Label: Castle Music - CAS 36261-2 • Format: CD Album, Remastered, Reissue • Country: US • Genre: Electronic, Rock • Style: Garage Rock, Punk
Since the previous year's release of the critically acclaimed The UnutterableFall front man Mark E. The group was short of money at the time, so the album was recorded very quickly in a cheap studio.
Guitarist Ben Pritchard described the making of the album as a "very miserable experience [ There was a weightlifter's gymnasium above us, you'd be recording a take and suddenly you'd hear BOOM dropping barbells and dumb-bells on the floor and you'd have to stop and start again". The Unutterable 's flirtation with drum and bass is replaced Rude (All The Time) - The Fall - Are You Are Missing Winner Are You Rude (All The Time) - The Fall - Are You Are Missing Winner Missing Winner by a more rockabilly -influenced sound.
The album's release was so rushed that the tracks weren't even mastered properly, resulting in wildly uneven audio levels Neighbors - The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You quality. It was remastered in for a Castle Communications reissue. Among the album's more negative reviews were that of John Bush of Allmusicwho suggests, " Are You Are Missing Winner represents a rare misstep for the mighty Fall",  and Andrew Cowen for The Birmingham Postwho called it "appallingly recorded throwaway kids stuff", and "scrappy even by their standards", going on to write "Mark E Smith sounds paralytic throughout, mumbling and ranting like some sorry old man.
You can almost smell the wee. Edwin Pouncey, writing in The Wireis more upbeat: "…Smith scatterguns half remembered lyrics and conducts a whirlpool of splintered guitar, dishevelled drum and battered bass sounds with a Quasimodic Gene Vincent leather gloved fist that claws even deeper into the raw clay of innovation that birthed rock 'n' roll and continues to fuel Smith's unique vision".
Some CD copies have tracks 4 and 5 in the reverse order, despite the order being listed as above. The album was remastered and expanded by Castle Music in The sound quality is less erratic than on the original edition, and 6 extra tracks are added as follows:. The live " The final track was taken from the controversial "Rude All The Time " EP issued by Voiceprint in and is little more than a recorded discussion amongst the credited personnel.
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