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Manic Street Preachers
Manic Street Preachers live in London
Manic Street Preachers live in London
Background information
Origin Blackwood, Caerphilly, Wales
Genre(s) Rock
Alternative Rock
Hard Rock (older material)
Years active 1986–present
Label(s) SonyBMG/Columbia
Website www.manics.co.uk
Members
James Dean Bradfield
Nicky Wire
Sean Moore
Former members
Richey James Edwards

Manic Street Preachers (often known colloquially as the "Manics") are a Welsh rock band, consisting of James Dean Bradfield (lead vocals, guitar), Nicky Wire (bass guitar, vocals) and Sean Moore (drums, vocals). Co-lyricist and guitarist Richey James Edwards, or Richey James as he preferred to be known, disappeared in 1995; his whereabouts are unknown. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1280 × 960 pixel, file size: 442 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Blackwood (Welsh: Coed Duon) is a small town in South Wales on the River Sirhowy. ... This article is about the country. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the genre. ... Alternative music redirects here. ... Hard Rock redirects here. ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... The Sony BMG Music Entertainment logo. ... James Dean Bradfield is the lead guitarist and vocalist for the famous Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers. ... This articles trivia section has too much trivia. ... Sean Moore circa 1994 around the release of The Holy Bible Sean Anthony Moore is the writer, drummer/percussionist and sometime trumpet player of the Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers. ... Richey James Edwards (born Richard James Edwards, 22 December 1967) was the co-lyricist and guitarist of the Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers. ... This article is about the country. ... Rock is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars, and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles, however saxophones have been omitted from newer subgenres of rock music since the 90s. ... James Dean Bradfield is the lead guitarist and vocalist for the famous Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers. ... This articles trivia section has too much trivia. ... Sean Moore circa 1994 around the release of The Holy Bible Sean Anthony Moore is the writer, drummer/percussionist and sometime trumpet player of the Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers. ... Richey James Edwards (born Richard James Edwards, 22 December 1967) was the co-lyricist and guitarist of the Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers. ...


The band gained mainstream popularity in the UK in the mid-1990s and are known for their intelligent and often political lyrics and have a dedicated following. Although during the early part of their career they were regarded as a punk rock band, their music is now often generally regarded as alternative rock, due to changes in their sound. Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... Alternative music redirects here. ...


Politically, the Manics appear as a socialist group — a stance inflected by their working class upbringing in Blackwood, Caerphilly, South Wales (they grew up during the miners' strike of the 1980s) as evidenced by their often highly politicised lyrics and actions (they once dedicated an award to Arthur Scargill, leader of the National Union of Mineworkers and later the Socialist Labour Party). The band also played a highly publicised gig in Cuba as guests of then President Fidel Castro [1]. Socialism refers to the goal of a socio-economic system in which property and the distribution of wealth are subject to control by the community. ... The term working class is used to denote a social class. ... Blackwood (Welsh: Coed Duon) is a small town in South Wales on the River Sirhowy. ... Approximate extent of South East Wales. ... The miners strike of 1984–1985 was a major industrial action affecting the British coal industry. ... Arthur Scargill (born January 11, 1938) led the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) from 1981 to 2000. ... The National Union of Mineworkers is a trade union for coal miners in the United Kingdom. ... The Socialist Labour Party (SLP) is a small left-wing political party in the United Kingdom. ... Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz (born on August 13, 1926) is the current President of Cuba but on indefinite medical hiatus. ...

Contents

History

Formation and early years (1986–1991)

The band - originally named Betty Blue (after Jean-Jacques Beineix's film Betty Blue) - was formed in 1986 in Oakdale Comprehensive School, Blackwood, by school friends James Dean Bradfield (lead guitarist), Sean Anthony Moore (drummer and James' cousin), Nicky Wire (real name Nicholas Allen Jones, rhythm guitarist and brother of poet and playwright Patrick Jones), and Flicker (real name Miles Woodward, bass guitarist). During this time Bradfield had tried writing lyrics (among them the unrecorded 'Jackboot Johnny') but he gave up and Wire wrote all their earliest lyrics. Jenny Watkins-Isnardi, a previous girlfriend of Nicky, has also claimed to be the band's first singer. Her autobiographical book, In the Beginning, describes her life with the other band members around this time[2]. Flicker left the band in early 1988, claiming that the band were moving away from their punk roots. Jean-Jacques Beineix (born October 8, 1946) is a French film director. ... Redirct 37°2 le matin ... James Dean Bradfield is the lead guitarist and vocalist for the famous Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers. ... Sean Moore circa 1994 around the release of The Holy Bible Sean Anthony Moore is the writer, drummer/percussionist and sometime trumpet player of the Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers. ... This articles trivia section has too much trivia. ... Patrick Jones (born 1965) is an Welsh poet, playwright and filmmaker. ...


The band continued as a three-piece, with Nicky switching from rhythm to bass guitar, and in 1989 they recorded their first single, "Suicide Alley". The cover was reminiscent of The Clash's first album (simply titled The Clash) and was photographed and designed by school friend Richey James Edwards. Edwards' contribution to the band was co-writing the lyrics with Wire, designing record sleeves and other artwork, miming guitar on stage, or playing at a relatively low volume (Edwards once said of his guitar playing, "I can play a bit, but compared to James I can't play at all") and driving the band to and from gigs. Suicide Alley is the debut stand alone single from the rock band Manic Street Preachers and was released in August of 1989. ... This article is about the English punk rock band. ... The Clash is the first album-length recording released by the English punk band The Clash. ... Richey James Edwards (born Richard James Edwards, 22 December 1967) was the co-lyricist and guitarist of the Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers. ...


At early gigs they were bottled and heckled from beginning to end. Bradfield and Wire hurled abuse at their audiences and tore through short sets similar to those of The Ramones famous "Twenty minutes of energy" gigs, a display of an odd punk rock style band/audience interaction that had been unheard of since the infamous riotous early gigs of Scotland's The Jesus and Mary Chain a few years earlier. The Ramones (L-R, Johnny, Tommy, Joey, Dee Dee) on the cover of their debut self-titled album (1976), cementing their place at the dawn of the punk movement. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... This article is about the country. ... The Jesus and Mary Chain are a Scottish alternative rock band that revolves around the songwriting partnership of brothers Jim and William Reid. ...


