The Fall discography

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The Fall discography

The Fall in Hamburg, 13 April 1984
Releases
Studio albums 30
Live albums 30
Compilation albums 35
EPs 9
Singles 41
Part studio, part live albums 5
Mark E. Smith 2

Rock band The Fall have released a large number of recordings since their inception in 1976, often inviting use of the tag 'prolific'. Their first release as a group was the EP Bingo-Master's Break Out! (1978), and they have released a studio album at a rate of almost one a year since 1979.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Title Chart Positions
UK
[1][2]
UK Indie
[3]
NZ
[4]
1979 Live at the Witch Trials
  • Label: Step Forward
Dragnet
  • Label: Step Forward
1980 Grotesque
  • Label: Rough Trade
1 38
1981 Slates
  • Label: Rough Trade
3
1982 Hex Enduction Hour
  • Label: Kamera
71 2 11
Room to Live
  • Label: Kamera
4
1983 Perverted by Language
  • Label: Rough Trade
1
1984 The Wonderful and Frightening World Of...
  • Label: Beggars Banquet
62
1985 This Nation's Saving Grace
  • Label: Beggars Banquet
54
1986 Bend Sinister
  • Label: Beggars Banquet
36
1988 The Frenz Experiment
  • Label: Beggars Banquet
19
I Am Kurious Oranj
  • Label: Beggars Banquet
54
1990 Extricate
  • Label: Phonogram
31
1991 Shift-Work
  • Label: Phonogram
17
1992 Code: Selfish
  • Label: Phonogram
21
1993 The Infotainment Scan
  • Label: Permanent/Matador
9
1994 Middle Class Revolt
  • Label: Permanent/Matador
48
1995 Cerebral Caustic
  • Label: Permanent
67
1996 The Light User Syndrome
  • Label: Jet
54
1997 Levitate
  • Label: Artful
117
1999 The Marshall Suite
  • Label: Artful
84
2000 The Unutterable
  • Label: Eagle
136
2001 Are You Are Missing Winner
  • Label: Cog Sinister/Voiceprint
2003 The Real New Fall LP (Formerly Country on the Click)
  • Label: Action
156
2005 Fall Heads Roll
  • Label: Slogan
115
2007 Reformation! Post-TLC
  • Label: Slogan
78
2008 Imperial Wax Solvent
  • Label: Castle
35
2010 Your Future Our Clutter
  • Label: Domino Records
38
2011 Ersatz GB
  • Label: Cherry Red Records
88 9
2013 Re-Mit
  • Label: Cherry Red Records
40
"–" denotes releases that did not chart.

Part studio, part live albums[edit]

Year Title Chart Positions
UK
[1][2]
UK Indie
[3]
NZ
[4]
1980 Totale's Turns
  • Label: Rough Trade
1
1989 Seminal Live
  • Label: Beggars Banquet
40
1995 The Twenty-Seven Points
  • Label: Permanent Records
2002 2G+2
  • Label: Action
116
2004 Interim
  • Label: Hip Priest/Voiceprint
"–" denotes releases that did not chart.

Live albums[edit]

  1. Live in London 1980 (1982) UK Indie #7[3]
  2. A Part of America Therein, 1981 (1982) UK Indie #9[3]
  3. Fall in a Hole (1983) NZ #47[4]
  4. BBC Radio 1 Live in Concert (1993)
  5. In the City... (1997)
  6. 15 Ways to Leave Your Man, Live (1997)
  7. Live to Air in Melbourne 1982 (1998)
  8. Live Various Years (1998)
  9. Nottingham 92 (1998)
  10. Live 1977 (2000)
  11. I Am as Pure as Oranj (2000)
  12. Live in Cambridge 1988 (2000)
  13. Austurbaejarbio (Live in Reykjavik 1983) (2001)
  14. Live in Zagreb (2001)
  15. Liverpool 78 (2001)
  16. Touch Sensitive... Bootleg Box Set (2003)
  17. The Idiot Joy Show (2003)
  18. Live at the Phoenix Festival (2003)
  19. Live at Deeply Vale (2005)
  20. Live from the Vaults - Oldham 1978 (2005)
  21. Live from the Vaults - Retford 1978 (2005)
  22. Live from the Vaults - Los Angeles 1979 (2005)
  23. Live from the Vaults - Glasgow 1981 (2005)
  24. Live from the Vaults - Alter Bahnoff, Hof, Germany 1981 (2005)
  25. Pearl City (Roskilde 1996) (2005)
  26. Live at the Knitting Factory, New York 9 April 2001 (2007)
  27. Live at the Garage, London 20 April 2002 (2007)
  28. Live at the Knitting Factory, LA 14 November 2001 (2007)
  29. Live at the ATP Festival 28 April 2002 (2007)
  30. Last Night at The Palais (2009)
  31. Live in San Francisco (2013)

Two live tracks by The Fall also appeared on the Short Circuit compilation 10" EP, in 1978.

