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Mark E Smith

Just read he has died. What a character.
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  • Not sure if it's true though, but he has reportedly been very ill.
  • SOMEONE'S ALWAYS ON MY TRACKS.......

    Go well. A legend and a personal musical hero of mine
  • edited January 24
    Is there anyone posting who he hasn't sacked? RIP
  • The word genius is overused but he was a genius....

    ...don't think he was destined to live to 100 but what a legacy he has left.
  • Can someone enlighten me?
  • Saw The Fall many times live, Mark E Smith liked my brother-in-laws band & they supported them on a few tours in the late 80s - was always an entertaining evening to say the least. RIP MES...
  • I feared the worst when opening this thread. Absolute gutter, RIP
  • RIP Mark E Smith. Sad sad news.
  • RIP
    Couldn't handle the music, but what a character.
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  • Amazed he reached 60 - had looked ill for years.
  • RIP, saw The Fall supporting The Damned in ‘86, they put on a good show.
  • The Fall were one of my mate's favourite bands and I went along with him to see them a couple of times.
    Considering I'm an Indie fan, I have to admit that I never "really got" Mark E Smith.
    The last time I saw them he performed the whole gig with his back to the audience, as a anti-hero stance I believe.
    He was certainly unique.

    RIP Mark E Smith.
  • Not sure how but I totally missed this band.
  • Blimey played Fortress/Deer Park not an hour ago off the new Uncut CD. Saw them in 92 I reckon. loved the Rough Trade run of singles in 81-82
  • Riviera said:

    Not sure how but I totally missed this band.

    Only 30+ studio albums to get through....
  • Riviera said:

    Not sure how but I totally missed this band.

    You're not exactly into Indie are you ?
  • This makes me sad. Loved The Fall.

    Bloke was a lunatic and legend.
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  • Absolutely gutted. I never imagined that MES would live to a ripe old age but I never thought he'd go so soon. I've seen The Fall more than any other band. Read his autobiography a few years back the story about the pub being blown up in the was was real food for thought.

    Last orders, arf past ten!

    RIP MES
  • Riviera said:

    Not sure how but I totally missed this band.

    You're not exactly into Indie are you ?
    Infotainment Scan is probably their most accessible album....then it's all downhill from there (or uphill depending on your perspective).
  • Gutted but not surprised. A band who i've listened to daily for over 35 years and will continue to do so. Let's hope he's keeping John Peel company right now. RIP
  • An on-stage delivery like no-one else. Unsettling, yet amusing, and never dull.
    I like to think that he will be having a good old natter with John Peel this evening.
  • Gosh...I didn't read @housty's comment until I'd posted mine.
    We used to say 'Jinx' to things like that.
  • Rowche Rumble, what a great song that was.
  • C n C hustle one of my favourites.
  • That's a shocker. RIP.
  • Riviera said:

    Not sure how but I totally missed this band.

    You're not exactly into Indie are you ?
    I've had my moments! I've got a few Indie singles in my collection.
  • Blimey, a true rock maverick. Not everyone's cuppa, unique.
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