On February 1st, 1995, Richey Edwards sloped out of The Embassy Hotel in London and was never seen again. When I stood on platform two of Baker Street station reading about his disappearance in the NME shortly afterwards I wasn’t unduly concerned. I thought – not for the first time - he'd copied a Joe Strummer move and done a bunk for a while. Strummer lasted a few weeks and turned up in Paris; Edwards has now been gone sixteen years.
Here are Richey and Nicky Wire in typical interview mode from 1993. Listen and learn kids, listen and learn.