I’ve thought hard about commenting on the demise of Mark E. Smith, as I have little truck with folk reminiscing about the dead. Sorry, and all that. I’m sure BRAPA will arrange a suitable pisstake on his next blog.
But after 3 pints in Stockport tonight, and noticing the sad closure of Winters, I relented. Winter, from Hex Induction Hour, is one of the great Fall, er, tunes.
The Fall are, with Joy Division, pretty much the reason I fell for Manchester in my mid-teens. And MES was one of the great #PubMen, pretty much the face of Holts over the last couple of decades. And a City fan, who probably hated the recent success as much as I do.
Compare 2010s Mark with the feesh-faced poster of 1987.
Anyway, just for Mudgie, here’s a video of cats licking themselves, to the accompaniment of “Bill Is Dead” by the Fall, Not the best version, but one of the best songs I’ve ever heard.