Excitement for long running the Fall fans with this limited 7" of demo material from Brix Smith-Start's spin off project Brix and the Extricated. Initially formed to play the sort of material Mr Smith & co have long left behind they soon started writing their own songs and have an album coming out later this year. Also features legendary the Fall powerhouse rhythm section Steve and Paul Hanley.
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- Something To Lose / Faced By Time by Brix & The Extricated
7/10 Clinton Staff review, 08 March 2017
Well I was expecting worse but it has to remembered that Brix Smith was around for two of the Fall's best and brightest eras in the '80s and '90's. Thing is though she's a great guitarist and songwriter she's never quite had the charisma to be a front person and here it shows. Both songs are vibrant and churning pieces no doubt helped by having the 'classic Hanley brothers rhythm section churning away. 'Something to Lose' bangs along like 'Big New Prinz' but there's no replacing Smith is there and Brix doesn't help with clunky couplets such as " tomorrow i'll be filthy today I am a rainbow" 'Faced With Time' is probably better for not attempting to be the Fall and instead sounds like a decent take on the 90's tangle rock of the Breeders or Belly. With the last few the Fall albums being at best so-so maybe Mark E Smith could swallow his pride and give her a call? Or maybe not.
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