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From: Hank Tomczak <>
Date: Tue 02 Sep 1997 - 14:14:57 PDT

KBJr. wrote

> Southern Mark Smith refers is Mark E. Smith from the Fall, out of
>Manchester, and still around today after at least 15 years. Pat is
>supposedly a fan and the song is not at all intended to be derogatory.

>As an addendum to this, I believe I heard Pat say that he wrote the song
>for his friend Gerard Langley of the Blue Areoplanes, urging him to "get
>along like" that fantastic curmudgeon Mr. Smith. --KBJr

This item has also been tossed about on the Fall mailing list, to which I also belong.
As Mark E. Smith hails from Manchester, hence a "Northerner", Gerad is egged on to act like a "Southern Mark Smith". According to what I've heard, The Fall shot back (also good-naturedly) with the song "Pat-Trip Dispenser". (JB providing a certain substance ?) It contains the line "McGintey thought he could fool the Fall" - I believe in reference to sometimes JBC bassist Rolo McGintey.

(ps. Saw Rolo's Woodentops put on a killer show at New York's Bottom Line sometime in 1985/86 ??? Anyone ever seen them ?) Received on Tue Sep 2 14:14:57 1997

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