In 1990, they signed a deal with punk label Damaged Goods Records for one EP. The four track EP New Art Riot attracted as much media interest for its attacks on fellow musicians as for the actual music. With the help of Hall Or Nothing management, the Manics signed to indie label Heavenly Records. Their first single for the label - Motown Junk (released on January 21, 1991) - showcased their iconoclastic ("I laughed when Lennon got shot") punk/metal influenced rock n' roll. The song also displayed their huge cultural scope with a Public Enemy-sampling intro and an outro sample of The Skids. Damaged Goods is a British independent record label and online shop. ... // Extended play (EP) is the name typically given to vinyl records or CDs which contain more than one single but are too short to qualify as albums. ... The Manic Street Preachers EP New Art Riot, released in 1990, was the first release from the band to feature the classic four-piece line-up (of James Dean Bradfield, Nicky Wire, Richey James Edwards and Sean Moore). ... An independent record label is variously described as a record label operating without the funding (or outside the organizations) of the major record labels, and/or a label that subscribes to indie philosophies such as DIY and anti-corporate art. ... Heavenly Records, aka Heavenly Recordings, is a London-based record label, distributed by EMI. Founded by Jeff Barrett, a former press officer for Creation Records and many successful indie bands of the time including Happy Mondays, Heavenly Recordings first releases were 7 singles for bands Barrett had discovered. ... Motown Junk is an early stand alone single from the rock band Manic Street Preachers. ... is the 21st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar. ... Literally, iconoclasm is the destruction of religious icons and other sacred images or monuments, usually for religious or political motives. ... John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980), (born John Winston Lennon, known as John Ono Lennon) was an iconic English 20th century rock and roll songwriter and singer, best known as the founding member of The Beatles. ... Rock and roll (also spelled rock n roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... Public Enemy, also known as PE, is a hip hop group from Long Island, New York, known for their politically charged lyrics, criticism of the media, and active interest in the concerns of the African American community. ... The Skids The Skids were an art-punk/punk rock and new wave band from Dunfermline, Scotland, founded in 1977 by Stuart Adamson (1958 - 2001, guitars / vocals / keyboards), Richard Jobson (vocals / guitar), Thomas Kellichan (drums) and William Simpson (bass guitar / vocals). ...


Over the next year, the Manics earned a wild reputation - much like that of Guns N' Roses or The Sex Pistols - as well as an extremely loyal fan base. In music press interviews they attacked bands like Slowdive (who Richey famously described as 'worse than Hitler'), Ride, and My Bloody Valentine, the crusty pop rockers (Carter USM, Senseless Things, Ned's Atomic Dustbin) as well as the dying Madchester movement (The Happy Mondays, The Farm, Stone Roses). The Manics' manifesto went as follows: release one album that would outsell Appetite for Destruction, tour the world, headline Wembley for three nights and then burn out. The band also planned to release their first LP in a sandpaper covered sleeve, as The Durutti Column had already done, so that their music would burn (or scratch) out with them. It was also designed to erode other records it was placed next to, a technique first used by Guy Debord with early editions of his book Memories. Guns N Roses is an American hard rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1985. ... The Sex Pistols in 1977. ... Slowdive // Slowdive were a shoegazing band formed in 1989, lasting until 1995. ... Ride were a British shoegazing band. ... This article is about the music group. ... Crusty has several meanings: the most common meaning is as an adjective to describe an object that has a crust, for example, crusty bread rolls it is a word used to describe a stereotype it is a genre of popular music. ... Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine (frequently shortened to Carter USM) was a British indie band formed in 1987 by singer Jim Jim Bob Morrison and guitarist Les Fruitbat Carter. ... The Senseless Things were a successful indie punk band who were popular in the UK in the early 1990s. ... {{Infobox musical artist | Name = Neds Atomic Dustbin | Img = | Img_capt = | Img_size = | Landscape = | Background = group_or_band | Alias = | Origin = Stourbridge | Genre = Alternative rock | Years_active = 1987-1995 2000-current | Label = spitfirepink | Associated_acts = | URL = www. ... The Happy Mondays (usually referred to as, simply, Happy Mondays) were a band formed in Manchester, England in 1985. ... The Farm is a band from Liverpool, UK. They were popular through the early 1990s. ... The classic line-up at the time of Spike Island The Stone Roses were one of the most influential bands to come out of Britain during the late 1980s and early 90s. ... Look up manifesto in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses, see Appetite for Destruction (disambiguation). ... Wembley Stadium was a football stadium located in Wembley, London. ... See Durruti Column for the anarchist column during the Spanish Civil War. ... Guy Ernest Debord (December 28, 1931, in Paris – November 30, 1994, in Champot) was a writer, film maker, hypergraphist and founding member of the groups Lettrist International and Situationist International (SI). ...


Their love/hate relationship with the press, and their use of Sex Pistols style media manipulation tactics, was documented on their next Heavenly single, You Love Us. They again displayed their huge cultural scope; the single sampled Penderecki's Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima as well as Iggy Pop. The video featured Nicky in drag as Marilyn Monroe and contained visual references to Betty Blue and Aleister Crowley. In a now legendary interview with then New Musical Express journalist Steve Lamacq Richey carved the words "4 Real" into his arm with a razor blade to prove their sincerity. He was taken to hospital and received seventeen stitches. Shortly afterwards the band signed to Sony Records and began work on their debut album. Sex Pistols are an iconic and highly influential English punk rock band, formed in London in 1975. ... You Love Us was released by the Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers on January 16 1992 and was the third single to be released from the Generation Terrorists February 10, 1992 album. ... Krzysztof Penderecki. ... The musical composition Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima (Tren ofiarom Hiroszimy in Polish), for 52 string instruments, was composed in 1959 by Krzysztof Penderecki (b. ... James Newell Osterberg, Jr. ... This article is about cross-dressing in general. ... Aleister Crowley, born Edward Alexander Crowley, (12 October 1875 – 1 December 1947, pronounced ) was a British occultist, writer, mountaineer, philosopher, poet, and yogi. ... Steve Lamacq (born 16 October 1965), sometimes known by his nicknames Lammo (given to him by John Peel) or The Cat (due to his ability as a goalkeeper), is an English disc jockey, currently working with the BBC radio stations Radio 1, BBC 6 Music and now BBC Radio 2... Sony Records is a record label courtesy of Columbia, Epic and American Recordings. ...


The Richey albums (1992–1995)

Their debut album, Generation Terrorists (sample ) (originally titled "Culture, Alienation, Boredom And Despair"), was released on the Columbia Records imprint. The band toured the world and achieved success in most countries, including a particularly fanatical following in Japan, but failed to make any headway in the United States. The liner notes contained a literary quote for each of the album's eighteen songs (Albert Camus, Sylvia Plath, George Orwell among others) and the album lasted just over seventy minutes. The record contained six singles and sold 250,000 copies but, sales not meeting their expectations, the band felt that they had failed (Bradfield said of it, "If you make a record as good as Appetite for Destruction it sells, if you don't it doesn't"). The band, however, went on to release a split single with Fatima Mansions (a rock cover of "Suicide Is Painless") which became their first UK Top 10 hit, and began work on a second album. Generation Terrorists is the debut album by Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers released on February 10 1992. ... Image File history File links Manic_Street_Preachers_Motorcycle_Emptiness. ... Columbia Records is the oldest brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888, and was the first record company to produce pre-recorded records as opposed to blank cylinders. ... For other uses, see Camus. ... Sylvia Plath (October 27, 1932 – February 11, 1963) was an American poet, novelist, and short story writer. ... George Orwell is the pen name of Eric Arthur Blair (25 June 1903[1][2] – 21 January 1950) who was an English writer and journalist well-noted as a novelist, critic, and commentator on politics and culture. ... For other uses, see Appetite for Destruction (disambiguation). ... Fatima Mansions were an art rock group formed in 1988 by Cork singer/keyboardist Cathal Coughlan. ... Suicide Is Painless is a song written by Johnny Mandel (music) and Mike Altman (lyrics), which is best known for being featured as the theme song for both the movie and TV series M*A*S*H. Mike Altman was the son of the original films director, Robert Altman...


The second album, Gold Against the Soul, was released to mixed reviews but still performed well, reaching number eight in the UK album chart, and displayed a more grungy sound. The nature of the lyrics also changed, with Richey and Nicky eschewing their political fire for introspective melancholy. One track — "La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh)" — is a tribute to Vincent van Gogh based on Theo van Gogh's remark after his brother's suicide: 'The sadness will last forever'. The band also disposed of their glam slut punk image, adopting in its stead a more mainstream hard rock look, and their venomous attacks, though Nicky would still slag off other bands at gigs. Gold Against the Soul is the second album by Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers released on June 20, 1993. ... Melancholia (Greek μελαγχολια) was described as a distinct disease as early as the fifth and fourth centuries BC in the Hippocratic writings. ... La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh) was released by the Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers in 1992 (see 1992 in music) and was the second single to be released from the Gold Against the Soul album. ... van Gogh redirects here. ... Theo (or Theodore or Theodorus) van Gogh may refer to one of the following members of the Dutch van Gogh family: Theodorus van Gogh (1822-1885), father of Vincent van Gogh Theo van Gogh (art dealer) (1857-1890), brother of Vincent van Gogh Theo van Gogh (film director) (1957-2004...


Following what the band themselves described as "the most unfocused part of our career", Edwards's personal problems of self-mutilation, anorexia nervosa and alcoholism became worse and began to affect the other band members as well as himself. He was admitted into The Priory in 1994, a private mental clinic to overcome his problems, and the band played a few festivals as a three piece to pay for his treatment. http://www. ... For other uses, see Anorexia. ... Alcoholism is the consumption of, or preoccupation with, alcoholic beverages to the extent that this behavior interferes with the drinkers normal personal, family, social, or work life, and may lead to physical or mental harm. ... The Priory Healthcare Group is a independent provider of mental health care facilities in the United Kingdom. ...


The group's next album, The Holy Bible, released in August, regained their critical acclaim but sold extremely poorly; it sold fewer copies than the previous albums and was not released at all in America, though an American mix of the album was in the can (and was released in Canada - it would later resurface as part of a 10th anniversary edition of the record). Despite this it is regarded by many as the band's magnum opus and is often voted onto lists of all time great albums. The album displayed yet another musical and aesthetic change for the band, the casual rock look was out and was replaced by army/navy uniforms, a look which began at the end of their last UK tour, but now took on a new meaning. Musically, the band were veering into a gothic take on traditional metal forms, with highly irregular melodies and ice-cold guitar riffs taking centre stage. It was a stark departure from their previous work, replacing the previously Tommy Vance friendly hard rock with gothic anti-rock, influenced by post punk and a reflection on the bands own musical taste at the time. In support of the album, the band appeared on Top of the Pops, performing first single "Faster". The performance was extremely controversial at the time, as the band were all dressed in army regalia, with Bradfield wearing a terrorist style balaclava. Some people mistook the band's intentions, and thought they were supporting Irish paramilitary groups. At the time, the band was told by the BBC that they had received the most complaints ever. [3] The Holy Bible was the third studio album by the Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers. ... Magnum opus (sometimes Opus magnum, plural magna opera), from the Latin meaning great work,[1] refers to the best, most popular, or most renowned achievement of an author, artist, or composer, and most commonly one who has contributed a very large amount of material. ... For other uses, see Army (disambiguation). ... Naval redirects here. ... Gothic metal is a genre of heavy metal music. ... Look up melody in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Tommy Vance, born Richard Anthony Crispian Francis Prew Hope-Weston (July 11, 1941 – March 6, 2005) was a British pop radio broadcaster, born in Eynsham, Oxfordshire. ... Hard Rock redirects here. ... Post-punk was a popular musical movement beginning at the end of the 1970s, following on the heels of the initial punk rock explosion of the mid 1970s. ... Top of the Pops, also known as TOTP, was a long-running British music chart television programme, made and broadcast by the BBC. It was originally shown each week, mostly on BBC One, from 1 January 1964 to 30 July 2006. ... Faster/P.C.P. is the double A-side lead single released by Manic Street Preachers from their third studio album, The Holy Bible. ... ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ...


Months later, on February 1, 1995, Richey James Edwards disappeared from the Embassy Hotel at Bayswater Road in London after checking out at 7:00am. His car was found abandoned February 14, 1995 at the Severn View service station near the Severn Bridge, which has since its construction acquired notoriety for being a suicide spot. He was never seen again, although unsubstantiated sightings have been common, so much so that the band have even kept a percentage of the royalties aside should Edwards ever return. Nonetheless, Edwards retains a special place in many fans' hearts. The band was put on hold for six months and calling it quits was seriously considered, but with the blessing of Edwards' family the other Manics went back to work. Their first musical appearance since Edwards' departure was recording a cover of "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head" for The Help Album, a charity effort in 1995 in support of aid efforts in war-torn Bosnia and Herzegovina. is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... The main road running across the north of Hyde Park,London. ... Severn View services is a motorway service station on the M48 motorway near Bristol. ... For the Ontario community, see Severn Bridge, Ontario. ... For other uses, see Suicide (disambiguation). ... Raindrops Keep Fallin on My Head was the number one song on the Billboard Hot 100 list in the United States in January, 1970. ... This article is about the 1995 charity album. ...


Everything Must Go to Lipstick Traces (1996-2003)

The first album without Edwards, Everything Must Go, contained five lyrics either written or co-written by Edwards, was released to overwhelmingly positive reviews. The bulk of the lyrics were written solely by Wire including number two hit single "A Design for Life", which became a working class anthem, and established the band alongside the other premier British bands of the day like Oasis. The band's image changed yet again, inadvertently they gained a casual, lad culture image much like that of Oasis as "A Design for Life"'s message was roundly misinterpreted ('We don't talk about love/We only want to get drunk' was intended as a scathing critique of those who believe working classes have no cultural or emotional depth. This line was wrongly adopted by many as a drinking anthem). The album was shortlisted for the 1996 Mercury Prize award for best album, and yielded the hit singles "Australia", "Everything Must Go" and "Kevin Carter". This article is about the Manic Street Preachers album. ... A Design For Life was released by Manic Street Preachers in 1996 (see 1996 in music) and was the first single release from the Everything Must Go album of May that same year. ... The term working class is used to denote a social class. ... Oasis are an English rock band that formed in Manchester in 1991. ... Lad culture also Laddish culture is a subculture commonly associated with Britpop music of the 1990s and the BBC TV sitcom, Men Behaving Badly. ... The Mercury Prize, formerly the Mercury Music Prize and currently known as the Nationwide Mercury Prize for sponsorship reasons, is an annual music prize awarded for the best British or Irish album of the previous 12 months. ... Australia was released by Manic Street Preachers on December 2, 1996, and was the fourth single release from the Everything Must Go album of May that same year. ... Everything Must Go was released by Manic Street Preachers on July 29, 1996 and was the second single release from the Everything Must Go album of May that same year. ... Kevin Carter, released by Manic Street Preachers in 1996 (see 1996 in music), was the third single from their Everything Must Go album. ...

