The Infotainment Scan was the Fall's 15th album released in 1993. Coming after a period of success for the band, it was a typically eccentric effort containing two remarkable cover versions in Sister Sledge's Lost in Music and Steve Bent's I'm Going to Spain. Elsewhere it was business as usual as The Fall continued to blend electronic sounds into their glam racket but despite all the oddness this ended up as their highest charting album.
Limited Vinyl LP £18.99 DEMREC747
140g clear vinyl reissue LP on Demon. Housed in a printed inner sleeve featuring new designs by original cover artist Pascal Le Gras.
- Coloured vinyl
- Limited edition
6/10 Penrith Steve 29th June 2015
"The Infotainment Scan" is album number 15 from The Fall. It was released in 1993. It has some weird moments, most notably the two covers. First up is "Lost in Music" originally by Sister Sledge. It is followed by "I'm Going To Spain" which was originally by a '70s talent show contestant, who's name I could Google, but I can't be bothered. "Glam Racket" bases itself around a glam rock beat but is presented in an almost industrial way. "Why Are People Grudgeful?" was the single released from this album and is perhaps one of the highlights. I'm not a huge fan of this album and prefer the earlier efforts such as "Grotesque" and "Hex Enduction Hour" or later albums such as "Heads Roll"
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