Thursday, January 25, 2018

R.I.P. Mark E. Smith, Hip Priest of The Fall group

It's a very strange feeling to suddenly find myself in a world where there is not going to be another new LP by The Fall, a constant source of pleasure for me for the last three and a half decades. I bet, though, that the group's 25th Peel Session is being organized as we speak in some other dimension, with a brand new line up...

Here are a few highlights selected from the 27 posts we did about The Fall in the 10 years of Cool Music Central's existence on Blogger, just a small tribute to the musical genius of the one and only Mark Edward Smith:

The Fall, live @ Gagarin 205 (Athens, February 1st, 2014) - Review of the group's last ever Athens gig

The Fall, live @ Gagarin 205 (Athens, February 10, 2012) - Their second to last Athens gig was one of their best live performances ever!

Primavera Sound ’10: Day One Review (May 27, 2010) - The Fall were one of the highlights of 2010's Primavera Sound festival in Barcelona

2010 Review: Top 30 Albums of the Year - The Fall at the top of the 2010 list of our favorite albums of the year with "Your Future Our Clutter"

Listening Habits 04.2010 - "Your Future Our Clutter" review

Listening Habits 11-12.11 - "Ersatz GB" review

The Top 20 Albums of the '00s: Number 9 - 2000's "The Unutterable" gets its place in our Top 10 Albums of the Noughties list

And finally, just a few nods to the group's 20th century insanely prolific and hugely influential output:

Fall Week: Bend Sinister

Fall Week: Lie Dream of a Casino Soul

Vintage Tracks 1: The Fall - Impression Of J Temperance

R.I.P. Mark, the wonderful and frightening world of The Fall will be a source of inspiration forever...

The Fall - Blindness, live @ Gagarin 205 Club, February 10, 2012

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