Faber are to publish two titles by the Manic Street Preachers‘ bassist and lyricist, Nicky Wire. The first of these books will be titled, Death of The Polaroid: A Manics Family Album. For more than twenty years and from Blackwood, Wales to Tokyo, Japan, Nicky Wire has kept a personal visual history of the band in their various stages from Generation Terrorists through Holy Bible and right up to last year’s remarkable album, Postcards from a Young Man. Edited down from over 1,000 of Wire’s personal polaroids and with accompanying text by the man himself, Death of The Polaroid promises to be a rich, visual biography of one of the most loved and iconoclastic British bands of the past two decades.
Death of The Polaroid: A Manics Family Album by Nicky Wire published November 2011.