Club 27: Richey Edwards

Yeah, this one has a story to it and it’s interesting.  Hold on to your Alan’s here’s today’s member, (maybe), Richey Edwards

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Richard James “Richey” Edwards (22 December 1967 – disappeared 1 February 1995) was a Welsh musician who was the lyricist and rhythm guitarist of the alternative rock band Manic Street Preachers. He was known for his dark, politicized and intellectual songwriting which, combined with an enigmatic and eloquent character, has assured him cult status, as well as having been cited by some as a leading lyricist of his generation.

Edwards disappeared on 1 February 1995. On 24 November 2008, it was announced that Edwards’ parents had obtained a court order, issued by the Probate Registry of Wales, naming them as executors of his estate and further stating that he died “on or since” 1 February 1995. The ninth album by Manic Street Preachers, Journal for Plague Lovers, released on 18 May 2009, is composed entirely of songs with lyrics left behind by Edwards. Up until 2005, the remaining members of Manic Street Preachers still paid 25% royalties into an account in his name.

Here’s a track from when he was a member of Manic Street Preachers off the album Generation Terrorists. Enjoy.

F.M. Laster

“I never loved another person the way I loved myself”. – Mae West

 

 

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