The Totally Wired World of the Fall
Mark E Smith talks to Elizabeth Alker about life in the 'wonderful and frightening' world of the Fall, the band he founded in 1976.
Another chance to hear Mark E Smith talking to 6 Music's Elizabeth Alker about his thirty nine years at the helm of one of Britain's most respected bands. With contributions from the Bard of Salford, poet John Cooper Clarke, who first performed with The Fall in 1977, John Leckie, who produced three of their key 1980s albums, writer Mick Middles, who wrote a biography of The Fall with Mark E Smith, Clint Boon of the Inspiral Carpets and Lias Saudi from 'Fall heirs' Fat White Family. Mark talks about his love of avant garde classical music, science fiction writer Philip K Dick and how Danny Baker helped to get the group their first record deal.