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Songs In The Key Of Glasto: Nicky Wire - NME, 26th June 1999

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Title: Songs In The Key Of Glasto: Nicky Wire
Publication: NME
Date: Saturday 26th June 1999
Photos: Kevin Westenberg



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Nicky Wire from Manic Street Preachers on the tunes that made him a maaan!

Songs to drive down to Glastonbury:
Love Vigilantes - New Order

Song to play at dusk:
Time Ain't Nothing - Green On Green (I'm never up that early or late)

Song to talk someone down to:
The Eternity - Joy Division or Of Walking Abortion - Manic Street Preachers

Song that reminds you of your first festival:
Safety Net - The Shop Assistants
WOMAD 87?? My one and only visit (with James)

Song to psyche yourself up for the stage:
Serve The Servants - Nirvana

Countryside record:
Welcome To The Jungle - Guns 'N' Roses
North Country Boy - Charlatans
I'll always be a valley boy

Song to stop the rain:
Why stop the rain when it's so beautiful (Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles)

Song for the summer:
Turning Tide - Super Furry Animals
Madonna - Beautiful Stranger (Austin Powers?)

Song that makes you homesick:
Green Green Grass Of Home - Tom Jones

Song to greet the dawn:
Rising Sun - Massive Attack

Ideal Glastonbury band:
Vocals - Busta Rhymes, Drums - Ringo Starr, Guitar - Jimmy Page, Keyboards - Stevie Wonder, Bass - Paul Simonen + Courtney Love for all round entertainment

Song for driving away from the festival:
We Gotta Get Out Of This Place - The Animals

Best festival show you've seen:
Marilyn Manson - Big Day Out 99