Tim Burgess Of The Charlatans Gives Us His Top 30 Favourite Fall Songs

Fall affenciado and Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess has given us his top 30 favourite Fall songs – the question is what are your top Fall songs – there’s a few to choose from…

30. The Classical

29. Psycho Mafia

28. English Scheme

27. Dice Man

26. Ed’s Babe

25. Bury

24. CREEP

23. Cyber Insekt

22. City Hobgoblins

21. Oh Brother

20. Printhead

19. Bill is dead

18. Kurious Oranj

17. Bremen Nacht

16. Dr Faustus

15. Gut of the Quantifier

14. LA

13. Solicitor in studio

12. In My Area

11. An Older Lover

10. Muzorewi’s Daughter

9. Industrial Estate

8. Hip Preist

7. Flat of Angles

6. Elastic Man

5. Totally Wired

4. Craigness

3. Petty Thief Lout

2. Smile

1. Dr Buck’s Letter

8 COMMENTS

  1. Great list. My top 5 are: Totally Wired, Telephone Thing, Living To Late, Mr Pharmacist & Eat Y’Self Fitter

  2. Well, since you ask John – my top 424 Fall songs in order are:
    1. HOW I WROTE “ELASTIC MAN”
    2. ROWCHE RUMBLE
    3. BEFORE THE MOON FALLS
    4. GARDEN
    5. IN MY AREA
    6. NEW FACE IN HELL
    7. REBELLIOUS JUKEBOX
    8. WINTER
    9. TOTALLY WIRED
    10. SMILE
    11. FLAT OF ANGLES
    12. PRINTHEAD
    13. YOUR HEART OUT
    14. MIDDLE MASS
    15. ENGLISH SCHEME
    16. JAWBONE AND THE AIR-RIFLE
    17. REPETITION
    18. THE CLASSICAL
    19. VARIOUS TIMES
    20. CONTAINER DRIVERS
    21. BINGO MASTER’S BREAKOUT
    22. PUT AWAY
    23. IMPRESSION OF J TEMPERENCE
    34. FRIGHTENED
    25. BACKDROP
    26. PSYKICK DANCEHALL
    27. HEXEN DEFINITIVE / STRIFE KNOT
    28. IT’S THE NEW THING
    29. PAY YOUR RATES
    30. MUSIC SCENE
    31. I AM DAMO SUZUKI
    32. NEW PURITAN
    33. WINGS
    34. FIERY JACK
    35. JOKER HYSTERICAL FACE
    36. LIE DREAM OF A CASINO SOUL
    37. KICKER CONSPIRACY
    38. DICE MAN
    39. A FIGURE WALKS
    40. PAINTWORK
    41. THE NORTH WILL RISE AGAIN
    42. ICELAND
    43. MESS OF MY
    44. NO XMAS FOR JOHN QUAYS
    45. LEAVE THE CAPITAL
    46. FANTASTIC LIFE
    47. CITY HOBGOBLINS
    48. PROLE ART THREAT
    49. C ‘N’ C – S MITHERING
    50. FIT AND WORKING AGAIN
    51. LAST ORDERS
    52. HARD LIFE IN THE COUNTRY
    53. SLATES, SLAGS ETC
    54. INDUSTRIAL ESTATE
    55. AN OLDER LOVER ETC
    56. MUZOREWI’S DAUGHTER
    57. SOLICITOR IN STUDIO
    58. WHAT ABOUT US?
    59. SPECTRE VS. RECTOR
    60. CARY GRANT’S WEDDING
    61. FORTRESS / DEER PARK
    62. TWO STEPS BACK
    63. AND THIS DAY
    64. BLINDNESS
    65. EAT Y’SELF FITTER
    66 CHOC-STOCK
