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Nicky Wire is inspired by Take That's 'Patience'

The Guardian reveal that the Manic Street Preachers' Nicky Wire draws inspiration from the unlikely source of pop boyband Take that.

"This is not an ironic choice. It's the greatest comeback single in history. If Neil Young had written it, people would be calling it a masterpiece. I've always liked Take That too. They looked so brilliant back in the day and did everything right, but this is something else. It's got such a dark lyric, 'My heart is numb, has no feeling/So while I'm healing/Just try and have a little patience'. There's also a maturity about it that suits the boys all grown-up. Gary Barlow is a genius; I won't have anyone argue against him. When Alex Turner slagged off Take That at the 2006 Q awards for getting an award, I nearly lost it. James (Dean Bradfield from the Manics) was grabbing me by the arm, saying, 'Don't lose it, Nicky.' You get so many alternative bands banging on about how to make perfect pop, and this kicks all their arses."

Watch the video for Take That's 'Patience' below: