Saturday, 18 September 2010
Green Eyed Loco Man
There was a rather good documentary about Mark E Smith repeated last week on BBC4. Although I have watched this programme many times, it was only last week that I picked up on the bit near the end when he talks about the crowd and says "I ain't bothered about the crowd. The crowd don't interest me" pretty strange comment from a man who makes his beer money from the folk in the audience who go to see him.
Those who can remember my rant about the Edinburgh gig earlier this year will recall how he fucked off after 25 minutes never to return. But I think that, as with much of what MES says, it should be taken with a pinch of salt, as I have seen him at times be influenced by the crowd and on 2 occasions even interact with them!
I wish that the Fall were touring up here soon.
Here is a track from the second last Peel Session from the Fall broadcast on the 13/03/2003.
The Fall - Groovin' With Mr Bloe - Green-Eyed Loco Man