It's a rare day that I don't listen to a Fall album - a very rare day indeed. I haven't got anything I'd like to call a favourite, but Levitate holds a special place for being nearly ten years in my collection, and still being listened to on a regular basis. Not something I could say for any of the albums I bought at the same time (or 5 years ago for that matter).
Edit: That link Hip Priest added actually answered/ didn't answer a question I've had for a while - whether the rapid turnaround of players is due to the fact that rock musicians were bad at taking instructions (whereas orchestra types are expected to). Brady's a folk fiddler on the evidence of this video, which leaves me with the question of what MES would do with sympathetic classical players.
Edit 2: That's a little oblique - I'm pretty sure, unless I'm much mistaken, that all of the musicians that've been in the Fall have been largely rock-ist auto-didacts rather than coming from 'traditional' fields. Kenny Brady is the only anomaly to this, but it transpires he's a folker, which is equally as idiosyncratic. I know one of the early guitarists was a jazzer, but he was never a very good one.
Message boards are the last vestige of the spent masturbator, still intent on wasting time in some neg-heroic fashion. Be damned all who sail here.
Originally Posted by Savage Clone
Last time I was in Chicago I spent an hour in a Nazi submarine with a banjo player.