Extricate [Bonus Disc]

Extricate [Bonus Disc]

by The Fall
     
 

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The Smiths had divorced around the time of Extricate, but Brix's presence could still be felt on Fall records. Some thought the mid-'80s signaled an end to the ragged, jagged Fall of old; the '90s must have made them apoplectic. Working with producers Rex Sergeant, Craig Leon, and

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The Smiths had divorced around the time of Extricate, but Brix's presence could still be felt on Fall records. Some thought the mid-'80s signaled an end to the ragged, jagged Fall of old; the '90s must have made them apoplectic. Working with producers Rex Sergeant, Craig Leon, and Adrian Sherwood, the post-apocalyptic sound of the '70s had been smoothed to a sheen. There were still moments of anarchy and dissonance, but generally they were swaddled in synth-driven beats and high-tech production that smoothed out any remaining rough edges. Again, this was not a bad thing; after all, Mark E. Smith was still upfront and still ranting, but even he was singing more, and shocking as that was, it made for even better music. For this period, the place to start is Extricate, which proved beyond a doubt that the Fall were not too old to still be a part of this punk rock thang. Since this record follows on the heels of the Smiths' divorce, it's tempting to assume that Mark E. Smith's ranting has a more conspicuous target, but enigmatic as he tends to be, this is mere speculation. Still, "Sing! Harpy" and the title track will give you pause as to the source of Smith's considerable consternation. The band sounds great, especially longtime members Steve Hanley and Craig Scanlon. Extra kudos to the solid backbeat provided by Simon Wolstencroft.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/05/2007
Label:
Universal Uk
UPC:
0602498474631
catalogNumber:
9847463
Rank:
66912

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Fall   Primary Artist
Cassell Webb   Organ,Background Vocals
Craig Leon   Organ,Background Vocals
Martin Bramah   Guitar,Vocals
Craig Scanlon   Guitar
Marcia Schofield   Percussion,Keyboards
Mark E. Smith   Vocals
Simon Wolstencroft   Drums
Mike "Blue" Edwards   Guitar
Kenny Brady   Fiddle
Charlotte Bill   Flute,Oboe

Technical Credits

Larry Weiss   Composer
Craig Leon   Producer
Bob Berry   Cover Photo
Dale "Buffin" Griffin   Producer
Craig Scanlon   Composer
Adrian Sherwood   Composer,Producer
Mark E. Smith   Producer,Author
Simon Wolstencroft   Composer
Mike Engles   Engineer
Jonathan More   Composer
Matt Black   Composer
Daryl Easlea   Liner Notes
Anthony Frost   Cover Painting

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