The Fall
Dragnet
Superior Viaduct
/
2016
LP
22.49
SV112LP
Incl. Insert
Incl. VAT plus shipping / Orders from outside the EU are exempt from VAT
Tracklist
1Psykick Dancehall
2A Figure Walks
3Printhead
4Dice Man
5Before The Moon Falls
6Your Heart Out
7Muzorewi's Daughter
8Flat Of Angles
9Choc-Stock
10Spectre Vs Rector
11Put Away

Dragnet is arguably The Fall's best-known album. With the departure of Martin Bramah after Live At The Witch Trials, the band underwent yet another lineup shift in late 1979. Marc Riley switched to guitar and Steve Hanley joined on bass; the latter's signature basslines would become a major part of The Fall for the next two decades.

Opening track "Psykick Dancehall" strikes like an elusive, working-class anthem with its bouncy tempo changes and Mark E. Smith's unfiltered vocals raining down on the dance-floor. "Dice Man" takes its direction from disheveled beats, stuttering lyrics and asymmetrical phrasing. Somehow Dragnet manages to be even more lo-fi than The Fall's debut, yet reveals a cohesive sound and fierce songs that would further build the band's cult following.

Superior Viaduct's edition is the first time that Dragnet has been available on vinyl in the USA since its initial release in 1979. Liner notes by Brian Turner.