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Offline il_capo

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Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
« Reply #150 on: June 19, 2015, 12:14:25 PM »
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I've sort of dipped in and out with the Manics. I loved the first LP, thought the second was pretty good so went to see 'em at Glastonbury in 1994 when everyone was watching The Levellers and was absolutely gob smacked. they were by a country mile the best band of the entire weekend. I think The Holy Bible came out pretty soon after and I saw them tour that LP which also a great show. I loved the stark, bleakness of it all. I lost interest over the years but recently started buying their albums once more. Will never forget that Glastonbury set though.

I thought they were fantastic in the spring and summer of 94.  I saw them do a show with the Pogues before THB came out and they were at the top of their game.  THB tour got increasingly bleak as it went along.  The Astoria show was dark - Richey was on stage and looked totally absent, just going through the motions with his eyes glued to the stage floor.  He was so terribly thin.  Nicky looked troubled and unhappy.  James and Sean gave it their all, as they always do.  The shows from that year do occupy the memory.

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Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
« Reply #151 on: June 20, 2015, 03:29:51 PM »
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The Holy Bible
Generation Terrorists
Journal for Plague Lovers
Everything Must Go
Futurology
Postcards from a Young Man
This is my truth tell me yours
Know your enemy
Send away the tigers
Lifeblood
Gold against the soul
Rewind the film




I agree with you about Rewind the Film. Strange that they recored Futurology at the same time which I think is one of their best.

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Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
« Reply #152 on: June 20, 2015, 03:36:47 PM »
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The Holy Bible
Generation Terrorists
Journal for Plague Lovers
Everything Must Go
Futurology
Postcards from a Young Man
This is my truth tell me yours
Know your enemy
Send away the tigers
Lifeblood
Gold against the soul
Rewind the film




I agree with you about Rewind the Film. Strange that they recored Futurology at the same time which I think is one of their best.

Rewind the film is a record I've just never got on with, I'm not big on the more acoustic sound.

Futurology....I like a lot, it's a very good piece of work

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Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
« Reply #153 on: July 17, 2017, 05:28:44 PM »
So I was listening to "songs of experience" today, and happened upon a track called "a little girl lost"

We're the striking similarities to "rewind the film" already pointed out?

As an aside, Early David axelrod stuff is pretty cool, like jazzy versions of the music from lost

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