There are now only 49 days and 48 sleeps left until the start of the Holy Bible gigs.


I love this poster.
Is it homemade?

I love this poster.

Is it homemade?


Fuck Yeah MSP has a new header in the lead up to the Holy Bible gigs.
I like to think it’s shambolic homemade-ness gives it charm.

*books online web design course*

Fuck Yeah MSP has a new header in the lead up to the Holy Bible gigs.

I like to think it’s shambolic homemade-ness gives it charm.

*books online web design course*


Hi there :) I have just been watching the This Is The Day video, and I noticed towards the end there is a very brief clip of James smashing a guitar, wearing military clothing and wearing a christmas hat. To me it looks like footage from the very last astoria gig (having compared to the existing photos) but I thought none existed? I didn't even know of any rumours that this was filmed but not released? Or am I just confusing this with another smashy James incident?

themodchik:

fuckyeahmsp:

I have to agree it does look like the last Astoria gig. No footage of this gig has ever been released, to my knowledge, but you can find footage of the gig on the 20th December (the day before) on YouTube.

The interesting thing about this is that it’s shot from the side of the stage.  If this is from the last ever Astoria gig and the carnage on stage seems to support that, the video was most probably shot by one of the management team. Comparing the shot of James doing his smashing of the guitar and the one of the day before, which is shot from in front of the stage, almost definitely by an audience member.

As I said, as far as I know, no full gig footage exists of the final Astoria gig on the 21st, this clip could well have been one of the management going ‘oh shit, what are they doing?’ and filming the smashy smashy, rather than the entire gig.

I got freebies to this very gig through an ex girlfriend who was working as a camerawoman for a company filming it so there’s definitely footage in someone’s cupboard. Astonishing destruction at the end.

Footage. *_*

Thank you for confirming this.

picturesque-riot said: Ah I met Nicky back in 2010 but wasn’t able to speak due to nerves and broke down in tears immediately afterwards. I was underage at the time so couldn’t go to the show which was pretty gutting but meeting Nicky made up for that.

Last year I spoke to both James and Nicky and actually managed to string sentences together. I told Wire they should play Miss Europa and he laughed.

I remember the first time I met a Manic. I shook for a considerable time afterwards!


exoticfunctions:

I’m a visual artist studying at Manchester School of Art. I’m currently working on a project based around my teenage obsession with the Manic Street Preachers. I currently need collaborators for the following:

1. Fan photoshoot: I’m looking for Manics fans of all ages to model for me. I’m…

Please support a fantastic artist! :D


fuckyeahmsp:

James’s face is saying ‘set me free from this amber plastic prison’.

fuckyeahmsp:

James’s face is saying ‘set me free from this amber plastic prison’.


Because James wears the best glasses.

Because James wears the best glasses.


@redreesy said:

I went to a signing in 2001. The queue was massive so my friend and I kept going to the pub. We eventually joined the back of the queue. We were very drunk and ended up sitting on the CD racks.

My friend (who has a broad Manc accent) said ‘How much do you get paid?’ to the band. Nicky and Sean found it funny but James was not amused! I was very drunk but remember shaking his hand, he was so gorg. Security told us to move along.

James is gorg. *nods*


@faceless-millions said: Last time I met them my shirt popped open in front of Sean and I knocked over a shelf of vinyl. Sean gave me the ‘erk!’ face which is one of my proudest moments.

I was there. It was a special moment.


fuckyeahmsp:

Smashy smashy James Dean Bradfield.
Maybe from the last Astoria gig….(supposition only, I have no evidence to back this up)

Thanks to Lee Morgan, he has confirmed this was the final Astoria gig! 

fuckyeahmsp:

Smashy smashy James Dean Bradfield.

Maybe from the last Astoria gig….(supposition only, I have no evidence to back this up)

Thanks to Lee Morgan, he has confirmed this was the final Astoria gig! 


Hi there :) I have just been watching the This Is The Day video, and I noticed towards the end there is a very brief clip of James smashing a guitar, wearing military clothing and wearing a christmas hat. To me it looks like footage from the very last astoria gig (having compared to the existing photos) but I thought none existed? I didn't even know of any rumours that this was filmed but not released? Or am I just confusing this with another smashy James incident?

I have to agree it does look like the last Astoria gig. No footage of this gig has ever been released, to my knowledge, but you can find footage of the gig on the 20th December (the day before) on YouTube.

The interesting thing about this is that it’s shot from the side of the stage.  If this is from the last ever Astoria gig and the carnage on stage seems to support that, the video was most probably shot by one of the management team. Comparing the shot of James doing his smashing of the guitar and the one of the day before, which is shot from in front of the stage, almost definitely by an audience member.

As I said, as far as I know, no full gig footage exists of the final Astoria gig on the 21st, this clip could well have been one of the management going ‘oh shit, what are they doing?’ and filming the smashy smashy, rather than the entire gig.

Smashy smashy James Dean Bradfield.
Maybe from the last Astoria gig….(supposition only, I have no evidence to back this up)

Smashy smashy James Dean Bradfield.

Maybe from the last Astoria gig….(supposition only, I have no evidence to back this up)


Hey there Richey.
richie9221401:

"When I did the NME Student Guide last year, I said that education is really important, and Ted Kessler goes, ‘Yawn, that’s not very rock ‘n’ roll.’ But I’m not embarrassed by things like that; I think it’s important that people read, take the time to learn. It might not be rock ‘n’ roll, but it’s important."  -Richey Edwards

Hey there Richey.

richie9221401:

"When I did the NME Student Guide last year, I said that education is really important, and Ted Kessler goes, ‘Yawn, that’s not very rock ‘n’ roll.’ But I’m not embarrassed by things like that; I think it’s important that people read, take the time to learn. It might not be rock ‘n’ roll, but it’s important."
-Richey Edwards


exoticfunctions:

Myself As My Teenage Manics Fan Self (test shots), 2014

oliviasparrow.co.uk

Looking forward to seeing your exhibition when it’s finished :)