|Gold does have some good songs on it.... tristessa, from despair to where, roses in the hospital and life becoming a landslide.... but you MUST listen to their pre- generation terrorists stuff. Motown junk, the whole new art riot ep- my favourite EP of all time- and suicide alley. The manics were THE soundtrack to my teenage angst. oh, fond, melancholy memories....|
As for richey, i hope he's alive, if anybody could fake their own death sucessfully, he could. but that doesn't mean anything really. Ultimately, we don't know, and if he doesn't want to be found, then I hope he stays that way, for his own good.
And yes, they are amazing live. I had the supreme good fortune to have seen what they later claimed was their best gig ever, 97 livingston arena.
What's the bbc news article about? My main computer's fucked at the moment, and I'm posting via an old 486 running win3.1 and the bbc news site doesn't seem to work on this machine....