Well shit. Mark E. Smith died today. I'm not enough of a Fall fiend to have kept up with his health issues of the last year or so. I'm not going to bullshit like I'm all that knowledgeable about the sixty some odd band members he's had in the 40 years the Fall has existed as a band ("even if it's me and your grand mother on bongos, it's still the Fall"). There's no way I'd be able to totally absorb 32 albums by anyone, let alone someone I've only been listening to ten years or so. Relatively speaking, I am a Fall newbie, but that's irrelevant. What I liked about him and still do, goner he may be, is his don't give a fuck attitude. Not that he didn't give a fuck. He just didn't give a fuck about anyone who debated whether he gave a fuck or not. That's the most important type of not giving a fuck that exists.
~ NOTE: ALL MEDIA IS HOSTED BY THE BLOGS & SITES NAMED BELOW ~Listen:
The Fall - Mr. Pharmacist mp3 at Plain or Pan
The Fall - Funnel of Love mp3 at Randomville
Imaginary compilations (ten songs each):
An Imaginary Compilation: #137: The Fall (2) at The Vinyl Villain
NOTE: Songs are hosted at Box.com, Hit the play button to stream, hit the blue button in the top right corner to download.
An Imaginary Compilation: #144: The Fall (3) at The Vinyl Villain Ditto
An Imaginary Compilation: #147: The Fall (4) at The Vinyl Villian Ditto
Mark E. Smith - Interview at YouTube February 15, 2016
The Fall live at Glastonbury 2015 - Full Set at YouTube
It's Not Repetition, Its Discipline - Documentary trailer at YouTube