Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Hex Enduction Hour
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Punk, Poetic and Powerful
Michael Pinto | NYC, USA | 11/22/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Perhaps one of the best examples of punk ever created, and yet this album really goes far beyond the genre. Even though it was recorded in the early 80's this collection of songs sounds like it was done yesterday. The song writing here is poetry, and the track "Winter" paints some wonderful pictures. One of my favorites "The Classical" which has a raw energy that few bands have captured before or since. Also featured is "Hip Priest" which has become a trademark for Mark E. Smith, who deserves a bit more credit. You can hear the roots of this album in so many places today - ranging from hip hop to industrial. You will never see the Fall mentioned in those silly VH1 specials, but rest assured this record belongs next to the best of all time."
And today on the vitamin B...
Davdi Sutom | San Francisco, CA USA | 01/26/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"One of my favorite Fall records. This one is highly focused throughout, and the chemistry between the instruments is uncanny and highly effective, especially on songs like Hip Priest and Fortress/Deer Park. No one but the Fall could make sense out of songs like that. Highly recommended!"
Kraut-rock and VU filtered through the Fall
abuttons | USA | 03/18/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"One of the band's most important releases, this has a more experimental aspect than the previous SLATES ep. Songs like the 2-part "Winter," "Hip Priest," and "Iceland/Island" are rhythmic and long in a kind of Can way (Mark was a big fan) while "Deer Park" has keyboards via the Velvet Underground's "Sister Ray." This is not to say the songs are inferior. On the contrary, the songs are excellent because they still sound original and like The Fall . The two-drummer lineup works very well on the opener "The Classical," and there is some really catchy material in "Just Step Sideways" and "Who Makes the Nazis?" Problems? Yeah, a 10+ minute problem in the final song, the atrocious "And This Day." Everything else is great, and it beats the hell out of most of this "indie-rock" the kids like these days."