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Album artwork for Excavate!: The Wonderful and Frightening World of The Fall by Bob Stanley and Tessa Norton

The Hardback+ format is a limited edition variant, Signed by Bob Stanley and includes 1 of 4 randomly selected Rough Trade exclusive limited edition posters designed by Paul Wilson using a font based on Mark E Smith's handwriting in the form of an eye-test chart featuring a Fall lyric.

A definitive insight into the ever-influential world of Mark E. Smith and the Fall, featuring never-before published essays and ephemera from fans, collectors and the artist and band themselves.

'Mark E Smith provided me with an alternative education, looping me into Camus, and Arthur Machen, and William Blake, and Can, and dub and old garage punk and rock'n'roll.' Stewart Lee

Over a prolific forty-year career, the Fall created a world that was influential, idiosyncratic and fiercely original - and defied simple categorisation.

Their frontman and lyricist Mark E. Smith spun opaque tales that resisted conventional understanding; the Fall's worldview was an education in its own right. Who wouldn't want to be armed with a working knowledge of M. R. James, shipping-dock procedures, contemporary dance, Manchester City and Can? The group inspired and shaped the lives of those who listened to and tried to make sense of their work.

Bringing together previously unseen artwork, rare ephemera and handwritten material, alongside essays by a slate of fans, EXCAVATE! is a vivid, definitive record - an illumination of the dark corners of the Fall's wonderful and frightening world.

Bob Stanley and Tessa Norton

Excavate!: The Wonderful and Frightening World of The Fall

Faber
Album artwork for Album artwork for Excavate!: The Wonderful and Frightening World of The Fall by Bob Stanley and Tessa Norton by Excavate!: The Wonderful and Frightening World of The Fall - Bob Stanley and Tessa Norton
Album artwork for Excavate!: The Wonderful and Frightening World of The Fall by Bob Stanley and Tessa Norton
Hardback

$30.00

360 pages.

Released 06/22/2021Catalogue Number

9780571358335

Bob Stanley and Tessa Norton

Excavate!: The Wonderful and Frightening World of The Fall

Faber
Album artwork for Album artwork for Excavate!: The Wonderful and Frightening World of The Fall by Bob Stanley and Tessa Norton by Excavate!: The Wonderful and Frightening World of The Fall - Bob Stanley and Tessa Norton
Album artwork for Excavate!: The Wonderful and Frightening World of The Fall by Bob Stanley and Tessa Norton
Hardback

$30.00

360 pages.

Released 06/22/2021Catalogue Number

9780571358335

The Hardback+ format is a limited edition variant, Signed by Bob Stanley and includes 1 of 4 randomly selected Rough Trade exclusive limited edition posters designed by Paul Wilson using a font based on Mark E Smith's handwriting in the form of an eye-test chart featuring a Fall lyric.

A definitive insight into the ever-influential world of Mark E. Smith and the Fall, featuring never-before published essays and ephemera from fans, collectors and the artist and band themselves.

'Mark E Smith provided me with an alternative education, looping me into Camus, and Arthur Machen, and William Blake, and Can, and dub and old garage punk and rock'n'roll.' Stewart Lee

Over a prolific forty-year career, the Fall created a world that was influential, idiosyncratic and fiercely original - and defied simple categorisation.

Their frontman and lyricist Mark E. Smith spun opaque tales that resisted conventional understanding; the Fall's worldview was an education in its own right. Who wouldn't want to be armed with a working knowledge of M. R. James, shipping-dock procedures, contemporary dance, Manchester City and Can? The group inspired and shaped the lives of those who listened to and tried to make sense of their work.

Bringing together previously unseen artwork, rare ephemera and handwritten material, alongside essays by a slate of fans, EXCAVATE! is a vivid, definitive record - an illumination of the dark corners of the Fall's wonderful and frightening world.