Manic Street Preachers live in London in 2005
Manic Street Preachers live in London in 2005

1998's This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours was just as successful across most of the world, and gave the band their first number one single in "If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next". (sample ) It was written about the Spanish Civil War and was inspired in equal parts by George Orwell's Homage to Catalonia and The Clash's "Spanish Bombs". The album also included the hit singles "You Stole The Sun From My Heart", "Tsunami" and "The Everlasting". Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (960x1280, 433 KB) [edit] Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Manic Street Preachers Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (960x1280, 433 KB) [edit] Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Manic Street Preachers Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or... This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours is an album by the Manic Street Preachers. ... If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next was the lead single from the Manic Street Preachers fifth studio album, This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours. ... Image File history File links If_you_tolerate_this_your_children_will_be_next. ... Not to be confused with the Spanish Civil War of 1820-1823. ... George Orwell is the pen name of Eric Arthur Blair (25 June 1903[1][2] – 21 January 1950) who was an English writer and journalist well-noted as a novelist, critic, and commentator on politics and culture. ... Homage to Catalonia is political journalist and novelist George Orwells personal account of his experiences and observations in the Spanish Civil War, written in the first person. ... Spanish Bombs is a song by The Clash, featured on their 1979 album London Calling. ... You Stole The Sun From My Heart was released by Manic Street Preachers on August 24 1998 and was the third single to be released from the This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours. ... Tsunami was released by Manic Street Preachers on July 5 1999 and was the fourth single to be released from the This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours. ... The Everlasting was released by Manic Street Preachers on November 30 1998 and is the second single to be released from the This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours. ...


In 2000 they released the limited edition single "The Masses Against The Classes", which takes its name from a quotation of 19th century Prime Minister William Ewart Gladstone ("All the world over, I will back the masses against the classes"). Despite receiving little to no promotion, the record hit the number one position on the UK Singles chart. The record was a return to their more rock based roots and was well accepted by their old fans. The Masses Against The Classes was a limited-edition single released by Manic Street Preachers in January 2000 (see 2000 in music), following the success of their year end concert at Cardiffs Millennium Stadium the month before. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... This is a list of Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom, and its predecessor state the Kingdom of Great Britain, from when the first Prime Minister (in the modern sense), Robert Walpole, took office in 1721, until the present day. ... William Ewart Gladstone (29 December 1809 – 19 May 1898) was a British Liberal Party statesman and Prime Minister (1868–1874, 1880–1885, 1886 and 1892–1894). ...


In 2001 they became the first popular western rock band to play in Cuba, (at the Karl Marx Theater) and met with president Fidel Castro. Their concert and trip to Cuba was documented and then released as a DVD entitled Louder than War. The Karl Marx Theater (Spanish: Teatro Karl Marx) is a theater in Havana, Cuba, formerly known as the Teatro Blanquita, and renamed after the Cuban Revolution of 1959, the venue has an enormous auditorium with seating capacity of 5500 people, and is generally used for big shows by stars from... Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz (born on August 13, 1926) is the current President of Cuba but on indefinite medical hiatus. ... Cover of Louder than War Louder than War is a DVD release from the Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers. ...


In this concert they revealed many tracks from their sixth album Know Your Enemy, a much more eclectic album in the vein of London Calling or Sandinista! era Clash. The song "Ocean Spray" was written by James about his mother's battle with cancer (she died in 1999). The first singles from the album, "So Why So Sad" and "Found That Soul", were both released on the same day (at the time, many critics wrongly heralded this as a first, although it soon transpired that, in fact, Lush were the first band to release two singles on the same day, a feat they had achieved seven years earlier in 1994). Other singles included "Let Robeson Sing". The latter song addressed an eight-year period beginning in 1950, when the U.S. State Department confiscated the passport of international concert singer Paul Robeson and, with it, his freedom to travel outside the U.S. (The clapping at the end of the song is taken from a recording of a concert he did on the telephone to a Welsh Miner's group). Know Your Enemy is an album by the Manic Street Preachers. ... This article is about the album. ... Sandinista! is the fourth album by the punk rock band The Clash. ... There is also an article about the agricultural cooperative Ocean Spray. ... So Why So Sad was released by Manic Street Preachers in 2001 (see 2001 in music) and was jointly the first single to be released from the Know Your Enemy album. ... Found That Soul was released by Manic Street Preachers on February 26, 2001, and was the first single to be released from the Know Your Enemy album. ... Look up Lush in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Let Robeson Sing was released by Manic Street Preachers in 2001 (see 2001 in music) and was the fourth single to be released from the Know Your Enemy album. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... Paul LeRoy Bustill Robeson (April 9, 1898 – January 23, 1976) was a multi-lingual American actor, athlete, bass-baritone concert singer, writer, civil rights activist, fellow traveler, Spingarn Medal winner, and Stalin Peace Prize laureate. ...


The greatest hits (plus remixes) album Forever Delayed was released in 2002. It was controversial with fans who claimed that it did not reflect the band's greatest songs but instead only featured the songs that charted well (although a look at the chart entries for singles included and excluded reveals that this is not completely true either). The album included two brand new songs, "Door To The River" and "There By The Grace Of God" (which was released as a single). Forever Delayed is an album by the Manic Street Preachers, released in 2002. ... There By The Grace Of God was released by Manic Street Preachers on October 14 2002 and was a one off release to coincide with the release of the greatest hits album Forever Delayed. ...


An album of B-sides, rarities, and cover versions album was released in 2003 - Lipstick Traces - after a fan petition upon rumours of a greatest hits release began circulating. The album included the last song that was ever recorded when Edwards was still in the band, the previously unreleased "Judge Yr'self" that was intended to feature on the Judge Dredd movie soundtrack, as well as "Forever Delayed", a song the band had been playing at gigs throughout the year but had not been released. For the 1995 film, see Judge Dredd (film). ...


Lifeblood to Send Away The Tigers (2004-2008)

The band's seventh studio album, Lifeblood, was released on November 1st 2004 and stalled at only #13 and was on the UK album chart for a mere 2 weeks. Critical opinions of the album were mixed. Musically, it was a great departure from the Manics' previous albums, though foreshadowed by "There By The Grace Of God". The band played two new songs from the album, "Empty Souls" and "Solitude Sometimes Is", during their appearance at the Isle of Wight Festival 2004. "Everything Will Be", which the band previewed at the Glastonbury Festival 2003, appeared as a B-side to the single "The Love of Richard Nixon". (sample ) Tony Visconti helped the band produce three songs on the album. The album was followed by a UK Arena tour in December 2004, which featured a second guitarist backing up the band for the first time since Richey's disappearance. The band felt the live sound needed 'beefing up', so they recruited a friend to take up second guitar duties. The decision although controversial, was generally welcomed by the fans and it has since become standard at shows for the band to have a second guitarist onstage. Lifeblood is the Manic Street Preachers seventh studio album. ... See also: 2004 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2004 Record labels established in 2004 2000s in music. ... Empty Souls is a song by Manic Street Preachers, and is the second single taken from their album Lifeblood. ... The Isle of Wight Festival is a music festival which takes place annually on the Isle of Wight, England. ... The Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts, commonly abbreviated to Glastonbury or Glasto, is the largest[1] greenfield music and performing arts festival in the world. ... The Love of Richard Nixon is the first single to be released from the Manic Street Preachers seventh studio album Lifeblood. ... Image File history File links Manic_Street_Preachers_The_Love_Of_Richard_Nixon. ... For other uses, see Tony Visconti (disambiguation). ...


