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What are like live these days?
They play in Birmingham next week but it's fifteen pounds.
very energetic, tight as a duck's bum and most material was from the last three albums.
But obviously they're a completely different band now. So feel free to insult me for my uselessness.
love a few of their tunes, and like most that i've heard, but judging by them at reading (and i know some people relaly liked it), they really werent great.
they play pretty much exclusively recent stuff, which wasnt great for me, but of course i realise a lot of people would appreciate that.
but really, it does come across as a bunch of ill matched pub players fronted by MES who is good and all, but not a spectacular performer.
but the two gigs I saw at The Cartoon a while back were great
but needs a decent band behind him to piss off.
i guess in a way it's a win-win situation, if they play really well then it's a great gig, if they're too shambolic and arguing and everything then it's a great Fall gig.
Just tell yourself that when you fork out £15 anyway.
and they were completely amazing,to be honest i was expecting the worse but they were really good,2 bass players aswell.I saw some footage from reading and they didnt look great,but i enjoyed them more that yyy's.
I mean, think of any similar band from their time (buzzcocks.....blah) they'd charge similar price if not more (new order)
are still producing great material. So.
and they were really good. The band were obviously delighted to be in The Fall so go before this is tainted by musics answer to Alex Higgins :b
Can't think of any band who started out around the same time and still are, so definately worth the money.
they were pretty great at leeds, although the tent was half empty. i might go and see them when they play in the old boddy's brewery in manchester
although seeing the tent empty from full after The Automatic finished was a bit disheartening
they were brilliant, certainly the best that I've seen them.
It depends really, they work so well in a small club enviroment but I can see how them wouldn't work in a festival enviroment.
Every time I've seen them Blindness has been orgasmically good.
the Fall were always wonderfully erratic. I remember that all through the Eighties they had a run of one good gig, one bad gig, every time I saw them.
I think that these days that the bad outnumber the good, but they should always be seen.
...i'm a fan...thought they were fucking crap...
were ace at leeds, played fall heads roll almost in its entirety
mark e smith is still erratic as ever like, i got a sense of fear even though there were 100s of others in the tent at the time. dead intense!
supported them in brighton, and mark e. smith told him he thought they were really good.