Live 1977

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Live 1977
Live album by
ReleasedMarch 2000
RecordedCivic Centre, Stretford, December 23, 1977
LabelCog Sinister
The Fall chronology
The Marshall Suite
Live 1977
The Unutterable
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Review scores
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[1]

Live 1977 is a live album by the Fall, first released in March 2000. Although the sound quality is dreadful and live documents of The Fall are plentiful, this is of particular note as it is the earliest available recording of the group in action, apart from two tracks on the Short Circuit: Live at the Electric Circus compilation. It dates from December 1977, about six weeks after the group recorded their debut single "Bingo-Master's Break-Out!" (which wasn’t released until August 1978). It is the only release where early song "Hey! Fascist" can be heard, although it was reworked as "Hey! Student" and released on Middle Class Revolt seventeen years later. There are also very early versions of the 1984 single "Oh! Brother" and "Cop It", later found on The Wonderful And Frightening World Of The Fall but retitled "Copped It". The group’s reworking of "Louie Louie", with John the Postman, is featured only on this recording. This was Tony Friel’s last performance with the band. After a couple of short-stay replacements, his place as bassist was taken by Marc Riley.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Psycho Mafia"
  2. "Last Orders"
  3. "Repetition"
  4. "Dresden Dolls"
  5. "Hey! Fascist"
  6. "Frightened"
  7. "Industrial Estate"
  8. "Stepping Out"
  9. "Bingo-Master's Break-Out!"
  10. "Oh! Brother"
  11. "Cop It"
  12. "Futures and Pasts"
  13. "Louie Louie"


The Fall