Fall Line Ups and Alumni

So how many line-ups of The Fall have there been? The numbers vary from commentator to commentator - and the perennial question is bound to be what do you mean by a line-up? Are we just talking about live performances, or do we include studio and session musicians, and what about one-off appearances? Well for the purposes of this exercise we've lumped everything in together.........

We start with the first gig and move on from there:

  1. Mark E. Smith, Martin Bramah, Tony Friel, Steve Ormrod - one gig May 1977.
  2. Mark E. Smith, Martin Bramah, Una Baines, Tony Friel, Karl Burns - Nineteen gigs. May to December 1977.  Releases - Short Circuit -Live at the Electric Circus (two tracks) and Levitate (one track), Live 1977 (twelve tracks)
  3. Mark E. Smith, Martin Bramah, Una Baines, Tony Friel, Karl Burns, John The Postman - One gig. December 1977. Releases - Live 1977 (one track)
  4. Mark E. Smith, Martin Bramah, Una Baines, Jonnie Brown, Karl Burns - One Gig, January 1977.
  5. Mark E. Smith, Martin Bramah, Una Baines, Eric McGann, Karl Burns - One TV Recording (subsequently included as part of Live at Deeply Vale) - Four gigs March- April 1978.
  6. Mark E.Smith, Martin Bramah, Yvonne Pawlett, Eric McGann, Karl Burns - Four gigs May 1978 (although Una has said she stood in for Yvonne around this time so this might not be completely accurate).
  7. Mark E. Smith, Martin Bramah, Yvonne Pawlett, Karl Burns - One Peel Session May 1978 (three tracks)
  8. Mark E. Smith, Martin Bramah, Yvonne Pawlett, Karl Burns, Steve Davis - One Peel Session May 1978 (one track)
  9. Mark E. Smith, Martin Bramah, Yvonne Pawlett, Marc Riley, Karl Burns - Thirty Four Gigs June - December 1978. One Peel Session - November 1978. Releases - Single : It's The New Thing/Various Times ; Albums - Live at Deeply Vale, Liverpool 1978, Live at the Witch Trials, From the Vaults - Oldham 1978.
  10. Mark E. Smith, Martin Bramah, Yvonne Pawlett, Marc Riley, Michael J. Leigh - Twenty Two Gigs January - April 1979. 
  11. Mark E. Smith, Craig Scanlon, Marc Riley, Yvonne Pawlett, Steve Hanley, Michael J. Leigh - Seventeen gigs May-June 1979.
  12. Mark E.Smith, Craig Scanlon, Marc Riley, Steve Hanley, Michael J.Leigh - Fifty gigs July 1979 - March 1980. Releases : Singles - Rowche Rumble, Fiery Jack; Albums - Dragnet, Totales Turns
  13. Mark E. Smith, Craig Scanlon, Marc Riley, Steve Hanley, Paul Hanley - Six gigs March - May 1980 ; Twenty Four Gigs July - December 1980. Peel Session September 1980 & August 1981. Releases - Singles : How I Wrote Elastic Man/City Hobgoblins, Totally Wired/Putta Block ; Albums - Grotesque After The Gramme, The Legendary Chaos Tape
  14. Mark E. Smith, Craig Scanlon, Marc Riley, Steve Hanley, Steve Davis - Eleven gigs June 1980
  15. Mark E. Smith, Craig Scanlon, Marc Riley, Steve Hanley, Paul Hanley, Dave Tucker  - Thirteen Gigs January - May 1981. Peel Session - March 1981. Releases : Video - Live In Leeds
  16. Mark E.Smith, Craig Scanlon, Marc Riley, Steve Hanley, Paul Hanley, Dave Tucker, Kay Carroll. Releases - Album - Slates - April 1981
  17. Mark E. Smith, Craig Scanlon, Marc Riley, Steve Hanley, Karl Burns. Forty Three Gigs (this may be an overestimation due to the certainty as to the total gigs on the 1981 US tour). Releases : Album - A Part Of America Therein, 1981.
  18. Mark E.Smith, Craig Scanlon, Marc Riley, Steve Hanley, Paul Hanley, Karl Burns, Kay Carroll. Eighty eight gigs September 1981-December 1982. Releases - Singles : I'm Into C.B./Look, Know, Marquis Cha Cha/Room To Live ; Albums - Hex Enduction Hour, Fall In A Hole
  19. Mark E.Smith, Craig Scanlon, Marc Riley, Steve Hanley, Paul Hanley, Karl Burns, Richard Mazda. Releases - Single : Lie Dream Of A Casino Soul/Fantastic Life - November 1981. 
  20. Mark E.Smith, Craig Scanlon, Marc Riley, Steve Hanley, Paul Hanley, Karl Burns, Arthur Cadman, Adrian Niman, Releases - Room To Live June/July 1982
  21. Mark E. Smith, Craig Scanlon, Steve Hanley, Paul Hanley, Karl Burns. Thirty Gigs January - September 1983. Peel Session March 1983. Releases - Singles : The Man Whose Head Expanded/Ludd Gang, Kicker Conspiracy/WIngs ; Albums - Speed Trials (two tracks), Austurbaejarbio  
  22. WORK IN PROGRESS  

 
Dave Simpson has attempted to track down all of the people who played live with the group - here is a list of everyone who ever - we think - played live, in a studio session, or on an album/single. 

If there are any missing please advise ("I was in the audience at the Hacienda and you can hear me singing along" does not count.)


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