The seminal '70s post-punk band formed in Prestwich, Greater Manchester, and were led by the inimitable Mark E Smith. Of all the late '70s punk and post-punk bands, none were more prolific than The Fall, having been known to always push boundaries, and never afraid to experiment.
Famously described as 'always different, always the same' by BBC Radio 1 DJ John Peel, they maintained their cult status over the decades with an ever-evolving style that held a foundation of jagged guitars, sing-speak vocals, and keyboards to create experimental, abrasive and dense musical cacophony. Mark E Smith sadly passed away on January 23rd 2018.
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Mark E. Smith & Ed Blaney-Smith & Blaney (Voiceprint) unites the leader of The Fall with his ex-band manager. A 12 song LP honours the leftfield legacy of Krautrock-& this German genre has had a major bearing on a seminal Smith CV that has spread over 4 decades! Some tracks… (cont'd) Rob Jones from Tonypandy
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