This article was published in 2008.

Yorkshire-based music and arts author Dave Simpson has released a book – ‘The Fallen’ – about life in one of the country's most intense and insane bands, The Fall.

As Dave Simpson spent two years of his life tracking down everyone who has ever played in The Fall, the resultant book is full of hilarious and shocking anecdotes and is a fascinating insight for all of The Fall's devoted fanbase, which famously included John Peel, and anyone who has ever been curious about the group or interested in the post-punk cultural landscape of Britain.

The book can be purchased through or you can read more on Dave's blog.