Fall Out

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"Fall Out"
1977 cover
Recorded by The Police
Released: 1977-05-19
Recorded: 1977-02-12
Length: 2:01
Album(s): Message In A Box
Label(s): Illegal Records
Writer(s): Stewart Copeland
Producer(s): Stewart Copeland and Bazza
Studio(s): Pathway Studios
Released as single? YES

"Fall Out" is a song written by Stewart Copeland and recorded by The Police on 1977-02-12.

About the song

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Personnel

Ads

This ad for Fall Out is from SOUNDS (July 9, 1977): 1977 07 09 Sounds Fall Out ad 77.jpg

This ad for Fall Out is from NME (July 16, 1977): 1977 07 16 NME Fall Out ad 77.jpg

This ad for the Fall Out re-release is from Record Mirror (November 17, 1979): 1979 11 17 Sounds Fall Out rerelease ad.jpg

Release History

Albums

Fall Out appears on the following album releases:

Cover art Album title Release date Release country
40px Punk Collection 1977-MM-DD Italy
40px Illegal Greatest Hits 1981-MM-DD The Netherlands, Greece, ...
40px I.R.S. GREATEST HITS VOLS. 2 & 3 1981-MM-DD USA
45rpm.png WBCN Naked Disc 1997-MM-DD USA
Police-album-messageinaboxthecompleterecordings.jpg Message In A Box 1993-MM-DD UK

Singles

7" Singles

Cover art Catalog no. A-side song/B-side song Release date Release country
Fallout 77.jpg IL 001 "Fall Out"/"Nothing Achieving" 1977-05-19 UK
Fallout green.jpg IL 001 "Fall Out"/"Nothing Achieving" 1979-11-02 UK
Fallout blue.jpg IL 001 "Fall Out"/"Nothing Achieving" 1979-11-02 UK
Fallout orange.jpg IL 001 "Fall Out"/"Nothing Achieving" 1983-MM-DD UK

Lyrics

Lyrics are property and copyright of their owners, and provided here for educational purposes only.

I never thought of leading
I've got my own machine
And I've paid my dues all along
All set for breaking
When I missed those other people
'Cause I knew that I was really alone

Fall out
Fall out with all the leaders and gangs
Fall out
Fall out with all the leaders and gangs

I saw my education
It was my indoctrination
Just to be another parking machine
All my sense was breaking
When I missed those other people
'Cause I knew that I was not very clean

Fall out
Fall out with all the leaders and gangs
Fall out
Fall out with all the leaders and gangs

Fall out

Quotations and trivia

Alternative and cover versions

There are LOTS of different versions of this single.

The original from May 1977 had a dark red label and crude ILLEGAL writing on the label - some had a press-out centre hole, some didn't.

The later edition's label (from around October 1977) was less red - and had a nicer ILLEGAL logo on it. There are different versions with or without a "Made In England" notice.

There are also variations of the black and white cover concerning the kind of paper that was used and the kind of sleeve opening.

This 1977 cover in black and white was also used in combination with a third label variation - the 1979 reprint ILLEGAL label, but with a small logo...

In 1979 the single was re-released with a new cover. The most common one is the green and black version - blue and purple is less common. The rarest of them all is the orange and black version (which is probably the 1983 re-issue that was printed just for the fan club - they sold these for 1,50 UK pounds as mentioned in the Outlandos newsletter from December 1983).

And again there were variations about the labels. The first 1979 ILLEGAL label had a small logo. The other labels with a larger ILLEGAL logo sometimes had a two-stripe design, sometimes they had a three-stripe design.

See also

Fall Out variations

External links

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References

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