Music from history that kids today need to know about: No 2 – The Fall

The Fall were formed in Oldham in 1966 when Mark E Smith, fresh from winning Britain’s Angriest Man contest at Butlins (prize = an extra E for your name), was struck on the head by an orange falling from the sky.

That’s curious, he thought. I think I’ll form a band. Note flicky hair as later copied by Justin Bieber, who’s a big fan.

 

Later he wrote a song about the orange, and it all went a bit weird:

 

FASCINATING FACT which for once I am not making up at all – The woman playing guitar and riding a giant hamburger in that last video is now better known as fashion guru Brix Smith Start, who hangs out with Gok Wan:

Don't mention The Fall!

Bet she misses the giant hamburger.

Jae.

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January 11, 2012. Tags: , , . Stuff we love.

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