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RIP Mark E Smith of The Fall

 
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:52 pm    Post subject: RIP Mark E Smith of The Fall Reply with quote

Has passed so I've just read.

Never my cup of tea, even during the punk era, but credit to him he always did it his way.

I remember seeing him at Stanstead Airport in 2009 when we were boarding a flight to Berlin and thinking 'should I ask him for an autograph'? But he looked none too happy so I didn't.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Fall was one of those bands, that was too inconsistent, for me. However, the tunes that hit, hit the mark, square on.....Other than that, I did appreciate the humour, associated, with the man. Even if, I didn't agree with it, at times.

RIP.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never a Fall fan.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.msn.com/en-nz/entertainment/celebrity/mark-e-smith-lead-singer-with-the-fall-dies-aged-60/ar-AAv7OGS?li=AAaUOAg&ocid=spartandhp
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:41 am    Post subject: I Bloody Love the Fall Reply with quote

Well I'm what you call GUTTED. I loved that band in 1981 1982 and 1983.

Seeing them live on Thursday August 19 1982 at Victoria University in Wellington NZ was the highlight of my first 17 years (apart from seeing New Order a few months later, obs).

I was still at school but me and my close friends absolutely loved them before they toured. We used to write '19' (as in the 19th of Aug) as graffiti everywhere, all that stuff. The concert did not disappoint - 2 drummers and massive sound. Yes!

I think NZ was the only place they ever scraped the Top 10 with 'Totally Wired' ("I drank a jar of coffee / and then I took some of these!") - he said he wrote that as an attempt at a kind of 'Walk On The Wild Side' type pop-hit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sk1TP5EkLS4

Great job, Mark E.

Cheers mate, RIP.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PS apparently, acording to Terry Christian, his favourite reggae song was this:

Toots & the Maytals - She's My Scorcher

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zilqrS87-M
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice anecdote and memories, Benj Cool

Musically, I didn't Fall for them at all, although I can see why they caught on!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:56 pm    Post subject: Re: I Bloody Love the Fall Reply with quote

Benj65 wrote:
Well I'm what you call GUTTED. I loved that band in 1981 1982 and 1983.

Seeing them live on Thursday August 19 1982 at Victoria University in Wellington NZ was the highlight of my first 17 years (apart from seeing New Order a few months later, obs).

I was still at school but me and my close friends absolutely loved them before they toured. We used to write '19' (as in the 19th of Aug) as graffiti everywhere, all that stuff. The concert did not disappoint - 2 drummers and massive sound. Yes!

I think NZ was the only place they ever scraped the Top 10 with 'Totally Wired' ("I drank a jar of coffee / and then I took some of these!") - he said he wrote that as an attempt at a kind of 'Walk On The Wild Side' type pop-hit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sk1TP5EkLS4

Great job, Mark E.

Cheers mate, RIP.
Used to get heavy rotation, when I was a bouncer at Acapella, in Church Hill, RVA.

That one, and these two, are my favourites:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qOeuzeNfQ8

This one's opening, lead to competitive drinking, at the same pub. The bar was "U" shaped. One side would shout "Rowche", the other would retort "Rumble". Then, you had to quaff your pint, before Mark would come back in.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sp81sTev4cw

This one, would peeve the SJW's, in the pub. I love the tune, myself. Hated having to play peacemaker, with drunk numpties, who couldn't simply leave, and go home. I guess you could say, I've bled for Mark E. Smith.....The irony, is that, a black fellow, always played it, when he'd pop round the gaff, and would sing along, very animated, at certain parts. He made some folks, so uncomfortable, "saying that word"....He had this hand gesture, for the parts about "prolapse", too.....I always got a laugh out of it all. People so "tolerant", they weren't. Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh yeah, "The Classical" - "hey there *****!" - what an album that Hex Enduction Hour is. Dense barely covers it. All that Iceland stuff.

Who Makes the Nazis?

My personal album fave is 'Grotesque', how we used pore over the album cover searching for hidden meanings. Copy bits of it on to our exercise books at school, that sort of thing. Like teeny boppers and the Bay City Rollers, albeit w slightly better lyrics and but somewhat worse tunes.

After 1983's "Perverted By Language"* I sort of moved on to New Order and reggae but I have all the re-issued CDs.

*best lyric -"Winston Churchill had a speech im-ped-de-ment / And look what he did: / Erased half of London / And the Dutch are weeping in four languages, at least"

Check the bass and drum on this mother (this was basically the line up I saw in 1982 w the 2 drummers):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTJdWN6BqwU
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Iím also gutted by the news been following them for close to half my life
This has got to be the worst out of all the rock deaths in my life so far
Made a flight from Perth Australia to Leeds to see them about ten years ago now

Mark was a big Lee Perry fan a couple of covers done over the years

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