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R.I.P. Mark E Smith

Discussion in 'Music Forums' started by petemcfc, Jan 24, 2018.

  1. petemcfc

    petemcfc Well-Known Member

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    A cult hero,fellow Manchester City supporter and leader of The Fall.
    Belligerent,uncompromising,rude,aggressive and amphetamine/booze fuelled.
    The Fall was a band that stood alone,bucked trends,never followed them.
    John Peels favourite band,that says enough.

     
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  2. petemcfc

    petemcfc Well-Known Member

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    Double post,sorry.Can any mods please clean this up.
     
  3. SA-708

    SA-708 Appalachian-American

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    I'm gobsmacked, yet with the reports of health problems I'm not surprised.

    I've been a fan for decades, and saw him and The Fall once, at a small venue in Asheville, where I was standing in the front row center. It was the Real New Fall LP tour, with Mark trying to tour the US with a broken hip, 2004 or there abouts. He did most of the show from a desk chair on castors, and got wheeled out for the encore on a hand truck. He abandoned the tour a couple weeks later.

    https://pitchfork.com/news/the-falls-mark-e-smith-dead-at-60/

    https://www.rollingstone.com/music/...t-punk-singer-for-the-fall-dead-at-60-w514673
     
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    SA-708 Appalachian-American

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  7. slow_jazz

    slow_jazz Lunatic Member

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    RIP Mark....
     
  8. petemcfc

    petemcfc Well-Known Member

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    Don't know much about him or them until I read the obit, being well out of the demographic of angry young men.
    Appears an artist in the mold of many, tho not a musician himself ala Spike Jones. Unlike SJ tho' , someone who evolved exploring his vision of creativity like many of his fellow artists.
    One of many creative folk whose arc of development I've missed, my loss I suppose, but I've lately become aware of how many such I've missed.
    R.I.P..
     
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  10. hi*ball

    hi*ball Records & Coffee Subscriber

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    That Eleanor Smith! :naughty:
     
  11. SA-708

    SA-708 Appalachian-American

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    Another recent purchase of mine is another former Mrs. Smith fronting a band with three other former members of The Fall

     

     

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  12. petemcfc

    petemcfc Well-Known Member

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  14. jnicholson14

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    Listened to a bunch of Fall last nite after I heard the news. RIP.
     
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  18. SA-708

    SA-708 Appalachian-American

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    Mark's three sisters have made a statement, giving the cause of death as cancer,

    https://thefall.xyz/
     

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