A Route To The Fall

01 January, 2023

A Route To The Fall

A Route To The Fall
Route’s growing list of titles relating to The Fall includes memoirs from two band members with over 30 years active service between them; breathtaking insight into one of the group’s greatest achivements, the 1982 album Hex Enduction Hour; and the first full career-spanning look at the groups extraordinary body of recorded work.

You Must Get Them All: The Fall On Record
Steve Pringle
An essential guide to the complete recorded output of The Fall, with a full narrative of The Fall’s music from 1976-2017.

The Big Midweek: Life Inside The Fall
Steve Hanley & Olivia Piekarski
Covering Steve Hanley’s 20 year run in The Fall, this memoir gives unprecedented insight into the intense, highly-charged creative atmosphere within the group.
Guardian Book of the Year | Rough Trade Book of the Year | Reader’s Digest Editor’s Choice

Have A Bleedin Guess: The Story of Hex Enduction Hour
Paul Hanley
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.
A Quietus Book of the Year | A Northern Soul Book of the Year | The Australian Book of the Year

You Can Drum But You Can’t Hide
Simon Wolstencroft
Drummer Simon Wolstencroft played in The Fall for 11 years, and much of the book centres on that, but Funky Si’s part in the rise of The Smiths and The Stone Roses opens the story out into the broader Manchester music scene.

Two further titles with Fall content

Leave The Capital: A History of Manchester Music in 13 Recordings
Paul Hanley
Tells the story of Manchester music through the prism of two studio’s key recordings, from the sixties to late-eighties. Features a chapter on the recording of The Fall’s classic album, Perverted By Language, on which Paul played drums.

Carpet Burns: Life With Inspiral Carpets
Tom Hingley
Memoir from Inspiral Carpets’ singer includes a chapter on their colloboration with Mark E Smith, and Tom’s post-Inspirals band The Lovers which featured Steve and Paul Hanley.

Our Fall TV Video Playlist compiles a series of longer videos about The Fall, including interviews, concerts and documentaries.