Manic Street Preachers

Manic Street Preachers are a Welsh rock band formed in Blackwood in 1986. The band consists of cousins James Dean Bradfield, and Sean Moore, plus Nicky Wire. They are often colloquially known as "the Manics". Following the release of their debut single "Suicide Alley", the band was joined by Richey Edwards as co-lyricist and rhythm guitarist. The band's early albums were in a punk vein, eventually broadening to a greater alternative rock sound, whilst retaining a leftist political outlook. Their early combination of androgynous glam imagery and lyrics about "culture, alienation, boredom and despair" has gained them a loyal following and cult status.
With their debut album, Generation Terrorists, the Manic Street Preachers proclaimed it would be the "greatest rock album ever", as well as hoping to sell "sixteen million copies" around the world, after which they would split up. Despite the album's failure to meet this level of success, the band carried on with their career. The group became a trio after Richey Edwards disappeared in February 1995. The band went on to gain critical and commercial success in spite of his absence. Edwards was legally "presumed dead" in 2008.

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Little Baby NothingGeneration Terrorists4:59
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Imperial BodybagsSend Away The Tigers3:29
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Stay with Me (Live from the Clapham Grand) (feat. Bernard Butler)The Holy Bible 20 (Deluxe)3:37
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New Art Riot (Live at the Astoria, December 1994)The Holy Bible 20 (Deluxe)2:59
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The Long Goodbye (Remastered)Send Away the Tigers: 10 Year Collectors Edition2:46
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Journal For Plague LoversJournal for Plague Lovers3:45
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Running Out of Fantasy (Demo)Rewind the Film4:05
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Methadone PrettyGeneration Terrorists3:54
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The Intense Humming of Evil (US Mix [Remastered])The Holy Bible 20 (Deluxe)6:13
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Nobody Loved YouThis Is My Truth Tell Me Yours4:44
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