in my circle of friends, the smiths are one of those bands everyone can agree on. no matter what music one's into, we can put on 'strangeways...' and everyone will be satisfied. besides half of 'meat is murder, i like everything the smiths have done.
as for the fall, they arent really big in the states at all. i know plenty of people who dont know them, and a lot of their best records are out of print or ridiculously hard to get. which sucks, theyve been one of my favorite bands since i was 15.
listen to pink reason