HISTORY – 15 April 1996 – MANIC STREET PREACHERS Release Their Classic…

15 April 2019

Twenty-three years ago, on 15 April 1996, Welsh legends MANIC STREET PREACHERS released A DESIGN FOR LIFE. One of those once in a lifetime classics you can listen to forever and ever. The timeless song featured on Everything Must Go, the first album without Richey Edwards  who disappeared the year before on 1st February 1995.

A Design For Life peaked at #2 on the UK singles chart and despite
the group’s countless other masterpiece songs this lifelike diamond is,
to Turn Up The Volume‘s manics hooked ears, the 24 karat gold pièce de
résistance
of their impressive and incomparable canon. Impossible to
get tired of this authentic standout beauty…

We don’t talk about love
We only want to get drunk
And we are not allowed to spend
As we are told that this is the end

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‘Stay Beautiful’ By MANIC STREET PREACHERS (1991)

Sonic knockouts from the past

12 February 2019

Stay Beautiful‘ by MANIC STREET PREACHERS
First single from debut LP ‘Generation Terrorists‘.
Fans know when to scream ‘Why don’t you just fuck off
Released on 29 July 1991 / B-side: ‘R.P. McMurphy’

We’re a mess of eyeliner and spraypaint
D.I.Y. destruction on chanel chic
Deny your culture of consumption
This is a culture of destruction

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5 Glorious Albums Turning… 10 In 2019

Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…

Here come Five Glorious Albums, selected
by Turn Up The Volume turning 10 in 2019!

1. ‘Primary Colours’ by THE HORRORS

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– 2. ‘Journal For Plague Lovers’ by MANIC STREET PREACHERS

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3. ‘West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum’ by KASABIAN

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– 4. ‘It’s Blitz’ by YEAH YEAH YEAHS –

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– 5. xx by THE XX

5 Smashing Albums Turning… 25 In 2019

Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…

Here come Five Smashing Albums, selected
by Turn Up The Volume turning 25 next year!

1. ‘Definitely, Maybe’ by OASIS

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– ‘2. ‘The Holy Bible‘ by MANIC STREET PREACHERS

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– ‘3. ‘Dog Man Star’‘ by SUEDE

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– ‘4. ‘Let Love In’‘ by NICK CAVE

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5.’Parklife’ by BLUR

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MANIC STREET PREACHERS – Welsh Legends’ Fifth Album ‘THIS IS MY TRUTH TELL ME YOURS’ Turns 20…

Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…

12 September 2018

Band: MANIC STREET PREACHERS

Album: THIS IS MY TRUTH TELL ME YOURS
Their fifth studio LP and their first No 1 LP in the UK

Released: 14 September 1998 – 20 years ago

ALL MUSIC review: ” ‘If Everything Must Go’ found ‘Manic Street Preachers’ coping with Richey James’ sudden, unexplained disappearance, its follow-up, ‘This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours’, finds them putting the tragedy behind them and flourishing as a trio. Wisely, the group builds on the grand sound of ‘Everything Must Go’, creating a strangely effective fusion of string-drenched, sweeping arena rock and impassioned, brutally honest punk. Since the band never writes about anything less than major issues, whether it be political or personal, it’s appropriate that their music sounds as majestic and overpowering as their pretensions… it emphasizes the Manics’ uniqueness as one of the few bands of the ’90s that can deliver albums as bracing intellectually as they are sonically.” Score: 4/5 – Full review here

TURN UP THE VOLUME! says: With every LP The Manics turned more and more into intensely gripping-and-melancholic-sing-along-anthem-smiths. Glowing symphonies, human stories, and epic sounds touching countless souls. I clearly remember the concert they played in Brussels on 22 October 1998 in a small club (try-out for UK tour) and hearing those top tracks (see below) off the album live for the very first time. Eternal souvenir!…

THREE TOP TRACKS: If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next /
You Stole The Sun From My Heart / Tsunami

* IF YOU TOLERATE THIS YOUR CHILDREN WILL BE NEXT – imperishable standout…

* YOU STOLE THE SUN FROM MY HEART – one of their live classics for many years…

* TSUNAMI – overwhelming ardour…

THE TRUTH in full…

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