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Manic Street Preachers

Manic Street Preachers are an alternative rock band from Blackwood, Wales, formed in 1986. Often referred to as “the Manics”, they are James Dean Bradfield (vocals, guitars), Nicky Wire (bass, occasional vocals) and Sean Moore (drums, backing vocals, occasional trumpet). The band were originally a quartet: lyricist and rhythm guitarist Richey Edwards mysteriously vanished on 1 February 1995. He was declared presumed deceased in November 2008.

The Manics released their debut album Generation Terrorists in 1992. Their combination of androgynous glam punk imagery, outspoken ...read more

Manic Street Preachers are an alternative rock band from Blackwood, Wales, formed in 1986. Often referred to as “the Manics”, they are James Dean Bradfield (vocals, guitars), Nicky Wire (bass, occasional vocals) and Sean Moore (drums, backing vocals, occasional trumpet). The band were originally a quartet: lyricist and rhythm guitarist Richey Edwards mysteriously vanished on 1 February 1995. He was declared presumed deceased in November 2008.

The Manics released their debut album Generation Terrorists in 1992. Their combination of androgynous glam punk imagery, outspoken invective and songs about “culture, alienation, boredom and despair” soon gained them a loyal following and cult status. The band’s later albums retained a politicized and intellectual lyrical style, while adopting a broader alternative rock sound. Enigmatic lyricist Richey Edwards gained early notoriety by carving the words “4 REAL” into his arm with a razor blade (narrowly missing an artery and requiring seventeen stitches) in response to the suggestion that the band were less than authentic. The dark nature of 1994’s The Holy Bible reflected the culmination of Edwards’ instability.

Following Edwards’ disappearance, Bradfield, Moore, and Wire persisted with the Manic Street Preachers and went on to gain critical and commercial success, becoming one of Britain’s premier rock bands. They have had eight top ten albums and fifteen top ten singles. « hide

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LPs
Futurology
2014

3.8
45 Votes
Rewind The Film
09/16/2013

3.3
41 Votes
Postcards from a Young Man
2010

3.3
89 Votes
Journal For Plague Lovers
2009

3.9
177 Votes
Send Away The Tigers
2007

3.5
144 Votes
Lifeblood
2004

3
106 Votes
Know Your Enemy
2001

2.9
114 Votes
This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours
1998

3.5
162 Votes
Everything Must Go
1996

4
233 Votes
The Holy Bible
1994

4.4
490 Votes
Gold Against The Soul
1993

3.6
136 Votes
Generation Terrorists
1992

3.7
174 Votes
Compilations
National Treasures - The Complete Singles
2011

4.2
10 Votes
Lipstick Traces (A Secret History of MSP)
2003

3.3
22 Votes
Forever Delayed
2002

3.7
49 Votes
Theme from M.A.S.H. (Suicide Is Painless)
1992

4
1 Votes

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