Grotesque (After The Gramme)
by The Fall
Released: Jan 1980
Label: Sanctuary Records Fontana
The Fall hit their jittery stride on this disc, with paranoid post-punk anthems like "Totally Wired" and "How I Wrote Elastic Man." They never use more than two chords, but Mark E. Smith's sputtering defiance breathes scathing life into their every move. Pavement fans ought to listen closely to "New Face In Hell."