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Bend Sinister (album)
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Bend Sinister

Studio album by The Fall
Released 29 September 1986 (UK)
1987 (US)
Recorded 1986
Genre Alternative rock
College rock
Length 43:33 (LP)
52:56 (CD)
Label Beggars Banquet (UK)
Bigtime (US)
Producer John Leckie
The Fall chronology
This Nation's Saving Grace
(1985) Bend Sinister
(1986) The Frenz Experiment

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Bend Sinister is a 1986 album by The Fall, released on Beggars Banquet Records. It reached number 36 in the UK charts. Its title is taken from Vladimir Nabokov's novel Bend Sinister (1947). The US version of the album was titled The "Domesday Pay-Off" Triad Plus!.

It was the third and last Fall album to be produced by John Leckie. When recording began, the band were without a drummer, as Karl Burns was fired shortly before sessions began. Ex-member Paul Hanley stepped in at first before permanent replacement Simon Wolstencroft was found. However, Leckie and Mark E. Smith argued during the recording, Smith complaining that "he'd always swamp everything, y'know, put the psychedelic sounds over it". Leckie, for his part, drew the line at Smith's insistence that some tracks be mastered from a standard audio cassette which Smith had been carrying around and listening to on a Walkman. Neither Smith nor Leckie speak highly of the album today.[2] Nonetheless, the record contained their version of "Mr. Pharmacist", originally by US garage band The Other Half, which gave The Fall their first UK Top 75 entry, and remains a regular feature of the group's live set to this day.

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