Manic Street Preachers‘ Nicky Wire has revealed that the title track of the band’s new album ‘Postcards From A Young Man’ was partly inspired by Morrissey sending him a postcard when he was a teenager.
The bassist, speaking in a video interview with Uncut‘s sister site [url=http://www.nme.com/news/manic-street-preachers/53177]NME[/url], said he got sent postcards by a variety of rock stars as a child – and it was all down to his mum.
He explained: “My mum used to do this thing where if I couldn’t do a gig, say The Smiths were playing St David’s Hall [in Cardiff], she’d send a postcard saying, ‘Oh, my son’s really ill, could you send him a postcard?’ Not that I was. So I’ve got all these brilliant ones from Morrissey, and one from The Jesus And Mary Chain, where Bobby Gillespie wrote, ‘Get well soon, from Jesus Christ‘.”
Wire added: “I was 14 and 15 at the time. I got one off Public Image, Ltd, a really nice one from John Lydon. My mum was ahead of the game.”
Uncut have teamed up with Sonic Editions to curate a number of limited-edition framed iconic rock photographs, featuring the likes of Pink Floyd, Bob Dylan and The Clash. View the full collection here.