BOOK / ASSASSINATED BEAUTY: PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE MANIC STREET PREACHERS / KEVIN CUMMINS
Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers formed in the 90's, a time of huge cultural and technological change; their combination of androgynous glam imagery and insightful lyrics about culture, alienation, boredom and despair gained them a loyal following that catapulted them to fame in the alternative scene. The band have headlined festivals including Glastonbury, V Festival and Reading Festival as well as winning 11 NME awards, 8 Q Awards and 4 BRIT awards, now read all about their unique legacy in this concise hardback.
Documenting the period just before the release of Generation Terrorists (1992) up to Holy Bible (1995), legendary photography Kevin Cummins captures the band in their uncompromising, glam-fixated early years. A gorgeous mix of candid studio shots and previously unseen behind the scenes photographs, Cummins shares a unique insight into the fiercely political young men from the Welsh valleys that exploded onto the British music scene.