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Perverted By Language | With The Hanley Brothers

November 28, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

The CAT Club presents: Classic Album Tuesdays

Perverted By Language by The Fall
Special guests: Steve and Paul Hanley

The Fall’s seventh studio album, recorded in 1983, Perverted By Language is the sound of a band in transition. After dismantling the tone of the band that peaked with Hex Enduction Hour by sacking their rhythm guitarist, this album is the beginning of a rebuilding process and is also notable for being the first Fall album to feature Brix Smith, albeit lightly. The album’s opener, ‘Eat Y’self Fitter’ was one of John Peel’s song selections on Desert Island Discs, and songs like ‘Smile’ and ‘Garden’ are considered by many to be The Fall at their peak.

The Hanley Brothers, Steve (bass) and Paul (drums), both played on Perverted By Language. Described by Luke Haines as ‘the greatest rhythm section in rock n roll’, they have been utilising their sibling telepathy in bands for nearly 40 years. Starting in The Fall when Paul was just 16 years old, they currently play in Brix & The Extricated, whose debut album Part 2 entered the Top Forty vinyl chart on its release in September this year. Both brothers are now authors. Steve’s bestselling and multi-award winning memoir of his time in The Fall, The Big Midweek, has fast become a classic of its genre. Paul’s debut book Leave The Capital is released in November 2017. It refashions the history of Manchester music, outlining how two recording studios, Strawberry and Pluto, played a pivotal roll in shaping Manchester into the world renowned city of music that it is today. The book contains a chapter on Perverted By Language, which was recorded at Pluto.

Host for the evening is Gavin Hogg.

What is Classic Album Tuesdays? Click here for an overview.

Tickets £5
Your ticket will be valid as a £5 book voucher off Hanley brothers’ books from the book stall on the night.



November 28, 2017
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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