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The Fall – London – 7 May 2010

I’m a band purist at heart. You can cut off all your fingers, but you’ve still got a hand. If you cut off all your band members and keep cutting and cutting and cutting, you can't expect your audience to comply with your decision or to even recognise the music you make. What was it John Peel said about The Fall? "always different, always the same". Well, yes, but... no. Mark E. Smith is The Fall, but The Fall isn't just Mark E. Smith.

By | 2015-08-10T05:02:58+00:00 May 22nd, 2010|Categories: Live Reviews|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment

Mark E. Smith – Renegade: The Lives and Tales of Mark E. Smith

Viking, 2008 [rating:6/10] It begins at the end, or the supposed end, where having retired the old guard for a succession of young guns, Mark E. Smith faces up to a musician mutiny on The Fall's 2006 tour of America, where the disgruntled boys quit en masse four dates in. Were it for the peculiar

By | 2018-07-19T06:05:00+00:00 June 7th, 2008|Categories: Book Reviews, Reviews|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments