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  • Published: 25 September 2014
  • ISBN: 9780241972434
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

Renegade

The Lives and Tales of Mark E. Smith



"This might be the funniest music book ever written" - Sean O'Hagan, Observer Music Monthly

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.

  • Published: 25 September 2014
  • ISBN: 9780241972434
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

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Praise for Renegade

Unutterably funny...a riot of aimings and blamings and score-settlings. Smith manages to have a right laff, and reveal himself as a figure of dazzling sociological import

Independent on Sunday

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