I like AC/DC and The Fall for very similar reasons.
The funny thing about bands that are celebrated for their monomania, or tunnel-vision music, is that they are actually surprisingly versatile. Can, Beefheart, punk, Suicide, Bo Diddley... there's quite a lot going on in the Fall. Dragnet doesn't sound like This Nations Saving Grace, which doesn't sound like I Am Kurious Oranj.
People say all Billy Childish's music sounds the same, ignoring the fact that his early stuff was clearly very callow 1950s retro-revivalism, whereas his stuff with the Headcoats and Buff Medways was actually a very organic synthesis of punk, 60s r&b and beatpop and the blues: one in which you could always tell not just exactly what hat he was wearing at the time, but the precise jaunt he was wearing it at. He also did a good calypso/ska album under the name Wild Billy Childish & the Blackhands.
Personally I think late-80s pop Fall is a bit weak. Doesn't have the right bilious odour. Not to say I don't enjoy it when I hear it though.
I've no idea which Fall songs were singles and which weren't.
@AdamM, Can't really explain why else I like them other than the deconstructive element as a contrast/relief from contrived claptrap "pop" (same applies to Johnny- "My device is nearly ready, grab her neck and hold her steady" -Moped) Oh, and Marks lyrics are great poetry -sometimes. (He started out as a poet then formed a band around himself) Haven't heard much of their later catalogue. After getting Hex Enduction Hour I'd had my fill.
Hi Ted, I just checked and I'm relieved to say it is "Oh" and not "All" (Phew!) A Fall website: http://fall.byethost13.com/lyrics.html Una Baines was a Student Psychiatric nurse, according to same website
Kay Carrol who managed the band in the early days, & was Smith's partner, was an ex-psychiatric nurse too. And early days keyboardist Yvonne Pawlett became "Lead Art Therapist for Humber Mental Health": that's lead as rhymes with heed, not a plumbum specific type of art used for therapy.