Excavate: The Wonderful and Frightening World of The Fall

What if, in order to write about The Fall, you had to write about: the Bury New Road, repetition, social clubs, the Isthmian League, the Anti-University, Taylorism, The Great God Pan, the Vorticists, Woolworths, rockabilly, tinsel excitement. 

Edited by Tessa Norton and Bob Stanley. Contributors: Elain Harwood, Ian Penman, Paul Wilson, Owen Hatherley, Mark Fisher, Mark Sinker, Michael Bracewell & Jon Wilde, Stuart Bertolotti-Bailey, Sian Pattenden, Dan Fox, Adelle Stripe, Scott King, Richard McKenna. Ephemera: Fall Fans.

David Peace: “To 50,000 Fall Fans: please buy this inspired & inspiring, profound & provocative, beautiful & bonkers Book of Revelations, choc-stock-full of loving Acts by true Apostles, simultaneously both the scrapbook you wished you’d kept and a portal to futures & pasts, known & unknown, & a Fantastic Celebration of this Nation’s Saving Grace.” 

Tim Burgess: “Mind blowing… brilliant.”

Maxine Peake: “A container sized treasure trove bursting at the hinges with strangeness and wonder . . . I strongly advise you to buy it.”

Andy Miller ― Backlisted Podcast: “An insane hardback fanzine of found items from one of Mark E. Smith’s carrier bags and essays by a really fascinating variety of people. . . this whole book is the most wonderful, unashamedly intellectual, pretentious, ridiculous, exciting hymn to this incredible group. ” (More here – we’re on the Clarice Lispector episode so you can’t go wrong really.)

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