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Death Of The Polaroid: A Manics Family Album – by Nicky Wire

Do you love The Manic Street Preachers? I do! I lived by their 1996 album ‘Everything Must Go’ and my number one karaoke song for belting out at any given opportunity has to be ‘A Design For Life‘.
death of polaroid bookWell, I now have a reason to love them even more – or more specifically, the loveliest rock’n’roll blokes ever; Nicky Wire. He’s a Polaroid addict (like me) and is publishing a book containing a selection of his work from the past 20+ years with the band. How amazing is that! I love it when two loves of my life come together into one Christmas-present-sized bundle of greatness. (I do hope Santa subscribes to my RSS feed).

Death Of The Polaroid: A Manics Family Album is released this month – there’s the regular version and if you’re feeling flush there’s a special limited edition which includes one of the actual Polaroid photos!

I don’t think I’m an artist. I’m not a photographer. I’m a Polaroid freak who thinks that the colours and the vividness and the memories encapsulated in this art form are spectacular. Nothing moves me more.

nicky wire - polaroids

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    2 November 2011 at 12:20

    haha, i hope santa reads your blog too!

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    3 November 2011 at 13:33

    I’m struggling to forgive the Manics for what they have done to one of my all time favourite The The songs. Sorry to say I think it is a very poor cover.
    But I love your pictures, so I’ll look at them instead to cheer me up.

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      3 November 2011 at 20:39

      I know, I love TheThe so I’m not too sure why the Manics felt the sudden need to do a cover version – they write fab songs already!
      Pleased you like the pictures :)

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