I am so sad to hear that Mark E Smith has died. I have been listening to The Fall for forty years, for as long as I have been serious about music. I was a little too young for Punk so for me it was always the music which came afterwards and I quickly realised that a band like The Fall were much more interesting than the Sex Pistols. If it hadn’t been for Smith I wouldn’t have discovered Lee Perry or Can or Ornette Colman or Sun Ra or Captain Beefheart. I guess John Peel put it best: The Fall – always the same, always different.