Northern post-punk misanthropes The Fall have unveiled a very special release for this year’s Record Store Day. The Entertainment Scam is a box set compiling all of the band’s previous box sets. The box-set-boxed-set will include The Fall Box Set 1976-2007, The 5 Albums Box Set, The Touch Sensitive Bootleg Box Set, The Complete Peel Sessions, The Rough Trade Singles Box, This Nation’s Saving Grace (Omnibus Edition), and much, much more.
Also housed within the box-box are reams of sycophantic liner notes by a host of top television comedians such as Stewart Lee, Frank Skinner and James Corden, a previously unreleased track of Mark E. Smith repeating the phrase “Irkutskian rimple flake” over a primitive keyboard beat for around seven or eight minutes, and a soggy Salford beer-mat that once rested the pint of the great MES himself. The enormous box-box even comes with its own rusty wheelbarrow for easy transportation.
Speaking about the release, The Fall frontman said, “gurgle gurgle gurgle fucccckin’ gggggggrrrrruuuuugggggh-aaah garggantuan gggarrulous geriatric garlic-ah gibbets grrrrghgdddd gurgle gurgle fucccckin’ gurgle-aah”. Clearly, Mark has never been more delighted.
The box-set-box-set will retail at £312.97p, or you can snap it up for a mere £24,875.04p off eBay on DARSD (Day After Record Store Day). The set-set has a strictly limited edition run of 400 copies (until frivolously reprinted at a later date).