(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is an album so hated by the Fall that one bandmember called it a "contractual abortion obligation." Why is it hated? I don't know. It is sloppy in production and the overall feel is that they needed to fill it up with live takes to make it last 60 minutes. But you know what? Who cares? Fall fans love this underproduced noise. It's classic post-punk and all the live songs are among the best from the studio albums. The 5 studio tracks are good too, with the exception of one Mollusc in Tyrol sounding like the band forgot to edit in the guitar work, leaving just synthesizer noises and a spoken word babbling."
Raw,noisy,scratchy......and loving it!
Fritz L. Vaupel | Seattle, WA United States | 01/03/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Now we all know that music critics are a bunch of impotent wankers. And anybody that complains about the recording quality of a punk band just doesn't get it. Seminal is raunchy live Fall. Just like they allways sounded live. This is one of my top three favorite Fall albums. Witch Trials and Early Fall are put together better, but this is still some great music. If you want perfection, go buy a Rush album and take a nap!"