Introduction: 'Messing up the Paintwork'

Goddard, M N and Halligan, Benjamin. 2010. Introduction: 'Messing up the Paintwork'. In: M N Goddard and Benjamin Halligan, eds. Mark E. Smith and The Fall: Art, Music and Politics. Farnham: Ashgate, pp. 1-15. ISBN 9780754668626 [Book Section]

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This volume offers a comprehensive range of approaches to the work of Mark E. Smith and his band The Fall in relation to music, art and politics. The introduction fully contextualises this volume and discusses the event the book was based on, writing on The Fall, and their various contexts and live performances.

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The Fall, post-punk, popular music, Manchester, live music, popular culture

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Media, Communications and Cultural Studies


28 May 2010Published

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