Always different, always the same : critical essays on The Fall /

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers,, Lanham, Maryland, United States, p.xi, 271 pages : (2023)

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(OCoLC)fst01922164, England, fast, History and criticism., Post-punk music, Post-punk music.


Includes bibliographical references and index.Foreword / Gavin Friday -- Introduction. Mr Sociological Memory Man / Martin Power and Eoin Devereux -- Spoiling all the Paintwork : Mark E. Smith, Art Renegade / K. A. Laity -- Suzanne Smith in Conversation with Eoin Devereux -- 'A letter so simple, yet disgusting in a stroke' : writing-out the (typo) graphic strangeness of The Fall / Paul Wilson -- Psykick Dancehall - the paranormal world of Mark E. Smith and The Fall / Ben Lawley -- 'You can leave me on the shelf' : The death of The Fall and Mark E. Smith / Martin Myers -- Dead Beat Descendant : Mark E Smith's Life, Death and Mourning as a Cult Hero / John Fleming -- "What's a computer?" Corpus linguistic software v the complete Fall lyrics / Matt Davies -- Searching for the right word or phrase that would put a chill up the spine... Investigating the lyrics of Mark E. Smith using thematic and corpus-based discourse analyses / Elaine Vaughan, Brian Clancy and Eoin Devereux -- I Am Damo Suzuki Lost In Music / Mike Glennon -- Remembrancer/Rememorator/Amorator : Oblique Tactics and Clear Intentions in The Fall's The Remainderer EP / Samuel Flannagan -- Literary Perversion / Kieran Cashel -- The Fall In Ireland / Michael Mary Murphy -- The Madness in My Area : Montagu Lomax and The Fall / David Meagher and John McFarland."The Fall were one of the most influential bands to emerge in the British post-punk scene. Drawing upon a wide range of academic disciplines, including ethnomusicology, sociology, literary theory, linguistics, journalism, cultural studies, and film and media studies, this book investigates The Fall's significant contribution to music"--