The Falls
(Orion Publishing Group - 2001)


Music a go go!  From the title - a Mutton Birds song - to the Mogwai credit in the "Afterword". Though I must confess that the first time I read it, the music references seemed over the top (too much of a good thing?).  But that was before I read Resurrection Men ...  Oh, and we get exposed to some of Siobhan's record collection for a change, allowing Rankin to introduce some more contemporary references.


Title
The Falls - The Mutton Birds
 

Chapter One
Wages Day - Deacon Blue
(Unspecified LPs) - John Martyn, Nick Drake, Joni Mitchell

Chapter Three
(Unspecified LP - Rain, Steam & Speed) - The Mutton Birds
The Falls - The Mutton Birds

Chapter Four
Beggars Banquet (LP) - Rolling Stone
Desire (LP) - Bob Dylan
Hurricane - Bob Dylan
Walk on the Wild Side - Lou Reed
Grandad - Clive Dunn (composed by ace session bassist Herbie Flowers)

Chapter Five
Spider and the Fly/Satisfaction - Rolling Stones

Chapter Six
Beautiful Vision (LP) - Van Morrison
Dweller on the Threshold - Van Morrison
In Search of Space (LP) - Hawkwind
(Unspecified LPs) - Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Rolling Stones
Electric Ladyland (LP) - Jimi Hendrix

Chapter Seven
Burning of the Midnight Lamp - Jimi Hendrix
Teenage Kicks - Undertones
A Better Land - Oblivion Express
(Unspecified EP - probably Stanley Kubrick) - Mogwai

Chapter Eight
Yellow Submarine (film) - The Beatles
Buried Alive in the Blues - Janis Joplin
Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd
Envy of Angels (LP) - Mutton Birds

Chapter Eleven
(Concert) - Lou Reed
Present Arms (LP) - UB40
Bell Boy - The Who
(Unspecified LPs) - Janis Ian, Nick Drake
Meddle (LP) - Pink Floyd

Chapter Twelve
Ellen Wylie's Blues - John Lee Hooker or BB King?
(Concert) - The Fall
Promised You a Miracle - Simple Minds
The Hard Way (LP) - Steve Earle

Chapter Thirteen
The Faith Healer - Sensational Alex Harvey Band
Ashes to Ashes - David Bowie
Lyric excerpt from Small Mercies ("...when the chariot won't swing low enough") - The Mutton Birds

Afterword
Stanley Kubrick (EP) - Mogwai
 

Also Mentioned
Declan McManus (real name of Elvis Costello)
Mark E Smith (singer with The Fall)
Amazing Grace
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot