The Fall

The Fall

Out of all the late-'70s punk and post-punk bands, none were longer lived or more prolific than the Fall. Throughout their career, the band underwent a myriad lineup changes, but at the center of it all was vocalist Mark E. Smith. With his snarling, nearly incomprehensible vocals and consuming bitter cynicism, Smith became a cult legend in indie and alternative rock. Over the course of their career, the Fall went through a number of shifts in musical style, yet the foundation of their sound was a near-cacophonous, amelodic jagged jumble of guitars, sing-speak vocals, and keyboards. During the late '70s and early '80s, the band was at their most abrasive and atonal. In 1984, Smith's American wife, Brix, joined the band as a guitarist, bringing a stronger sense of pop melody to the group. By the mid-'80s, the band's British following was large enough to result in two U.K. Top 40 hits, but in essence, the group has always been a cult band; their music was always too abrasive and dense for the mainstream. Only hardcore fans can differentiate between the Fall's many albums, yet the Fall, like many cult bands, inspired a new generation of underground bands, ranging from waves of sound-alike indie rockers in the U.K. to acts in America and New Zealand, which is only one indication of the size and dedication of their small, devoted fan base.

Title Album Genre Tools
Totally Wired Grotesque (After the Gramme) Rock
Client:
Era:
1980s
Genres:
Rock
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, and Electric Guitar
Keywords:
Aggressive, Driving, Epic, Feel-Good, Party, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Car Chase, Morning After, Victory, and Victory March
Subgenres:
Garage Rock
Tempo:
Medium Fast
Vocal Types:
male
BPM:
85
CD/Track #:
Grotesque (After the Gramme)
Release Year:
1980
Track ID:
86427
main mix 3:24 160k MP3
That Man Totale's Turns (It's Now or Never) Rock
Client:
Era:
1980s
Genres:
Rock
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, and Electric Guitar
Keywords:
Aggressive and Moody
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, Fist Fight, Game Day, and Road Trip
Subgenres:
Jam Bands
Tempo:
Fast
Vocal Types:
male
CD/Track #:
Totale's Turns (It's Now or Never)
Release Year:
1980
Track ID:
65729
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
How I Wrote Elastic Man How I Wrote Elastic Man Rock
Client:
Era:
1980s
Genres:
Rock
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, and Electric Guitar
Keywords:
Aggressive
Scene Descriptions:
Car Chase, Fist Fight, and Frat Party
Subgenres:
Jam Bands
Tempo:
Fast
Vocal Types:
male
CD/Track #:
How I Wrote Elastic Man
Release Year:
1980
Track ID:
65730
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
City Hobglobins How I Wrote Elastic Man Rock
Client:
Era:
1980s
Genres:
Rock
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, and Percussion
Keywords:
Aggressive
Scene Descriptions:
Fist Fight and Game Day
Subgenres:
Jam Bands
Tempo:
Fast
Vocal Types:
male
CD/Track #:
How I Wrote Elastic Man
Release Year:
1980
Track ID:
65731
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Fiery Jack Fiery Jack EP Rock
Client:
Era:
1980s
Genres:
Rock
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, and Electric Guitar
Keywords:
Aggressive, Driving, and Moody
Scene Descriptions:
Car Chase, Fist Fight, and Road Trip
Subgenres:
Jam Bands
Tempo:
Fast
Vocal Types:
male
CD/Track #:
Fiery Jack EP
Release Year:
1980
Track ID:
65732
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
New Puritan Fiery Jack EP Rock
Client:
Era:
1980s
Genres:
Rock
Instruments:
Acoustic Guitar
Keywords:
Acoustic/Unplugged, Aggressive, and Moody
Scene Descriptions:
Fist Fight
Subgenres:
Jam Bands
Tempo:
Fast
Vocal Types:
male
CD/Track #:
Fiery Jack EP
Release Year:
1980
Track ID:
65733
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Cary Grant's Wedding Totale's Turns (It's Now or Never) Alternative, Rock
Client:
Genres:
Alternative and Rock
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, and Guitar
Keywords:
Aggressive, Dramatic, and Moody
Scene Descriptions:
Road Trip
Subgenres:
Garage Rock and Punk
Tempo:
Medium Fast
Vocal Types:
male
BPM:
69
CD/Track #:
Totale's Turns (It's Now or Never)
Release Year:
1980
Track ID:
89879
Main Mix 3:37 160k MP3
Take Me Back