Top singles from the past
5 September 2022
Twenty-four years ago today, on 5 September 1998 – Welsh legends MANIC STREET PREACHERS nailed their first numero uno hit single in the UK with one of their most emotive masterstrokes. IF YOU TOLERATE THIS YOUR CHILDREN WILL BE NEXT (more than 60 million streams on Spotify) is a titanic anthem that takes your breath away every single second of its almost 5 magnificent minutes.
The song’s title came from a Republican propaganda poster during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), showing a captivating photograph of a young child killed by the Nationalists under a sky filled with bomber planes, with the warning “If you tolerate this, your children will be next” written below.
Sing it, Manics.
MANICS: Bio – Discography
Works faster than caffeine
29 August 2022
In two weeks – on 9 September – a remastered and extended deluxe edition
of the longplayer will make their masses against the classes fans, like me (I lost
track of the number of times I saw them play live), happy.
Two separate albums as originally planned, Solidarity and Door To The River
packaged as a 3 CD bookset, double CD, and double album.
Pre-order info here.
To get us in the manic mood you can listen to a previously unreleased song
from the Know Your Enemy sessions. STUDIES IN PARALYSIS is a heavy and
riff-motorized, sinewy rocker. Just what I needed to get awake.
Stream the original LP version here
Welsh icons MANIC STREET PREACHERS covered several songs/artists in the
past (The Cure, Guns ‘n Roses, Small faces, Echo and The Bunnymen, and more).
Have a listen…
The Madonona original
The Manics added the recorded version of the cover to their Covers playlist on Spotify.
Victoria Park – Warrington, UK
28 May 2022
Three TUTV tips
– MANIC STREET PREACHERS –
– KASABIAN –
– THE FRATELLIS –
21 February 2022
JAMES DEAN BRADFIELD was born on
21 February 1969 in Pontypool, Wales.
Happy 53 to the singer/guitarist
of Manic Street Preachers, one
of my all-time favorite bands.
There’s no way better to celebrate JDB’s birthday than
with the Manics’ 1996 masterstroke A Design For Life…
JAMES DEAN BRADFIELD: Facebook
Back in time
10 February 2022
Welsh legends MANIC STREET PREACHERS released their debut album, a double one,
30 years ago today, on 10 February 1992. I fell in love with the Manics for the reasons countless fans fell in love with them at the very start. They looked utterly cool, like newborn punks and, most of all, of course, they sounded rip-riff-roaring, anthemic
and loud and clear.
Generation Terrorists overall was a hellish rock ‘n roll
tour de force and the start of a brilliant career.
NME said: “Angry as it was bright, the Manics blowtorched
their manifesto in pulverising punk guitar squeals.”
R.I.P. Richey Edwards
Key singles: Motorcycle Emptiness / Stay Beautiful / You Love Us
– MOTORCYCLE EMPTINESS –
– STAY BEAUTIFUL –
– YOU LOVE US –
Full album on Spotify…
Top singles from the past
30 candles for 5 classic crackers in 2022
PJ HARVEY: Facebook
But I’m a creep
I’m a weirdo
What the hell am I doing here?
I don’t belong here
Under neon loneliness
MANIC STREET PREACHERS: Facebook
What if I ride, what if you walk?
What if you rock around the clock?
She sells heart, she sells meat
Oh dad, she’s driving me mad, come see