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Title UK Position
1981 #77–Early Years–79 UK Indie #6[3]
1985 #Hip Priest and Kamerads UK Indie #4[3]
1986 Nord-West Gas
1987 #Palace of Swords Reversed UK Indie #1[3]
1990 458489 A Sides
1990 #458489 B Sides UK #44[1]
1993 The Collection
1994 Backdrop
1996 Sinister Waltz
1996 Fiend with a Violin
1996 Oswald Defence Lawyer
1997 The Archive Series
1997 The Less You Look, the More You Find
1997 Oxymoron
1997 Cheetham Hill
1998 Smile... It's the Best of
1998 Northern Attitude
1999 The Peel Sessions
2000 A Past Gone Mad
2000 Psykick Dancehall
2001 A World Bewitched
2002 Totally Wired – The Rough Trade Anthology
2002 The Rough Trade Singles Box
2002 High Tension Line
2002 Listening In
2002 Early Singles
2003 It's the New Thing! The Step Forward Years
2003 Words of Expectation – BBC Sessions
2003 The War Against Intelligence – The Fontana Years
2003 Rebellious Jukebox
2003 Time Enough at Last
2004 '50,000 Fall Fans Can't Be Wrong – 39 Golden Greats UK #117[2]
2005 #The Complete Peel Sessions 1978–2004 UK #139[2] (#97 on 2013 re-issue)
2006 The Permanent Years – Paranoia Man in Cheap Sh*t Room
2007 The Fall Box Set 1976–2007
2008 I've Never Felt Better in My Life: 1979–1982
2009 "Rebellious Jukebox Volume 2"
2010 "Rebellious Jukebox Volume 3"
2013 "13 Killers"

Mark E. Smith spoken word albums[edit]

Mark E. Smith, The Fall's lead singer and only constant member, has also released two albums of solo material:

  1. The Post Nearly Man (1998)
  2. Pander! Panda! Panzer! (2002)

Extended plays[edit]

  1. Bingo-Master's Break-Out! EP (1978)
    • "Psycho Mafia" / "Bingo-Master" / "Repetition"
  2. Fiery Jack EP (1980) UK Indie #4[3]
    • "Fiery Jack" / "2nd Dark Age" / "Psyckick Dancehall #2"
  3. Call for Escape Route EP (1984)
    • "Draygo's Guilt" / "Clear Off" / "No Bulbs"
    • (came with free 7") "No Bulbs 3" / "Slang King 2"
  4. Peel Sessions EP (1987) UK Indie #3[3]
    • "Put Away" / "Mess of My" / "No Xmas for John Key" / "Like to Blow"
  5. The Dredger EP (1990)
    • "White Lightning" / "Blood Outta Stone" / "Zagreb" (Movements I & II & III) / "Life Just Bounces"
  6. Kimble EP (1993)
    • CD: "Kimble" / "Gut of the Quantifier" / "Spoilt Victorian Child" / "Words of Expectation"
    • 12": "Kimble" / "C'n'C-Hassle Schmuk" / "Spoilt Victorian Child" / "Words Of Expectation"
  7. The Fall vs 2003 EP (2003) UK #64[1]
    • "Susan vs Youthclub" / "Janet vs Johnny" / "Susan vs Youthclub" (remix)
  8. (We Wish You) A Protein Christmas EP (2003)
    • "(We Wish You) A Protein Christmas" / "(We Are) Mod Mock Goth" / "(Birtwistle's) Girl in Shop" / "Recovery Kit #2"
  9. Rude (All the Time) EP (2005)
    • "Distilled Mug Art" / "I Wake Up in the City" / "Where's the Fuckin Taxi? Cunt" / My Ex-Classmates' Kids"
  10. The Remainderer EP (2013)
    • "The Remainderer" / "Amorator!" / "Mister Rode" / "Rememberance R" / "Say Mama/Race With the Devil" / Touchy Pad"

