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12 November 2012 @ 08:26 pm
Hey everyone that still reads this community. If that's anyone... which seems unlikely.

I was wondering if anyone has a copy of, or could help me find a copy online of, Hookers, Hustlers, Pimps and their Johns by Beeban Kidron. It was made in 1993 and is where the audio sample at the beginning of Yes comes from. Any help would be appreciated~
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14 November 2011 @ 10:27 am
Scans of the standard and deluxe editions of the Manic Street Preachers’ National Treasures as well as scans of the album’s single ‘This Is The Day’.

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04 October 2011 @ 11:06 am

Thought I'd post the pic here - the NME is also available in digital form at Zinio: http://qurl.com/d51ks

07 November 2011 @ 09:10 am
Well, I don't know if it's any relevance but there's uhh, not much activity in this group so I thought, why not:

I have the deluxe edition of Journal for Plague Lovers and I now store it where my books are, because that's exactly how I think of Richey: as a writer and performer first and foremost, and as a musician after. My other version of Journal I keep in my car.

I now have JFPL and the first three Manics album - Generation Terrorists, Gold Against the Soul and The Holy Bible -- that I got from a bargain bin deal (do not ask...). Richey fans, what is the next Manics album I should get? I'm aiming at Everything Must Go because I heard that five of the songs were written by Richey (which?) and I really love some of the songs from This is My Truth..., but what about the other albums? In what order of importance would you place them, as Richey fans?
29 September 2011 @ 04:29 pm
The Richard Edwards facebook page has been reactivated. 

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24 September 2011 @ 06:48 am
Hello everyone! I'm new here, just got into the Manics (actually, I've always liked their songs, I just never bothered to look them up) and I think Richey is incredible. I'm drawn to people with very radical convictions and who live them even if it means burning themselves in the process. I think that Richey really did that; I think that what he had done, his disappearance, was the inevitable conclusion of believing in his nothing as strongly as he did.

Uhm, and I guess I could ask -- what books did you choose to read after you found out that Richey liked them? Did you enjoy them?

The author I'm tempted to look into now is Henry Miller, partly because he's one of those mentioned in that line 'stronger than Mensa, Miller and Mailer / spat out Plath and Pinter'. I've never looked at Henry Miller before -- just wasn't very tempted to read his stuff -- but I've recently read an excerpt of his work in Sexual Politics and I thought that it certainly sounded like something that Richey would have enjoyed.

What about you?
03 May 2011 @ 06:37 pm
 http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01178dh Did anyone happen to record this/know where I can watch it?
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11 March 2011 @ 02:48 pm
In response to the interest expressed when I had asked if anyone would be up for a Manic Street Preachers-centric book club, I have begun to compile a list of books associated with the Manics (particularly those that have somehow been confirmed that they have read). This list is not complete and contains primarily what is referenced on Richey's Favorite Books, books about the Manics, and some article, video, and photographic evidence.
Here is the list: http://tinyurl.com/mspbooks

Some books added to this list (with sources!) that Richey read that aren't on the widely circulated 'Richey's Favourite Books' list include The Story of O, Rumble Fish, and The Virgin Suicides. Lists almost 90 books in all at the time of this post!

The purposes of this list are:
  • to make it easy to find Manics-recommended books
  • verify the sources for how we know they read / referenced them
  • as a handy reference should a Manics book club arise!
If you are aware of other books not on the list that any of the Manics read and can provide a reliable source as for how you know, or can provide a reliable source for a book already listed, please do comment here. If you have a *lot* of information you'd like to add, you can message me your e-mail address through LJ or marilynroxie@gmail.com if you want  to be added on as a contributor to the Google Doc that the list is hosted on. And yes, I'm aware MANICS.NL has a big list but I'm trying to find out what there's a high probability or it is known that they actually read and recommended, not just what they have quoted.

As far as a book club, my idea is vague at the moment...I'm thinking a book a month would be best with a discussion post here, probably beginning with a book available for free on Kindle or Gutenberg. Summer might be a good place to start so that those in school have time to read and participate.

Cheers everyone,

 Someone asked about this on FD and now that I'm looking at it, it's driving me crazy...it looks like the end word might be "RESPOND" or perhaps "CORRESPOND" (as the rest is being blocked), but I don't know otherwise. I'm sure it's some kind of Richey-esque quote / slogan. Any ideas / other pictures with the back shown?

Also, I'm now working on a handy list for Manic Street Preachers Book Club purposes, as discussed in the entry and some comments within a few days back - hurrah!
31 January 2011 @ 09:04 am
Hi all I'm new here..Just saying Helllooo!!!

Also if you would like to add me (fellow RIchey/manics fan) then I'd love it!
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