Released as a UK single on May 1, 1977, "Fall Out" was the first single by The Police, who at the time were the trio of bass player Sting, drummer Stewart Copeland
, and guitarist Henri Padovani. In August that year, Padovani left, replaced by Andy Summers
, who was on board for their first album in 1978. The Sting/Copeland/Summers lineup stayed in tact for the duration of the band.