Mark E Smith pens World Cup ditty
Arrivederci, it's one on one-ahhh
Ancient shout-at-the-bins Northerner Mark E Smith has penned a World Cup Song, to grunt England to success in South Africa this summer. He has the field to himself, since the FA has decided not to commission an Official Dirge for 2010.
In the ditty, Smith advises the team to "take care of the invention of your nation", "socks up at last or be a Brazilian breakfast", and reminds them:
"This is not 1974, this is not 1976, you are not at Stamford Bridge, but you are on a Boer Ridge."
It's not quite up there with "Under Marble Millichip, the F.A. broods", but with most of the England team on the treatment table, he should have a captive audience.
Nervous millionaire sporting layabouts can start the conditioning process early, with this clip of Mark E Smith reading out the classified football results from a few years ago:
The song is called England's Heartbeat, was co-written with Ed Blaney and Jenny Shuttleworth, and comes out under the name Shuttleworth on June 7th. ®
Kicker... Kicker Conspiracy
MES is a proper football fan. Long before the nouveau football men he was writing songs like Kicker Conspiracy.
Incidentally, is liking The Fall a big geek thing? Just about every fan that I know is capable of writing some code.
Yes, there is a world cup
You know, rugby. But it's not until next year, so why are people shouting now?
Ironic you mention Skinner
Frank Skinner has been a huge fan of The Fall for years. I heard him wax lyrical at some length on his radio show a few months ago. And someone told me he (attempted to) interview Carry Bag Man on BBC2.
You might now think less harshly of him next time he fails to make you chuckle or writes another song. Unless you're MES in which case no, you won't be adjusting your view.
Longhorn. Longhorn breed.