Nicky Wire has spoken of his love for lyricists such as Morrissey and John Lydon.
The Manic Street Preachers bassist revealed that the Sex Pistols ‘God Save the Queen’ featured his favourite lyrics, adding that the lyrics by John Lydon (aka Jonny Rotten) are what made the song so special.
Speaking about the famous anti-monarchist lyrics to the NME, Wire said: “‘When there’s no future how can there be sin? / We’re the flowers in the dustbin / We’re the poison in your human machine / We’re the future, your future,’ it’s still so powerful, so situationist and so real. For that to come from a 20-year-old John Lydon is quite staggering, really.”
Nicky also added that he was greatly influenced by The Smiths’ Morrissey and the poems of Philip Larkin...