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Grotesque (After the Gramme)
Fall
Grotesque (After the Gramme)
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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Full title - Grotesque (After The Gramme). 2004 reissue of 1980 album includes four bonus tracks, 'How I Wrote 'Elastic Man', 'City Hobgoblins', 'Totally Wired', & 'Putta Block', from rare non-LP singles. Castle.

      
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All Artists: Fall
Title: Grotesque (After the Gramme)
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Universal I.S.
Release Date: 3/22/2004
Album Type: Extra tracks, Import
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, British Alternative, New Wave & Post-Punk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 5050159188321

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Full title - Grotesque (After The Gramme). 2004 reissue of 1980 album includes four bonus tracks, 'How I Wrote 'Elastic Man', 'City Hobgoblins', 'Totally Wired', & 'Putta Block', from rare non-LP singles. Castle.
 

CD Reviews

The Best of Their Early Work???
David Vinson | Birmingham, AL United States | 03/19/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you were alienated by the bleakness of "Dragnet," then "Grotesque" may be what you're looking for. Not to say that I don't like "Dragnet," but it's a work that is tremendously un-fun, a spite-filled, icy collection of songs that require a similar mood prior to listening. "Grotesque", however, is noticeably upbeat and fun. Of course, we're talking about Mark E. Smith here, so I'm not suggesting that this is a pop record--far from it. "Grotesque" captures one of my favorite attributes of this very great band--their manic energy. "Pay Your Rates" and the single "Totally Wired" are good examples. MES screams like he's being choked on "New Face in Hell"; and it sounds great, and I swear there's a kazoo somewhere amidst the landscape of backing instruments. "Gramme Friday" reminds me of The Cure's early recording, "Grinding Halt"; it's bouncy and I dare you to refrain from dancing.



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Nothing grotesque about this little gem
A. J. M. Mcdonald | the hague | 09/01/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Grotesque represents the mighty Fall at their most grotesquely brilliant. Considering this band's immense and immensely impressive catalogue, it is hard to single out any particular disc, but under duress one would have to admit that this one is up there. A new face in hell, one of the Fall's best ever tunes, resides on this cd, as do a plethora of other classics: pay your rates, english scheme, container drivers ... actually, they are all great. Listen to this record, and to every other recording by this, my favourite band of all time. You will either love them or hate them, but if you love them, it will be deep and forever"
Better Than Hex
Schmaddio | 06/24/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"For some reason Hex Enduction Hour gets all the accolades but this is definitely the better record of the two. Great stuff from start to finish. A true classic."