    67. MOTHER-SISTER !
    68. FUTURES AND PASTS
    69. BOMBAST
    70. PSYCHO MAFIA
    72. LOOK, KNOW
    73. TOMMY SHOOTER
    74. SECOND DARK AGE
    74. MERE PSEUD MAG. ED.
    75. ROOM TO LIVE
    76. GUT OF THE QUANTIFIER
    77. THE MAN WHOSE HEAD EXPANDED
    78. I’M INTO C.B.
    79. DETECTIVE INSTINCT
    80. STEPPING OUT
    81. IS THIS NEW
    82. PLASTER ON THE HAND / PILSNER TRAIL
    83. LUCIFER OVER LANCASHIRE
    84. MIKE’S LOVE XEXAGON
    85. R.O.D.
    86. GRAMME FRIDAY
    87. PROTEINPROTECTION
    88. MY NEW HOUSE
    89. OL’ GANG
    90. LIVING TOO LATE / LONG
    91. IN THE PARK
    92. THAT MAN
    93. WHO MAKES THE NAZIS ?
    94. MOUNTAIN ENERGEI
    95. DRESDEN DOLLS
    96. SPOILT VICTORIAN CHILD
    97. JUST STEP SIDEWAYS
    98. LAY OF THE LAND
    99. GROSS CHAPEL – BRITISH GRENADIERS
    100. UNDERGROUND MEDECIN
    101. LIFE JUST BOUNCES
    102. ALTON TOWERS
    103. WE WISH YOU A PROTEIN CHRISTMAS
    104. HIP PRIEST
    105. 2 BY 4
    106. MANSION
    107. OPEN THE BOXOCTOSIS 2
    108. NO BULBS
    109. TERRY WAITE SEZ
    110. CRUISER’S CREEK
    111. DR. BUCK’S LETTER
    112. HOT AFTERSHAVE BOP
    113. C ‘N’ C – HASSLE SCHMUK
    114. REFORMATION
    115. 4 1/2 INCH
    116. SLANG KING
    117. BURY
    118. DOKTOR FAUSTUS
    119. JANET, JOHNNY & JAMES
    120. WHAT YOU NEED
    121. MEXICO WAX SOLVENT
    122. WOLF KIDULT MAN
    123. (BIRTWHISTLE’S) GIRL IN SHOP
    124. MARQUIS CHA CHA
    125. STEPHEN SONG
    126. TEMPO HOUSE
    127. FREE RANGE
    128. HOT CAKE
    129. W.B.
    130. SENIOR TWILIGHT STOCK REPLACER
    131. PAPAL VISIT
    132. CLASP HANDS
    133. TWO LIBRANS
    134. PACIFYING JOINT
    135. GUEST INFORMANT
    136. PUTTA BLOCK
    137. I FEEL VOXISH
    138. CRAIGNESS
    139. CRAP RAP 2 / LIKE TO BLOW
    140. SYSTEMATIC ABUSE
    141. BARMY
    142. 50 YEAR OLD MAN
    143. RECOVERY KIT
    144. COULDN’T GET AHEAD
    145. LIVE AT THE WITCH TRIALS
    146. MR PHARMACIST
    147. HURRICANE EDWARD
    148. AUTO TECH PILOT
    149. U.S. 80’S – 90’S
    150. CYBER INSEKT
    151. SHOULDER PADS
    152. GREEN EYED LOCO-MAN
    153. TO NKROACHMENT: YARBLES
    154. SPINETRAK
    155. MASQUERADE
    156. HEY! LUCIANI
    157. TEN HOUSES OF EVE
    158. LATCH KEY KID
    159. RIDDLER
    160. ELVES
    161. RECOVERY KIT 2
    162. BUG DAY
    159. NEIGHBOURHOOD OF INFINITY
    160. HOTEL BLOEDEL
    161. DISNEY’S DREAM DEBASED
    162. DRAYGO’S GUILT
    163. CONTRAFLOW
    164. GOD-BOX
    165. CLEAR OFF !
    166. PAT TRIP DISPENSER
    167. WORDS OF EXPECTATION
    168. MARK’LL SINK US
