Mark E. Smith

Former lead singer of British post‐punk band The Fall. Born 5 March 1957. Died 24 January 2018
Mark E. Smith
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1957-03-05
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Mark E. Smith

Mark E. Smith Biography (Wikipedia)

Mark Edward Smith (5 March 1957 – 24 January 2018) was an English singer and songwriter, who was the lead singer, lyricist and only constant member of the post-punk group the Fall. Smith led the band from 1976 until his death, having formed the band after attending the June 1976 Sex Pistols gig at the Manchester Free Trade Hall. During their 42-year existence, the Fall's line-up included some 60 musicians with whom Smith released 32 studio albums and numerous singles and EPs.

Smith had a difficult and complex personality and was a long-term alcoholic. He was known for his biting and targeted wit, evident in interviews, for which he was much in demand by music journalists throughout his career. He was suspicious of the trappings of fame and largely avoided socialising with people associated with the music scene, including other Fall members. The dark and sardonic aspect of his personality often appears in his lyrics; he especially derided music industry people. Smith's approach to music was unconventional and he did not have a high regard for musicianship, stating that "rock & roll isn’t even music really. It's a mistreating of instruments to get feelings over".

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Flooded
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Flooded
Brix Smith
Victoria
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Victoria
Inspiral Carpets
I Want You (feat. Mark E. Smith)
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I Want You (feat. Mark E. Smith)
Gorillaz
Glitter Freeze (feat. Mark E. Smith)
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Glitter Freeze (feat. Mark E. Smith)
Von Südenfed
Dearest Friends (feat. Mark E. Smith & Mouse on Mars)
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Dearest Friends (feat. Mark E. Smith & Mouse on Mars)
Edwyn Collins
Seventies Night (feat. Mark E. Smith)
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Seventies Night (feat. Mark E. Smith)
Mark E. Smith
Football Results
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Football Results
Blaney & Mark E. Smith
Thinking of You
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Thinking of You

Thinking of You

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Dissolute Singer
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Dissolute Singer
Mark E. Smith
Harry Hill
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Harry Hill
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