Thursday, May 29, 2008

04.22.08: Guest BEN MANCELL (Tribute to THE FALL)

Our guest Dj for the evening will be Ben Mancell.

Ben has played in numerous bands including Rael Raen, MHz (Mega Hertz), and his latest offering, Brooklyn's own IMAGINARY ICONS....and he's the brother of your very own co-host Josh. They also back up Bruno as his for the current incarnation of The Homosexuals .

Tonight we will be paying tribute to "THE FALL"

"Out of all the late-'70s punk and post-punk bands, none were longer lived or more prolific than the Fall. Throughout their career, the band underwent a myriad of lineup changes, but at the center of it all was vocalist Mark E. Smith. With his snarling, nearly incomprehensible vocals and consuming bitter cynicism, Smith became a cult legend in indie and alternative rock. Over the course of their career, the Fall went through a number of shifts in musical style, yet the foundation of their sound was a near-cacophonous, amelodic jagged jumble of guitars, sing-speak vocals, and keyboards.(Stephen Thomas Erlewine, DavidJeffries - allmusic)

Tonight, we will do our very best to cover 30 years of The Fall! Album tracks, B-sides, radio sessions and splinter groups such as The Creepers, Blue Orchids and Von Sudenfed. Chase that pint of lager with an espresso (or vice versa) and travel to the Wonderfuland Frightening World of Mark E.Smith and The Fall ~

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