Reading now: A Version Of Reason- “In Search Of Richey Edwards” (by Rob Jovanovic)

Even if you don’t care for the Manic Street Preachers, I think you’ll enjoy this book – Ben


“A dazzling read… A triumph of music journalism, this is one of the best books on a story that has now entered rock mythology.” –Evening Herald (Dublin)

“His [Jovanovic’s] empathy for both man and myth is touching.” –Metro


The disappearance of Richey Edwards, troubled guitarist with the Manic Street Preachers, is one of rock and roll’s great unresolved mysteries. His Vauxhall Cavalier was found abandoned in a service station car park near the Severn Bridge, a notorious suicide spot, in February 1995, a fortnight after Edwards had last been seen. The location of the car and the tape left in the deck – Nirvana’s album In Utero – tended to point to one conclusion. However, it almost seemed too obvious a statement, and in A VERSION OF REASON, Rob Jovanovic unravels the complicated life and final days of Richey Edwards. Piecing together testimony from those close to Edwards Jovanovic seeks to produce an authoritative account of the life and times of Richey Edwards.

Manic Street Preachers – Suicide Is Painless

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Exiled New Englander now living in Canada. I dream in Spanish but can't speak it. I wish I'd grown up as an old black man playin' the blues just like my father.

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