Mark E. Smith started The Fall back in 1976. I had read about them in the British press and eventually tracked down a copy of their debut LP Live at the Witch Trials. Loud, aggressive, shambolic. I loved it. Over the years, I’ve acquired lots of their albums and singles (many of which are quite rare these days).
If you love ’em, hate ’em or have never heard of ’em, here is a 2005 BBC documentary called The Wonderful and Frightening World of Mark E. Smith.
No, I can’t understand half of the things that he says, either. Does it matter?