Sunday, January 15, 2012

Witch Trials

The Fall were probably the nastiest, most cruel, and spiteful bunch of Englishmen ever to exist, and on their first album Live From The Witch Trials all the snark and venom is present and accounted for. The album opens with the menacing and slunky "Frightened" and the lyric "Someone's always on my tracks." The tension is laid out, the sort of embittered angst that make Mark E Smith and The Fall unique, their seeming disdain for their listener. However underneath the hostilities lay some amazingly concise and economically crafted rock songs. The genius that was The Fall starts here.

6 comments:

lkajfdslkjdfo said...

"men" or "man"?

Raze Crosses said...

"I feel trapped by mutual affection"

Darryl Whalen said...

This is why i love The Hearse!
You rarely see anything close to the Fall (or many, many other things; such as Blue Note Jazz, of course) on the music forums that love the Hard Rock and Metal.
The Fall (and of course say, Ornette Coleman, for instance) is the roots of the extreme!
Love it!
Thank you!

Rawky Roze said...

Classic - yet again a post all too dead on my radar - gave this one some spins just last week! Your blogging telepathy is starting to weird me out.
Great post!

dave said...

unsympathetic to spastics

batterychargersell said...

You rarely see anything close to the Fall (or many, many other things; such as Blue Note Jazz, of course) on the music forums that love the Hard Rock and Metal.

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