Messing Up the Paintwork

Messing Up the Paintwork The Wit and Wisdom of Mark E. Smith : A Celebration

Hardback (26 Jul 2018) | English

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Synopsis

'If it's me and your granny on bongos, it's The Fall.'

As legendary frontman of post-punk outfit The Fall, Mark E. Smith was known as much for his mercurial temperament as his exceptional musical talent. Famous for his singular way with words both onstage and off, his road to the music hall of fame was paved with brilliant one-liners, eccentric behaviour, and the dozens of members of The Fall he ejected along the way.

Collecting his wit and wisdom for the first time and featuring an introduction from Stuart Maconie, Messing Up the Paintwork is a tribute to a musical icon described as 'untouchably cool' (Lauren Laverne), an 'uncompromising musical maverick' (Tim Burgess) and 'a man shouting from a prison window' (Frank Skinner). And it's a book for the fans who will miss him terribly.

About the Publisher

Ebury Press

Ebury Press

Including memoir and popular history, cookery and humour books, travel-writing, sport, music and reference, Ebury Press publishes across the range of popular non-fiction. Combining books from household names – – such as Caitlin Moran, Yotam Ottolenghi, Madhur Jaffrey, Danny Wallace, Annabel Karmel, Dave Gorman, Stuart Maconie, Delia Smith and Pam Ayres - with work from the newest talents, Ebury Press has a reputation for publishing bestsellers in almost every genre of commercial non-fiction.

Book information

ISBN: 9781785039850
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Imprint: Ebury Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 782.42166092
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 268g
Height: 204mm
Width: 135mm
Spine width: 21mm