The Fall to release Live At St. Helens Technical College, ’81 album

The Fall by Bruce Crawford

The Fall by Bruce Crawford

Castle Face Records will give it an exclusive vinyl release on February 19th.

A new live album from The Fall is coming out next month.

Live at St. Helens Technical College takes us back to the early eighties, Marc Riley revealing that he stumbled upon the gig whilst on Twitter and found it to be ‘one of the better sound-board recordings I’d ever heard’.

“Knowing John (Dwyer – of Osees and Castleface Records) was into The Fall I sent him the link just for him to enjoy,” he continues. “He got back and said it was one of the best live Fall sets he’d ever heard and asked if we were cool with him releasing it.”

“So I contacted Steve and Paul Hanley….then Paul got in touch with Craig Scanlan – and within the space of a week we’d given Castleface the ‘OK’ from four of the five Fall members on recording. The fifth of course being Mark E Smith who is no longer with us.”

“I believe (from a mate who is armed with a functioning memory and was there on the night) the gig was poorly attended. So much so that the Promoter attempted to pull our fee…which resulted in him being pushed to the floor by our manager Kay Carrol. Sounds about right.”

A first sample, Leave The Capitol, was premiered on Rolling Stone.

Live At St. Helens Technical College, ’81 tracklist:

Blob ’59
Prole Art Threat
Jawbone and the Air Rifle
Middle Mass
Rowche Rumble
An Older Lover
City Hobgoblins
Leave The Capitol
The NWRA
Gramme Friday
Fit and Working Again
Muzorewi’s Daughter
Slates, Slags, Etc



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