The night I went out drinking with Mark E Smith

MESThe barmaid at Gulliver’s, on Oldham Street in Manchester, spotted Mark E Smith walking in with me and had poured out a pair of double whiskeys before we reached the bar. That still left the question of what I was going to drink.

Mark E Smith, The Fall frontman who has died today aged 60, will be remembered as one of post-punk’s great frontmen, a poet with a genuinely unique and provocative style, and an occasionally combative interviewee. Along with his music, personally I’ll remember him most as one of the most entertaining men I was ever lucky enough to go for a drink with.

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