R.I.P. Mark E. Smith / The Fall – wired to the music cosmos

Truly sad news today, that everybody’s working-class hero Mr Mark Edward Smith of the seemingly evergreen Fall band died this morning, aged just 60.
So here, something of the man’s vital early punk-like energy that was married to a razor-sharp perception-graced intellect that perpetually fermented highly bespoke “undilutable slang truth ” lyrics set to the frequent runaway juggernaut-bludgeoning Fall sound.
Over 40 years of almost non-stop gigging and a shelf-sagging number of albums to his now legendary name. – Michael St. Mark

Alexis Petridis saw a tribute style, nicked it and ran it in the next day Guardian..

& from Hammersmith Palais 2007, a fave Fall live performance of “Blindness”

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