    169. HIT THE NORTH PART 4
    170. ENTITLED
    171. AND THEREIN…
    172. FRENZ
    173. I WAKE UP IN CITY
    174. WRONG PLACE, RIGHT TIME
    175. BLOOD OUTTA STONE
    176. HIT THE NORTH PART 5
    177. Y.F.O.C.
    178. LAST COMMANDS OF XYRALOTHEP VIA M.E.S.
    179. BREMEN NACHT
    180. OSWALD DEFENCE LAWYER
    181. TWISTER
    182. FALL SOUND
    183. DEAD BEAT DESCENDENT
    184. YES, OH YES
    185. THE PAST 2
    186. BOUNEMOUTH RUNNER
    187. SLEEP DEBT SNATCHES
    188. PETTY THIEF LOUT
    189. CAB IT UP !
    190. HIGH TENSION LINE
    191. CHINO
    192. LAST NACHT
    193. THEME FROM SPARTA FC
    194. DOG IS LIFE / JERUSALEM
    195. COWBOY GEORGE
    196. ROSE
    197. MY DOOR IS NEVER
    198. TUFF LIFE BOOGIE
    199. LUDD GANG
    200. (WE ARE0 MOD MOCK GOTH
    201. BUTTERFLIES 4 BRAINS
    202. HAF FOUND BORMANN
    203. ACID PRIEST 2088
    204. IN THESE TIMES
    205. SLIPPY FLOOR
    206 CREEP
    207. WIN FALL C.D. 2080
    208. BIG NEW PRIEST
    213. BRITISH PEOPLE IN HOT WEATHER
    210. HIT THE NORTH PART 6
    207. BIG NEW PRINZ
    208. BEHIND THE COUNTER
    209. I’M FRANK
    210. EXPLODING CHIMNEY
    211. D.I.Y. MEAT
    212. KURIOUS ORANJ
    213. SIR WILLIAM WRAY
    213. HEY FASCIST
    214. IDIOT JOY SHOWLAND
    215. OFYC SHOWCASE
    215. SQUID LAW
    216. SING! HARPY
    217. DAS VULTURE ANS EIN NUTTER-WAIN
    218. HE PEP !
    219. HOSTILE
    221. PARANOIA MAN IN CHEAP SHOT ROOM
    295. HITTITE MAN
    222. AUSTRALIANS IN EUROPE
    223. OH! BROTHER
    224. L.A.
    225. CROP DUST
    226. EDINBURGH MAN
    227. ASSUME
    228. BLACK MONK THEME PART 1
    229. THE MIXER
    230. CAN CAN SUMMER
    231. SERUM
    232. ZAGREB
    233. MIDNIGHT IN ASPEN
    234. ASPEN REPRISE
    235. HOT RUNES
    236. ARMS CONTROL POSEUR
    237. POWDER KEG
    238. GUIDE ME SOFT
    239. BAD NEWS GIRL
    240. DON’T TAKE THE PIZZA
    241. SO WHAT ABOUT IT ?
    242. HIT THE NORTH PART 1
    243. THE WAR AGAINST INTELLIGENCE
    244. THE QUARTET OF DOC SHANLEY
    245. UNUTTERABLE
    246. FEELING NUMB
    247. VIXEN
    248. DAS BOOT
    249. COPPED IT
    250. SPENCER MUST DIE
    251. W.M.C. – BLOB 59
    252. BO DEMMICK
    253. SINISTER WALTZ
    254. HILARY
    255. MY EX CLASSMATES’ KIDS
    266. I COME AND STAND AT YOUR DOOR
    257. WAR
    258. M5
    259. LEVITATE
    260. KICK THE CAN
    261. YOU HAVEN’T FOUND IT YET
    262. IBIS-AFRO MAN
    263. SUSAN VS YOUTHCLUB
    264. DISTILLED MUG ART
    265. LADYBIRD (GREEN GRASS)
    266. GLAM-RACKET
    267. IT’S A CURSE
    268. CARRY BAG MAN
