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Mark E Smith: Not Falling, Soaring

Stephen Dalton, Vox, June 1991

MARK E SMITH'S REPUTATION precedes him like massed stormtroopers on the horizon. Fourteen years on, the Fall frontman still sets everyone on edge, either in the flesh or through his music. Since 1977, Manchester’s most durable outsider has left grubby thumbprints on the pristine paintwork of English pop without concession to fashion or accessibility.

Total word count of piece: 1988

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