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Manic Street Preachers: Righteous Hate 4 Real

Simon Reynolds, Observer, The, 10 November 1991

When Malcolm McLaren rewrote the Sex Pistols story as The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle, he invented a new genre – rock bands who come forth toting masterplans. Manic Street Preachers are the latest in the lineage of groups (such as Sigue Sigue Sputnik) who have it all worked out in advance.

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