Track three of the Fall's brilliant 1980 album Grotesque (After The Gramme). (Track seven on the Castle Communications re-issue)

Pavement ripped this song off for their tune Conduit For Sale! on their first album Slanted and Enchanted, but I think they did enough to it to make it their own. The lyrics in this song are quite meaningful (by Fall standards anyway), and I consider it an anthem for the ex-record store guy here in Melbourne who also uncovered a scandal of deceitful type proportions (and who was a Fall fan to boot).


Wireless enthusiast intercepts government secret radio band and uncovers secrets and scandals of deceitful type proportions.

Aghast goes next door to his neighbor, secretly excited, asaforementioned was a hunter whom radio enthusiast wanted friendship and favor of.

A new face in hell

Nearly a new face in hell!

A muscular, thick-skinned, slit-eyed neighbor is at the table poisoned just thirty seconds before by parties who knew of wireless operator's forthcoming revelation.

A new face in hell!

A prickly line of sweat covers enthusiast's forehead as the realization hits him that the same government him and his now dead neighbor voted for and backed and talked of on cream porches have tricked him into their war against the people who enthusiast and dead hunter would have wished torture on. A servant of government walks in and arrests wireless fan in kitchen for murder of his neighbor

A new face in hell!

The dead cannot contradict
Sometimes the living cannot

A new face in hell!

Cheers to Fall Lyrics Parade," by Jonathan Kandell & Jeff Curtis, still the best place for Fall lyrics

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