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Mr. Pharmacist (playing the music of The Fall) and The Dead Souls (playing the music of Joy Division)
celebrating the 40th anniversary of the first live Joy Division performance (Jan. 25, 1978)
MR PHARMACIST is the result of a collective unnatural interest in the peculiar brand of expressive cynicism practiced by UK maverick - and statesman - Mark E. Smith and his brilliant THE FALL.
MR PHARMACIST, formed in Toronto in 2009, is fan indulgence by way of tribute to THE FALL - a band with no more apparent concerns about what might be considered commercial pop music than any of the members of MR PHARMACIST.
Tackling THE FALL repertoire from their late 1970’s beginnings - to Mark E. Smith's present work - through the more commercial periods - to the more challenging experimental work - MR PHARMACIST approach the material with reverence - and the goal of producing faithful interpretations.
To those unaware that they are witnessing a tribute, MR PHARMACIST, might be mistaken for a band simply and bizarrely unaware of conventional pop music or even current trends. To devotees, MR PHARMACIST provides that musical gateway to THE FALL's nonconformity.
The Dead Souls are a Guelph based band devoted to recreating the intense music of post-punk legends Joy Division
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