February 02, 2011

Dragnet - The Fall [1979]

M.R. James be born be born
Yog Sothoth rape me lord
 - Mark E. Smith, Spectre Vs. Rector

Door-stepped by normal horror. M. R. James is good but Machen's fucking brilliant. Great everyday mundane terror. Not Egypt but stinking boats of the Thames. Not the spineless usual. The hero is not a spaz. No romantic not sub-intellectual not "tough" recycled cabaret glam three-chord big boots. White crap let loose in studio. Supernatural theme. "I used to be psychic but I drank my way out of it". Used to be folk devil lyric poet. Shouty sloganeering whisky descend. Shadow walks behind paranoia man trapped in Flat of Angles after killing wife. Bent sinister from start.

part the first.       Spectre vs rector
part the second.  Inspector visits rector
part the third.      Spectre possesses rector
part the fourth.    Inspector versus rector possessed by spectre
part the fifth.       Hero appears; his soul possessed a thousand times
part the sixth.      Spectre enters hero; possession is ineffectual

Oddi wrth y brawd


Pastaman Vibration (ye-ah!) said...

Agree about Arthur Machen - top drawer in a scary, leave the light on and I'll whistle bravely kinda stylee-ah.

Could only ever take the Fall in small doses though.

Eat yerself f(r)it-ter

WOO DOPS said...

One of the best albums ever!! I thank thee