A tenth anniversary edition of The Holy Bible was released on December 6, 2004 which included a digitally remastered version of the original album, a rare U.S. mix and a DVD of live performances and extras including a band interview. The Holy Bible was the third studio album by the Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers. ... is the 340th day of the year (341st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On April 19, 2005, the band played their final gig on their Past-Present-Future tour - which was revealed during the gig to be their last for at least two years. To thank the fans for coming, the band released an EP entitled God Save the Manics with only around 300 EPs available and given out before the gig to fans. After all the copies were gone, the band made the EP available as a free download on their website. The track "Firefight" was debuted at gigs on the Past-Present-Future tour. The three tracks were later released on the Japanese release of Lipstick Traces. is the 109th day of the year (110th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... God Save The Manics is a three track download only (primarily, read background info) EP by Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers. ...


In September 2005, the band contributed the new track "Leviathan" to the War Child charity album Help-a Day in the Life. For other uses of the name War Child, see the disambiguation page. ... Help: a Day in the Life is a 2005 album, bringing together many contemporary artists primarily from Britain and Ireland. ...


In February 2006, the band contributed a cover version of "The Instrumental" to the album Still Unravished: A Tribute to the June Brides.


The band's eighth studio album, Send Away The Tigers was released on 7th May 2007 on Columbia Records. It entered the official UK album charts at #2. Fans and critics alike hailed the album as the bands best for a decade. The following tour was to confirm the band's renewed energy and sense of excitement and purpose. When promoting the album, the band reported that they had thought seriously about "what we do best, what creative peaks we've had, what it was we did to produce our moments of greatness". James added that fans "expect politics and they want amazing rock anthems". A free download of a song entitled "Underdogs" from the new album was made available through the Manic Street Preacher's website on 19 March 2007. The first official single released from Send Away the Tigers was "Your Love Alone Is Not Enough" which features Cardigans vocalist Nina Persson. The single charted in its debut week at #26 based on downloads alone before rising steeply to #2 - missing the top spot by only a "couple of thousand" sales [1]. A third single, "Indian Summer", was released from the gold-selling "Send Away The Tigers" on 1st October. It entered the UK charts at #22. Send Away the Tigers is the eighth studio album from the Welsh rock group Manic Street Preachers. ... May 2007 is the fifth month of that year. ... Columbia Records is the oldest brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888, and was the first record company to produce pre-recorded records as opposed to blank cylinders. ... Underdogs is the title of a song by the Manic Street Preachers, it is taken from their eighth studio album Send Away The Tigers. ... is the 78th day of the year (79th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Your Love Alone Is Not Enough is a single by Welsh Rock group the Manic Street Preachers, taken from the album Send Away the Tigers, featuring duet vocals from singer James Dean Bradfield and Nina Persson of The Cardigans, as well as additional vocals from bassist Nicky Wire. ... The Cardigans are a Swedish indie/pop band that formed in 1992. ...   (born Nina Elisabet Persson September 6, 1974 in Örebro, Sweden) is the lead singer of the Swedish pop group The Cardigans. ... Indian Summer is a song by Manic Street Preachers and the third single released from their eight studio album Send Away The Tigers. ...


On 5 February 2007 the band announced a major UK tour to begin in May. The gigs also included the now-traditional acoustic set by James Dean Bradfield. Support for the tour was provided by the Coventry band The Enemy, as well as Johnny Boy, Kids in Glass Houses, The Strange Death of Liberal England and Fear of Music. In support of the album the band also played summer festivals including WDR Rocknacht in Cologne, Germany (14 April), Rock Ness in Scotland (9-10 June), Greenfield festival in Switzerland (15 June), Hultsfred Festival (Sweden), the twin festivals of Hurricane and Southside in Germany (22-24 June), Glastonbury Festival in England (24 June), T4 on the Beach in Weston-super-Mare, England (22 July), Summer Sonic Festival in Osaka and Tokyo, Japan (11-12 August), V Festival in England (18 and 19 August), Tennent's Vital in Belfast (21 August) and Electric Picnic in Ireland (31 August - 2 September). is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... James Dean Bradfield is the lead guitarist and vocalist for the famous Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers. ... For other uses, see Coventry (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Enemy. ... is the 104th day of the year (105th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 166th day of the year (167th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 175th day of the year (176th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 203rd day of the year (204th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 233rd day of the year (234th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Electric Picnic is an annual music festival which has been staged since 2004 in Stradbally Hall, Stradbally, County Laois in the Republic of Ireland. ... is the 243rd day of the year (244th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 245th day of the year (246th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


On 28 February 2008 the band was presented with the God Like Geniuses Award award at the NME Awards ceremony at the IndigO2, where they played 13 of their most popular songs. Immediately after the awards finished, the band headlined a special gig at the O2 Arena, which also featured Kaiser Chiefs, Bloc Party, Klaxons and The Cribs. Frontman of The Enemy, Tom Clarke, along with former Catatonia star Cerys Matthews guested during the set, featuring on "You Love Us" and "Your Love Alone Is Not Enough" respectively. The band also played "Umbrella" for the first time. They follow the likes of The Clash, New Order, and last year's winners, Primal Scream, in receiving the award. is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... The NME Awards are an annual music awards show, founded by the music magazine NME (New Musical Express). ... . It features superscript or subscript characters that are substituted or omitted because of technical limitations. ... This article is about the band. ... This article is about the English alternative rock band. ... Klaxons are a Mercury Prize winning English band, based in London. ... The Cribs are an English 3-piece indie band from Wakefield, West Yorkshire, consisting of twins Gary and Ryan Jarman and their younger brother Ross Jarman. ... For other uses, see Enemy. ... Cerys Matthews (pronounced ) (born 11 April 1969, in Cardiff, Wales) is a Welsh singer and songwriter, best known as the lead singer of the Welsh rock band Catatonia, from 1992 to 2001. ... For other uses, see Umbrella (disambiguation). ... This article is about the English punk rock band. ... This article is about the alternative rock/electronic band New Order. ... For other uses, see Primal Scream (disambiguation). ...


The band released a Christmas single on 1st December. Ghost Of Christmas was available as a free download on the official Manics website throughout December 2007 and January 2008.


