Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Singer-Songwriter | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 166 / 12-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 6/10 | Label: Cherry Red | Autor: AT
From the beginning of their career The Fall and their mastermind Mark E. Smith had an important supporter with John Peel until his death. Their unpredictability, their creative lyrics and funny twists like the indie country rocker "Amorator" as well as their constant live presence have consolidated their status as one of the longest lasting bands of the indie scene. After the releases of "RE-MIT" and the EP "The Remainderer" a compilation of live recordings is released, recorded in the years 2008-2012. A big problem here is the sound, because the listener often has the impression, as if it were recordings with a cassette recorder. The drums rattle far away, the vocals sound washed-out and the guitars scratch and clean the ear canals. With a bit of goodwill, one finally gets the picture of a real indie gig, where at least the interplay was right, but the bad recording didn't depict important elements. For fans only.
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