The Fallen: Life in and Out of Britain's Most Insane Group
Ever been held hostage in a dressing room with your parents? Ever been thrown off the bus in the middle of a Swedish forest or abandoned at a foreign airport? Ever been asked to play at one of the UK's biggest music festivals with musicians you've just met who are covered in blood, or taken part in a a recording session - in a speeding Transit? If so you've probably been in The Fall. Dave Simpson made it his mission to track down everyone who has ever played in Britain's most berserk, brilliant group. He uncovers a changing Britain, tales of madness and genius, and wreaks havoc on his personal life.
'The best book yet on a band that have evolved into a cross between a large Victorian family and a rehab unit.' The Times
Dave Simpson writes on music and the arts for the Guardian newspaper from an isolated base in the North of England. He has been a fan of the Fall since 1979, and once admitted to hating The Beatles.