In a world where your average aging rocker allows himself to be put out to pasture, it’s good to know that Lou Reed isn’t the only old dude still keeping it real in the rock ‘n’ roll elders set. In an interview with Australian music magazine Brag, The Fall’s always-quotable frontman Mark E. Smith recounts a recent encounter with a younger band at Ireland’s Electric Picnic festival.
“We were playing a festival in Dublin the other week,” Smith said. “There was this other group, like, warming up in the next sort of chalet, and they were terrible. I said, ‘Shut them cunts up,’ and they were still warming up, so I threw a bottle at them. The band said, ‘That’s the Sons of Mumford’ or something. ‘They’re number five in charts!’ I just thought they were a load of retarded Irish folk singers.”
Take that as a word of warning, tasteful folk acts: Mark E. Smith is sick of your shit! In related news, Smith said elsewhere in the interview that The Fall was no longer a member of the Domino Records roster. Never a boring day for that guy.