Ed Parnell's Cunning Plan

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Dave Simpson tracks down everyone who has ever been a member of Mark E Smith’s band | Music | The Guardian

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It’s a Tuesday morning in December, and I’m ringing people called Brown in Rotherham. “Hello,” I begin again. “I’m trying to trace Jonnie Brown who used to play in the Fall. He came from Rotherham and I wondered if you might be a relative.” “The Who?” asks the latest Mr Brown. “No. The Fall – the band from Salford. He played bass for three weeks in 1978.” “Is this some kind of joke?”

This has been my life for weeks. I’ve become an internet stalker and a telephone pest, all because of an obsessive drive to track down everyone who has ever played in the Fall. That’s 40-odd people, including drummers abandoned at motorway services, guitarists left in foreign hotels and various wives and girlfriends of the band’s provocateur-ringmaster, Mark E Smith.

via Dave Simpson tracks down everyone who has ever been a member of Mark E Smith’s band | Music | The Guardian.

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Written by edparnell

November 12, 2011 at 10:50 pm

Posted in Music

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