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The Fall - Slates flac album Performer: The Fall
Title: Slates
Style: New Wave, Punk, Post-Punk
Released: 2016
Country: UK
MP3 album: 1428 mb
FLAC album: 1308 mb
Rating: 4.5
Other formats: FLAC MOD MP4 APE MIDI MPC MP2
Genre: Rock

Slates is an EP by the Fall, released on 27 April 1981 by Rough Trade Records. Slates was released on 27 April 1981. Containing six tracks and pressed onto 10" vinyl, it was eligible for neither the single nor album charts, being too long for the former and too short for the latter

Released April 24, 1981. 1. Middle Mass Lyrics. 2. An Older Lover Etc.

4. Fit And Working Again. 5. Slates, Slags Et. .More albums from The Fall: Live 1977 by The Fall. The Fall Live In Clitheroe by The Fall. Two Sides Of Laraaji by The Fall. 15 Ways To Leave Your Man by The Fall. Rollcage by The Fall.

Long-heralded by fans as The Fall’s best work, Slates is nothing that would win them new garrisons, solidify their place in the armpit of the underground, or even get the layman to brand them as remotely ‘good. What it is, is another ragged breath from the mouths of the unwanted, another set that made the Sex Pistols seem like brats, the Clash a bunch of frivolously liberated kids, the Damned like a painted horrorshow; another set that crawled from factory muck to bring you England’s best sneer, out of some teeth-gnashing corner, un-prim and snug, someplace halfway.

Originally released as a 10 inch mini album by Rough Trade in April 1981. Matrix, Runout: 50507 494 100-6 01 52316497. Other Versions (5 of 5) View All. Cat.

Originally released in a time when "neither an EP nor an LP" was different and not a marketing gimmick, 1981's Slates was issued as a 10", but its six tight songs didn't have that key track to make it as revered as other Fall releases of the time.

Slates/A Part of America Therein (1981). The Fall’s debut full-length album was recorded in one breathless day, and the sloppiness shows. But there were more ideas on this album than there are in some other bands’ entire discographies.

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Slates, Slags et. betrays MES' love for The Stooges and the band more than live up to their influence. Fit and Working Again" and "Middle Mass" are well above their usual standard of great. That leaves us with "An Older Lover et. which is your average.


1 Obj.
A1 Middle Mass
A2 An Older Lover Etc.
A3 Prole Art Threat
2 Subj.
B1 Fit And Working Again
B2 Slates, Slags Etc.
B3 Leave The Capitol

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Mark E. Smith
  • Copyright (c) – Mark E. Smith
  • Licensed To – Sanctuary Records Group Ltd.
  • Licensed From – Sanctuary Records Group Ltd.


  • Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals – Hanley (S)*
  • Clarinet, Vocals – Dave Tucker
  • Drums, Percussion – Hanley (P)*
  • Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Piano – Scanlan*
  • Electric Guitar, Electric Piano, Vocals – Riley*
  • Engineer – Bob , Nobby Turner
  • Producer – Sherwood (A)* (tracks: A1), Travis* (tracks: A1), Showbiz* (tracks: A2, A3, B1 to B3)
  • Vocals, Kazoo – K. C.*
  • Vocals, Piano, Harmonica – Smith*


Originally released in 1981.

Includes folded sheet with liner notes by WFMU music director Brian Turner.

Part of Superior Viaduct's Fall vinyl reissues series.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 855985006147
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A - hand-etched): SV-114-A ⋊
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B - hand-etched): SV-114-B ⋊

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
RTO 71 The Fall Slates ‎(10", MiniAlbum) Rough Trade RTO 71 UK 1981
RT 071 The Fall Slates ‎(10", MiniAlbum, W/Lbl) Rough Trade RT 071 UK 1981
TRADE THREE 10, RTO 71 The Fall Slates ‎(10", MiniAlbum) Rough Trade, Rough Trade TRADE THREE 10, RTO 71 US 1981
06076-81350-2 The Fall Slates ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Castle Music 06076-81350-2 US Unknown
CMRCD1006 The Fall Slates ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Castle Music CMRCD1006 Europe 2004

Comments: (2)
The mix sounds slightly different compared to the original UK 10 inch, especially track A1? Sounds like the stereo spectrum has been adjusted in an interesting way. This EP is still the yardstick for all their other work. Start here or with Grotesque. Unfortunately my copy has some crackle.
Great quality pressing. Have heard good things about Superior Viaduct in general.