The "Fall"

The "Fall"

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This is the first ever 'authorised' biography of this most inscrutable of bands - now updated. This new edition incorporates a new epilogue in which Mick Middles considers recent upheavels in the Fall camp, the "Heads Roll" album, Mark E. Smith's appearance at its launch and his ongoing tirades at anything and everything. Together music writer Mick Middles and Fall leader Mark E Smith have written an exhausting biography of the Fall. Spanning their years on the fringe of the Manchester punk scene, three dozen albums, numerous tours, two successful stage playes and numerous 'spoken word' events, this book is strangely compelling as the band itself.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 26mm | 399.16g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • b/w photos
  • 1847724167
  • 9781847724168
  • 430,387

About Mark E. Smith

Mick Middles has been writing about the Manchester music scene for over 30 years, initially for Sounds magazine and later for the Manchester Evening News. He has written books on Joy Division, New Order, the Stone Roses and Factory Records and in conjunction with Lindsay Reade, an acclaimed biography of Ian Curtis, also published by Omnibus Press. He has known Mark E Smith since the Fall's inception and brings to his work a deel local knowledge.

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