Sunday, 17 February 2008
MANIC STREET PREACHERS - Live @ The Marquee, London 21/5/90
Haven’t posted any Manics for ages, so here’s a show from their early days 1991 at the Marquee, London, when Richey was there in all his; gory glam glory. A week previously he had notoriously carved 4 Real into his arm while being interviewed by NME journo Steve Lamaq. The signs toward Richey’s eventual fate were always there, thirteen years ago he was declared missing (in action?) Suicide or Disappearance, who knows?, but what I do know is that the Manics were never as 4 real again, as this recoding will testify. I wonder what the odds are on Richey turning up along with Nicky, James and Sean to collect their NME Godlike Geniuses award on Feb 28th? It’s a funny old fucked up world so who knows. If he did decide to reappear perhaps he’ll turn up looking like Osama Bin Laden. Anyway enough nonsense, this recording was ripped from a TDK C60 Bootleg Tape I bought in Norwich Market fuck knows when ago. Enjoy it here!