Nicholas Allen Jones is known as Nicky Wire. He is the Welsh lyricist, bassist, and occasional vocalist with the Welsh alternative rock band Manic Street Preachers.
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    Adam talks with Nicky Wire, lyricist and bass player of The Manic Street Preachers.WARNING: This podcast contains brief references to and a description of self harm.Thanks to Séamus Murphy-Mitchell for production support and to Anneka Myson for additional editing.RELATED LINKSNICKY WIRE’S MOST MEMORABLE QUIPS (NME)MANIC STREET PREACHERS - MOTORCYCLE EMPTINESS (1992)MANIC STREET PREACHERS - THE MASSES AGAINST THE CLASSES (2000)MANIC STREET PREACHERS - TOP TRACKS ON SPOTIFYPOB SPITTING ON THE SCREENNEIL KINNOCK 1985 SPEECH (EDIT)'EVERYBODY IN THE PLACE' JEREMY DELLER RAVE DOCUMENTARY (2018)AN HOUR OR SO WITH SUE PERKINS PODCASTMAX AND IVAN - FUGITIVES For information regarding your data privacy, visit
    4 months ago
    Birmingham. 1993.John joins Richey James and Nicky Wire in a motel room whilst on tour with their second album, Gold Against The Soul.He describes the band’s intelligence, cynicism and naive idealism as all being in place in this interview as they try to come to terms with the reality of being in a group.Swears.
    9 months ago
    The gloriously outspoken Nicky Wire of Manic Street Preachers talks to Guardian columnist John Harris in this second of his series of interviews with key figures from music, the media, government and elsewhere
    over 8 years ago

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    Jan 20th, 1969
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