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Manic Street Preachers: It Takes An Advance Of Millions To Hold Us, Bach

David Quantick, New Musical Express, 15 February 1992

Glammed up gobshites from the arse-end of nowhere, the MANIC STREET PREACHERS have, in a few short months, achieved their hearts' desires — a Top 20 placing for the re-issued 'You Love Us', raging controversy over their AOR debut double platter Generation Terrorists, and a green light to go ga-ga bonkers batshit crazy on every stage from Cleethorpes to Kalamazoo — courtesy of The Man Records (AKA Sony/Columbia).

So should we still love them? DAVID QUANTICK joins Nicky, Richey, James and Sean at large in Leicester and discovers a proto supergroup on the verge of self-destruction. Possibly.

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