In February 2008 the Manics covered Rihanna's hit song "Umbrella". Their version appeared on a CD titled NME Awards 2008 given away free with a special souvenir box set issue of the NME magazine, which went on sale 27th February. Additionally, the Manics' version of the song has been available on iTunes since 5th March [2]. Despite being chart eligible (it reached number 47 in the UK [3]), the release was not intended as an official single [4]. Two further versions (Acoustic and Grand Slam Mix) were later made available on iTunes and now comprise a three-track Umbrella EP. Not to be confused with Rhianna or Rayhana. ... For other uses, see NME (disambiguation). ... This article is about the iTunes application. ...


The band are currently working on demos of new songs with Dave Eringa. In March, they demoed six songs in four days[4]. Their next studio album, their ninth, will be their last under contract with Sony. James Dean Bradfield is said to be playing very "Holy-Bible-esque" riffs, wanting the next album to be "very heavy, very angular, very meaningful"[5][6]. Dave Eringa is a British record producer who has engineered, mixed, produced, and played on albums by such bands as Manic Street Preachers, Ocean Colour Scene, Idlewild, 3 Colours Red, and South. ... Sony Music Entertainment is a major global record label controlled by the Sony Corporation. ... James Dean Bradfield is the lead guitarist and vocalist for the famous Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers. ... The Holy Bible was the third studio album by the Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers. ...


The Foo Fighters have announced that the Manics will support them at their gig on 2nd June at the City of Manchester Stadium[7]. This article is about the band. ... The City of Manchester Stadium (also known as COMS or Eastlands) is a sports venue in Manchester, England. ...


The Manics are due to play at this years Reading and Leeds Festivals, headlining the NME/Radio 1 stage [8]. Leeds Festival redirects here. ...


Fellow Welshman John Cale has invited James Dean Bradfield to play at a Nico tribute he is directing at the Royal Festival Hall this autumn. James has said he intends to cover a song from The Marble Index[9]. Not to be confused with J. J. Cale. ... For other uses, see Nico (disambiguation). ... The Royal Festival Hall reopening celebrations The Royal Festival Hall is a concert, dance and talks venue within Southbank Centre in London, England. ... Where the statue stood Of Newton, with his prism and silent face, The marble index of a mind forever Voyaging through strange seas of thought alone -- W. Wordsworth The Marble Index is the name of Nicos 1969 neoclassical and avant-garde work. ...


Solo albums

In late 2005, both Bradfield and Wire announced that they intended to release solo material prior to a new album by the band. A free download of Nicky Wire's debut solo offering I Killed The Zeitgeist was posted on the bands website for just one day - Christmas Day 2005. The album of the same name was released in September 2006. It charted at #130 in the UK. The sound of the album, which Nicky referred to as his "nihilistic anti-everything album", was inspired by, among others, Neu!, The Plastic Ono Band, Einstürzende Neubauten, The Modern Lovers, Richard Thompson and Lou Reed[10]. Only one official single was released: Break My Heart Slowly charted at #74. Nicky toured small intimate venues across the UK with his band The Secret Society, affording fans the opportunity of seeing their hero at close quarters. James Dean Bradfield is the lead guitarist and vocalist for the famous Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers. ... This articles trivia section has too much trivia. ... I Killed The Zeitgeist is the debut solo album by Manic Street Preachers bassist/lyricist Nicky Wire, set to be released on September 25, 2006 on Red Ink Records. ... September 2006 is the ninth month of 2006 and has begun on a Friday. ... Neu! (the German word for new, pronounced noy) were a German band, probably the archetypal example of what the UK music press at the time dubbed Krautrock. ... For the 1970 album, see John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band The Plastic Ono Band was a conceptual supergroup formed by John Lennon and Yoko Ono in 1969 before the dissolution of The Beatles. ... Einstürzende Neubauten is an experimental music band, originally from West Berlin, formed in 1980. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Lou Reed (born March 2, 1942) is an influential American rock singer-songwriter and guitarist. ... Break My Heart Slowly is the debut single by Manic Street Preachers bassist/lyricist Nicky Wire, to be released on September 18, 2006 on Red Ink Records. ...


James' solo album, The Great Western was released in July 2006. It reached #22 in the UK. The sound of the album was inspired by, among others, Jeff Beck, Badfinger, Simple Minds and McCarthy. Two singles were released: That's No Way To Tell A Lie (#18) in July and then An English Gentleman (#31) in September. The latter is in remembrance of the first Manics manager Philip Hall, to whom The Holy Bible had been dedicated. James toured the album with a band that included Wayne Murray, who would subsequently play second guitar for Manics live performances. James' solo gigs featured a cover of The Clash song Clampdown. The Great Western is the debut solo album by Manic Street Preachers vocalist/guitarist James Dean Bradfield, to be released on July 24, 2006 on Columbia Records. ... Early elections in November are announced in the Netherlands. ... Geoffrey Arnold (Jeff) Beck (born June 24, 1944 to Arnold and Ethel Beck in Wallington, Greater London) is an English rock guitarist. ... Badfinger were a rock/pop band formed in Swansea, Wales in 1965, and one of the earliest representatives of the power pop genre. ... Simple Minds is a rock band from Scotland, which had its greatest worldwide popularity from the mid-1980s to the early-1990s. ... McCarthy were a British indie pop band, formed in Barking, Essex, England in 1985 by schoolmates Malcolm Eden (voice and guitar) and Tim Gane (lead guitar) with John Williamson (bass guitar) and Gary Baker (drums). ... Thats No Way To Tell A Lie is the debut single by Manic Street Preachers vocalist/guitarist James Dean Bradfield, released on July 10, 2006 on Columbia Records. ... An English Gentleman is the second single from the album The Great Western by Manic Street Preachers vocalist/guitarist James Dean Bradfield, set to be released on September 25, 2006 on Columbia Records. ... The Holy Bible was the third studio album by the Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers. ... This article is about the English punk rock band. ... Clampdown is a song by The Clash, on the album London Calling. ...


In a later interview, when the band were collectively asked what they had learnt from making a solo album, Sean Moore dryly quipped, "Not to do one". Sean Moore circa 1994 around the release of The Holy Bible Sean Anthony Moore is the writer, drummer/percussionist and sometime trumpet player of the Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers. ...


