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This Nation's Saving Grace


Download links and information about This Nation's Saving Grace by The Fall. This album was released in 1985 and it belongs to Rock, Alternative genres. It contains 16 tracks with total duration of 01:05:46 minutes.

Artist: The Fall
Release date: 1985
Genre: Rock, Alternative
Tracks: 16
Duration: 01:05:46
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No. Title Length
1. Mansion 1:21
2. Bombast 3:08
3. Barmy 5:20
4. What You Need 4:49
5. Spoilt Victorian Child 4:13
6. L.A. 4:09
7. Vixen 4:01
8. Couldn't Get Ahead 2:36
9. Gut of the Quantifier 5:15
10. My New House 5:15
11. Paint Work 6:38
12. I Am Damo Suzuki 5:41
13. To Nk Roachment: Yarbles 1:22
14. Petty (Thief) Lout 5:20
15. Rollin' Dany 2:23
16. Cruisers Creek 4:15



"Feel the wrath of my Bombast!" exhorts Smith on this follow-up to their groundbreaking Wonderful and Frightening World of... the Fall, and this collection is ample proof of the pure confidence the group had at this time. Stompers like "Barmy," "What You Need," and the mighty "Gut of the Quantifier" are all led by Brix Smith's twanging lead hooks, filled by distorted guitars and bludgeoning drums, on top of which Smith rants with conviction. But it's the departures from this sound that mark the real interest here: The synth-driven "L.A." looks ahead to the Fall's experiments with electronica; "Paint Work" is an impressionist piece interrupted by Smith accidentally erasing over some of the track at home; and "I Am Damo Suzuki," a tribute to Can's lead singer, which borrows its arrangement from several of that group's songs. The Fall sound mysterious, down-to-earth, and hilarious all at the same time. The CD reissue adds the singles "Cruiser's Creek" and "Couldn't Get Ahead" as well as their B-sides making this an essential purchase.