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The Fall Live : The Gigs

Written by:
Mark E. Smith, Steve Hanley, Craig Scanlon


Initial release:
Bend Sinister, Beggars Banquet BEGA75 LP; BEGA75 CD; BEGC75 Cassette

Date:
29 September 1986

Subsequent releases:
The Domesday Pay-Off Triad Plus, Bigtime Records 6039-1 (U.S. release) 1987
Box Two, Beggars Banquet Japan ALCB85/86/87/88, 1989

Radio session:
The Complete Peel Sessions 1978-2004, Castle CMXBX982, 25 April 2005 (recorded 29 June 1986, broadcast 9 July 1986)


Group on initial recording:
Mark E. Smith - vocals; Brix Smith - guitar, vocals; Craig Scanlon - guitar; Steve Hanley - bass; Simon Rogers - keyboards; Simon Wolstencroft - drums

First played live:
5 June 1986 Folkestone


Last played live:
23 February 1987 Deventer


Number of known performances:
28


Commentary:


Although some Fall fans have expressed dissatisfaction with what they consider a track which drags somewhat, others feel that the atmosphere evoked by the broodiness is one of the best things the group have ever done, The lyrics have been subject to various interpretations, but stand up as good as anything MES ever wrote.