and work have been keeping me busy. I've been meaning to add an "official" review of the new album to the thread, but I suspect it may be a while. Overall, it's a big improvement over the last couple, but not as great as you all are making it out to be. Though it's nice to hear a more energetic band, they're still lacking the creativity of past lineups. I'd give it a B- or C+ for now.

#174 cerebralcaustic

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Posted 24 May 2008 - 03:20 PM

This thread suggests that there are some worthwhile LPs to be heard post-Brix.

Yes. I would start with The Unutterable, then work your way forward and backward.

Welcome aboard!

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Posted 12 June 2008 - 12:01 PM

Computer doesn't work for me
I had a Sinclair back in 1983
OL2QU, pre-warranty
And don't forget he's still up to it
That Steve Albini
He's in collusion with Virgin trains
Against me

I'm a fifty year old man
I'm a fifty year old man

But it won't get me

Go down Manchester town
Can't navigate it
The club scene, man
You can't compare with it
One third of securities count
I can't understand that
Again

You're not real boy
I say you're not real boy
You're a gym [teacher]
You're a Cancer and I expect
A little shit

I'm a fifty year old man
And I like it

I got a three foot rock hard on
But I'm too busy to use it

I'm a fifty year old man

I'm a fifty year old man
What you gonna do about it?

I go round a hotel
I see "Throw the towel on the floor"
On The Green Man
I throw it on the floor and
I piss in it

I'm a fifty year old man
And I like it

I'm trying to...

And don't forget
You try to destroy me
You're in collusion with the trains
Don't try and kid me

I'm a fifty year old man

Go down to the town
Can't navigate it
The club scene, man
You can't get in there

[Banjo interlude]

[Backing vocals repeat: 50 year old man]

I'm a fifty year old man
And I like it
I'm a fifty year old man
What're you gonna do about it?

And don't forget, you tried to destroy me
Steve Albini
You're in collusion with the trains
Don't try and kid me

I'm a fifty year old man
And I like it
I'm a fifty year old man
What're you gonna do about it?

I've got a three foot rock hard on
But I'm too busy to use it

I'm a fifty year old man
And I like it
I'm a fifty year old man
What're you gonna do about it?

Go down Manchester town
Can't navigate it
The club scene, man
You can't compare with it

I'm a fifty year old man
And I like it
I'm a fifty year old man
What're you gonna do about it?

And don't forget he's still up to it

[Interlude]

An inferior product mess
An inferior product man
Just over two thirds the price
I'm proud of it
I'm proud of it

I'm a type of guy who knows what is on CD
And then they lecture me on turning rubbish out
While shouting themselves out of existence

If they care so much, why don't they try eating
some of those cardboard cut-outs themselves
And they stuff the complimentary catering down their neck
Do the fifth re-take of their attempt to be scruffy
On a train
And go back to counselling and communicating

I'm an inferior product man
I'm an inferior product mix
They call me "Bad Head"
Don't ever forget it
And here is the fade out
Fade out
Fade out


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Posted 12 June 2008 - 01:13 PM

I don't know, I'd say that "50 Year Old Man" is the best Fall song in years. I mean, really, anybody who called "Blindness" a "masterpiece" was just desperate and totally kidding themselves. And once you hear "50 Year Old Man," this fact should be made obvious.
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Damo Suzuki: So, um, yeah. Getting older isn't as bad as it sounds. Better than being young & poor (DjDrake) or young & slutty (SG) or young, poor and slutty (Paves); am I right?

Alright, my friends. It's time for another solid little rock jam

#177 cerebralcaustic

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Posted 12 June 2008 - 02:42 PM

It's all about the banjo interlude. I'm dead serious when I say they need to drop the garage rock schtick for a year and release an all-acoustic album.

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Posted 12 June 2008 - 02:44 PM

one of the best three-track openings in recent Fall history.
Aren't there any girls out their who like good music? I need to and want to meet them. My favorite bands are Overkill River, The Nife, Songs:Ohio, and Nuetral Milk Hotel. Please let me know if your into indy music and like to go to show's and drink beer's and makeout.

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 07:42 AM

Wow: http://www.dailyreckless.com/fall/

Consider me humbled.

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 07:39 AM

Because this is the SOMB, I feel compelled to pit the albums against each other. As of today, here's how I would rank the studio albums (i.e. no Slates, 27 Points, or A Sides)

1. Hex Enduction Hour
2. Grotesque (After The Gramme)
3. This Nation's Saving Grace
4. Levitate
5. Perverted By Language
6. The Infotainment Scan
7. Dragnet
8. The Unutterable
9. Bend Sinister
10. Country On The Click


After lengthy polling process at unofficial site, Fallfans rank the albums (IWS yet to be accomodated).
Top ten comes pretty close to local CC exercise.

1. Hex Enduction Hour
2. Perverted By Language
3. Grotesque
4. Slates
5. This Nation's Saving Grace
6. Dragnet
7. The Real New Fall LP Formerly C.O.T.C.
8. The Wonderful And Frightening World Of...
9. The Unutterable
10. Bend Sinister

11. Room To Live
12. The Frenz Experiment
13. The Infotainment Scan
14. Live At The Witch Trials
15. Extricate
16. Fall Heads Roll
17. I Am Kurious Oranj
18. Levitate
19. Code: Selfish
20. The Light User Syndrome

21. Shift-Work
22. The Marshall Suite
23. Middle Class Revolt
24. Cerebral Caustic
25. Reformation Post TLC
26. Are You Are Missing Winner
27. Seminal Live