Renegade: The Lives and Tales of Mark E. Smith

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Penguin, 2009 - 240 pages
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Still going after thirty years, The Fall are one of the most distinctive British bands, their music - odd,spare, cranky and repetitious - an acknowledged influence on The Smiths, The Happy Mondays, Nirvana and Franz Ferdinand. And Mark E. Smith IS The Fall - 47 members have come and gone over the years yet he remains its charismatic leader, a professional outsider and all-round enemy of compromise, a true enigma. There have been a number of biographies of the legendary Smith, but this is the first time he has opened up in a full autobiography. For the first time we get to hear his full, candid take on the ups and downs of a band as notorious for its in-house fighting as for its great music; and on a life that has endured prison in America, drugs, bankruptcy, divorce, and the often bleak results of a legendary thirst.

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Avis d'utilisateur  - John - Goodreads

I have been a Fall fan for almost my entire adult life so it can only be 5 stars. If you like the Fall then you need to read this but i guess if you are a fall fan you have already read this. I had to ... Consulter l'avis complet

Review: Renegade

Avis d'utilisateur  - Goodreads

I have been a Fall fan for almost my entire adult life so it can only be 5 stars. If you like the Fall then you need to read this but i guess if you are a fall fan you have already read this. I had to ... Consulter l'avis complet

À propos de l'auteur (2009)

Mark E. Smith was a founder member of Manchester band The Fall in 1977, one of a great trio of bands (with Joy Division and the Buzzcocks) to come out of the city at that time. They have released a remarkable 79 albums and still continue to tour at a punishing rate. Having survived punk, 80s indie, Madchester and Britpop, they continue to have a near-religious following. When not on the road, Mark E Smith lives in Manchester.

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