Miserable, Monochrome

“(Mark E.) Smith’s vocal sounds so appalling,  so in-your-face, spittle-soaked disgusting, it feels like the equivalent of rescuing some old foaming at the mouth psycho from the gutter only to have him assault you for your trouble….the atmosphere is underwrought, miserable, monochrome.”

From David Keenan’s review of the The Fall’s Sub-Lingual Tablet (Wire magazine, June 2015)

Drawing by James Rowley, 2008