The Fall on The Tube in 1983

August 2, 2010 at 2:00 pm 6 comments

This might be even better than that Tube performance from a couple of years later. When Brix comes on halfway through, to play “2X4”, you can literally see The Fall becoming the best and most important rock group of all time. Anyone who disagrees is a cunt!

Sorry about the sketchy ad hovering at the top of the frame. This seems to be by far the highest quality copy of this clip available online, so its worth dealing with that slight weirdness.

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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. cregan  |  August 2, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    the later performance was the one that got me into The Fall. bought Nations Saving Grace the next day. but for me this particular performance is The Fall at its absolute best.

  • 2. Biggie Samuels  |  August 2, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    Glad someone agrees with me. My spine and scalp tingled watching these, from beginning to end. I used to watch The Tube as a kid but if I caught these performances at the time, they obviously didn’t leave a conscious impression. I can’t have been “ready” – would’ve been nine at the time.

  • 3. Dad  |  August 3, 2010 at 10:51 am

    Your mother, who started you off watching The Tube says you are to stop using the C word forthwith.

    • 4. Biggie Samuels  |  August 3, 2010 at 10:54 am

      Can’t believe my parents are telling me off for swearing. It’s hypocritical, quite apart from anything else.

      • 5. Dad  |  August 3, 2010 at 11:01 am

        How true ….. but actually, anything goes, (apart from the C word.)
        Coincidentally, in the middle of our big clear-out we’ve come across a load of old Fall posters.

  • 6. Biggie Samuels  |  August 3, 2010 at 11:07 am

    Please save them for me.


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