Have A Bleedin Guess

The story of The Fall’s 1982 classic album Hex Enduction Hour by Paul Hanley, one of The Fall’s two drummers when Hex was created.

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Extent: 192 pages

Author: Paul Hanley

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The Story of Hex Enduction Hour

‘Even if it’s a fool’s errand trying to decide which is the greatest LP out of The Fall’s huge back catalogue of albums, many fanatics of the group will tell you that the worst thing you can say about Hex is that it’s their equal best at the very least.’ – John Doran, The Quietus

Of all The Fall’s myriad long-players, Hex Enduction Hour remains one of their most highly regarded. Even the circumstances of its recording, purportedly in an abandoned cinema and a cave formed from Icelandic lava, have achieved legendary status among their ever-loyal fanbase.  HAVE A BLEEDIN GUESS tells the full story of the album, including how each song was written, performed and recorded. It also includes new interviews with key players.

Author Paul Hanley, who was one of The Fall’s two drummers when Hex was created, is uniquely placed to discuss the album’s impact, both when it was released and in the ensuing years.

Foreword by Stewart Lee

‘The Fall’s finest hour.’ – Sounds

A Quietus Book of the Year
A Northern Soul Book of the Year
A The Australian Book of the Year

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Hanley Brothers at Rock N Roll Book Club

Steve and Paul Hanley in conversation with John Doran at Walthamstow Rock N Roll Book Club, talking Hex Enduction Hour and The Fall.

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Late Night Book Club With Paul Hanley

Paul Hanley on Gideon Coe's Late Night Book Club on BBC Radio 6 Music, discussing all things Hex Enduction Hour and Have A Bleedin Guess.

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Paul Hanley

Paul Hanley was the drummer in Manchester legends The Fall from 1980-85 and now plays with Brix & The Extricated. He’s currently completing his English degree with the Open University and occasionally writes for Louder Than War. He’s married with three children and once got 21 on Ken Bruce’s ‘Popmaster’.


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A list of features, interviews, videos and audio clips related to Paul Hanley's book Have A Bleedin Guess: The Story of Hex Enduction Hour.


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