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Song of the Day (The Chain): Manic Street Preachers – Kevin Carter

Day 32. From Carrion by British Sea Power to Kevin Carter by Manic Street Preachers. The link in the chain is the line in Kevin Carter, “vulture stalked white piped lie forever”. The reference to vultures -or carrion- is the link.

Kevin Carter is bouncy, upbeat Pop Rock from Manic Street Preachers’ commercial breakthrough album, Everything Must Go. Released in the wake of guitarist/lyricist Richey Edwards’ disappearance, it is an album which feels like it’s making a clean break from the bands past (“escape from the history”), as such, it’s commercial success feels bittersweet in the light of the disappearance. Kevin Carter is one of the few songs on Everything Must Go with lyrics written by the erstwhile Edwards & is about the eponymous, Pulitzer Prize winning photographer, specifically his suicide in 1994.

Hi Time magazine hi Pulitzer Prize
Tribal scars in Technicolor
Bang bang club AK 47 hour

Kevin Carter

Hi Time magazine hi Pulitzer Prize
Vulture stalked white piped lie forever
Wasted your life in black and white

Kevin Carter
Kevin Carter
Kevin Carter

Kevin Carter
Kevin Carter
Kevin Carter
Kevin Carter

The elephant is so ugly he sleeps his head
Machetes his bed Kevin Carter kaffir lover forever
Click click click click click
Click himself under

Kevin Carter
Kevin Carter
Kevin Carter

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