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Manic Street Preachers: This Is My Truth, Tell Me Yours

Review and Interview by Sylvie Simmons, MOJO, October 1998

FOLLOW-UP TO 1996's chart-topping Everything Must Go. Named after a line in a speech by miner's son and NHS founder Aneurin Bevan. ...

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Manic Street Preachers: Manic On The Streets Of London

Interview by Steven Wells, NME, January 1991

"SMASH HITS is more effective in polluting minds than Goebbels ever was…" ...

Manic Street Preachers

Interview by Simon Reynolds, Melody Maker, July 1991

Can you feel it? A creeping paralysis accompanying every advance in the obese accumulation of ‘good music’, a seeping slide into the mire of eclecticism. ...

Manic Street Preachers: Righteous Hate 4 Real

Interview by Simon Reynolds, Observer, The, 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 ...

Manic Street Preachers: Cardiff University

Live Review by Stuart Maconie, NME, February 1992

"All revolutions are the kicking in of a rotten door"J K Galbraith ...

Manic Street Preachers: Look Back In Bangor

Interview by John Robb, Siren, April 1992

THE BEAUTY of contradiction. Incendiary intellectuals tarted up on oxfam glam rags, sensitive made up boyos from the beer swilling valleys, the Manic Street Preachers ...

Manic Street Preachers: Pathetic…

Interview by Tom Hibbert, Q, May 1992

Well it is, isn't It? You expected to be confronted by a group of palace-torching, system-smashing situationist art guerillas and you wind up having a ...

Glam Rock: Manic Street Preachers

Profile and Interview by Simon Witter, Sky, 1993

The Manic Street Preachers were wearing Boots No.17 eyeliner and women's fun-fur coats way before Brett Anderson could even spell androgyny. "Our idea of glamour ...

Manic Street Preachers: All That Glitters…

Interview by David Bennun, Melody Maker, January 1994

It's been eight months since The Maker met the Manic Street Preachers, and they haven't cheered up in that time. On the eve of a ...

Manic Street Preachers: Smile, It Might Never Happen

Report and Interview by Stuart Maconie, Q, December 1994

'THE INTENSE Humming Of Evil', 'Mausoleum', 'Archives Of Pain', 'Die In The Summertime'. Even a cursory glance at the titles will confirm that this is ...

Bible Of Hate: Manic Street Preachers: The Astoria, London

Live Review by Caroline Sullivan, Guardian, The, December 1994

SINCE achieving cult fame in 1990, the Welsh quartet have preached nihilism juiced up with arty quotes from the Situationists and literary figures. The not-entirely-novel ...

Is This Music To Die For?

Report by Andrew Smith, Guardian, The, March 1995

AN ARTICLE in this week's Melody Maker describes some of the dozens of letters the paper has been receiving every week since Richey James's departure ...

A Design For The Future: Manic Street Preachers

Interview by Jon Savage, Dazed & Confused, 1996

What follows is a transcript of an interview Jon Savage did with Nicky Wire in February 1996, during which Nicky agreed to talk frankly and ...

Manic Street Preachers: More!!

Profile and Interview by Johnny Black, MOJO, December 1996

Cambridge Corn Exchange, October 11, 1996 ...

Manic Street Preachers: Richey Edwards: Vanishing Point

Report by Dave Simpson, Melody Maker, January 1998

It's now three years since Richey James disappeared — and he's still "The Most Sadly Missed" in The Maker Polls. We trace his early, confused ...

Manic Street Preachers: This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours

Review by David Stubbs, Uncut, October 1998

Fifth album, and long-awaited follow-up to Everything Must Go ...

Manic Street Preachers: Northgate Arena, Chester

Review and Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, Q, 1999

"It’s quite corny," James Dean Bradfield allows, reflecting on Manic Street Preachers' September tour of the towns that rock forgot. "I just remember where we ...

Manic Street Preachers' Richey Edwards

Retrospective by David Stubbs, Uncut, August 2000

"It's about detesting the body. That's why you choose to mark it...all my life I've felt weak compared to others. If they want to crush ...

Our Manics in Havana: Manic Street Preachers

Report and Interview by Andrew Smith, Observer, The, March 2001

THURSDAY MORNING and the short journey to the national radio station affords a first look at Havana, which turns out to be exactly what I ...

Manic Street Preachers: Know Your Enemy

Review by David Stubbs, Uncut, May 2001

Tentatively experimental, hardline political stuff from Wire, Bradfield and Moore ...

Not So Manic Now: Manic Street Preachers

Interview by Dorian Lynskey, Guardian, The, October 2004

TOP OF THE POPS audience members are nothing if not versatile. Five minutes ago, on the last Friday evening in September, they were directing their ...

Manic Street Preachers: Just Another Manic Day

Interview by Ian Watson, Scotsman, The, October 2004

WHEN Nicky Wire was at school, as soon as someone he hated got into his favourite band he went off them. ...

Manic Street Preachers: Out Demons Out!

Retrospective and Interview by Keith Cameron, MOJO, February 2005

With The Holy Bible The Manic Street Preachers jettisoned situationist glamour for a defiant, post-punk nihilism that chartered the mental deterioration of their chief lyricist, ...

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