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Culture, Alienation, Bordeaux and Despair: Manic Street Preachers: The Barbey, Bordeaux

Caitlin Moran, Melody Maker, 8 October 1994

Only a couple of weeks out of hospital, and Richey James is back on a stage, scarred, skinny, bloodshot, but still beautiful. It's a dangerous move, but it does mean that the reunited Manic Street Preachers are, once again, the most vital live band on earth. A feverish and emotional CAITLIN MORAN forays into deepest France to report.

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