The Fall
Hex Enduction Hour

Reviewed by: Mike Powell
Reviewed on: 2005-02-16

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Posted 02/16/2005 - 09:15:05 AM by foolsgold13:
 duh. super A+. only This Nation's Saving Grace and Grotesque (after the gramme) beat it, imo
Posted 02/16/2005 - 10:36:56 AM by hutlock:
 Fun Fall story: prior to the release of this record, the Fall were actually in talks to sign with Motown. No, I'm not kidding. And then they heard the opening lines of the album, and that deal was off faster than you could say, "Hey there fuckface!"
Posted 02/16/2005 - 02:45:56 PM by fraew001:
 don't forget 'where are all the obligatory niggers!!'
Posted 02/16/2005 - 04:10:27 PM by hunky_dory:
 Speaking of albums that deserve a good remaster, how about The Stone Roses' debut? There's so much going on, but a lot of it is hard to hear, and everything falls on the high end of the auditory spectrum. I imagine a remaster would reveal some nice atmospherics. And bass. Anything you good folks as Stylus can do to grease the wheels?
Posted 02/16/2005 - 05:02:31 PM by hutlock:
 I am fairly certain that the Stone Roses album has been re-issued at LEAST three times already, maybe more. If there was remastering to be done, I would hope that they had done it already, but you're right, it has always been a little high on the treble end. But no, nothing we can do to grease the wheels, sorry! Maybe someone saw your post though!
Posted 02/16/2005 - 07:20:17 PM by grodinsky:
 hmm, do you have a source for that fall/motown story? google yeilded 4 results that basically said exactly what you said. sounds like a myth.
Posted 02/16/2005 - 09:54:37 PM by skuter666:
 Could be mythical, but MES is the source. "...Mark E. Smith insists that it very nearly happened. "It's true. The Motown office in Britain were going to sign all these English groups, all the 'hot' ones they'd read about in the papers. I had a letter and everything but it was vetoed by the big fat cats in L.A. I think they heard that track on 'Hex Enduction Hour' with the line about obligatory niggers." -"Fall Out" The Hit, September 1985, pp. 15-16
Posted 02/16/2005 - 10:01:30 PM by foolsgold13:
 yeah it's true, what they say about motown. and yeah, that stone roses album could go for a remaster. though i've noticed i prefer basic volume boosts. for example: raw power, okay that needed a remaster. but fun house i love it as it stands. sure, it could sound better, but i like it as is, just wish the cd was louder. same with all that touch and go stuff (big black, jesus lizard, et.c)
Posted 02/17/2005 - 06:38:08 PM by grodinsky:
 hmm, interesting. i dont think motown wouldve released hexenduction hour anyways, obligatory niggers and fuckfaces or not.
Posted 02/17/2005 - 11:33:40 PM by skuter666:
 Anyone who's ever seen Barry Gordy's The Last Dragon knows that Motown was capable of anything, perhaps even releasing a Fall album. It would be nice to believe that BGTLD was just a cocaine decision resulting from Motown's move to LA, but there was that Soupy Sales album they released back in the sixties. Among other oddities.