CD - "13 Fall Songs (Live + Lo-Fi + Lacking Rehearsal!)"

CD - "13 Fall Songs (Live + Lo-Fi + Lacking Rehearsal!)"

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Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts

"13 Fall Songs (Live + Lo-Fi + Lacking Rehearsal!)"

(Room recordings from UK tour March-April 2018)

A lovingly seat-of-the-pants tribute to Mark E. Smith and the mighty Fall.

When MES left planet Earth in January 2018, Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts were already planning 13 UK gigs in March-April... Jeffrey's unsuspecting bandmates (and unsuspecting audiences) were subjected to the following challenge: start each of those 13 UK gigs with a different Fall song. Bassist Mem and drummer Brent had never even heard most of these songs, but you know how the bass and drum parts go in most Fall songs: "Repetition, Repetition, Repetition!" So they weren't too hard to learn, even with little rehearsal time. No lyric sheets were used. Each song was performed only once then abandoned and replaced with the next gig's song selection. A small digital recording device was left running for each of the gigs, often stashed in the back of the room at the merch table or at the sound desk, to capture these one-take-only Fall covers. And this CD is the result! Does it sound good? No. Does it sound rehearsed? No. But if you're a Fall fan who can stomach listening to such subterranean documents as "Totale's Turns" or "The Legendary Chaos Tape" then you can probably handle this!  No track list is provided... just like the audiences at these gigs, you're just gonna have to figure out what's going on "in real time."

This is a real CD, not a CDR, but is packaged in a clear slip-sleeve, not a jewel case. All songs have been officially licensed. 

(This album is not available on LP, download, cassette or any other format... Buy the CD, it's cheap! Plus it cost a pretty penny to license all these songs so we need the money!)


1) Friday March 30 (Cardiff, "Wales Goes Pop" festival)

2) Saturday March 31 (Bristol)

3) Sunday April 1 (Brighton, early show)

4) Sunday April 1 (Brighton, late show)

5) Monday April 2 (Norwich)

6) Tuesday April 3 (Leicester) 

7) Wednesday April 4 (Liverpool) 

8) Thursday April 5 (Halifax, early show... Actually this recording was lost, so this song was played/recorded again on April 18 in Aalborg, Denmark)

9) Thursday April 5 (Halifax, late show)

10) Friday April 6 (York)

11) Saturday April 7 (Sheffield)

12) Sunday April 8 (London, early show)

13) Sunday April 8 (London, late show)


Jeffrey Lightning Lewis = guitar, and keyboard (via foot-stomp)
Mem Pahl = bass
Brent Cole = drums
Brian Speaker = mastering



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