To celebrate the life and work of Mark E Smith, who died on 24 January 2018, we present a selection of articles on the Fall frontman and his group drawn from The Wire’s online archive
The Fall frontman died aged 60 on 24 January
Lou Reed died 27 October, 2013. Here Mark E Smith eulogises – on being a criminally devout Velvet Underground fan. Not a 'Velvets' or 'Lou Reed' fan.
"I remember being really taken with Hill's early works when I was at college. They are at the same time harsh and blunt, poetic and rich."