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Wreck This M.E.S. 1211 RIP Mark E. Smith

Wreck This M.E.S. 1211 RIP Mark E. Smith

Playing tracks by

MESmithYouFall, Von Südenfed [MES vs Maus on Mars], The Fall, Thee Fall, Thee Falle and more.

Chart positions

This show was 9th in the global punk chart and 18th in the global post-punk chart.

The point is not everyone, not even a few, are going to LIKE the Fall. That is exactly the point. I am gutted by this latest passing. He is my go-to spokesmen for a certain discontent. I am not religious but am easily influenced by a confluence of sympathetic synchronicities: his lyrics speak to me – transparent yet playfully inscrutable, is he also dyslexic?, the use of chaos poetics to stir up the bloated consuming middle, Ballard, Beefheart, Can, H.S. Thompson, Camus, Stewart Lee, Philip K. Dick [was reading him the day he died], Pope John Paul 1’s murder [see our Wet Dreams of the Pope, his Hey! Luciani], DIY strategies, autodidact, worker sympathies, eternal contentiousness, resistance, withering wit, distortion, using radio as a musical instrument, crafty cultural allusions, can’t “really” sing, beer, Joyce, transgressive lit., taking the piss out of, mesmerizing repetition... mesmerizing repetition...

• Amsterdam • Ethno-Illogical Psycho-Radiographies • 28.01.18



Loved it, not long enough though.


Thanks so much for this commemorative Mark E treasure! So much richer for his repetitions. RIP that man.

Phil Scalia

effing great

Black Sifichi

digging it in Mulhouse - sunday night - dead outside - like northern england - perfect for me tonight. Hold your Fire ! Sleaford to the Sleaford Mods - Mark E. left a big dent in this world. You keep the dent alive.

Richard O'Callaghan

Really good mate