Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Vintage Tracks 1: The Fall - Impression Of J Temperance

Official premiere of our Vintage Tracks series of posts where we'll be presenting videos for some of our all-time favorite tracks. No better band to start with than The Fall, one of the most original groups in the history of rock and by far the favorite one of this blog. The video we've chosen today is a live performance of "Impression of J Temperance", recorded in 1981 in Leeds. The track is one of the highlights of the 1980 album "Grotesque: After the Gramme", which was recorded in London and Rochdale in August 1980 and released on Rough Trade on November 17th (more info here). My vinyl copy of this album was bought in August 1992 from a second-hand record shop in Notting Hill, London, and remains one of my most prized possessions. A new Fall album is expected this year from Domino, while Mark E Smith has also collaborated with Gorillaz on the track "Glitter Freeze" from the upcoming "Plastic Beach" album. Meanwhile, here's the bizarre tale of the hideous replica of a hated dog breeder, named J. Temperance. Apparently, only two did not hate him.

The Fall - Impression Of J Temperance

1 comment:

Χρήστος Μίχος / Christos Michos said...

frightening and wonderful.bizarre and Grey.FALL rules !