Collaborations

The Lightening Seed's song Waiting For Today To Happen, from their fifth album Dizzy Heights (1996), was written by Nicky Wire and Ian Broudie. That same year, James Dean Bradfield and Dave Eringa produced Northern Uproar's first single Rollercoaster/Rough Boys. The 808 State song Lopez (1997) features lyrics by Nicky and vocals by James. It is featured on their greatest hits album 808:88:98. Kylie Minogue's sixth album Impossible Princess (1997) features two songs co-written and produced by the Manics. Some Kind Of Bliss (Bradfield/Minogue/Moore) and I Don't Need Anyone (Bradfield/Jones/Minogue) were produced by James and Dave Eringa. James provided backing vocals, bass and production for the Massive Attack song Inertia Creeps (1998), which features on their chart-topping third album Mezzanine. Patrick Jones' album of poetry set to music Commemoration And Amnesia (1999) features two songs with music written by James: the title track and The Guerilla Tapestry. James plays guitar on both songs. Further, the track Hireath features a section called Spoken Word where Nicky talks about Welsh identity. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Dizzy Heights was the Lightning Seeds 1996 album and contains the UK hit singles: What If. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... This articles trivia section has too much trivia. ... Ian Broudie (born August 4, 1958 in Liverpool, England) is a prolific musician and producer, best known for his 1990s band the Lightning Seeds. ... James Dean Bradfield is the lead guitarist and vocalist for the famous Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers. ... Dave Eringa is a British record producer who has engineered, mixed, produced, and played on albums by such bands as Manic Street Preachers, Ocean Colour Scene, Idlewild, 3 Colours Red, and South. ... Northern Uproar are a Britpop band from Stockport, Cheshire in the United Kingdom. ... For the American state with the area code 808, see Hawaii. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Kylie Ann Minogue, OBE (pronounced ,[1]mɪnoʊg;[2] born 28 May 1968) is an Australian Grammy and BRIT award-winning pop singer, songwriter and actress. ... Impossible Princess is the title of an album by Australian singer Kylie Minogue, released by BMG/Deconstruction Records in 1998. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Some Kind of Bliss was the first single released from singer Kylie Minogues 1997 album Impossible Princess. ... Sean Moore circa 1994 around the release of The Holy Bible Sean Anthony Moore is the writer, drummer/percussionist and sometime trumpet player of the Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers. ... Massive Attack are an English trip hop band. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Mezzanine is the title of the third full-length album from Bristol-based trip-hop innovators Massive Attack. ... Patrick Jones (born 1965) is an Welsh poet, playwright and filmmaker. ... Patrick Jones (born 1965) is an Welsh poet, playwright and filmmaker. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ...


Discography

For more details on this topic, see Manic Street Preachers discography.

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  1. Generation Terrorists (1992) - #13
  2. Gold Against the Soul (1993) - #8
  3. The Holy Bible (1994) - #6
  4. Everything Must Go (1996) - #2
  5. This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours (1998) - #1
  6. Know Your Enemy (2001) - #2
  7. Lifeblood (2004) - #13
  8. Send Away the Tigers (2007) - #2

Generation Terrorists is the debut album by Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers released on February 10 1992. ... See also: 1992 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1992 Record labels established in 1992 // 1992 was a pivotal year in the development of music. ... Gold Against the Soul is the second album by Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers released on June 20, 1993. ... See also: 1993 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1993 Record labels established in 1993 // Date Unknown- Christian Rock label Tooth and Nail Records is formed. ... The Holy Bible was the third studio album by the Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers. ... See also: 1994 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1994 Record labels established in 1994 // January 29 - The Supremes Mary Wilson is injured when her jeep hits a freeway median and flips over just outside of Los Angeles, California. ... Everything Must Go is the fourth album by the Manic Street Preachers. ... See also: 1996 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1996 Record labels established in 1996 January - two teenagers, Nicholaus McDonald and Brian Bassett, aged 18 and 16 respectively, murdered Bassetts parents and younger brother in McCleary. ... This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours is an album by the Manic Street Preachers. ... See also: 1998 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1998 Record labels established in 1998 // 1998 - The single Iris by the Goo Goo Dolls sets a new hot 100 airplay record, 18 weeks at number one. ... Know Your Enemy is an album by the Manic Street Preachers. ... See also: 2001 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2001 Record labels established in 2001 // January 1 Comeback of Guns N Roses in House of Blues Hum disbands. ... Lifeblood is the Manic Street Preachers seventh studio album. ... See also: 2004 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2004 Record labels established in 2004 2000s in music. ... Send Away the Tigers is the eighth studio album from the Welsh rock group Manic Street Preachers. ... See also: 2007 in country music 2007 in British music 2007 in hip hop 2007 in metal Albums released in 2007 Musical groups established in 2007 // January George Shearing is knighted for services to music in the Queens New Year Honours List. ...

Awards

  • One of The Writers' Best Albums (Everything Must Go) of 1996 - The Daily Telegraph
  • Writers' Best Album (Everything Must Go) of 1996 - Melody Maker
  • Reader's Band of 1996 (Runner Up) & "Writers' Album (Everything Must Go) of 1996" - NME
  • Writers' Best Live Band of 1996 - NME Brat Award
  • "Writers' Best Album (Everything Must Go) of 1996 - Vox
  • Writers' Best Album (Everything Must Go) of 1996 - The Sunday Times
  • "Writers' Best Album (Everything Must Go) of 1996 - Sky
  • Writers' Best Album (Everything Must Go) of 1996 & Readers' Best Album (Everything Must Go) of 1996 - Select
  • Readers' Best Album (Everything Must Go) of 1996 - Q Awards
  • Writers' Best Album (Everything Must Go) of 1996 - Music Week
  • One of Writers' Top Ten Albums (Everything Must Go) of 1996 - Metal Hammer
  • Writers' Album (Everything Must Go) of 1996 (Runner Up) - Kerrang!
  • One of Writers' Top Five Albums (Everything Must Go) of 1996 - Independent On Sunday
  • Readers' Best Album (Everything Must Go) of 1996 - Hot Press
  • Writers' Best Album (Everything Must Go) of 1996 - The Guardian
  • Best Album & "Best Group" - BRIT Awards, 1997
  • Best Band In The World Today - Q Awards, 1998
  • Best Album & "Best Group" - BRIT Awards, 1999
  • Q Merit Award - Q Awards, 2006
  • Best Track (Your Love Alone Is Not Enough) - Q Awards, 2007
  • 'God Like Geniuses' - Shockwaves NME Awards, 2008

This article concerns the British newspaper. ... This article is about the music newspaper. ... For other uses, see NME (disambiguation). ... The Sunday Times is a Sunday broadsheet newspaper distributed in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, published by Times Newspapers Ltd, a subsidiary of News International which is in turn owned by News Corporation. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... For other uses, see The Independent (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Guardian. ... The Brit Awards are the annual United Kingdom pop music awards founded by the British Phonographic Industry. ... Q is a music and entertainment magazinepublished monthly in the United Kingdom. ... The Brit Awards are the annual United Kingdom pop music awards founded by the British Phonographic Industry. ... The Q Awards are the UKs annual music awards run by the music magazine Q. Best New Act: Corinne Bailey-Rae (also nominated: Lily Allen, The Kooks, Arctic Monkeys and Orson) Best Live Act: Muse (also nominated: Oasis, Razorlight, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Arctic Monkeys) Best Track: Gnarls... The NME Awards are an annual music awards show, founded by the music magazine NME (New Musical Express). ...

