There will be thousands of tributes penned over the coming days to acknowledge and commemorate the life and times of Mark E Smith that will be much better than I’m capable of pulling together.

I liked a lot of his music, but not all of it. I agreed with some of his points of view, but not all of them. I will simply say that he was a truly unique musician and we are much poorer without his presence. He’s gone but won’t be forgotten…..especially in the digital age where the memories will come thick and fast. I wonder if he’s already arguing with Anthony H Wilson?

mp3 : The Fall – Free Range

Possibly my favourite few minutes that he ever recorded.