Mark E Smith in conversation with Michael Stewart

Michael Stewart

To mark the tenth anniversary of the Huddersfield Literature Festival, below is a transcript of my conversation with Mark E Smith in 2009 at the Lawrence Batley Theatre.

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MS      Thanks very much for coming along Mark. Welcome to Huddersfield. I know I’ve already spoken to you before about this, but I think a lot of your fans will want to know, so let’s get the hip out of the way first of all.

MES    The hip ?

MS      The hip yes. How is the hip? How did you break your hip? And how is it now?

MES    The hip priest. Have  you  bought  any records in  the past  twenty years ?    [the intro music was The Hip Priest].

Audience laugh.


MS      No I just download them.

MES    Oh right. No, it’s fine now. I’m just glad to stand up.

MS      Because  you  had  a theory about this…

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