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Mark E Smith

Discussion in 'music' started by andrew d, Oct 21, 2017.

  1. andrew d

    andrew d pfm Member

    effinity likes this.
  2. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Crikey, that’s pretty shocking. He was on C4 News (I think, though may have been BBC North West) a year or two ago channeling UKIP or something similar in a somewhat drunken manner, but he didn’t look anything like that bad. Not a good week for this sort of thing as Genesis P Orridge has just been dignosed with leukaemia (NME).
     
  3. RickyC6

    RickyC6 Infuriate the frog-men

    Very sad to see. He would maybe stop now.
     
  4. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

    I didn't realise Gen was sick - that's a bit of a shock... Wishing her a very speedy recovery.
     
  5. jackbarron

    jackbarron Chelsea, London

    Blimey, Mark does look really ill in those pics. I hope things improve for him.

    Jack
     
  6. Tarzan

    Tarzan pfm Member


    x2:(
     
  7. mikemusic

    mikemusic pfm Member

    Very sad to see.
    Wonder what he has done to himself over the years.

    Hoping he gets better
     
  8. docp

    docp pfm Member

    x2 Remember seeing The Fall at The Warehouse, Leeds in the early eighties.
     
  9. manicatel

    manicatel pfm Member

    I never liked or “got”him, but nevertheless it’s sad to see him in that state, if that picture of him in a wheelchair is representative.
     
  10. wylton

    wylton pfm Member

    Mark has been a bit of a Curmudgeon and hasn't looked after his health, but he has kept us entertained all these years with his prodigious output.

    I do hope that he recovers and keeps us entertained for many years to come; get well soon Mark.
     
  11. andyoz

    andyoz pfm Member

    Jesus I laughed a few years back when he was at Glasto and before a song just walked along the back line turning all the musos amps up to 10.
     
  12. foxwelljsly

    foxwelljsly Keep Music Vile

    After a string of curtailed gigs, he's just cancelled tonight's show at Koko due to ill health. I hate to sound ghoulish, but this story is starting to show a lot of parallels with Lemmy's decline.
     
  13. RickyC6

    RickyC6 Infuriate the frog-men

    I’ve heard some horrible rumours from good sources but won’t spread the detail until it’s official. But it’s not good at all.
     
  14. jackbarron

    jackbarron Chelsea, London

    There is a post on FB from a promoter I know who used to do a lot of work with Mark. The message was cryptic, but not good if I understood it correctly.

    Jack
     
  15. FireMoon

    FireMoon pfm Member

    If the photo is typical of his condition, that looks horribly like MND to me.
     
  16. mikemusic

    mikemusic pfm Member

    Hoping for good news
     

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