The Fall. I can understand why. But this latest wee series on TVV, which looks at the run of singles they released on Beggars Banquet between 1984 and 1989, will lead to some folk dropping their prejudices.
The period in question was a truly astonishing one for the band....not only did they knuckle down and have a real stab for mainstream success, but the live shows and everything else about them for a while stopped being shambolic. This of course only upset the hardcore fans who had been around since the band was incarnated, but given how bad it has all become again in recent years maybe a return to this type of approach is again long-overdue.
Anyway, as I was saying...the Beggars Banquet singles are for the most part absolute classics. The Fall you can easily dance to. And they're all available (and have been since 1990) on one compilation CD called 458489 A Sides. Oh and the B Sides were also brought together on one CD as well.
First up is BEG 110, originally released on 8 June 1984. The line-up was Mark E Smith, Craig Scanlon, Stephen Hanley, Brix Smith, Paul Hanley and Karl Burns with John Leckie in the producer's chair:-
mp3 : The Fall - Oh! Brother
It reached #93 in the UK charts