Chapman, Rob (2008) I Have Seen the Madness in my Area. In: Messing Up The Paintwork: A Conference on the Aesthetics and Politics of Mark E. Smith and the Fall, 9 May 2008, University of Salford. (Unpublished)

Utilising a multi-textual approach which weaves in elements of biography, autobiography, fiction and faction, I shall endeavour to explain how Mark E Smith constructs a mythical and hyper-realist text out of "the north" which has as much to do with L.S. Lowry as it does with punk. Concentrating chiefly on The Falls earliest recordings - up to and including Hex Induction Hour - I will explore Smiths own
unique notion of the prole art threat and the characters that
populate his dark satanic landscape.

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