Fan Tributes to Smithy

Fan Tributes to Smithy

JTemperance
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Joined: 26 Jan 2018, 21:57

27 Jan 2018, 15:17 #1

thought it might be good to have a space for fan tributes in the wake of Smithy's death. To get the ball rolling, I've made this brilliant cover of "I'm into CB" with my band The Cool Greenhouse. I hope you enjoy it. 



All Best,
J. Temperance
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Joined: 11 May 2008, 08:35

28 Jan 2018, 11:43 #2

Brilliant. The next play list I'm doing for a local gig includes 5 Fall related tracks.
Mr Bloe- Groovin with Mr Bloe,The Fall- Strychnine,The Other Half- Mr Pharmacist,The Fall- Victoria &
There’s a Ghost in my House. Groups playing are 60s garage so thought those songs might fit.
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JTemperance
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29 Jan 2018, 13:39 #3

prestwichborngirl wrote: Brilliant. The next play list I'm doing for a local gig includes 5 Fall related tracks.
Mr Bloe- Groovin with Mr Bloe,The Fall- Strychnine,The Other Half- Mr Pharmacist,The Fall- Victoria &
There’s a Ghost in my House. Groups playing are 60s garage so thought those songs might fit.
Cool man, sounds great! I've got a gig at the Peer Hat on 23rd Feb if you fancy popping by. Will definitely play CB in tribute.
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elucidus
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29 Jan 2018, 13:49 #4

Really enjoyed that.
It was all for the best. All of it.
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799thJim
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29 Jan 2018, 19:21 #5

I did a cover of Bremen Nacht for one of the covers albums on here a few years ago:


Was in town the other day at a Folk/Music session, did a couple of Fall covers (Edinburgh Man, Wings, M5) prefixed with the "If you're going to play something out of tune, play it out of tune properly" quote ...😢
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29 Jan 2018, 19:51 #6

Not the same sort of thing, but there seems to be a kind of Fall Wake at The Old King's Head in Southwark tomorrow evening - I saw it on Facebook and then couldn't find it again once I'd accidentally closed the page, so I know no more details, or even if I've got the right date.
"... a shiftless person, roving and magotie-headed, and sometimes little better than crased."
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nonewthing
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29 Jan 2018, 22:42 #7

Not really a fan tribute but I don't know whereelse post this:





lottie-learns
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JTemperance
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30 Jan 2018, 22:30 #8

nonewthing wrote: Not really a fan tribute but I don't know whereelse post this:





lottie-learns
hahahaha
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JTemperance
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30 Jan 2018, 22:31 #9

elucidus wrote: Really enjoyed that.
I'm glad!
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JTemperance
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31 Jan 2018, 22:04 #10

799thJim wrote: I did a cover of Bremen Nacht for one of the covers albums on here a few years ago:


Was in town the other day at a Folk/Music session, did a couple of Fall covers (Edinburgh Man, Wings, M5) prefixed with the "If you're going to play something out of tune, play it out of tune properly" quote ...😢
good cover.
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QueenPenda
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31 Jan 2018, 22:08 #11

nonewthing wrote: Not really a fan tribute but I don't know whereelse post this:





lottie-learns
That is brilliant, love it!
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Joined: 03 Mar 2009, 14:11

31 Jan 2018, 22:15 #12

Saveloy wrote wrote:
Starsky-Tandoori wrote wrote:
rainmaster wrote wrote:
Starsky-Tandoori wrote wrote:A Fall Online Forum tribute, made in 2011. Hex Enduction Ours. 


  

hex-enduction-ours-t29367.html

https://www.reverbnation.com/fofthefall ... orum/songs

Others were to follow .............. 
All fantastic obvs, but Mikeplow's 'The Classical', Otalgia's 'Hip Priest' and The Shrander's 'Nazis' are some of the finest covers you'll hear.  
And great that it, and those that followed, were so collaborative. Some fantastically off the wall covers. 
They were such a laugh to do!

Quite fun to organise as well.  Sort of.  I might be mis-remembering that.

