AUDIO: Brothers Steve Hanley and Paul Hanley in conversation with John Doran at Walthamstow Rock N Roll Book Club. The first part of the conversation is dedicated to The Fall’s 1982 album Hex Enduction Hour, the subject of Paul Hanley’s book Have A Bleedin Guess. The second part is taken with general questions about The Fall, led first by John Doran and followed up by questions from the audience. Recorded at The Trades Hall, Walthamstow on 23rd October 2019 in front of a full house. The sound of bottles smashing during the recording come from the bar, there wasn’t a riot in the crowd. Click play above to listen. Running Time 1:26:50
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Steve and Paul Hanley were special guests of Classic Album Tuesdays and talked to guest host Gavin Hogg about The Fall album Perverted By Language. Here they talk about the album, their respective books (The Big Midweek and Leave The Capital), playing with Brix & The Extricated, and they take questions from the floor.
On the evening, Perverted By Language was played in full on vinyl. Here, just a single track is included for educational purposes.
Running time 47:35. Recorded at Edward’s, Sheffield on 28 November 2017. Both brothers are audibly suffering from a cold virus, which it appeared that 80% of the nation was carrying at that time.
Brian Turner of WFMU, a Jersey City radio station, has put together 2×3 hour Fall specials. Brian interviewed Steve Hanley, Marc Riley and Brix Smith Start for the shows, and has exhumed some stellar live tapes, mainly soundboard and FM broadcasts from the ’78 to ’96 era. The broadcast also includes a live set in the WFMU studio of Fall covers courtesy of Spectre Folk (featuring members of Magik Markers, Sonic Youth, Pavement, Nation of Ulysses and Tall Firs).
features an interview with Steve Hanley (45:15) + live set from Spectre Folk
Features Marc Riley interview (36:17) and Brix (1:50:30)
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