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Twitter Listening Party

Playback links for Tim’s Twitter Listening Party sessions for four Fall albums: Grotesque, Slates, Hex Enduction Hour and The Wonderful and Frightening World of The Fall.

Grotesque Paul Hanley, Steve Hanley, Grant Showbiz, Tim Burgess plus assorted guests post live responses to Grotesque. (18th October 2020)

Slates Paul Hanley, Steve Hanley, Grant Showbiz, Tim Burgess plus assorted guests post live responses to Slates. (18th October 2020)

Hex Enduction Hour Paul Hanley, Steve Hanley, Grant Showbiz, Tim Burgess plus assorted guests post live responses to Hex Enduction Hour. (17th October 2020)

The Wonderful and Frightening World of The Fall Paul Hanley, Steve Hanley, Brix, Tim Burgess plus assorted guests post live responses to The Wonderful and Frightening World of The Fall. (2nd April 2020)

Book links:

The Big Midweek: Life Inside The Fall by Steve Hanley and Olivia Piekarski

Leave The Capital: A History of Manchester Music in 13 Recordings by Paul Hanley

Have A Bleedin Guess: The Story of Hex Enduction Hour by Paul Hanley

Paul Hanley on Front Row

Paul on BBC Radio 4’s Front Row on 6th May 2020, talking Hex Enduction Hour and The Fall alongside music critic Kate Mossman and presenter Katie Popperwell. There is tribute to Karftwerk founder Florian Schneider at the end of the programme. His death was announced that day.

Here’s the text from the BBC Front Row website:

‘In 1982 post-punk group, The Fall, led by charismatic frontman Mark E. Smith, released their fourth album Hex Enduction Hour. At the time the group were struggling for attention and success outside their small but devoted following that included Radio 1 DJ John Peel who regularly championed their music. Hex Enduction Hour changed all that and five decades on is still regarded as a masterpiece. Former Fall drummer, Paul Hanley has written a new book, Have A Bleedin Guess, about the making of the album and is joined by music critic Kate Mossman to discuss the album’s significance.’

The full show is archived here

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Hanley Brothers at Rock N Roll Book Club

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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VIDEO: Click here to watch a video of the audience Q&A (It duplicates the last 21 minutes of this recording, so you can switch over at 1:05:29 and listen to the remainder with moving pictures.)

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