|Record Label:||Dutch East India Trading|
|Genre:||Rock & Pop|
2. Gut of the Quantifier
3. Spoilt Victorian Child
4. Words of Expectation
|Playing Time:||23 min.|
|Producer:||Tony Wilson, Mark Radcliffe, Dale Griffin|
|Distributor:||Dutch East India Trading|
Taken from a The Infotainment Scan-era John Peel session, "Kimble," a cover of a Lee "Scratch" Perry tune, ambles along in a dub style, seemingly ready to fall apart at any minute. It's also one of the Fall's funniest: "You try/step on my toes" Smith says, to which a backing track replies "Ow!" The other three tracks are also from various Peel sessions, including two storming songs from 1985: "Gut of the Quantifier" (sharp, crisp, threatening) and "Spoilt Victorian Child" (loose and muddled at first, but finally snapping into focus halfway through). "Words of Expectation" is the rarity, a session-only track from 1983; an experimental dirge of nine or so minutes. "These are the words of complete disorientation," Smith says, which suits the song just fine. Also humorous: "If we carry on like this/we'll end up/like King Crimson." No fear. The 12" single version swaps "Gut of the Quantifier" with "C 'n' C Hassle Shmuck." ~ Ted Mills
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