Fall - The Frenz Experiment (expanded) 2 x CDs

SKU 39-CD-BBQ-2171
“After the dark morass of Bend Sinister, the sound of 1988's Frenz Experiment comes as a bit of a shock. The arrangements are spare and broken down to the essentials, with the distorted guitars brought down low and Wolstencroft's drums high in the mix. Marcia Schofield had also joined the band to add keyboards. With most of the songs credited only to Smith himself, this could be seen as a solo album of sorts, or an indication of some rift within the group -- it certainly doesn't translate into the music. For the first time too, his vocals are loud and clear, though certainly not comprehensible; "Bremen Nacht" hints at some sort of run in with a ghost in Germany, "Athlete Cured," with its Spinal Tap-borrowed riff, tells of a "German athletic star" made ill from unusual circumstances -- the narrative turns strange, then funny until wandering off, a classic Smith tactic. Their cover of the Kinks' "Victoria" marked the Fall's first entry into the British charts, but also fit in with Smith's continuing explorations of Britain's history and how it translates into issues of class identity.”-AllMusic / Ted Mills
“Beggars Arkive is excited to announce the reissue of The Fall's 10th studio album, 1988's THE FRENZ EXPERIMENT. Available as an expanded edition on 2XCD, the releases both contain the original album, plus singles and B-Sides.
The CD version also includes a previously unreleased 4-track BBC session and 'A Day In The Life' Beatles cover rarity, plus a 24-page booklet with new interviews.”
  • LabelBeggars Banquet
  • UPC607618217129
Your Price $20.00

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