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Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Wrong Place Right Time

There are two good reasons to post Wrong Place Right Time by The Fall today. Firstly, I bought I Am Kurious Oranj in King Bee on Saturday. I used to own it on cassette, in fact it was the second Fall album I bought back in 1988 (the first was The Frenz Experiment). The cassette version had more songs on it I think but seeing a pristine vinyl copy for a fiver was too tempting, mainly because Big New Prinz is one of my favourite Fall songs, maybe my number one. The whole of Side A is really good- Prinz, the seven minute Dog Is Life/Jerusalem. I love the dirty bassline of Jerusalem. And the first side closes with Wrong Place Right Time.

This performance of Wrong Place Right Time is from the ballet so you've got The Fall playing live with Brix on tambourine and Michael Clark's dancers flitting about. Somehow, The Fall soundtracking a ballet to commemorate the three hundredth anniversary of William of Orange's ascension to the throne made perfect sense. I like the Brix era Fall- there were tunes to go with the MES vocal delivery.

The second reason is I'm meeting Drew, Fall fan and Across The Kitchen Table blogger, for a few pints tonight while he's in town with work. Right place right time.

I fucked my back up getting out of the car at work on Friday (I know, I know) and then made it worse playing football after school the same day. It's just beginning to feel Ok again after a weekend of hobbling about. A few pints in The Old Cock will probably aid my recovery.


The Swede said...

All things considered, the Beggars Banquet years are my favourite Fall period. Brix somehow managed to channel MES's excesses and together they created an outstanding body of music. I'm off to see the current incarnation of The Fall at the end of April.
Hope the beer helps to ease the back pain!

drew said...

One of my favourite Fall tracks especially the version from the Final Peel session where it morphs into I Can Hear The Grass Grow

Echorich said...

How could you ever go wrong...The Fall, Brix playing seated on a Big Mac, Michael Clark Dancers, Leigh Bowery and a Dutch pretender to the Throne of England! Makes total sense and an amazing spectacle!!