RIP Swells

One of the only music journos of any note of the last 20 years has died. 
Steven Wells used to write for the NME, and was their most radical writer, even when surrounded by fawning sycophants, he stayed true to his anarchic ideals – and his articles WERE NEVER BORING. 
He also directed the Manics clip above, which is bloody ace. 
Swells wouldn’t like fawning sycophantic elegies, so I’m just gonna say, his stuff was around since i started reading the music press at 14, and I always thought it was (often wrong) but fucking awesome nonetheless. 
Swells struggled with Hodgekins Lymphoma, that eventually got the better of him. He wrote this amazing article about it a short while ago. 

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