Fall, The / Reformation Post T.L.C.
Album: Reformation Post T.L.C.   Collection:General
Artist:Fall, The   Added:Apr 2007
Label:Narnack Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2007-04-08 Pull Date: 2007-06-10
Week Ending: Jun 10 Jun 3 May 27 May 6 Apr 29 Apr 22 Apr 15
Airplays: 2 3 2 1 2 3 3

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 24, 2018: In Your Ear Radio - Shake Off Your Pants, Now!
Outro, Systematic Abuse
4. Jul 19, 2007: At Your Local Dive
Fall Sound
2. Feb 18, 2010: Musically Assured Destruction
The Wright Stuff
5. Jun 28, 2007: At Your Local Dive
Fall Sound
3. Aug 27, 2009: The Alternatives
White Line Fever
6. Jun 07, 2007: A2Z
The Wright Stuff

Album Review
Elias (Dr Furious)
Reviewed 2007-04-08
It's the 26th studio album by Mark E. Smith's (MES) legendary garage-punk/post-punk group founded in 1976 in Manchester, UK. In John Peel's words "the FALL: always different, always the same". Reformation Post T.L.C. finds the FALL once again different, but questionably the same. In contrast to their previous two LPs, Reformation Post T.L.C. comes across as haphazardly composed and ill-produced (awful mix/unacceptable sound quality). Following Smith's FALL-ing out with his band amidst their US tour last year, the new CA-based band members (Darker My Love, the Hill) along with MES and his wife Elena are having a hard time cementing their ideas into a coherent sound. There is a distinct disconnect between MES vocal character and the music behind it. Despite the negativity, there are a few true FALL gems here (FALL Sound, The Wright Stuff) and an adorable cover of the country classic White Line Fever. The Fall is a damn great band to see live these days, but this LP struggles through MES experimentation with tapes and noise, the Fall's traditional garage-punk bombast and plenty of aimless jazzy psych noodling around reminiscent of MES' favorite band Can, but to paraphrase his classic tune he is [no] Damo Suzuki.
Play 3, 4, 8, 11, 6, 12
1. An ill-composed song. Pretty bad.
2. Heavy bass driving.
3. Bombastic punker! A true Fall classic!
4. Cute, awesome cover of Merle Haggard’s country classic.
5. M.E.S. blah-blah-blah-ing his way through an aimless song. He’s doing a “hick” accent while narrating the gospel of his new band line-up. This sucks.
6. Signature Fall bass riffs and repetition. Pretty good.
7. Jazzy psych strings.
8. Female vox! A Fall song without MES singing? Organ-driven psych tune. Vox remind me of Death by Chocolate and VU’s John Cale. Beautiful.
9. Live recording? Sparse and lazy. Loungy guitars.
10. Dark experimentation with noise. No vocals.
11. Edgy surfy instrumental with looped vocals and tapes.
12. Signature Fall repetition. Edgy. Driving synth/bass.
13. 30 seconds of atonal beat.

Track Listing
1. Over!Over!   7. Coach And Horses
2. Reformation   8. The Wright Stuff
3. Fall Sound   9. Scenario
4. White Line Fever   10. Das Boot
5. Insult Song   11. The Bad Stuff
6. My Door Is Never   12. Systematic Abuse
  13. Outro