To the Manic Street Preachers, all human experience is an empty futility…so why should pornography be singled out for condemnation? Miranda Sawyer talks filth with the prophets of nothingness.
The picture is of a woman. She stands in white bra and knickers, looking down at the viewer with an expression that is difficult to read. A look of disdain? Of boredom? Is she laughing at you? She has short brown hair and she is massive. Hugely, violent, wildly fat. In places her skin is so stretched you can almost see through it, mottled and grey with purplish veins, rubbery flesh rolling and sagging and hanging from her towering body like so many yards of uncooked bread. She's on the cover of 'The Holy Bible', the Manic Street Preachers' third album.(more...)