Posted tagged ‘Mark E Smith’

Chopped Liver – That’s Hip…Hip…Hip…Hip…Hip Priest

February 8, 2011

The rest of this post will be as confusing as the title, don’t worry. I could’ve written about me waking up in the early hours of this morning and planning how I am going to react when I get the Liver Call – and whether I should write a blog post about it now rather than leave it to reflect my actual live mood of the time. I think the latter is better.

But I did mention a couple of days back that I had a Silence of the Lambs story. So, here it is. It’s not really my kind of film – not really into gore and horror – unless it’s happening to me!

But I did find myself watching that film on the telly box one day many moons ago. And it builds up to a climax, doesn’t it? In fact I would call it a crescendo. The final scene has a lot of fast camera work and loud sound effects going on. Well, my attention was drawn to one of the sounds in the mix – deep down in the mix – I thought I could hear the unmistakeable Manc twang of Mark E. Smith belting out one of The Fall’s “classics” – Hip Priest.

But of course it couldn’t be. This is a Hollywood blockbuster. Why would they be having an obscure Fall song in this film, especially so far down in the mix.

But it meant I had to wait for the credits to roll – and what do I see? The Fall. Hip Priest. Performed by The Fall. Available at few record stores, and some pretty obscure ones at that.

So, there you have it. It is possible, tho’ unlikely, that someone reading this will be interested in this fact. Most will wish I’d written about my moods and plans of 6 a.m. this morning. Perhaps @drobeirne will be interested. Who he? Ah, now that is another story!

Now there… are 3…. steps to… carry a donor card – ooh, wap wap!
Just follow steps

Chopped Liver – This Nation’s Saving Grace

September 10, 2010

Tonight on TV – living legend Mark E Smith (MES) – what more can I add?

I first saw The Fall in September 1977 when I was a student in Manchester. I though I was watching The Velvet Underground. There they were, dressed in black, barely moving on stage – MES with his back to the audience the whole time blasting out their repetitive riffs – it was awesome. The memory is raw even after 33 years!

You know I have lived abroad before – back in the 80’s and I swear I had to come home just to see The Fall.

I even went to see them on my 50th birthday. And they played a song called 50 Year Old Man. Cute.

And I am also delighted that the other music legend – without whom yada yada yada – the late and sadly lamented John Peel was also a massive fan (even though I got there first – natch). If anyone wants to come round my house for a Fall fest they are welcome – even though There’s a Ghost in Ma House.

I could go on. And on. And on. But you’ll be pleased to know it’s just starting – gotta go.

Hang on, wassup? What’s B doing? Ultimate What???? Musht be shum mishtake.

Now there… are 3…. steps to… carry a donor card – ooh, wap wap!
Just follow steps 1, 2 and 3.