    269. RETURN
    270. SHIFT-WORK
    271. FREE RANGER
    272. NEW FORMATION SERMON
    273. A PAST GONE MAD
    274. ZANDRA
    275. SERVICE
    276. THE JOKE
    277. INTERLUDE / CHILINISM
    278. THE ACUTE
    279. OLEANO
    280. THE STEAK PLACE
    281. A LOT OF WIND
    282. I CAN HEAR THE GRASS GROW
    283. HOLLOW MIND
    284. JANET VS JOHNNY
    285. THERE’S A GHOST IN MY HOUSE
    286. OXYMORON
    287. OCTO REALM / KETAMINE SUN
    288. TELEPHONE THING
    289. THE CHISELERS
    290. LOADSTONES
    291. JIM’S THE FALL
    292. GET A HOTEL
    293. MIDWATCH 1953
    294. VAN PLAGUE ?
    295. WAY ROUND
    296. VICTORIA
    297. JETPLANE
    298. HEY! STUDENT
    299. MONOCARD
    300. CHRISTMASTIDE / XMAS WITH SIMON
    301. PEARL CITY
    302. CHILINIST
    303. TAURIG
    304. NO RESPECTS REV
    305. ARID AL’S DREAM
    306. YOU’RE NOT UP TO MUCH
    307. STRYCHNINE
    308. VICTROLA TIME
    319. CHEETHAM HILL
    310. JAM SONG
    311. RIDE AWAY
    312 MIDDLE CLASS REVOLT !
    313. IRISH
    314. THE COLISEUM
    315. MOLLUSC IN TYROL
    316. KINDER OF SPINE
    317. THE KNIGHT, THE DEVIL AND DEATH
    318. TIME ENOUGH AT LAST
    319. BILL IS DEAD
    320. YOUWANNER
    321. H.O.W.
    322. NO RESPECTS (INTRO)
    323. LAPTOP DOG
    324. LOOP 41 HOUSTON
    325. BLACK MONK THEME PART 2
    326. THE LITTLEST REBEL
    327. TAKING OFF
    328. THE BIRMINGHAM SCHOOL OF BUSINESS SCHOOL
    329. CITY DWELLER
    330. SO-CALLED DANGEROUS
    331. NATE WILL NOT RETURN
    332. IMMORTALITY
    333. FUNERAL MIX
    334. TOUCH SENSITIVE
    335. BOURGEOIS TOWN
    236. FUNNEL OF LOVE
    337. COSMOS 7
    338. PITTSVILLE DIREKT
    339. WEATHER REPORT 2
    340. I’VE SEEN THEM COME
    341. GET A SUMMER SONG GOING
    342. PUMPKIN SOUP & MASHED POTATOES
    343. NOEL’S CHEMICAL EFFLUENCE
    344. THE BOOK OF LIES
    345. THE APHID
    346. SURMOUNT ALL OBSTACLES
    347. I’M A MUMMY
    348. AGE OF CHANG
    349. GENTLEMAN’S AGREEMENT
    350. TRAGIC DAYS
    351. EVERYTHING HURTZ
    352. BONKERS IN PHOENIX
    353. CAB DRIVER
    354. LIGHT / FIREWORKS
    355. REPRISE: JANE-PROF MICK-EY BASTARDO
    356. TWO-FACE !
    357. EARLY DAYS OF CHANNEL F&UMLU;HRER
    358. THE REAL LIFE OF THE CRYING MARSHALL
    359. PUMPKIN HEAD ESCAPES
    360. HIT THE NORTH PART 2
    344. HEY MARC RILEY
    372. MARRIED, 2 KIDS
    346. ONE DAY
    347. SHUT UP !
    348. RAINMASTER
    349. ED’S BABE
    350. RECIPE FOR FASCISM
    351. CHICAGO, NOW
    352. JUNK MAN
    353. HIT THE NORTH PART 3
    354. SECESSION MAN
    355. EXTRICATE
