The Fall – Ersatz G.B. 15.11.11

Evening at The Junction with Richard Legge to see The Fall perform their new album Ersatz G.B. (See bad photos) The band were very tight and I suppose they need to be to allow Mark E Smith’s freestyle, rambling, drunken slur. He did his thing – messing with the bands amplifier levels, interfering with the keyboards on a whim, disappearing to back of the set for a sit down. The band stuck to their job seemingly oblivious to the shuffling drunk on stage – except when wife Elini pulls him up for using the wrong microphone (shakes head). The band were amazingly tight – in a very heavy rockabilly style with growly bass. A genuinely fantastic show of little over 1 hour. “The Fall – Always different, always the same” John Peel.