I had kind of forgotten about this series (thank god, I hear Ctel mutter) until last night but thought that it was a bit slack stopping at 6 when there are oh so many more songs which the Fall have covered in their unique style.
The Fall’s version of today’s track was featured here a few months ago but I thought that a bit of repetition was okay in order for people to be able to compare and contrastit with the original.
Kimble was originally recorded by Lee Scratch Perry in 1968 and released on single as performed by The Creators. The song was apparently inspired the TV series The Fugitive, in which David Janssen played the part of Dr Richard Kimble on the run after being falsely convicted of killing his wife.
The Creators – Kimble
The Fall version was recorded for the gruppe’s fifteenth Peel session recorded on 19th January 1992 and broadcast on 15th February the same year. It was later released the following year on Strange Fruit with 3 further Peel session tracks on the 12″ and cd single.
The Fall – Kimble