Excuse me, weren’t you in the Fall?



I’m a big fan of The Fall, for reasons which are not all that obivous. I got immense enjoyment out of this article, which describes how somebody tries to find all former members of the band. Excerpt: “I was worried by the fates of the disappeared. In particular, Karl Burns - who was hired and fired nine times between 1977 and 1998 - seemed to have vanished after punching Smith on stage in the New York meltdown. Several former members worried that he was dead. Some suggested he had ‘moved to the hills’ in Rossendale, Lancashire, but appeals to the area’s local papers produced nothing. Riley suggested I ‘try the prisons’, which led me to Ed Blaney, who indeed left the Fall because he was sent to prison (‘Dangerous driving,’ he says). He hadn’t seen Burns either.” Enjoy!