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Famously described by John Peel as being "always different, always the same", The Fall were formed in Manchester, England in 1976 during the Punk era although their style quickly evolved into something more idiosyncratic.

The one permanent fixture amidst the Fall's ever-changing line-up is Mark E. Smith. Smith's lyrics are free, unboxed and unpredictable, touching on an extremely wide range of subjects and places, and…

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  • sunhead hit the nail on the (sun)head
  • It's more of a cult following than a "huge" one: The Fall are more famous (to music lovers, anyway) than they are popular, due to the idiosyncratic and difficult nature of the music. And the fame is in part due to Peel playing them constantly on his radio show and also longevity.
  • I'm obsessed with these guys right now. They're so distinctive and idiosyncratic that I can't believe they have such a huge following. Awesome stuff.
  • Hoping they'll play in Brazil one day
  • becoming acquainted to the fall in the fall, hooray
  • The shows in Melbourne was great, well the 1st one was OK but then next two was sooo wicked! And he played Mr Pharmacist too!!!
  • Mr Pharmacist
  • where is everyone [2]
  • Live Fall has always been a dice roll.
  • Sydney concert (21 October 2015) was disappointing: played for less than an hour and Mr Smith didn't even come out for the second encore. Was hoping to hear Mr Pharmacist at least from the early days.

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