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Manic Street Preachers Take No Prisoners!

Jon Wilde, Melody Maker, 1 June 1991

Guitarist Richey carving the words '4 REAL' into his forearm with a razorblade last week was just the latest stunt from this year's most contentious rock'n'roll band. Are they just a bad joke, fourth division punks or, as they claim, rock saviours and the best band in the world? Jon Wilde talks to the Welsh renegades about their kamikaze crusade for glamour and glory.

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