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in one of my brothers magazines (possibly NME). it really did have a big impact.
he had such an amazing face.
and I hate that picture.
it's awful, for lamacq's benefit wasn't it?
His parents had the option to declare him dead a few years ago but didn't.
your brother owns the NME
i'm not sure it was in the nme, but some magazine.
from memory - richie was doing an interview with the nme (post gig or something), and they asked him whether his 'persona' was for real or not. So he took out a razor and did that to himself.
"In 1991 he gained notoriety following an argument with NME journalist Steve Lamacq, who questioned the band's authenticity and values, keen to ensure the punk ethic was not abused, after a gig at the Norwich Arts Centre. Edwards responded by carving the words "4 Real" into his forearm with a razor blade he was carrying. The injury required hospitalisation and seventeen stitches."
that any picture has had such an impact on me, ever. I first saw it when I was 12, I think it was the first time I realised that people hurt themselves, along with hurting others.
And I don't usually get bothered by such things...
Poor you for seeing this at a relatively young age!
I feel a little bit old and square finding out there are kids who don't know the story behind that picture.
I would have just insulted Lamacq's taste in music and had done with it.
But I hadn't...
I thought everyone knew about it. But I guess there's people out there who never knew the Manics were once a 4 piece :S
although i grew up with a manics obsessive and once handed in the lyrics to the intense humming of evil in year 8 when we were studying the holocaust as work.
I always thought it was "*For* Real" and wondered how he fit it on his arm.
it even says it in the url :P
what a turd...
dumb ass sixth form angst should stay in the sixth form, not carry on into your twenties.
The one nearest his elbow looks like it was done with a butcher's knife, not a razor blade. What a tool.
gets lighter as he went along. as it would. ouch!
his expression is very interesting...he's definitely 'performing' and manipulating.
Regardless of the arm stuff- his demeanor and expression in this photo aren't likeable and vulnerable, as he's supposed to have been. Frankly, he looks a twat
something about how if he was really "for real", he would've spelt it rather than used a number.