    356. WHITE LIGHTNING
    357. DEVOLUTE
    358. DAS KATERER
    359. BIRTHDAY SONG
    360. SONS OF TEMPERANCE
    361. SCAREBALL
    362. DON’T CALL ME DARLING
    363. ROLLIN’ DANY
    364. HAPPI SONG
    364. JAP KID
    365. THE LEAGUE OF BALD-HEADED MEN
    366. WHY ARE PEOPLE GRUDGEFUL ?
    367. THE $500 BOTTLE OF WINE
    368. I’M NOT SATISFIED
    369. STRANGE TOWN
    370. INSULT SONG
    371. THE BALLAD OF J DRUMMER
    372. EVERYBODY BUT MYSELF
    373. 15 WAYS
    374. COACH AND HORSES
    375. PINE LEAVES
    376. CLOUD OF BLACK
    377. BREAKING THE RULES
    378. GOTTA SEE JANE
    379. I’VE BEEN DUPED
    380. LAST CHANCE TO TURN AROUND
    381. NOISE
    381. THE RECKONING
    382. JUST WAITING
    382. GREENWAY
    383. SHAKE-OFF
    384. FIEND WITH A VIOLIN
    385. (JUNG NEV’S) ANTIDOTES
    386. EARLY LIFE OF CRYING MARSHALL
    387. FISTFUL OF CREDIT
    388. THE CRYING MARSHALL
    389. WHITE LINE FEVER
    390. MASK SEARCH
    391. 986 GENERATOR
    390. A DAY IN THE LIFE
    391. NORTH WEST FASHION SHOW
    392. SCENARIO
    393. IVANHOE’S TWO PENCE
    394. MAD.MEN-ENG.DOG
    395. PRE MDMA YEARS
    395. POPCORN DOUBLE FEATURE
    396. THIS PERFECT DAY
    397. MEDICAL ACCEPTANCE GATE
    398. HANDS UP BILLY
    399. BOUND
    400. LEAGUE MOON MONKEY MIX
    401. ON MY OWN
    402. NORTHERNS IN EUROP
    403. JUNGLE ROCK
    404. I’M GOING TO SPAIN
    405. THE USHER
    406. OVERTURE FROM ‘I AM CURIOUS, ORANGE’
    407. LEGEND OF XANADU
    408. SYMBOL OF MORDGAN
    409. LOST IN MUSIC
    410. ITALIANO
    411. RACE WITH THE DEVIL
    412. THE BAD STUFF
    413. THE WRIGHT STUFF
    414. CREW FILTH
    415. STAY AWAY (OLD WHITE TRAIN)
    416. INEVITABLE
    417. PINBALL MACHINE
    418. OUTRO
    419. F-‘OLDIN’ MONEY
    420. ANECDOTES & ANTIDOTES IN B*
    421. CALENDAR
    422. FINALE: TOM RAGGAZZI
    423. HAPPY HOLIDAY
    424. TRUST IN ME

  3. The list is interesting. Tim Burgess is an old The Fall fan! My favourite The Fall songs are Fiery Jack and Blindness (Peel Show). I also especially enjoy Theme from Sparta FC, Dr. Buck’s Letter, How I Wrote Elastic Man and Lay of the Land.

  4. 1.R.O.D.
    2.Paintwork
    3.Free Range
    4.The Classical
    5.New Face In Hell
    6.Disney’s Dream Debased
    7.Lost In Music
    8.Spoilt Victorian Child
    9.Cruiser’s Creek
    10.Ed’s Babe
    11.L.A.
    12.Oh Brother
    13.Ladybird
    14.Bill Is Dead
    15.Wings
    16.A Past Gone Mad
    17.I Feel Voxish
    18.Stephen Song
    19.Barmy
    20.15 Ways

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