The Fall - How I Wrote Elastic Man
Label: Rough Trade ‎– RT 048
Type: Vinyl, 7", Single, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Date of released: Jul 1980
Category: Rock
Style: New Wave, Indie Rock
Genre: Rock
Musician: The Fall
Album's name: How I Wrote 'Elastic Man'
ZIP archive size: 1740

The Fall - How I Wrote Elastic Man


A How I Wrote 'Elastic Man' 4:19
B City Hobgoblins 2:20

Companies, etc.

  • Produced At – Cargo Studios
  • Recorded At – Cargo Studios
  • Mastered At – Gedmal Galvanic Ltd.
  • Published By – Rough Trade Music


  • Drums, Percussion – Paul Hanley
  • Engineer – J. Brierley*
  • Lacquer Cut By – Porky
  • Management – K.C.*
  • Performer, Music By – Scanlan*, Riley*, Smith*, Hanley*
  • Plated By – EG*
  • Producer – G. Travis*, M. Thompson*, The Fall
  • Words By – Smith*


Produced and recorded at Cargo Studios, Rochdale.

'How I Wote Elastic Man' was voted no. 26 in 1980's, and no. 33 in 1981's, John Peel's Festive Fifty.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout [Etched]): RTO 48-A1 A PORKY PRIME CUT EG D .GEORGE BEST KNOWS THIS. D
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout [Etched; ending "K" faces upward]): RTO 48-AA-1 A PORKY PRIME CUT. EG THERE IS NO MAIL AT THE HOUSE OF CONTEMPT. K

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
40014S-1 The Fall How I Wrote 'Elastic Man' / City Hobgoblins ‎(7", Single, RE) Earmark 40014S-1 Italy 2002