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Grotesque - After The Gramme [Deluxe Edition, Extra tracks]

The Fall Audio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Audio CD (3 Mar 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Deluxe Edition, Extra tracks
  • Label: Sanctuary
  • ASIN: B0001E8CA0
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,241 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Pay Your Rates
2. English Scheme
3. New Face In Hell
4. C 'n' C-S Mithering
5. The Container Drivers
6. Impression Of J. Temperence
7. In The Park
8. WMC-Blob 59
9. Gramme Friday
10. The NWRA
11. How I Wrote Elastic Man
12. City Hobgoblins
13. Totally Wired
14. Putta Block
15. Interview WIth Mark E. Smith

Product Description

Remastered! Devastating 1980 album, reissued with 5 rare BONUS tracks and detailed liner notes.

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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars C 'n' N Music is born! 16 Aug 2004
Format:Audio CD
Right. Iam bored at home so im going to review every Fall album i own which is a fair few. so here we go with grotesque.
Definatly one of their best and the beginning of my favorite period for the Fall this is a must for any Fall FAN an a good starter for newbies. Classic Fall. The album you play to people who want to know what they sound like. Pay your rates is the perfect opener MES on top form. English scheme has great lyrics which go on and on over the catchy as hell keyboard melody. C'n'c's Mithering is one of Mark's best rants- all about the music biz and their recent tours of USA. one of my favorite tracks however which i didnt think much of first is Impression of J temperance which is i think, about a dog breeders fondness for his dogs and a birth- of something. Pure horror!
get this version with the reissue extra track malarky and u get the excellent How i wrote elastic man and other great tunes.
the sleevenotes are great too. Bah!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Fall, Grotesque 12 Nov 2010
Format:MP3 Download
This was my first 'official' fall album purchase (at 54 years of age), I was listening to a Frank Skinner podcast and he mentioned that The Fall were his favourite band,it sparked an interest so i reviewed a few albums on Amazon and Spotify and shortly afterwards i found i was hopelessly addicted to the totally original sound. Grotesque was my first Amazon download (after carefully considering my options), absolutely fantastic album from start to finish, sadly i have now been 'hooked' and have been secretly downloading as many of their back catalogue as i can get away with, without incurring the wrath of my wife! If it was good enough for John Peel it's good enough for little old me!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Fall Will Rise Again 15 Feb 2010
Format:Audio CD
A masterpiece. Heard here in his youthful prime, Mark E. Smith is buzzing with ideas, with great torrents of inspired lyrics tumbling out of him over The Fall's perfectly judged angular, awkward, beautiful music. It's no exaggeration to say that at this point in time, Smith had more wit, intelligence and poetry in him than anyone else working in music.
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By Dr. Delvis Memphistopheles TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
Wilfully peverse, the autodidact shows you do not need to be university trained to brim and buckle with ideas. All you need is zest and front. Spare yourself the expense.

Mark rooted himself in the north when it was seen as an alien land in the south. A world of shell suits, taches, unemployment cheques and lumpen moorlocks covered in tattoos. In the 70's/80's; rust, woodworm, damp and moroseness pervaded the north. The south headed by the conservative regime wreaked a cull of vitality, essence and culture. In the south the non stop erotic cabaret entailed stripey shirts and red braces to bob to the Human League, ABC, Spandau Ballet, Duran Duran and countless other pointless ablutions. There was a party going on and I wasn't invited. As it happened I gate crashed numerous May Balls where this undiluted effervescence was bubbling the night away. I can report back it was bahhrin dahhhlin.

In the north as work poured out, cheap lager/cider and heroin moved in. Football teams and music were the only flags waved in a desolate soulful land being culturally cleansed of pigeons, whippets, allotments, camaraderie and neighbours. All the old forms of collective identity bulldozed under the guise of modernity. In its wake shopping centre meccas arose to cater for John Quays; status, clothes, retail and narco.

Meanwhile in the south the arty deserted punk as the fighting broke out with pitched political battles on tubes, buses, street, clubs becoming the norm. Just as well they were all useless when it came to the ruck. Class alliance of the surreal shifted into a prole leather jacket mohican moorlock on one divide and an effete Bowie/Roxy Eloi on the other. Once again class divided and ruled the world.
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