External links

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References

  1. ^ www.allmusic.com
  2. ^ Watkins-Isnardi, Jenny (2000). In The Beginning. Blake. ISBN 1857823788. 
  3. ^ www.guardian.com
  4. ^ http://www.manicstreetpreachers.com/07/blogs/diary/2008/03/10/last_time_we_spoke_was_before_the_christmas_t
  5. ^ http://www.gigwise.com/news/42159/manics-to-return-to-the-holy-bible-for-new-album
  6. ^ http://www.manicstreetpreachers.com/07/blogs/diary/2008/04/09/jamess_blog_marchapril?blog-diary-page=1
  7. ^ http://wwww.foofighters.com
  8. ^ http://www.readingfestival.com/
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Know Your Enemy is an album by the Manic Street Preachers. ... Lifeblood is the Manic Street Preachers seventh studio album. ... Send Away the Tigers is the eighth studio album from the Welsh rock group Manic Street Preachers. ... Suicide Alley is the debut stand alone single from the rock band Manic Street Preachers and was released in August of 1989. ... New Art Riot is an EP released in 1990 by Manic Street Preachers, and it was the first release from the band to feature the classic four-piece line-up (of James Dean Bradfield, Nicky Wire, Richey James Edwards and Sean Moore). ... Motown Junk is an early stand alone single from the rock band Manic Street Preachers. ... You Love Us (Heavenly), is a single released by Manic Street Preachers on May 7, 1991. ... Feminine Is Beautiful is a limited edition 7 single by the rock band Manic Street Preachers. ... Stay Beautiful was released by the Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers on July 29 1991 and was the first single to be released from the debut album Generation Terrorists February 10, 1992. ... Loves Sweet Exile/Repeat was released by the Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers on October 29 1992 and was the second single to be released from the Generation Terrorists February 10, 1992 album. ... You Love Us was released by the Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers on January 16 1992 and was the third single to be released from the Generation Terrorists February 10, 1992 album. ... Slash N Burn was released by the Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers on March 16, 1992 and was the fourth single to be released from the bands debut album, Generation Terrorists. ... Motorcycle Emptiness was a single by the Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers released on June 1, 1992. ... Little Baby Nothing is a song by the Welsh group The Manic Street Preachers, taken from their first full-length album Generation Terrorists. ... Suicide is Painless was Manic Street Preachers tenth single. ... From Despair To Where was released by the Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers in 1993, (see 1993 in music), and was the first single to be released from the album Gold Against the Soul June 20, 1993. ... La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh) was released by the Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers in 1992 (see 1992 in music) and was the second single to be released from the Gold Against the Soul album. ... Roses in the Hospital was the third single from the Manic Street Preachers second album, Gold Against the Soul. ... Life Becoming A Landslide was a 1994 UK hit single by the cult Welsh rock group Manic Street Preschers, and was taken from their second album Gold Against The Soul. The album itself has been much maligned by the band itself, who have been described it as over-polished, at... Faster/P.C.P. is the double A-side lead single released by Manic Street Preachers from their third studio album, The Holy Bible. ... Revol was a song released by the Manic Street Preachers on August 1, 1994 and was the second single released from the The Holy Bible album that was released at the end of the month. ... She Is Suffering was released by Manic Street Preachers on October 3 1994 and was the third single released from the The Holy Bible album of August that same year. ... A Design For Life was released by Manic Street Preachers in 1996 (see 1996 in music) and was the first single release from the Everything Must Go album of May that same year. ... Everything Must Go was released by Manic Street Preachers on July 29, 1996 and was the second single release from the Everything Must Go album of May that same year. ... Kevin Carter, released by Manic Street Preachers in 1996 (see 1996 in music), was the third single from their Everything Must Go album. ... Australia was released by Manic Street Preachers on December 2, 1996, and was the fourth single release from the Everything Must Go album of May that same year. ... If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next was the lead single from the Manic Street Preachers fifth studio album, This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours. ... The Everlasting was released by Manic Street Preachers on November 30, 1998 and is the second single to be released from the This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours. ... You Stole The Sun From My Heart was released by Manic Street Preachers on August 24 1998 and was the third single to be released from the This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours. ... Tsunami was released by Manic Street Preachers on July 5 1999 and was the fourth single to be released from the This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours. ... The Masses Against The Classes was a limited-edition single released by Manic Street Preachers in January 2000 (see 2000 in music), following the success of their year end concert at Cardiffs Millennium Stadium the month before. ... Found That Soul was released by Manic Street Preachers on February 26, 2001, and was the first single to be released from the Know Your Enemy album. ... So Why So Sad was released by Manic Street Preachers in 2001 (see 2001 in music) and was jointly the first single to be released from the Know Your Enemy album. ... There is also an article about the agricultural cooperative Ocean Spray. ... Let Robeson Sing was released by Manic Street Preachers in 2001 (see 2001 in music) and was the fourth single to be released from the Know Your Enemy album. ... There By The Grace Of God was released by Manic Street Preachers on October 14 2002 and was a one off release to coincide with the release of the greatest hits album Forever Delayed. ... The Love of Richard Nixon is the first single to be released from the Manic Street Preachers seventh studio album Lifeblood. ... Empty Souls is a song by Manic Street Preachers, and is the second single taken from their album Lifeblood. ... Your Love Alone Is Not Enough is a single by Welsh Rock group the Manic Street Preachers, taken from the album Send Away the Tigers, featuring duet vocals from singer James Dean Bradfield and Nina Persson of The Cardigans, as well as additional vocals from bassist Nicky Wire. ... Autumnsong is a song by Manic Street Preachers and the second single taken from the album Send Away the Tigers. ... Indian Summer is a song by Manic Street Preachers and the third single released from their eight studio album Send Away The Tigers. ... UK Channel Boredom is a song by the rock band Manic Street Preachers that appears on a 7 flexi-disc given away free with the March 1990 edition of a fanzine called Goldmining. ... God Save The Manics is a three track download only (primarily, read background info) EP by Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers. ... Underdogs is the title of a song by the Manic Street Preachers, it is taken from their eighth studio album Send Away the Tigers. ... Raindrops Keep Fallin on My Head was the number one song on the Billboard Hot 100 list in the United States in January, 1970. ... Forever Delayed is an album by the Manic Street Preachers, released in 2002. ... Cover of Everything Live Everything Live is an edited recording of the Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers performing at the Manchester NYNEX on 24th May 1997. ... Cover of Leaving the 20th Century Leaving the 20th Century is a recording of the so-called Manic Millennium concert by the Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers, released 2000. ... Cover of Louder than War Louder than War is a DVD release from the Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers. ... Cover of Forever Delayed Forever Delayed is a Manic Street Preachers DVD released in 2002, featuring all the promo music videos from the start of the bands career to the release of the DVD. It was released together with the greatest hits CD and photo book that bear the... This is a discography of the band Manic Street Preachers. ...


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Although the Manics' critical reputation was restored and James was playing with the band, even giving numerous interviews with the press, all was not well.
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Manic Street Preachers (often known colloquially as "The Manics") are a Welsh rock band often associated with the Britpop scene, and were one of the biggest bands in Britain for a period in the late 1990s.
The Manics aesthetic - especially in these early days - also strongly embraced a philosophy of sell out as freedom and liberation, that by exerting absolute freedom of will and by being honest about your past, present and future, mistakes and all, double standards and broken promises were nothing to be ashamed of.
Ironically enough, the fans loved the band for the very things that they were condemned for by the press, with Nicky saying in later years that their manipulation of the media was "the greatest thing we ever did".
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