the arkive

  • The Fall - The Frenz Experiment
  • 1. Frenz
    2. Carry Bag Man
    3. Get A Hotel
    4. Victoria
    5. Athlete Cured
    6. In These Times
    7. The Steak Place
    8. Bremen Nacht Alternative
    9. Guest Informant Excerpt
    10. Oswald Defence Lawyer
    11. Tuff Life Booogie
    12. Guest Informant
    13. Twister
    14. There's A Ghost In My House
    15. Hit The North Part 1

The Fall

The Frenz Experiment


Beggars Banquet
Released 28 February 1988

In 1987, The Fall scored their first UK Top 30 singles chart position with their cover of the Northern Soul standard, “There’s A Ghost In My House”, and supported it with a series of career-best shows. “Hit The North”, one of their much-loved anthems, followed in October and then, finally, The Frenz Experiment – which contained these songs, was released at the end of February 1988.

“I was clearing out the other day and I came across a review of Frenz Experiment, saying how this could have been great, how it could have been like T. Rex’s Electric Warrior. I never attempted to make an album like T-Rex. I don’t see the point in anybody trying to make an album like T-Rex, although people do. I don’t mind it when journalists make fair comparisons, when they’ve done their homework. But comparing Frenz to Electric Warrior is plain daft.”
- Mark E Smith, Renegade – The Lives And Tales Of Mark E Smith, 2008