The Fall 13 Killers on 2LP
New Collection of 13 Early Tracks from the British Alternative Legends Recorded Between 1977-1987!
Including Live Cuts, Unreleased Demos & Covers!
Describing The Fall to a new listener is a task that even the most talented word smith would find problem with. A mixture of punk fury, spoken word and shamanic chanting that basks in repeated, near-cacophonous guitar riffs and tribal drum textures...it’s more simple to sum up by stating ‘that’s The Fall’. Particularly Mark E Smith; the only remaining founding member who makes up ‘the pole’ to the ‘ever revolving door of member changes’ idiom, he has led the band through unrelenting decades of musical manufacture - ignorant of trend and fashion - to establish himself as a bonafide, alternative music landmark.
Becoming favourites of the late, great DJ John Peel by the late 1970’s pushed the band into wider recognition eventually gaining them a devoted cult-like following and spurring on the post-punk indie movement in the process. Notable albums such as Grotesque and Perverted by Language sealed their art-punk reputation and set their career trajectory upwards although success always played second fiddle to the music.
Now with 30 studio albums and counting, The Fall show no signs of slowing their output however Secret Records new compilation 13 Killers, eases the pace to have a look at some of their finer, unreleased material from their developmental years. Including live cuts (some tracks taken from The Legendary Chaos Tape), unreleased demos and cover versions recorded across various locations - 13 Killers looks to fill gaps within even the most devoted The Fall fans collection. With NME recently claiming Mark E Smith as the #1 cult music hero - it is still very clear how much this band means to so many.
The Fall 13 Killers Track Listing:
3. Psykick Dancehall
4. Stepping Out
5. New Face In Hell
6. Dresden Dolls
7. Back Drop
8. Fiery Jack
9. Various Times
10. Container Driver
11. Leave The Capitol
12. Spector vs. Rector
13. Hey Luciani