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Re: RIP Mark E Smith

Postby BOLLY BEE » 24 Jan 2018, 20:30

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Sorry John. I know he meant the world to you.



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Re: RIP Mark E Smith

Postby soundchaser » 24 Jan 2018, 20:31

Sorry, JC. I know how you must be feeling.

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Re: RIP Mark E Smith

Postby jimboo » 24 Jan 2018, 20:32

A very British institution has left us , thank you for the crazy magical ride pal.
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Re: RIP Mark E Smith

Postby the masked man » 24 Jan 2018, 20:35

I'm lost for words. RIP, Mark.

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Re: RIP Mark E Smith

Postby Darkness_Fish » 24 Jan 2018, 20:37

I've probably been as negative as anyone around here about The Fall, and Mark E Smith in particular, but it does feel like a passing of an era as much as the passing of a man. Just feels like the time of genuine indie mavericks has gone with him, there's no room anywhere near the indie mainstream for someone like him anymore.
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Re: RIP Mark E Smith

Postby Snarfyguy » 24 Jan 2018, 20:38

I can't say I'm surprised in the least, having seen a recent pic of him, yet at the same time I'm shocked and... devastated, really.
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Re: RIP Mark E Smith

Postby mentalist (slight return) » 24 Jan 2018, 20:42

A genuine original. RIP.
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Re: RIP Mark E Smith

Postby Pansy Puff » 24 Jan 2018, 20:57

RIP MES.
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Re: RIP Mark E Smith

Postby sneelock » 24 Jan 2018, 20:58

Snarfyguy wrote:I can't say I'm surprised in the least, having seen a recent pic of him, yet at the same time I'm shocked and... devastated, really.



Same here, isn’t that weird? R.I.P. One of a kind.
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Re: RIP Mark E Smith

Postby pcqgod » 24 Jan 2018, 21:01

I didn't have that deep, personal connection to Smith's music that some here have, but I do enjoy a fair amount of Fall tunes, Smith's unique vocal delivery and that minimalist musical aesthetic.
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Re: RIP Mark E Smith

Postby Tom Waits For No One » 24 Jan 2018, 21:11

Hit The Floor.

RIP MES

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Re: RIP Mark E Smith

Postby sloopjohnc » 24 Jan 2018, 21:12

You gotta appreciate someone who was so committed to his music.

I was a fan of their music. No one else made Fall music and that was due to Mark E's vision.
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Re: RIP Mark E Smith

Postby gash on ignore » 24 Jan 2018, 21:24

RIP you insolent get x
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Re: RIP Mark E Smith

Postby Deebank » 24 Jan 2018, 21:28

RIP MES

Sad news.
He was still capable of greatness right up to the end.

A real legend.
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Re: RIP Mark E Smith

Postby yomptepi » 24 Jan 2018, 21:36

Shocking news. I though he was indestructible. I know he lived hard, but 60 is no age. He leaves a catalog anyone would be proud of, and a legacy of obsessive and loyal fans. Who could ask for more. RIP.
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Re: RIP Mark E Smith

Postby BOLLY BEE » 24 Jan 2018, 21:38

Deebank wrote:He was still capable of greatness right up to the end.


Nice to read that, 'cos I really do think that last album had some great moments. It was pleasing to long-term Fall fans at the very least, many of whom probably didn't think the band (and MES) still had it in them.
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Re: RIP Mark E Smith

Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 24 Jan 2018, 21:42

OCT wrote:
Minnie the Minx wrote:Oh no.
Sorry John. I know he meant the world to you.



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Thank you x

You know, it's not like I was under any illusions about him, the days of hero-worship long gone. But I always admired him - for various reasons. He really was a one-off. And that BAND! at their best, they were as thrilling as anyone.


You certainly banged the drum for him here in a persistent but clear-eyed way. You forced me to listen deeper, and that helped me to develop an appreciation for his talent and his oddity.

Sixty is too young. RIP.
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Re: RIP Mark E Smith

Postby Goat Boy » 24 Jan 2018, 21:43

They were still kicking arse live. I was well impressed when I last saw em.
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Re: RIP Mark E Smith

Postby The Modernist » 24 Jan 2018, 21:49

A genuine character and one off.
RIP

Look after yourself John and play 'Psycho Mafia' for me. x

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Re: RIP Mark E Smith

Postby BOLLY BEE » 24 Jan 2018, 21:52

Goat Boy wrote:They were still kicking arse live. I was well impressed when I last saw em.


I was there for his last-ever gig :cry:

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The first Fall song I really loved!

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