The Fall has just released a fab new album and Mark Smith has done a couple of interviews.
In the Independent newspaper he bemoans modern music:
“Even pop, rock, it’s all very miserable right now. Everyone I meet says that to me. All that I hear is that it’s shit. Old people, young people, taxi drivers; there’s just nothing there. ‘When will the new Sex Pistols come, Mark?’
“It’s not going to happen, is it? It’s not. The occasions I go to award shows, they’re just a bunch of shits. You sit next to The Killers, and it’s like, am I on the wrong fucking train here?
“No, really. Talking about shares and stuff. Mumford and Sons, it’s like sitting next to Ernst and Young.”
Is he right? Or have old people always moaned about the young? Why do we need a ‘new Sex Pistols’ anyway…is modern music rubbish? Do all groups only care about the money? What do you think?