Mark e. Smith is the uncompromising and basic sound of music.
It is safe to say that there are no other people like mark Smith. Legendary Manchester post-punk, The sleepy leader of The Fall, died yesterday at The age of 60 – a true artist and eccentric figure. A British satirist with a working-class roots, his words are like secret spells, layered backbone wit and an interest in terror, fantasy and surrealism. Smith was a stubborn contrarian, and he and his band started a new field in a very generous way, and then had more than 40 years of albums and dozens of albums.
The Fall was first established in Prestwich, near Manchester, in 1976, with The title of Albert Camus’s dark philosophical novel. The group has been linked in literary interests, Can and the band’s Velvet Underground and a lot of psychedelic drugs. (Smith even ate acid before his high school O grade exam, according to his friend Dave haslam.)
Smith as a producer of unique skill is obvious from the early period, his style of stream of consciousness is a blend of horizontal reference, odd sense of humor, sharp image and for the British society, culture and politics of keen observation. “At first it was like a poetry group,” Martin Bramah, The first guitarist of The Fall, recalled to critic Simon Reynolds in a collection of essays, Totally Wired. “We used to share our inner feelings with The language, and play our favorite album, Mark bought a guitar but can’t play, I’ve been singing in another band, so The first song, The song is I sing of losing, Mark playing The guitar. It quickly changed, because mark was writing these crazy, observed lyrics, and our early stuff sounded like americans,
Manchester is legendary in the music legend. In that era, there was a large band of bands in the city’s harsh industrial boundaries. The scene around Joy Division and Factory Records captivated The public imagination, but The Fall made The crown The strangest and strangest band in Manchester. The album’s first album in 1979 witch audition proves that it has well developed a signature sound: an agitation, promote the rhythm section, and emphasizes the extreme, is almost a trance of repetition and frowned. Smith’s sharp, sometimes his voice sounded like a mysterious lyrics in rinse your mouth with a razor blade. With each successive album, the fall honed its technology,
“The autumn works – especially those between 1980 and 1982 – are full of weird and weird quirks,” wrote the late critic mark fisher in his book “weird and grotesque.” “1980 single City Hobgoblins” cover image vividly captured when the group’s method, which we see the ‘exiles invaded the City from ancient green landscape scene’ : a cruel, evil cobold property units in the old… Like “autumn” working class and experimental, popular and modernist organization cannot and should not be there, “autumn” for them to draw strange and weird cultural politics is a special way. “
The latest version of The Fall (from left to right) Pete Greenway, Keiron Melling, Mark e. Smith and Dave Spurr.
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Autumn proudly showed off this bizarre and bizarre gift, releasing an album for the 1980 album “Gramme”. This time, The Fall of The original members – guitarist Bramah, bassist Tony Friel, drummer Karl Burns, keyboard orchestra Una Baines and singer Smith – has been dissolved and leave Smith became The only member of The original. This is a long career in the whole Smith will continue to the rapid development of theme – the team members often constantly from the album to the album, even transfer in different ways, each month and Smith is the only constant. In the last 40 years, nearly 70 people have been members of the fall – an eye-tongued number. “If it’s me and your little drummer, that’s The Fall.”
The Smith group has won many famous fans – legendary English DJ John peel is an unchanging champion – but the fall has never been mainstream in the us. In the 1980 s, Smith and brixton Smith (now the brixton Smith) marriage and creative cooperation help contributed to their most optimistic music career – the most notable is the saving grace of this country in 1985 – but the band still tilt and deep, even in the most beautiful days. “He never gave in,” Brix Smith Start wrote in a statement after Smith’s death. “how many more people can leave life with this strange vision?”
Mark Smith led The Fall by more than 30 studio album, and plenty of EP, single and cooperation, equivalent to dizzying record, even The most stubborn record collector puzzled. Some Of these records are absurd glories – Hex Hexuction Hour (1982) and The Wonderful and Frightening World Of… (1984); Others are mixed bags, and several people are absolutely failing. The “fall” live performance can also be said that they can transcend themselves as well as they can. There is no doubt that Smith and his band mates have quarreled with his girlfriend, or at least his behavior can be harsh.
Smith continued to write and continue to tour until the end. As The guiding force of The Fall – and The only member of The band that never quit The band – Smith and The Fall became synonymous with each other. Although many bands are inspired by “fall – road”, “sonic youth” and the elves, no one sounds exactly like this combination. Without Smith, there would be no corruption, and the wonderful and terrible music world that he had thrown so fiercely would now become less wonderful and frightening. “When I’m dead, my shock will continue to resonate with vinyl for many years,” he wailed in the 1979 song “Psykick Dancehall.” The music in autumn will indeed survive.