Written by

The Fall

First Release

Bingo-Master's Break-Out! (7” single) - Step Forward SF7

Date of First Release

11 August 1978

Group line-up on first recording


M E Smith – vocals; Martin Bramah – guitar; Tony Friel – bass; Una Baines – keyboards; Karl Burns - drums

Subsequent releases


77 - Early Years – 79 - Step Forward SFLP6, September 1981
Psykick Dance Hall - Eagle EEECD010, August 2000
Live at the Witch Trials - Cog Sinister/Voiceprint (COGVP138CD) 11 November 2002
Early Singles - Cog Sinister/Voiceprint COGVP136CD, 2 December 2002
Live at the Witch Trials - Castle (CMQDD847), 26 January 2004
The Fall Box Set 1976-2007 - Castle CMXBX1558, 10 September 2007

Official Live Recordings


Live 1977 - Cog Sinister/Voiceprint COGVP114CD, March 2000
Liverpool 78 - Cog Sinister/Voiceprint COGVP118CD, 4 June 2001*
Live From the Vaults - Oldham 1978 - Hip Priest/Voiceprint HIPP006CD, 15 August 2005

First Played Live

23 May 1977 North West Arts basement Manchester

Last Played Live

14 April 1979 Sandpiper Club Nottingham

No. of times known to have been played live


14

Commentary


The group’s first official release was recorded on 9th November 1977 and what a magnificent punk inspired noise it is.

*Reissued 6 October 2003 on Voiceprint on double pack CD (VP241019CD) coupled with In A Hole.

Known Gigs played at

23 May 1977 North West Arts basement Manchester
23 December 1977 Stretford Civic Centre Trafford
13 January 1978 Polytechnic Huddersfield
07 May 1978 Foxes at the Greyhound London
22 July 1978 Deeply Vale 
20 August 1978 Lyceum London
21 August 1978 Tower Club Oldham
22 August 1978 Mr Pickwicks Liverpool
22 September 1978 The Harp Lounge Belfast
25 November 1978 Hospital Social Club Prestwich
26 February 1979 Carlton Club Warrington
01 March 1979 Nashiville Rooms London
28 March 1979 Hazel Grove Youth Club Stockport
14 April 1979 Sandpiper Club Nottingham