21 March 2020
Thirty years ago, on 20 March 1990, turbulent post-punk legends THE FALL, the late
great MARK E SMITH‘s combo, released their 12th album ‘EXTRICATE’. Probably the
only LP where Smith actually tries to sing instead of spitting and sneering and somehow succeeds. It’s also the longplayer with one of their best-known songs ‘Telephone Thing‘.
AllMusic wrote: “Working with producers Rex Sergeant, Craig Leon, and Adrian
Sherwood, the post-apocalyptic sound of the ’70s had been smoothed to a sheen.
There were still moments of anarchy and dissonance, but generally they were
swaddled in synth-driven beats and high-tech production that smoothed out any
remaining rough edges.”Full review here. Score: 4.5/5 .
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