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Material World: Richey Edwards - NME, 24th August 1991

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Title: Material World
Publication: NME
Date: Saturday 24th August 1991
Writer: Richey Edwards
Photos: Tim Paton


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WHAT WOULD YOU FAX MORRISEY?

"I'm just a country mile behind the world"

KEY FILMS IN YOUR LIFE.

Rumblefish, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Taxi Driver, The Treasure of The Sierra Madre, Betty Blue, Quadrophenia, DOA, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Repulsion, Meantime, Where the Buffalo Roam, Watership Down, The Apartment, Thelma & Louise, Stardust, Carrie, Apocalypse Now, Being There, Days of Wine and Roses

YOUR HOUSE IS ON FIRE - WHAT DO YOU SAVE?

Family, dogs, white Gibson Les Paul

DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Never Mind the Bollocks - Sex Pistols
The Clash, London Calling - The Clash
True Blue - The Faces
Exile on Main Street, pre-Altamont singles - The Rolling Stones
My Generation - The Who
A Nation of Millions, Fear of a Black Planet - Public Enemy
Shake Yer Money Maker - The Black Crowes
Sweet Emotion - Aerosmith
Appetite for Destruction - Guns N' Roses
Misty Mountain Hop - Led Zeppelin
Boulevard of Broken Dreams - Hanoi Rocks
What's Going On - Marvin Gaye


HOW LEFT WING ARE YOU?

"Out of every 100 Bolsheviks, 70 are fools, 29 rogues, and only one a real socialist." - Lenin

IS THERE ANY POINT PREACHING TO THE CONVERTED?

"But I tried though," he says. "Goddamit, I sure as hell did that much though, didn't I?" - Ken Kesey

TOP RAP ARTISTS

Axl Rose at the end of Paradise City, Flavor Flav in She Watch Channel Zero

BEST THING SINCE SLICED BREAD

Sega Megadrive - Mickey and the Castle of Illusion, PGA Tour Golf

INTERESTING DRUG

"In 20 years every social institution will have been transformed by the new insights provided by consciousness-expanding experiences. Many new social institutions will have developed to handle the expressions of the potentiated nervous system." - Timothy Leary, The Politics of Ecstasy

FAVE PINT

Babycham, Thyphoo and vodka

FAVE GLOSSY MONTHLIES

Elle, Vogue

MOST EXPENSIVE ITEM OF CLOTHING BOUGHT

Doc Martens 30 pounds, Black shirt from Snob 35 pounds

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE SHOEGAZING BANDS

"You both can die because that's what you did to me. You left me to die. You both are so f---ing hopeless. You can both rot in f---ing shitting asshole hell. Burn you f----ing bumshits." - Bret Easton Ellis

GLAM ROCK - LAUGHABLE OR SEMINAL?

Hanoi Rocks gave us Guns N' Roses. The Byrds gave us critically acclaimed clumps of static shit. T Rex = Hanoi Rocks = Guns N' Roses = Glamour/Seminal, The Byrds = Velvet Underground = Orange Juice = Primal Scream = laughable

GREAT WRITERS

Camus, Rimbaud, Dante, Kenneth Rexroth, Socrates, Homer, Kerouac, Ginsberg, Bret Easton Ellis, Philip Larkin, Greil Marcus, George Orwell, Dylan Thomas, Zola, Alan Sillitoe, William Wharton, Sylvia Plath, Hart Crane, Tennessee Williams, S E Hinton

DO YOU LIKE TO BE BESIDE THE SEASIDE?

Yes, because it's pure. Unlike man, dolphins did not try to manipulate their environment, they learned to live with it. They used all their time not to hurt or compete (Hark! The distant sounds of Swells breaking all his Manics records - Ed) but to achieve contentment. Dolphins have created and developed freedom by exploring what is around them. Humans have destroyed it, put up barriers and laws. They have explored only to exploit and abuse. "I wish I could swim / Like the dolphins can swim" - David Bowie, Heroes

BEST DRESSED PERSON IN ROCK?

Chris Robinson (Black Crowes)

WHO'S BEAUTIFUL

Shirley Maclaine, Jodie Foster, Meg Ryan, Melanie Griffith, Steve Tyler, Eddie Van Halen, Keith Richards, Twiggy, Rachel Roberts, Richard Burton, Lee Remick, Kylie, Ione Skye, Diane Lane, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo, Anne Bancroft, Martin Luther King. "I have been photographed to death" - Marlene Dietrich

TOP GUITARISTS

Jimmy Page, Steve Jones, Marc Bolan, Slash, Angus Young

WHAT ARE YOU READING?

The Pursuit of Loneliness - Philip Slater, Workhouse Donkey - John Arden, Balls to the Wall - Nik Cohn

FAVE PAINTINGS

The Scream - Munch, Impressionist Sunrise - Monet, Cover of Fools Gold - John Squire, Piss Christ - Andres Serrano, Sorrow - Van Gogh, Electric Chair - Andy Warhol

FRUIT

Nectarine, Orange, Grapes

WHAT DO YOU SAY TO THOSE WHO REMAIN UNCONVINCED BY YOUR FANCY-DRESS CLASH-RHETORIC SLOGANEERING MEDIA PROSTITUTION?

"Doesn't ever career in Western society depend on the assumption that every initiative is one's own, ever idea original, every decision completely personal? What would happen to me if I stopped finding fault with myself, as I've been taught to do, and blamed everything on the state?" - Peter Schneider. We say: F--- you all. Bye bye.