Bingo-Master's Break-Out!

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Bingo-Master's Break-Out!
EP by The Fall
Released 11 August 1978 (1978-08-11)
Recorded 9 November 1977 at Indigo Studios, Manchester, England
Genre Post-punk
Label Step-Forward
Producer The Fall
The Fall chronology
Bingo-Master's Break-Out!
Live at the Witch Trials
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]

Bingo-Master's Break-Out! is the debut EP by English post-punk band The Fall.[2] It was released on 11 August 1978 through record label Step-Forward.

The EP failed to chart in either the UK Singles Chart or the UK Indie Singles Chart.


The EP is the first studio output by the band, excluding a Peel session that they had recorded on 30 May earlier in 1978. The Fall had already dismissed original drummer Steve Ormrod by that time. On Bingo-Master's Break-Out!, Tony Friel had already left the band and was replaced by Marc Riley. Before the following single "It's the New Thing" was issued, Una Baines had been replaced by Yvonne Pawlett.

A fourth track, titled "Frightened", was set to appear on this EP, but it was not deemed up to scratch by frontman Mark E. Smith.[3] A different recording later surfaced on the band's debut album, Live at the Witch Trials, and the original is now believed lost.

Track listing[edit]

Side A
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Psycho Mafia"   Mark E. Smith, Tony Friel 2:19
2. "Bingo-Master" (listed as "Bingo Master" on the label in the centre on the record) Smith, Una Baines 2:32
Side B
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Repetition"   Smith, Baines, Karl Burns, Martin Bramah, Friel 5:11


The Fall
  • Jonnie Brown – cover artwork


  1. ^ "Bingo-Master's Break-Out! [EP] - The Fall | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 26 November 2014. 
  2. ^ Spicer, Al (2003). Buckley, Peter, ed. The Rough Guide to Rock. Rough Guides. p. 357. Retrieved 26 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "The Fall Online – Discography: Singles & Albums". The Fall Online. Retrieved 26 November 2014. 

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