I didn’t discover the sad news about Mark E Smith until this morning and couldn’t let the day pass without remembering this tumultuous legend!
The Fall formed in 1976 and had a career that lasted 42 years!!! 42 years!! Mind you, in all that time Smith was the only constant member of the band and over those four decades The Fall saw 66 different members come and go with a third of them lasting less than a year! Smith famously once said: “If it’s me and yer granny on bongos, it’s The Fall.”
Two Steps Back is one of my favourite Fall songs and features on their 1979 debut LP, Live at the Witch Trials (which was impressively recorded and mixed by producer Bob Sargeant in a studio in just one day!!). RIP Mark E Smith….