Justin Thomas Photography

Richie Manic

 Richie, Manic St.Preachers, The Hibernian

Fulham Broadway, London - 13/08/1991


I’d been photographing The Manics from their earliest gigs, including their legendary performance at The Cambridge May Ball at Cambridge University. This frame of Ritchie was taken at a small ’working men’s club’ by the side of Fulham Broadway tube. The vivid scars ’4 REAL’ are still fresh on his forearm, where he had carved them into his flesh in front of a horrified NME journalist with a blade. A sweet, tortured soul.......will he phone home?

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