Saturday, 26 November 2016

The Fall ‎458489 A Sides

The Fall 458489 A Sides

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Bypassing their edgy, early singles and concentrating on their artier, more eclectic work of the mid- and late '80s, 458489 A-Sides encapsulates nearly all of the Fall's many attributes. All of the singles on A-Sides are culled from the era when Brix Smith was in the band, arguably the band's most cohesive and rewarding years. Drawing from their strongest albums -- The Wonderful and Frightening World of the Fall, This Nation's Saving Grace, Bend Sinister, The Frenz Experiment -- A-Sides offers an excellent introduction to the Fall. It is both a useful retrospective and a kind of road map, pointing out the differences between albums. For neophytes and the uninitiated, there is no better sampler, and for longtime fans, the collection reiterates what a fine singles band the Fall were in their heyday

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The greatest Manchester band of all provided us with a Beggars Banquet singles (A sides) back in 1990. With the introduction of Brix, The Fall made some great singles (Oh! Brother, C.R.E.E.P., Couldn't Get Ahead, Cruisers Creek, Mr Pharmacist) and some 'commerical' ones too (There's A Ghost In My House, Victoria). Not their best era - that was 1980-1983 - but this singles collection is still worth checking (as are their albums of the time). Any chance of the 458489 B Sides?

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