Thursday 3 June 2010, 10:15
Picture © Justin Paget
No Comfort For Your Skin features guitar from Bradfield and lyrics from Wire.
""Being dropped [from BMG as Thirteen.13] played a big role in what happened to me, so when James Dean Bradfield offered me the chance to play guitar in his solo touring band I was understandably nervous," says Murray.
"But blisters on fingers of practice later, I was on tour and my confidence was restored. Later the same year, I was asked to play guitar with the Manic Street Preachers at the Xfm 'Winter Wonderland' show. I'm convinced the call-up came about after I inadvertently wore a ladies' tennis top to a live radio session with James for Janice Long, James told Nicky Wire on the phone and Nicky thought it was brilliant."
"During the rehearsals for Journal For Plague Lovers, Nicky Wire heard a rough live demo of the then-untitled No Comfort From Your Skin.
"Months later, Nicky presented me with a beautifully presented hand-written lyric sheet. It was mounted on pink card and had a picture of Bob Dylan walking arm-in-arm with Suze Rotolo on the back. These were the lyrics that became No Comfort... And I can't begin to tell you how much that meant to me."
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