The Fall – Singles 1978-2016

Is there any voice that captures the long and celebrated musical history of Manchester the way Mark E. Smith’s has? Its coarseness. Its monotone I-don’t-care-what-you-like implacability. Smith, through sheer force of stubbornness, has turned the vibrant but short-lived post-punk period into a life’s work. Four decades on, his genius has finally been well and truly … Continue reading The Fall – Singles 1978-2016

TO THE OUTSIDE OF EVERYTHING – A STORY OF UK POST-PUNK 1977-1981

London’s Cherry Red Records has something special for your holiday shopping list. This extraordinary five-disc box set packages up everything you need to know about the influential post-punk scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s. Complete with extensive notes and a string of licensing agreements the allowed the label to publish a comprehensive archive, … Continue reading TO THE OUTSIDE OF EVERYTHING – A STORY OF UK POST-PUNK 1977-1981