1995 - 2001 The Fall
Filmed rehearsal at Vector Studios in Stockport in January 1995
Recording The Light User Syndrome Album
Working at Suite 16 studio in Rochdale, Manchester
and later in London.
The group recorded single The Chiselers before continuing to record album The Light User Syndrome.
video here done for a music channel acoustic session
Mark Smith at airport
Karl Burns, Saltzburg, Austria
Simon Wolstencroft, Berlin
Mark with Anthony Frost , artist responsible for some Fall backdrops and record sleeves.
Taken by Basil (aged 10). Mark and Julia re-stringing a guitar on the day Touch Sensitive was written in December 1997
The ill-fated tour to promote Levitate (album) in March 1998. It led to the band splitting up and Mark being arrested.
A spoken word album 'The Post Nearly Man' by Mark was worked on late 1997 and early 1998, recording various segments that helped create the montage of the album released in August 1998. A few concerts to promote the album followed including Nick Caves 'Sacred and Profane' celebration of the spoken word at Londons Royal Festival Hall and the Stanza Poetry Festival in St Andrews.
There was a collaboration with Elastica on their album 'The Menace' during 1999.
This is one of the songs we helped with.
Video done for Touch Sensitive in 1999
Neville Wilding, guitar.
Adam Helal, bass.
The album 'The Unutterable' was recorded and released in 2000.'Dr Buck's Letter' from 'The Unutterable'
A Christmas tour in the UK followed to promote the album with Spencer Birtwhistle playing drums.
The group line up changed again in January 2001. Integrating and rehearsing the seemingly endless stream of new group members took it's toll. Also a desire to spend more time with family encouraged the decision to take a break from das gruppe. A few European concerts followed and the last contribution was keyboards on a live recording of 'Ibis Afro Man' from The Falls next album 'Are You Are Missing Winner'.