32 Years Ago: THE FALL release Victoria

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32 Years Ago: THE FALL release Victoria

I wanted something a bit short for this LP and I liked the lyrics to that song a lot. Also, I wanted to rearrange it 'cause I thought the Kinks' music, which is very rapid on the original, was pretty dopey. That was one challenge, something I don't usually do. I usually give the band the riff and the words and that's it. the biggest kick with "Victoria" was rearranging it, making it very punchy.

Mark E. Smith / The Fall interview, You Can't Hide Your Love Forever, 1988

THE FALL released their cover of the KINKS original on this day in 1988. "Victoria" was the second single from their tenth album. The Frenz Experiment was released at the end of February.

Though I am poor, I am free.