As part of Maria’s grand finale in the current location, undisputable Peel favourites and Manchester’s legends of punk, The Fall make one last appearance.
[audio:TouchSensitive.mp3]A fitting fairwell to one of the best and longest running club locations in Berlin. Caution: a Fall concert can be a life changing experience: miss at your own risk!
The Fall are an English post-punk band, formed in Prestwich, Greater Manchester in 1976. The group has existed in some form ever since, and is essentially built around its founder and only constant member, Mark E. Smith. First associated with the punk movement of the late 1970s, the band’s music has gone through numerous stylistic changes, often concurrently with changes in the group’s membership.
The Fall | Hit The North
The Fall’s music is often characterised by repetition, an abrasive guitar-driven sound, and is always underpinned by Smith’s vocals and often cryptic lyrics, described by critic Steve Huey as “abstract poetry filled with complicated wordplay, bone-dry wit, cutting social observations, and general misanthropy.”
The group’s output is prolific—as of July 2010 they have released 28 studio albums, and more than triple that counting live albums and other releases. They have never achieved widespread public success beyond a handful of minor hit singles in the late 1980s, but have maintained a strong cult following.
The band were long associated with BBC disc jockey John Peel, who championed them from early on in their career and cited The Fall as his favourite band, famously explaining, “They are always different, they are always the same.”
Thursday, 12th May 2011 | 21:00 CET
Club Maria | An der Schillingbrücke| 10243 Berlin