One of the best fucking bands that has ever existed; that nobody has ever heard of.
The Fall are a great band, and Mark E. Smith is a genius.
Don't call them punk. They're too cool to be punk. Punk rock sucks. The Fall are their own genre.
One of the grittiest punk bands ever to have produced an album, The Fall (The name is derived from the Albert Camus novel) are led by Mark E. Smith, and have gone through approximately ninety-thousand different members.
This may be due to Mr. Smith's aggressive nature, and tendency to attack Radio One DJs.
Their latest album (at time of writing) is the compilation "50,000 Fall Fans Can't Be Wrong".
No. No they can't.
Mark E. Smith - "Well anybody who compares us to the Buzzcocks gets a slug, usually."
Harsh words, but fair.