Nicky Wire - I Killed The Zeitgeist: Ltd CD £2.99 + Free Delivery/Quidco @ HMV
Nicky Wire - I Killed The Zeitgeist: Ltd CD £2.99 + Free Delivery/Quidco @ HMV

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Supposedly taking time out between Manics albums, kicking his heels back home, Nicky Wire decided to go into a local studio and try out a couple of songs on his own. Six months later, there were twenty songs (later narrowed down to a succinct 13 for the record) that ranged from buzz saw, bile spewing punk rock to reflective, crystalline Autumnal pop music, toxic one chord mantras to driving Neu-style workouts. Occasionally sounding like a young, Valleys born Bernard Sumner, occasionally like a man with an acoustic guitar battling against squall of 'Psychocandy', often like someone finally let loose in front of a microphone and having a blast, 'I Killed The Zeitgeist' is the debut solo album by Nicky Wire, possibly the first record to sit halfway between Reading Festival and the Hay Literary Festival.

Nicky Wire made his mark as the bassist and lyricist for the Welsh indie-punk outfit, the Manic Street Preachers. Wire, alongside the tragic (and assumed dead) Richey Edwards, was the architect of the band's glam-terrorist look and politically literate lyrics, leaving the music to singer James Dean Bradfield and drummer Sean Moore. With the band on hiatus, both Bradfield and Wire took the opportunity to release solo albums in 2006. Unsurprisingly, Wire's full-length, I KILLED THE ZEITGEIST, was the more stripped-down, musically abrasive effort, bearing the marked influence of the Jesus & Mary Chain.

1. I Killed The Zeitgeist
2. Break My Heart Slowly
3. Withdraw Retreat
4. Goodbye Suicide
5. Shining Path
6. Bobby Untitled
7. You Will Always Be My Home
8. So Much For The Future
9. Stab Yr Heart
10. Kimino Rock
11. Sehnsucht
12. Nicky Wires Last
13. Everything Fades
14. Untitled [bonus track]

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i love nickywire to bits but god he cannot sing!!!its a good job he has his looks,cos hes not the best bassist either.............i will order as its cheap...voting HOT like nicky
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