February 1, 2015 marks exactly 20 years since the day when Richie Edwards checked out of his room at the London Embassy Hotel and disappeared without a trace, right before the start of the planned American tour. Two weeks later, his empty car was found at Seversky Bridge.
We will not argue about what happened to the mysterious guitarist Manic Street Preachers today, but rather use this day as an occasion to once again listen to Richie’s main legacy – the album “The Holy Bible”. And so that the songs are fully revealed to readers of BritishWave.ru, below we provide a small guide on the main references, names and titles in these thirteen songs.
The holy bible Continue reading
I have wanted to write to you for so long … I was looking for words and clumsily building expressions, secretly hoping that someday my letter will be published to you on adme.ru and dozens of readers will write “This is so inspiring!”. But then I realized that I really didn’t want this at all. I wanted you to forget what britishwave.ru, adme.ru and just “www” in any form are.
You are already changing the fourth headphones for this month and I don’t blame you at all. You get bored with your homemade “cool riffs” and “like these parties”. Yes, and night hangs in YouTube – this is also okay, even despite the fact that you do not go to school, because you sleep off. Would YouTube be in my youth – I would do that too. By the way, the next time you surf there, be sure to see how Hendrix fuses his guitar. The coolest video, Bellamy (well, the guy from Muse) after him took up the music, while Continue reading
A velvet voice, complemented by a filigree guitar playing, sounding on several albums. Swedish singer Jose González seems to be an artist who cares little about the attention of the general public.
While in Berlin, he explained to Mark Riemann why he was so secretive, admitted how to deal with anger, and reflected on the benefits of self-pity in songs.
Your music has a constant tendency to get lost in the background. Doesn’t such a characteristic hurt the creative ego?
I understand that my musical style is too gentle and soft to attract attention. I cannot keep up with consumer goods on the radio. But I do not think this is bad. It’s about the ratio of “background music” and hit songs. I play for fun. I use music as a Trojan horse and write songs of such a plan that they can be Continue reading