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The Fall: Prole Art Threat

Paul Lester, Melody Maker, 1 September 1990

Now in their 14th year, Manchester's the Fall are still operating on rock's margins, still refusing to adhere to any consensus. But how will one of pop's venerable institutions fare in the wake of the new Manc heroes? And how do they feel about the musical changes taking place in Britain 1990? PAUL LESTER talks to Mark E Smith about bagginess, sexiness and the enduring power of The Mighty Fall.

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