“Listen to Couples Vs Jobless Mid 30s on the final New Facts Emerge, and marvel how an outsider poet accompanied by a bunch of avant garde hod carriers reinvents rock music. I miss The Fall every year.”
Every month Luke Haines writes the shuk out of rock’n’roll in his brilliant Auteur To Author column for Record Collector magazine.
This month he has turned his attention to the later years of Mark E. Smith and The Fall, arguing they wrote some of their best material in the last decade. It is a period of the group we’re particularly close to and Luke writes inimitably in his acerbic and witty way about one of our favourite bands.
Track down a copy of the November 2020 issue here
Here’s a small extract from this month’s column:
“Un-pretty but utterly compelling. As were those last albums, fragments of a mind that perceived too much. Listen to Couples Vs Jobless Mid 30s on the final New Facts Emerge, and marvel how an outsider poet accompanied by a bunch of avant garde hod carriers reinvents rock music.”
You can check out our Fall catalogue here
Luke Haines releases are here
On a separate but entirely related note Record Collector have just published their guide to collecting PROG! Including the 100 most valuable UK pressings there are a load of releases that we’ve previously reissued in extended form. You can find that here