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A Part of America Therein, 1981

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Released  1982
A Part of America Therein, 1981 (1982)  Room to Live (1982)
Release date  May 1982
Genres  Post-punk, Rock music
Length  52:11
Artist  The Fall
Label  Cottage Records
A Part of America Therein, 1981 httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediaen224AP
Recorded  Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Houston, Memphis
Similar  The Fall albums, Rock music albums

A Part Of America Therein, 1981 is a live album by The Fall, recorded on their USA tour in 1981 and originally released only in the USA in 1982. The album shows the group performing several songs that had not yet been released; three songs from 1982's Hex Enduction Hour are present as is "Lie Dream Of A Casino Soul" recorded as a single following the tour's completion.


The group were without Paul Hanley as, at 17, he was too young to be granted a visa to perform in the USA. As a result, vocalist Mark E. Smith invited previous drummer Karl Burns to fill the vacancy, initially on a temporary basis – Burns had previously left the band early in 1979. Upon their return to the UK, Smith invited Paul Hanley back into the group while also retaining Burns, debuting a two drum kit lineup, although both occasionally played other instruments. The Fall appeared with both Burns and Hanley on drums for the next three years.

Original USA LP

  • "The North Side"
    1. "The N.W.R.A." (Chicago)
    2. "Hip Priest" (Chicago)
    3. "Totally Wired" (New York)
    4. "Lie Dream Of A Casino Soul" (New York)
  • "The South Side"
    1. "Cash 'n' Carry" (San Francisco)
    2. "An Older Lover" (Houston)
    3. "Deer Park" (Houston)
    4. "Winter" (Memphis)

    Subsequent editions

    The album was given its first UK release in 1992, a "2 for 1" CD on the Dojo label alongside six track mini album Slates. This coupling was reissued in 1998 on Essential with amended artwork. It was finally released as a standalone CD album in late 2004 adding 4 additional recordings from the same tour: "Middle Mass", "The Container Drivers" (both Boston), "Session Musician" (New Orleans) and "Your Heart Out" (California).


  • The Fall:
  • Mark E. Smith – vocals
  • Marc Riley – guitar, keyboard, kazoo, backing vocals
  • Craig Scanlon – guitar, backing vocals
  • Steve Hanley – bass guitar
  • Karl Burns – drums
  • Songs

    1The NWRA10:50
    2Hip Priest7:35
    3Totally Wired4:08


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