But all the love that you showed never had the chance to grow
More Nicky solo tracks under the official Manics guise. The Long Goodbye is pretty much like every other Nicky track ever since I Killed the Zeitgeist – acoustic guitar driven, simply structured rock song. Unfortunately his post-Zeitgeist songs tend to forget the fragile, messy “I can’t sing and I’m not really a solo musician but here I am” strength-in-flaws quality of his album and simply end up as run-of-the-mill b-side fodder that do not really have anything worth remembering in them.
It’s actually quite sad because I genuinely like Nicky’s voice, fucked as it is, and his solo album had some really great stuff in it. Shame that ever after that quick emotional purge he seems to have forgotten the special touch he had on that album.