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The Infotainment Scan is the fifteenth album by the Fall, released in 1993 on Permanent Records in the UK and by Matador Records in the US (the first of the band's albums to get an official US release since Extricate (1990)). It entered the UK Albums Chart at number 9, making it their highest-charting album.
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After the explicitly techno nods of the recent past, Infotainment balances that off with more straight-ahead rock, though with Wolstencroft's strong, sharp drumming still setting a brisk, danceable pace while Scanlon whips up his usual brand of tight, memorable riffing and Bush adds subtle textures and catchy melodies. Band's List Post-punk The Fall The Infotainment Scan. Members owning this album1. Also released on vinyl. 1. Ladybird (Green Grass). 4. I'm Going To Spain.
To fans and followers however, Infotainment Scan’s success contained little mystery. Opener Ladybird (Green Grass) is a plait of twitchy starts and stops, Smith by turns assertive and imploring. The song never loses its kick after rushing out the gate, and still stands as one of Mark E. Smith’s finest latter-day moments. The kraut-toe-tap of Sister Sledge’s Lost in Music hits just as hard, and from there, Infotainment Scan races through one off-kilter walloper after another. After deploying all of their new arsenal from the outset, The Fall begin stumbling, and so the second half of Infotainment Scan bottoms out somewhat. This is where the glossy production starts hampering proceedings. The album’s blemishes, which previously would have hidden in the weedy charm of lo-fi production, become glaring sores. This album has an average beat per minute of 131 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 112/156 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist The Infotainment Scan. BPM Profile The Infotainment Scan. Album starts at 156BPM, ends at 130BPM (-26), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by The Fall.
|1.1||Ladybird (Green Grass)||3:59|
|1.2||Lost In Music||3:49|
|1.4||I'm Going To Spain||3:27|
|1.5||It's A Curse||5:19|
|2.1||Paranoia Man In Cheap Sh*t Room||4:27|
|2.3||The League Of Bald-Headed Men||4:07|
|2.4||A Past Gone Mad||4:19|
|PERMLP12||The Fall||The Infotainment Scan (LP, Album)||Permanent Records||PERMLP12||UK||1993|
|GLRK 7208||The Fall||The Infotainment Scan (Cass, Album)||Gala Records||GLRK 7208||Italy||1993|
|CDGLR 208||The Fall||The Infotainment Scan (CD, Album)||Gala Records||CDGLR 208||Italy||1993|
|CMQDD1227||The Fall||The Infotainment Scan (Exp + CD, Album, RE + CD, Comp)||Castle Music||CMQDD1227||UK||2006|
|ARTFULLCD22||The Fall||The Infotainment Scan (CD, Album, RE)||Artful Records||ARTFULLCD22||UK||1999|