Today would have been Mark E. Smith's 61st birthday. He died on January 24th, 2018 -- almost a year after the BBC mistakenly reported his death. Forty of his 60 years were spent making music with The Fall, and with a range of collaborators. Mark E. Smith leaves behind a massive discography. The scope of his influence on the last four decades of popular music is unmeasurable.
At least nine books have been written about Mark E. Smith and The Fall. There's not much I can add to those tomes, or the numerous tributes that have been published in the past six weeks. Instead I have compiled some (but not all!) of the songs that have been written about MES and the group. How many songs are about your favorite band or singer?
(MES subway graffiti image: thefall.org/news/fallnews.html. Tracklist and DL link in comments.)