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  1. says:

    A competently written settling of accounts although Steve Hanley seems like too nice a man to bear many grudges and he's largely sympathetic in his renderings of other band members some of whom he is now working with perhaps that explains it There are very few spectacularly exciting anecdotes lots of tours that tend to blur into ea

  2. says:

    As befits the unsmiling uiet balding guy in all those classic Fall photos and gig vids Steve Hanley is uite the hilarious wr

  3. says:

    This deserves to be at least as successful as the Morrissey autobiography The author was born the same month went through the same formative gig

  4. says:

    Other than frontman Mark E Smith Steve Hanley spent time in the legendary and still going post punk band The Fall than anyone else His narrative of his time in the band hits a lot of touchstones for any such tale But of course The Fall navigated a different path at a specific time in music history that makes this story interesting than usual Moreover everyone wants a behind the scenes story of what Smith is really like To Hanley's credit

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    This is an amazing book that just builds and builds like a Bildungsroman to its shattering but inevitable conclusion following some terrific adventures on the way At first young and idealistic the band strike out their new territory Then age brings success but with it the character flaws in the protagonists begin to dev

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    I have to admit I've not read many musical biographies but this is easily among the best I have read The Fall was full of dysfunction since many of its initiators broke from its experimental heading and many were driven away by Mark's abusive nature Even if you don't like The Fall you'll consider this interesting especially from a psycholo

  7. says:

    Fantastic read Steve Hanley's tale of life inside the The Fall manages to make Spinal Tap look like normal behaviourAnyone who has ever liked a Fall record needs to read thisOne of the best books on music I've read in a long

  8. says:

    One of the greatest rock books ever written and am I the only one who thinks this is the punk rock version of Hell's Kitch

  9. says:

    Humorous and engaging Pick it up if you are into rock and want an insight into what it's like to record and tour especially if you want to see the worst case scenario

  10. says:

    When i used to work in a library i used to look at the biographiesautobiographies and wonder who wanted to read some of the life stories shelved This book might for many people fit that uestion he is the bass player for The Fall or rather was the bass player of the fall Why should you read this well its funny wise heartbreaking and offers a light on Mark E Smith which always is useful It reminds me why i love the fall

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Tense highly charged creative atmosphere within The Fall and their relentless work ethic which has won them a dedicated cult following high art respectability and a uniue place in popular music history. One of the greatest rock books ever written and am I the only one who thinks this is the punk rock version of Hell s Kitchen Mark E Smith s perpetual browbeating of his bandmates would make Gordon Ramsey broccoli green with envy Of eual mirth are Smith s Captain ueeg style rants about The Smiths They re taking the piss out of me by naming themselves after me Hanley s assessment of Frank Zappa s music sounding like two different jazz bands playing at the same time is hysterical and his dry sarky worshiping of The Clash in their rockstar gear is brilliantSpoiler alert Smith becomes a lot kinder and gentler with the advent of Brix but thenwell You need this book Die Visioene Van Johanna Brandt of the greatest rock books ever written and am I the The Neuropsychology of Self Discipline only The Accidental Activist of Hell s Kitchen Mark E Smith s perpetual browbeating Smoke and Mirrors Short Fiction and Illusions of his bandmates would make Gordon Ramsey broccoli green with envy Of eual mirth are Smith s Captain ueeg style rants about The Smiths They re taking the piss Brenda has a dragon in her blood out Divan Of Rudaki of me by naming themselves after me Hanley s assessment Choice Stories for Children of Frank Zappa s music sounding like two different jazz bands playing at the same time is hysterical and his dry sarky worshiping Öbür Divan of The Clash in their rockstar gear is brilliantSpoiler alert Smith becomes a lot kinder and gentler with the advent Summary of Homo Deus of Brix but thenwell You need this book

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The Big Midweek Life Inside The Fall

The first insider’s account of life inside The Fall Steve Hanley’s story unfolds like a novel; from 1979 when he joined his schoolmates Marc Riley and Craig Scanlon in The Fall he puts us right in. As befits the unsmiling uiet balding guy in all those classic Fall photos and gig vids Steve Hanley is uite the hilarious writer and raconteur Even when he freuently returns to discuss the goings on with his brother Paul at home or his father s pie shop where he also worked during his Fall days things can take a droll turn Wait till I tell Paul he s going to have to spend the next four hours in our parents garden shed learning Flat of Angles before he can get on with his maths etcA couple interesting revelations It seems the abusive drill sergeant style for which Mark Smith is renowned was actually originated by manager Kay Carroll not by him Though Hanley doesn t connect the dots explicitly it s clear that MES learned how to control and drive the band by observing his girlfriend Carroll s systematic abuse in action then copycatting it himself after she d left Hanley mocks guitarist Craig Scanlon much thoroughly and often as a comical snob and elitist with the implication that the snobbery was both unwarranted but also essential to the band s sound The Neuropsychology of Self Discipline of life inside The Fall Steve Hanley’s story unfolds like a novel; from 1979 when he joined his schoolmates Marc Riley and Craig Scanlon in The Fall he puts us right in. As befits the unsmiling uiet balding guy in all those classic Fall photos and gig vids Steve Hanley is uite the hilarious writer and raconteur Even when he freuently returns to discuss the goings The Accidental Activist or his father s pie shop where he also worked during his Fall days things can take a droll turn Wait till I tell Paul he s going to have to spend the next four hours in Smoke and Mirrors Short Fiction and Illusions our parents garden shed learning Flat Brenda has a dragon in her blood of Angles before he can get Divan Of Rudaki on with his maths etcA couple interesting revelations It seems the abusive drill sergeant style for which Mark Smith is renowned was actually Choice Stories for Children originated by manager Kay Carroll not by him Though Hanley doesn t connect the dots explicitly it s clear that MES learned how to control and drive the band by Öbür Divan observing his girlfriend Carroll s systematic abuse in action then copycatting it himself after she d left Hanley mocks guitarist Craig Scanlon much thoroughly and Summary of Homo Deus often as a comical snob and elitist with the implication that the snobbery was both unwarranted but also essential to the band s sound

review á PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook × Steve Hanley

The heart of the action on stage on the tour bus in the recording studio and up close and personal with an eccentric cast of band mates These vividly drawn scenes give unprecedented insight into the in. This is an amazing book that just builds and builds like a Bildungsroman to its shattering but inevitable conclusion following some terrific adventures on the way At first young and idealistic the band strike out their new territory Then age brings success but with it the character flaws in the protagonists begin to develop slowly and inexorably building to the tragic conclusion main players brought low by their tragic weaknesses And on the way MayhemMark Smith is a villain of which not even the bard could conceive his persona forever poised on the very precipice that separates genius and madness Steve Hanley the willing and loyal accomplice forced by the endless turn of events to at last confront the maelstrom that is his lead singerThis book had me in absolute tears of laughter as I read the carnage of their on tour world before leaving me with a trace of guilt and sadness as I reflected that at times I was laughing at the players not with them The Fall always give you something other than what you expect this superb book is just another example of this from the sufficiently occasionally sober bassist who lived to tell the tale