Renegade: The Lives and Tales of Mark E. Smith (paperback edition)
The only way to appreciate the legendary Mark E Smith is to encounter the man in his own words. The Fall are one of the most distinctive British bands ever, 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 - 66 members came and went over the years yet he remained its charismatic leader until his death in 2018. 'If it's me and yer granny on bongos, it's The Fall.' - Mark E. Smith. Mark was 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 opened up in a full autobiography.