|Send me an angel (or a vampire)|
Praise be to Montysmusic, a prolific contributor to the Twilight Zone and an exceptional internet sleuth. For it was he who found several of the tracks contained herein, which had long eluded me.
I'm still looking for these three songs:
The Steak Place by Nothing Painted Blue (from the Gold Kiss Gala comp on Dark Beloved Cloud;
I'm Frank by Pop And The Clingwrap Killers (from a digital EP of cover songs called Misandry Drop Dead); and
Old Friends by Wild Pumpkins At Midnight (a song about going to see The Fall, from the Sending A Vampire EP).
I strongly recommend purchasing 13 Fall Songs, the new CD by Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts. Despite the disclaimer ("Live + Lo-Fi + Lacking Rehearsal!"), it's impressively well done, and the songs are chosen from all phases of The Fall's career. My copy came autographed by Mr. Lewis, with a cute little drawing on the package. Clearly a labor of love for Lewis, a longstanding fan of The Fall.
I also highly recommend that you buy the digital tribute Look, Know by The Hannah Barberas, as the price of your purchase will be donated to a cancer support organization.
The long-rumored reissue of The Fall's album Bend Sinister has been announced by Beggars Banquet for release in March. It's a deluxe two disc affair, remastered and with bonus tracks from singles, the obligatory Peel Session, and five previously unreleased alternate takes. I get my wish for new Fall songs after all!