Here's the last of them, 'The Real New Forum LP':



Every time I have a tidy up or a clearout I re-find the bastard pile of CDs that I carefully assembled and never got around to sending out to fellow FoFers, and which I buried at the back of a drawer so as to hide my shame; and thus am shamed again.  ◕︵◕
I put this is another thread, but thinking on, it's  perhaps more appropriate here. I don't know what happened to the second link Saveloy?
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31 Jan 2018, 23:26 #13

I never write poems but I felt the need to honour Mark S in a way and this is what felt most fitting. It was written in one spurt, which I think he would like, and I think it's good. Let me know what you reckon all you sad lads/ladettes out there x


In Memory of MES – 24th January

Limping into another year,
He died in the shadow of a clown.
Singing from a wheelchair,
For the second time,
With a John Merrick smile,
Defiant groan,
If a baby could snarl,
He would’ve been the one.
And I spent the day,
cooking sausage & onion
Gravy. Now I’ll forgoe
Health Insurance and
Return to South America.
& I have a suit,
Woolen grey,
From St Michael, 2nd hand,
Never worn, perhaps pried,
From a still warm corpse,
And his little sparrow breast,
Will soon be lowered into the
Northern Sod & Morrissey
Lives on.
And we
Suffer on.
Stephen has a pen in hand,
Considers the poet laureate
-ship w/Simon Armitage.
Soft Northern boys,
Not hard Icelandic men,
With Skin thick like Volcanic
Gremlins, we’re lacking the guts
To die at 60. I too lack
The guts. Only a twentieth-
Century Great dies at 60,
Never having cleaned up
Or got a hobby but drilled
it into the ground relentlessly.
And what
Lesson can we take,
Make, make, make, & don’t
Give two tosses for posterity.
Mark Smith could’ve
Slapped a thousand orphans
& I would still listen to the Fall
Daily. And that’s it.
We deserve all the shit we
get & say we love & we
certainly don’t deserve 60
years. But that’s what
is handed to us.
But we also get The Fall.
To keep in solitary company.
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grassydale
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01 Feb 2018, 04:04 #14

I posted this in the other 'RIP' thread as well, so if a moderator wants to take it off there, they're welcome, of course. It's the last version of my podcast Sombrero Fallout which I dedicated entirely (first time I've done this, and probably the last) to one man. I do it for mostly for friends, but I've noticed that it's now getting the quickest number of listens on Soundcloud.

https://www.sombrerofallout.com/podcast ... 5357-24118

If you want to know whether it's worth listening to, this is the (personal taste) tracklist. I realised afterwards that it had come out rather on the melancholic side, but that's how I was feeling the day after. Maybe if I'd done it a week on, it'd have sounded more celebratory towards the end:-

How I wrote 'Elastic Man'
Cruiser's Creek
Dr Buck's Letter
Big New Prinz
Bill is Dead
Paintwork
English Scheme
Leave the Capitol
Living Too Late
Janet, Johnny and James
Hexen Definitive Strife Knot
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Saveloy
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02 Feb 2018, 12:35 #15

Starsky-Tandoori wrote: I put this is another thread, but thinking on, it's  perhaps more appropriate here. I don't know what happened to the second link Saveloy?
Aye, good thinking, definitely more appropriate here.

Dunno what happened to that link either, but here they all are, links to the links:


'Hex Enduction Ours'

hex-enduction-ours-t29367.html


'The Frenz Equivalent':

the-frenz-equivalent-t33305.html


'The Real New Forum LP':

the-real-new-forum-lp-t35752.html
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nonewthing
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07 Feb 2018, 18:03 #16

The tribute of Luz to Mark E Smith, in french 

(click to enlarge; warning: there may be some porn ads on the page, which is ironic because imagevenue asked me if my pics were "safe for work")







And my homemade translation (To Mr Smith and Mr Luz, please forgive me) here:




Last edited by nonewthing on 08 Feb 2018, 18:12, edited 3 times in total.
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JTemperance
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08 Feb 2018, 13:15 #17

nonewthing wrote:
And my homemade translation (To Mr Smith and Mr Luz, please forgive me) here:

Thanks for translating this. Not sure if it's just my comp, but when I download they are terrible resolution, so I haven't yet been able to read them.
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nonewthing
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08 Feb 2018, 17:47 #18

JTemperance wrote:
nonewthing wrote:
And my homemade translation (To Mr Smith and Mr Luz, please forgive me) here:

Thanks for translating this. Not sure if it's just my comp, but when I download they are terrible resolution, so I haven't yet been able to read them.
Sorry, made a mistake. I'm fixing it right now.

fixed, new hosts.

