Tag: Mark E. Smith

The Fall’s ‘The Frenz Experiment’ to be expanded with B-sides, rare Beatles cover

The Fall’s ‘The Frenz Experiment’ to be expanded with B-sides, rare Beatles cover

Beggars Arkive this October will reissue the 10th studio album from post-punk legends The Fall — 1988’s The Frenz Experiment — in deluxe expanded 2CD and 2LP editions, with the original 10-song record supplemented with a second disc of singles and B-sides from that era. Full details right here.

‘50,000 Fall Fans Can’t Be Wrong’ expanded into The Fall’s new ‘58 Golden Greats’ box set

‘50,000 Fall Fans Can’t Be Wrong’ expanded into The Fall’s new ‘58 Golden Greats’ box set

Cherry Red Records this fall will update The Fall’s 2004 compilation 50,000 Fall Fans Can’t Be Wrong by expanding it to 58 tracks across three discs, bringing it up to date with the inclusion of music up to and including the title track from the late Mark E. Smith’s final album. Full tracklist right here.

Mark E. Smith of The Fall died of terminal lung and kidney cancer, family reveals

Mark E. Smith of The Fall died of terminal lung and kidney cancer, family reveals

It was no secret that Mark E. Smith, the late frontman of post-punk icons The Fall, was in ill health leading up to his death last month at the age of 60. But his family today released a statement revealing what ultimately killed him: terminal lung and kidney cancer. Read the full statement here.

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave’ — hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs (1/28/18)

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave’ — hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs (1/28/18)

[tweetmeme]“Dark Wave,” hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Matt Sebastian, airs 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. EDT every Sunday on Sirius XM satellite radio’s 1st Wave (Channel 33). The most recent two episodes also are available via Sirius XM’s On Demand service for online subscribers. Get tonight’s full playlist right here.

Mark E. Smith, one-of-a-kind force behind post-punk icons The Fall, 1957-2018

Mark E. Smith, one-of-a-kind force behind post-punk icons The Fall, 1957-2018

Mark E. Smith, the irascible and utterly one-of-a-kind frontman — and only constant member — of Manchester post-punk icons The Fall, died at home today following months of illness and concert cancellations, his manager announced this afternoon. The singer was 60.

The Fall’s Brooklyn residency canceled as Mark E. Smith needs ‘more rest and recovery’

The Fall’s Brooklyn residency canceled as Mark E. Smith needs ‘more rest and recovery’

The Fall’s planned seven-night residency in Brooklyn next year — which were to be the band’s first U.S. dates in more than a decade — has been canceled, as Mark E. Smith continues to recuperate from the health problems that already had forced the rescheduling of those shows.