The Fall

Live at the Knitting Factory New York 9 April 2004

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Another fringe release in the Fall's giant discography, the Punkcast 2004 CD is a straight audio rip of the Knitting Factory New York DVD that was included in the Access All Areas, Vol. 1 set (which was itself a video rip of the original VCD released by the great underground NYC archivists Punkcast). It's a good, solid show without too many surprises or disappointments. The 2004 edition of the band deliver worthy versions of the chestnuts "Mr. Pharmacist" and "I Am Damo Suzuki" but they really shine on the more recent material, especially "Dr. Buck's Letter." Sound quality is just about fair, plenty of the tracks are misnamed or misspelled, and there are no liner notes, leaving anyone with the DVD and some computer know-how no reason to bother.

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