The Fall

Fiend with a Violin

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The second in a series of hastily cobbled together outtakes and demos from Receiver, this collection has little to recommend it. What is one to make of a "techno" remix of "The Man Whose Head Expanded" that samples the original to no effect, or an instrumental of "Ed's Babe" that is slowed down with naff sound loops added? The live tracks even sound bogus. "Bombast" has some whistler in the audience, sounding looped, too. Strangely enough the most promising track is "Married, Two Kids" (from Code Selfish), live and just that more lively. Otherwise don't believe the hype (the "new track" "Fiend With a Violin" is actually a demo of "2x4"). Shoddy.

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