From there on out it's all pretty smooth sailing though, as far as boats.
Cantankerous as I am, I really have little to putitas cogiendo nenas argue with you about on this one.
Oh wait, no he's just talking.
It even warrants the annoying phrase "in constant rotation followed by the phrase "you da man".But this album came out and someone persuaded me to buy it - "it's a return to form!" And although I can't say I love it as much as those old 1986 and prior albums (basically everything before "Bend Sinister I gotta say I absolutely.I tend to think of Dragnet as the first true Fall album (and as the first in the brilliant succession of albums which featured Marc Riley after that).Student 3: Touch Sensitive (dance mix) Mine however are (today, at any rate) 1: Mere Pseud Mag Ed 2: Container Drivers 3: Van Plague.Or "EYE'm Going To Spain (Where 'loco' Means 'Crazy - but this is not a Fall that is trying to relive the past.For example, what if Van Halen had given Sammy Hagar the screw after his first couple albums and brought back Diamond David Roth?
The 1988 set in particular kicks some major ass with a thick mean bassy sound that brings angry new life to the formerly friendly "Carry Bag Man" and "Yes Oh Yes." Who approved "Shiftwork" though?
You got scratchy chimey guitars, great bass lines I Feel Voxish"!
"Hot Cake on the other hand, is a right bland piece of rockabilly garage rock with very little to sink your ears into.This LP mixes sharp cynical dialog with essentially bad music- but as I said before, that was the whole point.I'm off to Salford with my piano wire and tinned carrots.These songs are a revalation.Two songs - protein protection and the the past.Then she goes to a hot nightspot and some creep tries to feel her up while they're dancing.The rest is merely okay, I'll concur (especially the lame-lame-lame guest vocals that sound like my grandmother having a hernia but about half the album is essential.The Fall has poured its heart into this album.A straight ahead, indie guitar tune.It was one of my first, and much later I got into stuff like "Slates which I absolutely love, but I gotta give the upper hand to this one.
And, like I said, "Midwatch 1953" starts cool as hell - it just drags on way too long.
This dude alternates between 60s Count Five-style garage rock, 70s Dead Boys-style punk rock, 50s/70s Crampsish rockabilly, 80s Sonic Youth-style repetition and even twangy Johnny Cashish country-western hoobajoob and Johnny Hashish moody harmonics in the same song!