The Fall have released over 50 singles to date, and through almost as many labels, some of which are long-defunct. Singles 1978-2016 is the product of a nearly four-year, Indiana Jones-worthy quest, but with the religious artifacts replaced by an even more elusive, holier grail: proper publishing-rights paperwork. The Fall are often classified as post-punk-a movement synonymous with anti-rock experimentation and futurist principles-but in their early years, they were more interested in putting a post-modernist spin on pre-punk sounds. And with Brix dropping shout-’em-out pop hooks like cherries on a mud sundae, the band enjoyed a steady six-record run on Beggars Banquet that yielded their most immediate, enduring songs. At the time, they were producing work of such high quality-and at such a high volume-that they could afford to relegate bop-along earworms like .
For reasons that remain somewhat ill defined, the concept wasn't quite driven to completion, breaking down around the middle of side two (on the original vinyl configuration). Nonetheless, on strictly musical merits, it's a terrific set of songs that ultimately stands as one of the group's greatest achievements.
Before the Fall (also known as NaPolA: Hitler's Elite; German: Napola – Elite für den Führer) is a 2004 German drama film written and directed by Dennis Gansel. It is centered around the National Political Institutes of Education or "NaPolA" schools created under the government of Nazi Germany. These military academies were designed as preparatory schools for the future Nazi political and military elite.
Mania (stylized as M A N I A) is the seventh studio album by American rock band Fall Out Boy, released on January 19, 2018, on Island Records and DCD2 as the follow-up to their sixth studio album, American Beauty/American Psycho (2015). The album was produced by Jonny Coffer, Illangelo, Dave Sardy, Jesse Shatkin, and longtime collaborator Butch Walker, as well as self-production from the band.
If it’s me and your granny on bongos, it’s the Fall. So sayeth Mark E. Smith (MES), the mercurial, irascible, and incredible leader of the legendary post-punk band. It’s a quote that gets thrown around often in response to the parade of musicians (upwards of 60 by my rough count) that were hired and fired, joined and quit during the nearly 40 years of the band’s existence
The songs on her latest album don’t veer too far from anything she has done before, but The Bird & the Rifle may do for McKenna, career-wise, what Traveller did for veteran songwriter Chris Stapleton last year. McKenna has a remarkable facility for conveying the inner lives of women trapped in soured relationships; that may not be an easy sell for the conservative playlists of country radio, but it makes for one of the most accomplished and devastating singer-songwriter albums of the year. McKenna even worked with producer Dave Cobb, who helmed Traveller. The narrator dreams of disentangling herself from this late sleeper, and the Mellotron strings on the coda-a Cobb a daydream that may never come true.
Sandpaper kisses, papercut bliss Don't know what this is, but it all leads to this You're gonna leave her You have deceived her You're just a bird (Just a bird) Just a bird (Just a bird) Just a bird (Just a bird) Just a bird (Just a bird) Just a bird (Just a bird). A gun being loaded and fired, crying, and the calling of crows are all heard during this song. The Thursday girl appears to shoot something in response to Abel’s proclamation. What she targets is left in ambiguity, although it seems to be The Weeknd himself.