Oh, How To Do Now – The Monks

I always used to wonder how Mark E. Smith got all his ideas. The Fall are an incredibly prolific band and it seemed to me that he must just spend every waking moment thinking about songs. Then I chanced upon The Monks and realised that he is a bit of a magpie, is our Mark. This is an amazing song and could have been on any Fall album between 78 and 83, but it would have needed a stoppy Manc rambling on at the heart of it. But he does wear his influences on his sleeve and did an almost disco version cover of this on Extricate, the original sounded much more like the Fall of old.
Micro review: The Beach Boys gone wrong, very wrong.

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