Butch said he was going to start this in 2012...I have waited and waited...can't wait any longer. Please note, in the grand tradition of The Fall, any mistakes and misinformation are part of the charm and obviously deliberate Given the catalogue is all over the place and if we just did the albums we would miss loads of classic tracks then I think the best thing to do is just every release in date order! It's a daunting catalogue for anyone new to the band, where would you start, but it is full of treasures and amazing music. The Fall are quite possibly my favourite band of all time. How do you start to describe them without falling into the same old clichés? They are kind of unique and exist in a world of their own, although being part of the Punk scene, the Post-Punk scene, Indie, Alternative...they were always different to the rest of those bands. IMO the most interesting and brilliant group to ever exist! We start then with their very first appearance on record, from June 1978: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Short_Circuit:_Live_at_the_Electric_Circus A 10" live album which documented the last nights of the famous Electric Circus club in Manchester (which a recreation of can be seen in the film 24 Hour Party People I think). The album itself I think is great. It features a very early Joy Division, Steel Pulse, The Buzzcocks, The Drones and John Cooper Clarke, but without doubt the two best things on there are the two Fall tracks - Last Orders and Stepping Out, both of which are unique to this release. Already sounding very much like 'The Fall' both songs are very good, Stepping Out perhaps the better, which really rocks. It's a very basic sound but works incredibly well, and is captured brilliantly on the record. I think I remember reading that a forum member was at the gig (would have loved to be there myself). Before this album was released there had been a Peel session aired, and they had also appeared on Tony Wilson's local music show.