History Music / ManicStreetPreachers

6th Feb '16 11:46:20 AM Freshmeat
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Tragically, the band's rhythm guitarist, lyricist and spokesman Richey James Edwards vanished in 1995, possibly over the side of the Severn Bridge, after a long history of depression and self harm. He was declared [[LegallyDead presumed deceased]] in 2008. His disappearance occurred less than a year after the release of the controversial but critically acclaimed release, ''The Holy Bible'', a noisy collection of tracks dealing with topics such as prostitution, the Holocaust and eating disorders. considered by many fans to be the band's MagnumOpus.
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Tragically, the band's rhythm guitarist, lyricist and spokesman Richey James Edwards vanished in 1995, possibly over the side of the Severn Bridge, after a long history of depression and self harm. He was declared [[LegallyDead presumed deceased]] in 2008. His disappearance occurred less than a year after the release of the controversial but critically acclaimed release, ''The Holy Bible'', a noisy collection of tracks dealing with topics such as prostitution, the Holocaust and eating disorders. considered by many fans to be the band's MagnumOpus. disorders.
4th Oct '15 3:29:01 PM Crane
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->"I wanted to rub the human face in its own vomit and force it to look in the mirror." --> - JG Ballard, as sampled in "Mausoleum"
23rd Sep '15 10:12:32 AM CantNotLookAtThisSite
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* DownerEnding: Many songs, especially on ''The Holy Bible'', which is basically a ConceptAlbum about HumansAreBastards and that includes [[YouBastard you]].
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* DownerEnding: Many songs, especially on ''The Holy Bible'', which is basically a ConceptAlbum about the myriad ways in which HumansAreBastards and that includes [[YouBastard you]].
23rd Sep '15 9:50:55 AM CantNotLookAtThisSite
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* DownerEnding: Many songs, especially on ''The Holy Bible'', which is basically a ConceptAlbum about HumansAreBastards and that includes [[YouBastard you]]. ** "4st 7lbs" ends ends with the narrator [[spoiler:surrendering themselves to anorexia nervosa and is strongly implied to die.]] ** ''The Holy Bible'' itself ends on a downer - after a song about UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust, it then suggests that the sum total of all human achievement and culture is eventually going to be destroyed by sanctimonious MoralGuardians, to the point that nobody will remember {{Shakespeare}}, such is how mistrustful humans have become of each other, that we've come to see this as a normal part of living.
20th Sep '15 3:28:19 AM DaveyDoodlebug
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Tragically, the band's rhythm guitarist, lyricist and spokesman Richey James Edwards vanished in 1995, possibly over the side of the Severn Bridge, after a long history of depression and self harm. He was declared [[LegallyDead presumed deceased]] in 2008. His disappearance occurred less than a year after the release of the controversial but critically acclaimed release, ''The Holy Bible'', considered by many fans to be the band's best work.
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Tragically, the band's rhythm guitarist, lyricist and spokesman Richey James Edwards vanished in 1995, possibly over the side of the Severn Bridge, after a long history of depression and self harm. He was declared [[LegallyDead presumed deceased]] in 2008. His disappearance occurred less than a year after the release of the controversial but critically acclaimed release, ''The Holy Bible'', a noisy collection of tracks dealing with topics such as prostitution, the Holocaust and eating disorders. considered by many fans to be the band's best work. MagnumOpus.
24th Jul '15 4:11:34 AM YonTroper
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* LeadBassist: Nicky Wire is a type C, for being the band's sole lyricist post-1995, his flamboyant image and his outspoken attitude in the press.
12th Jun '15 10:10:55 AM IanDere
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* {{Bowdlerize}}: In single version of "Roses in the Hospital", the line "We don't want your fucking love." was replaced by TitleDrop. ** Later, they changed the line "Collapsing like the Twin Toweres" in "Empty Souls" to "Collapsing like dying flowers", although backing vocals can be heard singing the original line.

* CallBack: "Your Love Alone Is Not Enough" references "You Stole the Sun from My Heart".

* ManOnFire: Several, in the video for "The Everlasting".
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* ManOnFire: Several, in the video for "The Everlasting". An edited version without the fire had to be released due to death of Michael Menson, who was burned by three men in a street attack around the time the single was released.

* ShoutOut: Numerous examples, such as Music/PinkFloyd in "Your Love Alone Is Not Enough" and MarilynManson in "There by the Grace of God". ** [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/f1/Cvr_suicidealleythumb.jpg The cover of their first release]] immediately [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/9/9a/The_Clash_UK.jpg/220px-The_Clash_UK.jpg betrays]] their [[TheClash Clash]]-esque beginnings.
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* ShoutOut: Numerous examples, such as Music/PinkFloyd or Music/TheWho in "Your Love Alone Is Not Enough" and MarilynManson in "There by the Grace of God". ** [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/f1/Cvr_suicidealleythumb.jpg The cover of their first release]] immediately [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/9/9a/The_Clash_UK.jpg/220px-The_Clash_UK.jpg betrays]] their [[TheClash Clash]]-esque beginnings. There's also another to The Clash in "Roses in the Hospital".

* UncommonTime: Verses of "Yes" constantly change between 7/8 and 8/8 measures.
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* UncommonTime: Verses of "Yes" constantly change between 7/8 and 8/8 measures. Also parts of the following, "Ifwhiteamerica..." are in 3/4 measure.
22nd Dec '14 5:45:22 AM CantNotLookAtThisSite
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* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Their first 3 albums sat comfortably in the 4-5 range. Since then they've released things from between 1-5 on the scale, but never harder than that. ''Everything Must Go'' and ''This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours'' sit at a 3 on the scale. The limited-edition single ''The Masses Against the Classes'' is a definite 5. Their "softest" album to date, ''Lifeblood'', probably sits at a 2. Their latest album ''Futurology'' is a 3 or a 4.
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* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Their first 3 albums sat comfortably in the 4-5 3-5 range. Since then they've released things from between 1-5 on the scale, but never harder than that. ''Everything Must Go'' and ''This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours'' sit at a 3 on the scale. The limited-edition single ''The Masses Against the Classes'' is a definite 5. Their "softest" album to date, ''Lifeblood'', probably sits at a 2. Their latest album ''Futurology'' is a 3 or a 4.
22nd Dec '14 4:45:30 AM CantNotLookAtThisSite
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The Manics are quite popular in Thailand. Interestingly, James Dean Bradfield once proclaimed that ''Generation Terrorists'' would sell sixteen million copies around the world, "from Bangkok to Senegal".
22nd Dec '14 4:45:13 AM CantNotLookAtThisSite
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The Manics are quite popular in Thailand. Interestingly, James Dean Bradfield once proclaimed that ''Generation Terrorists'' would sell sixteen million copies around the world, "from Bangkok to Senegal".
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