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Release Date:12/02/2016;Notes:Vinyl LP repressing. Hex Enduction Hour was originally conceptualized as the death knell for The Fall. Beleaguered by c...Click To Read More About This Product

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Release Date:12/02/2016;Notes:Vinyl LP repressing. Hex Enduction Hour was originally conceptualized as the death knell for The Fall. Beleaguered by career uncertainty and guided by vague premonitions of collapse, Mark E. Smith declared that one full hour was needed to thoroughly and perhaps finally state his case with The Fall. This framework resulted in a true classic of the post-punk era and an album that gave The Fall their first taste of album chart success, thankfully removing surrender from the equation. Recorded in haste in both Iceland and England in late 1981, the performances on Hex Enduction Hour are among the band's most urgent and distinctive. The album begins with the severe provocation of "The Classical" and the terse punk of "Jawbone And The Air-Rifle," but it's "Hip Priest" that stands out as Smith's calling-card theme, a song that would become inextricable from his character (or perception thereof) in the years that followed. The elongated "And This Day" fittingly positions the band as spell-casters, closing the hour by filling every conceivable bit of space with wild, primitive percussion and whimsical electric piano. Superior Viaduct's edition is the first time that Hex Enduction Hour has been available on vinyl domestically since it's initial release in 1982. Liner notes by Brian Turner.


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One of my top 5 favorites of all time. I've had it in CD but I use to have it as an LP and I'm not sure what happened to it. I'm missing my Totally wired 45 as well. Anyway been going without a turntable for a while so I haven't been playing records and several of them are missing now and I've just gotten a new turntable. This is the one that had to be replaced most immediately.

I don't know how to explain the Fall to other people. You either get it or you don't. This album, the Slates EP, Live at the witch trials to me are all classics---things I can almost not live without. I'm sure I could but the world would be a much darker place. Great band and R.I.P. Mark E. Smith.

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