"Hey there fuckface, hey there fuckface!"
—from "The Classical"
"If it's me and your granny on bongos, it's The Fall"
—Mark E. Smith
"Always different, always the same"The Fall are a Post Punk band from Manchester, England. The favorite band of legendary BBC DJ John Peel, The Fall were formed in 1976 by iconoclastic weirdo Mark E. Smith, and since then the band has had more lineup changes than perhaps any band ever, with Smith being the sole constant member. Other than Smith, the band has had a handful of members that are beloved by fans and spent long tenures with the band, but bandmembers often quit or are fired with almost every album (in fact, after the release of Fall Heads Roll in 2005, the entire band quit on Smith (excluding his keyboardist wife Elena Poulou) in the middle of the night while the band was staying at a hotel in the American Southwest).Despite the constant lineup changes, the band is extremely prolific (for most of their career, they released an album annually) and have recorded a staggering 30 studio albums since 1979:
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