Darkness_Fish wrote: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.
Good post. Think that's how i feel about his passing.
I had drinks with him in Edinburgh a few times when he lived in here. Funny and clever if delusional guy. Nothing was ever Mark's fault
Played table tennis with Tommy Crooks recently. Tommy was the guitar player in the line up when there was the famous onstage fall out in New York and Mark ended up getting arrested. It ended badly but Tommy is still proud to have been in The Fall with Mark.
Following that meeting I have been rereading the MES book "Renegade". A very funny and massively entertaining read, humour and grumpiness mixed together in an addictive cocktail as he was in life. RIP MES