Thanks to Andy Zax for bringing the video below to my attention. It's amazingly, staggeringly, astoundingly bad. YouTube is filled with crap videos, and I ignore most of them, but this one crosses the line between irritatingly inept and accidentally brilliant. Are these two middle-aged gits taking the piss? They can't sing and they don't know how to operate a puppet, but they seem fully committed to whatever the fuck it is they're trying to do. As Zax tweeted, "Do you like The Fall? Do you like watching people try to sing along to Fall records? Do you like puppets?" Yes, yes, and yes!
Bedroom cover and music hall original below (Brix with a poodle on her head).
The video is the work of Firefred1. At his YouTube channel, he writes, "Smile, things may get worse more slowly" and "Oh, if you don't like it, just don't watch it, ok?" Singing along with post- and proto-punk appears to be his thing. I could only get through 23 seconds of the Who's "I'm Free" and 1:19 minutes of the Clash's version of Junior Murvin's "Police and Thieves" before I gave up, but your mileage may vary. As Funkadelic once put it, "I got a thing, you got a thing, everybody's got a thing." Firefred1 (and his chain-smoking partner) most definitely has a thing.
I've only seen the Fall once, at the Moore Theater while they were on tour behind 1988's The Frenz Experiment, which includes this song in its "Part 1" incarnation.