The Fallen: Life In and Out of Britain's Most Insane Group (Paperback)Dave Simpson (author)
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Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 234 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20 mm
Three decades of personal stories, of social change, shifting cultural landscapes and musical minimum wage slavery, seen through the eyes of a random collection of people whose only constant is that at some point, for some reason, they were members of The Fall. A Canterbury Tales for the MP3 generation. * * Stewart Lee * *
A tremendous read. I warmly recommend it. -- Stuart Maconie * * Radio 2 * *
A great book - a fucking amazingly great book . . . a simple but excellent concept . . . Absolutely brilliant. It has made me race back to all 554 Fall songs and put them on repeat. * * Everett True * *
The best book yet on a band that have evolved into a cross between a large Victorian family and a rehab unit. * * The Times * *
I read The Fallen for the second time. Wow. It just does your head in. It's one of the best rock or music books i've ever read. I recommend it without hesitation. It is a monster -- HENRY ROLLINS
A right riveting read. -- Simon Reynolds * * Blissblog * *
I hate that f***ing t**t! I just f***ing burned it! -- Mark E. Smith
Brilliant and bloody awkward. Just like its subjects. * * The Word * *
A British, provincial take on Apocalypse Now! where Kurtz (Smith) is encountered by Capt. Willard (Simpson) before the latter gets on the boat -- John Doran * * The Quietus * *
Hilarious... horror stories... Dave Simpson's written the book we've been waiting our entire adult life to read. -- Peter Wild * * Bookmunch * *
The Fall are my favourite band. I also hate my favourite band. With a passion...I vow never to go to another Fall show and yet somehow always end up at the next one. I am sick. * * Julian Cope * *
An amusing study of what is without exaggeration Britain's most uncompromising band. * * Sunday Herald * *
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