Yeah, ‘Totem Trivia’. Sounds like the kind of sad, nostalgic crap you’d find in a kid’s magazine annual from the 80’s right? That”s ok though, because I am sometimes sad, nostalgic and/or crap myself, so at least I probably know what I’m talking about. Anyway, here comes the trivia.
On our last (first) album, ‘Repeat Play Torrent Rar’, is a song called ‘Art Of Falling (Fall Song Rev. 6)’.
Snappy title, no? It’s quite obviously a massive Fall reference, and that’s The Fall (the band) not Fall (the season in America).
We’ve always gotten more than our share of Fall comparisons because I (Max) am a sprechgesang man, and we’re apparently in short enough order that when one of us is spotted in the wild, whoever did the spotting has to shout YOUSOUNDLIKEMARKESMITHIBETYOULIKETHEFALL really enthusiastically even though not many of us have even been to Manchester (see also: Gates, DC).
Point is, for a laugh, we thought we’d acknowledge the constant Fall comparisons in the title of the song, even if the song itself actually doesn’t sound all that much like The Fall. We even went so far as to give it a name which we thought sounded like something The Fall would do. The ‘Rev. 6’ actually stands for ‘revision 6’, because there were 5 other versions of this song before we came up with the one we liked.
Aaaaaanyway. When The actual Fall released their 2013 album ‘Re-Mit’ a month and a day after we released ours, it had on it a song titled ‘No Respects rev.’
Notice the ‘rev.’ part? Yep, in an act of art imitating art imitating art, for the first time in their decades long career, The Fall used the expression ‘rev.’ in a song title of their own right after we had used that exact same expression in our attempt to come up with a ‘Fall-y sounding’ song name in homage.
t must be coincidence, right? The rev. in the Fall song probably stands for ‘revisited’ because there is a ‘No Respects (Intro)’ on the same album, but still. We’re psychic I tells ya.