I can't believe find a image host with thumbnail could be so difficult.
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Stranger
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08 Feb 2018, 22:55 #19

I read in another thread (one I didn't feel comfortable replying on, there's a couple like that here at present, and worse things I've seen on twitter) that James Fennings has said that he and some other friends of MES will be arranging a public event for fans.

I hope something like that might happen. If it's too far for some (I'm open to the idea of travelling up to the Manchester area with a Fall fan friend, but it's still a long way), who knows there might be some London gathering some time.

I just hope that grudges get dropped, and if any people that MES wasn't always warm to feel like attending - to pay respects, meet up with people who liked The Fall, whether they be fan or former player, are allowed to live and let live. I find it very discomforting that at this time some see fit to call names and put down people who played in The Fall for years over past issues. MES was no angel as some people have said - personally I think it should be draw a line in the sand over past stuff and move on, not handbags at ten paces and public bitching to keep age old grudges going.

Here's hoping anyway.
BBC...Clitheroe Castle....The Fall...1985...please...
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Joined: 15 Mar 2006, 15:58

11 Feb 2018, 16:33 #20

Stranger wrote: I read in another thread (one I didn't feel comfortable replying on, there's a couple like that here at present, and worse things I've seen on twitter) that James Fennings has said that he and some other friends of MES will be arranging a public event for fans.

I hope something like that might happen. If it's too far for some (I'm open to the idea of travelling up to the Manchester area with a Fall fan friend, but it's still a long way), who knows there might be some London gathering some time.

I just hope that grudges get dropped, and if any people that MES wasn't always warm to feel like attending - to pay respects, meet up with people who liked The Fall, whether they be fan or former player, are allowed to live and let live. I find it very discomforting that at this time some see fit to call names and put down people who played in The Fall for years over past issues. MES was no angel as some people have said - personally I think it should be draw a line in the sand over past stuff and move on, not handbags at ten paces and public bitching to keep age old grudges going.

Here's hoping anyway.
Maybe a charity Gig of some sort?
What exists at the moment as far as acts are concerned?
The Blue Orchids, Brix and the extricated, The Fallen Women?
There will, surely be fall tribute nights happening in all sorts of places. I'm hoping Robert Scott from the Bats and The Clean, here in NZ will organize something.
argle bargle fargle
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QueenPenda
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11 Feb 2018, 16:41 #21

I can't help but think, given how vehemently opposed he was to their formation, that any tribute gig involving Brix and the Extricated might not be the best call. I think Blue Orchids and the Fallen Women would be a nice idea but I'd pass on the Extricated playing as a unit personally.
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11 Feb 2018, 16:59 #22

nonewthing wrote: The tribute of Luz to Mark E Smith, in french 

(click to enlarge; warning: there may be some porn ads on the page, which is ironic because imagevenue asked me if my pics were "safe for work")







And my homemade translation (To Mr Smith and Mr Luz, please forgive me) here:




Thank you for translating this. It's quite well done and made me tear up a bit. The third page, where he has drawn the various faces of MES over the years is brilliant.
It takes grace to play the second fiddle well
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nonewthing
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11 Feb 2018, 20:51 #23

Thank you systematic abuse, I'm glad you liked it. :)
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19 Feb 2018, 06:36 #24

Cellphone/Portaphone recording of 8 minutes of repetition in the style of, sort of.

A Loaf Well Lived, Thanks Mark
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comradegonzo
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22 Feb 2018, 00:11 #25

I made this. Best listened to through headphones.

The Fall is dead. Long live The Fall.

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