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Post by TitleTK » Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:54 pm

This is a sad day. Thank you for the music. Good bye, Mark.

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Post by Lafree » Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:51 am

My words exactly- thanks for the music. It lives on forever! Peace

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Post by Edwise » Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:16 am

A major touchstone in my life is gone, the albums and concerts are like the yearly events that I used to mark my own passage thru' this daft experience.
They also brought to many many places that I simply would not have travelled to and all those Fall fans who I've met in all those cities in Europe.
Thank you, Mr Smith and company for everything.

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Post by Edwise » Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:16 am

Mark E Smith
Dead now.
4 and a bit words
Mark E Smith
Dead now

Too small
Too small
The words don't

The words don't
I want to
To shout
It from the
In his country,

Made him.
Forced the poetry
From his veins.

"Industrial Estate".
Who else
Could have
Made Art
From that?

I carry that.
And my door is
Always open
To you-oooooo oooo.

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Post by Dodders » Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:54 am

A one-off, truly original individual who will sorely missed by music fans across the country. I feel empty at the thought of not being able to see them live again....

If you took all the great music you've ever heard and got someone to spit it back out at you in a wall of sound and you've got the fall.
A sad day.
RIP the afterlife up.

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Post by williamtdog » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:25 am

Gutted. Going to be a long few nights playing all the stuff. RIP.

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Post by Rocker » Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:31 am

Myself and all at Dandelion Radio send condolences to the band / family of the great man. John Peel is our inspiration, and I think I can say that every one of us holds Mark & The Fall in a special place in our hearts. We are putting together tribute shows, which will stream as part of our February output. www [dot] dandelionradio [dot] com - from Thursday.

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Post by elastic man » Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:00 pm

i cried into my glenlivet when i found out. gutted doesn't come close to describing how i feel.
the two times i saw the group are permanently etched in my mind.
was hoping to see you again, but it was not to be.
deepest sympathy and condolences to the rest of the group and their families.
thank you for everything, each note and each phrase.
there will never be another one like Him.
may you rant on forever wherever you are, Sir
thank you, Mark.

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Post by Hoodathunk » Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:06 pm

Don't really know what to say.........
Ive been with The Fall since I was a teenager and now in my late 40's. Although many legends have left us recenly, this one is the hardest to process and the one that I fell I was closest to. Ive seen The Fall more than any other band in my life and have always found the music and stage perfromances truly unique and electric. Even if Mark didn't come on or came on and went off again or if they came on late or if they fought on stage, none of it mattered, it was all part of the experience. Ive even managed to sing live with the band when on 2 occasions Mr SMith handed me the microphone and told me to sing...once in Aberdeen and again in Norwich. A huge gap left and sorry that its taken this for me to go back and delve into the deeper cuts. One point of solice if that my 19 year old daughter is now getting into the back catalogue..........gutted!

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Post by Lorenzo Orzari » Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:00 pm

When Mark E. handed his mike to front-stage fans mouthing his words,
did he want to hear that he was heard?

Beyond the God-den
of Hex-Finity

What does a death
Make you eat, ah?
Crows bells ssuh
Wake-up call
To get up
Before The Fall.

Get out of the haze
Crazed haze
What’re the best daze
Of your Strife-Knot,
Blood clot,
When only
Your boots stood you up?

Friendz without endz
Make E. lives
In your synapses, souls
In those who heard
Hear, are here.
Gripped in mind meld
We hear
Still hear, MES
Not in death
Do you depart.
Ah, hah-hah!
Knot in this Hex-Finity.

Curmudgeon genius man
Defied life
Denies death
Strife Not!

Your caterwauls
Revelations exclaim
Will never end

The heart of the matter
The heart of the matter
Our mind doors
Will always be open
to you.

When he said, “From head patient to you, the patients. I love you all,”

We are The Fall !

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