It has just been confirmed that Mark E Smith had passed away. Mark was legend of indie music of the 70,s onwards and notoriously hard to get along with, he will be sadly missed
That's shocking news. I remember the first I heard The Fall and Spoilt Victorian child.
Oh no, another legend gone. Very sad.
First saw them live at the Heaven club around ‘83-84, supported by Swans. He was amazing.
I’ve been following The Fall since the 10” LP Slates from about 1981. That is a work of genius, as is nearly everything else they (he) did.
RIP MES and thank you.
Saw The Fall more times than I can remember. Mighty. Irreplaceable. As curmudgeonly as it was possible to be.
Some reminders of his genius (or a starter kit for those not yet acquainted):
We Are Sparta FC
It’s A Curse
(Jung Nev’s) Antidotes
There’s A Ghost In My House
Really sad news.The Fall have always been around - 40 years now.Loved his lyrics and vocal style.......must play Disney's dream debased
RIP Mark x
Jeremy Vine playing 'totally wired' on his show ...right now.
Sounds great...I used to have the single in the eighties.
Can't think of anybody remotely similar to Mark E Smith. He was unique. The Fall were John Peel' s favourite band.