MARK E SMITH – HE WON’T REST IN PEACE

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.

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