Friday, January 06, 2006
Re-hit the north!
There was an amusing piece in the Guardian yesterday about The Fall. A journalist (Dave Simpson) spent a good month or so of his life trying to track down all 40-ish ex-members of the band. What an effort! I've never really been into The Fall, apart from liking the odd song here and there, but I'm astounded at just how Mark E Smith has managed to keep the band going all this time despite the way he treats his various band members. What attracts them to him? Maybe it's because they feel like they're being part of something legendary? Whatever, few ex-members had much bad to say about him, surprisingly enough.