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart Positions
UK
[1][2]
UK Indie
[3]
NZ
[4]
1978 "It's the New Thing"
b/w "Various Times"
1979 "Rowche Rumble"
b/w "In My Area"
31
1980 "How I Wrote 'Elastic Man'"
b/w "City Hobgoblins"
2
"Totally Wired"
b/w "Putta Block"
2 25
1981 "Lie Dream of a Casino Soul"
b/w "Fantastic Life"
5 17
1982 "Look, Know"
b/w "I'm into C. B.!"
4
"Marquis Cha-Cha"
b/w "Room to Live"
1983 "The Man Whose Head Expanded"
b/w "Ludd Gang"
3 35
"Kicker Conspiracy"
b/w "Wings"
5
1984 "Oh! Brother"
b/w "God Box"
93
"C.R.E.E.P."
b/w "Pat-Trip Dispenser"
91
"Draygos Guilt"
b/w "Clear Off" / "No Bulbs"
99
1985 "Couldn't Get Ahead"
b/w "Rollin' Dany"
90
"Cruiser's Creek"
b/w "L.A."
96
1986 "Living Too Late"
b/w "Hot Aftershave Bop"
97
"Mr. Pharmacist"
b/w "Lucifer Over Lancashire"
75
"Hey! Luciani"
b/w "Entitled"
59
1987 "There's a Ghost in My House"
b/w "Haf Found Bormann"
30
"Hit the North"
b/w various remixes of above
57
1988 "Victoria"
b/w "Tuff Life Boogie"
35
"Jerusalem"
b/w "Acid Priest" / "Big New Prinz" / "Wrong Place, Right Time"
59
1989 "Cab It Up!"
b/w "Dead Beat Descendant"
81
1990 "Telephone Thing"
b/w "British People in Hot Weather"
58
"Popcorn Double Feature"
b/w "Arms Control Poseur"
84
"White Lightning"
b/w "Blood Outta Stone"
56
"High Tension Line"
b/w "Xmas with Simon"
97
1992 "Free Range"
b/w "Everything Hurtz"
40
"Ed's Babe"
b/w "Pumpkin Head Xscapes" / "The Knight, The Devil and Death" / "Free Ranger"
"Kimble"
b/w "Gut of the Quantifier"
1993 "Why Are People Grudgeful?"
b/w "Glam-Racket"
43
"Behind the Counter"
b/w "War" / "Cab Driver"
75
1994 "15 Ways"
b/w "Hey! Student" / "The $500 Bottle of Wine"
65
1996 "The Chiselers"
b/w "Chilinist"
60
1998 "Masquerade"
b/w "Ivanhoes Two Pence" / "Spencer Must Die (Live)" / "Ten Houses of Eve (Remix)"
69
1999 "Touch Sensitive"
b/w "Antidote" / "Touch Sensitive (Dance Mix)"
104
"F-'oldin' Money"
b/w "Perfect Day (New Version)" / "Birthday Song (New Mix)"
114
2001 "Rude (All the Time)"
b/w "I Wake Up in the City"
2002 "Susan vs. Youthclub"
b/w "Janet Vs. Johnny"
64
2004 "Theme from Sparta F.C. #2"
b/w "My Ex's Classmate's Kids"
66
2005 "I Can Hear the Grass Grow"
b/w "Clasp Hands"
104
2006 "Higgle-Dy Piggle-Dy"
b/w "Monk Time" B-side performed by Alec Empire/Gary Burger
2007 "Reformation!"
b/w "Over Over" / "My Door Is Never" / "Reformation! (Edit)"
2009 "Slippy Floor"
b/w "Hot Cake – Part 2"
2010 "Bury"
b/w "Cowboy Gregorie"
2011 "Laptop Dog"
b/w "Cosmo 7" / "Monocard"
2012 "Night of the Humerons"
b/w "Victrola Time"/"Taking Off"
2013 "Sir William Wray"
b/w "Jetplane"/"Hittite Man"
"–" denotes releases that did not chart.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Chart Stats – The Fall". chartstats.com. Archived from the original on 4 December 2012. Retrieved 28 July 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Chart Log UK: Adam F – FYA". Dipl.-Bibl.(FH) Tobias Zywietz, 1994–2009. Retrieved 28 July 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Indie Hits "F"". Cherry Red Records. Retrieved 2 October 2008. 
  4. ^ a b c d "charts.org.nz – Discography The Fall". 2006–2010 Hung Medien / hitparade.ch. Retrieved 28 July 2010. 

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