Mark E Smith as Doctor Who? The Eleni Period Begins.

Do The Fall suffer a post millennial slump, or is it all guns blazing into the new century? Does MES revamp the line up again to ruin Nick’s argument that the line up was relatively stable? How is Ewan’s brain after listening to the entire discography?

The line-up changes again, and we are joined by James Kennedy, Mike Plowman, Aaron Troy White and The Blue Orchids’ Tansy McNally

In this episode we work our way through the ups and downs of…

Are You Are Missing Winner? (2001)

Country on the Click (2003)

Fall Heads Roll (2005)

Reformation Post TLC (2007)

Imperial Wax Solvent (2008)

As usual, take your time. Pause the pod, go and find the music on Spotify, Deezer, tidal, YouTube, apple music or wherever. You have plenty of time. Or just dust off your own Fall albums and listen again.

We had a few audio issues with this one, hopefully they won’t get in the way of listening.

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Featuring the wonderful...

Aaron Troye-White

Aaron Troye-White is a bilingual comedian, author, actor, and podcaster based in Bergen, Norway.  Besides Temporary Fandoms, he's a regular guest on the Flatten the Curve podcast and MYTH: Makes You Think, Huh?. He's appeared on Ylvis på Holmen where he was a runner-up on their Latterkongen talent competition. You can find his journalism and short stories in a number of publications you've never heard of.

Mike Plowman
James Kennedy
Tansy McNally
Episode 17