Thursday 28 May 2015
I Am Mark E Smith
I am really enjoying the new Fall album both the vinyl versions of the tracks and the cd ones. The ratio of good to pish is much better than it has been for some time and there is less of the unintelligible growls and yelps than of late too which is good. Having said that the version of Face Book Troll on the vinyl is probably one of the worst things I have heard in many a year. I still have no idea what the fuck Smith is going on about most of the time which strangely I have never really bothered about anyway, I am not one of those fans that hang upon his every utterance. One line which is all too clear and which makes me smile is "i'm a big fat man pushing a little pram"
I have two gripes though. Firstly and I shouldn't really be surprised the album art and packaging is shite which brings me to the second one, having to buy both the vinyl and the cd as there are different mixes/versions on both formats. The vinyl is a tad expensive at twenty two quid, granted it is a double album but not in a gatefold sleeve and no download so I am going to have to spend time ripping the vinyl to mp3, not the most unpleasant job in the world but effort that should not be needed when paying over twenty pounds on the vinyl.
Anyway, here is the Fat White Family one of whom, at least worryingly thinks that he is MES. Check out their album it is very good and a little unsettling not least the artwork.
Fat White Family - I Am Mark E Smith