Excavate!

Excavate! The Wonderful and Frightening World of the Fall

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Publisher's Synopsis

THE LOUDER THAN WAR #1 BOOK OF THE YEAR
A ROUGH TRADE,
THE TIMES, MOJO, UNCUT, THE HERALD BOOK OF THE YEAR

This is not a book about a rock band. This is not even a book about Mark E Smith. This is a book about The Fall group - or more precisely, their world.

'To 50,000 Fall Fans: please buy this inspired & inspiring, profound & provocative, beautiful & bonkers Book of Revelations.'
DAVID PEACE

'Mind blowing . . . there is so much to enjoy in this brilliant book.'
TIM BURGESS

'A container sized treasure trove . . . I strongly advise you to buy it.'
MAXINE PEAKE

'The most wonderful, unashamedly intellectual, pretentious, ridiculous, exciting hymn to this incredible group.'
ANDY MILLER, BACKLISTED

Over a prolific forty-year career, the Fall created a world that was influential, idiosyncratic and fiercely original - and defied simple categorisation.

Their frontman and lyricist Mark E. Smith spun opaque tales that resisted conventional understanding; the Fall's worldview was an education in its own right. Who wouldn't want to be armed with a working knowledge of M. R. James, shipping-dock procedures, contemporary dance, Manchester City and Can? The group inspired and shaped the lives of those who listened to and tried to make sense of their work.

Bringing together previously unseen artwork, rare ephemera and handwritten material, alongside essays by a slate of fans, EXCAVATE! is a vivid, definitive record - an illumination of the dark corners of the Fall's wonderful and frightening world.

Book information

ISBN: 9780571358335
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Pub date:
DEWEY: 782.421660922
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 1218g
Height: 195mm
Width: 251mm
Spine width: 34mm