History Music / ManicStreetPreachers

26th Aug '16 7:06:48 AM c4sk
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** "Bag Lady" and "Patrick Bateman" (hidden track on "Journal For Plague Lovers" and B-side to the "La Tristesse Durera" single respectively) can arguably reside at a 6 on the scale at their heaviest parts.
27th Jun '16 12:40:58 PM bt8257
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** The limited edition box set reissue of Generation Terrorists which notably included an extra disc of previously unreleased demos. It was in such high demand that it sold out, and people were paying large amounts of money for it on ebay. The band have thought about getting another pressing done.

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** The limited edition box set reissue of Generation Terrorists ''Generation Terrorists'' which notably included an extra disc of previously unreleased demos. It was in such high demand that it sold out, and people were paying large amounts of money for it on ebay. The band have thought about getting another pressing done.



* {{Sampling}}: Used extensively, and everyone from PublicEnemy to J.G. Ballard.
* SeriousBusiness / SelfHarm: when music journalist/BBC Radio 1 host Steve Lamacq questioned their authenticity, Richey famously carved "4 REAL" into his own forearm with a razor blade. Richey had a history of self-harm both before and after the incident.
* ShoutOut: Numerous examples, such as Music/PinkFloyd or Music/TheWho in "Your Love Alone Is Not Enough" and Music/MarilynManson in "There by the Grace of God".

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* {{Sampling}}: Used extensively, and everyone from PublicEnemy Music/PublicEnemy to J.G. Ballard.
* SeriousBusiness / SelfHarm: when music journalist/BBC Radio 1 host Steve Lamacq questioned their authenticity, Richey famously carved "4 REAL" into his own forearm with a razor blade. Richey had a history of self-harm both before and after the incident.
* ShoutOut: Numerous examples, such as Music/PinkFloyd or and Music/TheWho in "Your Love Alone Is Not Enough" and Music/MarilynManson in "There by the Grace of God".
25th May '16 8:12:31 PM HypnoticMeerkat
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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".
* SillyRabbitRomanceIsForKids: "Life Becoming a Landslide" features the pre-chorus "My idea of love comes from a childhood glimpse of pornogrpahy/though there is no true love, just a finely-tuned jealousy". This also seems to have been the view that Richey, who wrote the lyric, held.

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* ShoutOut: Numerous examples, such as Music/PinkFloyd or Music/TheWho in "Your Love Alone Is Not Enough" and MarilynManson Music/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 [[Music/TheClash Clash]]-esque beginnings. There's also another to The Clash in "Roses in the Hospital".
* SillyRabbitRomanceIsForKids: "Life Becoming a Landslide" features the pre-chorus "My idea of love comes from a childhood glimpse of pornogrpahy/though pornography/though there is no true love, just a finely-tuned jealousy". This also seems to have been the view that Richey, who wrote the lyric, held.
10th May '16 10:08:40 AM bt8257
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* AcCENTUponTheWrongSylLABle: many of Richey James' songs. The band has a stricter-than-most formation of Edwards and Wire (now just Wire) at the lyrics dept. and Bradfield and Moore handling the musical aspects. Many times the lyrics were finished first, and despite their best efforts it led to this problem.

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* AcCENTUponTheWrongSylLABle: many of Richey James' Edwards' songs. The band has a stricter-than-most formation of Edwards and Wire (now just Wire) at the lyrics dept. and Bradfield and Moore handling the musical aspects. Many times the lyrics were finished first, and despite their best efforts it led to this problem.



** 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.

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** Later, they changed the line "Collapsing like the Twin Toweres" Towers" in "Empty Souls" to "Collapsing like dying flowers", although backing vocals can be heard singing the original line.



* DeadArtistsAreBetter: Richey James, arguably.

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* DeadArtistsAreBetter: Richey James, Edwards, arguably.



* DreadfulMusician: Richey James, who could barely play the guitar. He only played on two tracks, "La Tristesse Durera (Scream To A Sigh)" and "No Surface All Feeling".

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* DreadfulMusician: Richey James, Edwards, who could barely play the guitar. He only played on two tracks, "La Tristesse Durera (Scream To A Sigh)" and "No Surface All Feeling".



* LegallyDead: Richey James Edwards. Many already thought he was dead for years before the 2008 declaration, but the band members always held out hope he was still alive somewhere and kept a bank account open with his share of their royalties in it.

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* LegallyDead: Richey James Edwards. Many already thought he was dead for years before the 2008 declaration, but the band members always held out hope he was still alive somewhere and kept a bank account open with his share of their royalties in it.



** Also the book edition of ''Journal For Plague Lovers'' - the album, a CD of demos and alternate takes, and a book containing photos of the original lyrics and signed by all three remaining band members.

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** Also the book edition of ''Journal For for Plague Lovers'' - the album, a CD of demos and alternate takes, and a book containing photos of the original lyrics and signed by all three remaining band members.



* LiteraryAllusionTitle
** "La Tristesse Durera" (from "Gold Against The Soul") - the title of Creator/VincentVanGogh's autobiography

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* LiteraryAllusionTitle
LiteraryAllusionTitle:
** "La Tristesse Durera" (from "Gold Against The the Soul") - the title of Creator/VincentVanGogh's autobiography



** "Know Your Enemy" (album) - from SunTzu's The Art of War Chapter III, 'Act Of Strategem'

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** "Know Your Enemy" (album) - from SunTzu's The Art of War Sun Tzu's Literature/TheArtOfWar Chapter III, 'Act Of of Strategem'



* LongRunnerLineUp: Either Type 1 ''or'' Type 2, depending on how you view things. They are ''de facto'' Type 2 (a lineup other than the original is the longrunner), having had the lineup of Bradfield, Moore, and Wire since 1995, when Richie vanished. ''Officially'', though, they are Type 1 (original lineup is the longrunner), since they continued to treat Edwards like an official member until they declared him LegallyDead in 2008.

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* LongRunnerLineUp: Either Type 1 ''or'' Type 2, depending on how you view things. They are ''de facto'' Type 2 (a lineup other than the original is the longrunner), long runner), having had the lineup of Bradfield, Moore, and Wire since 1995, when Richie vanished. ''Officially'', though, they are Type 1 (original lineup is the longrunner), since they continued to treat Edwards like an official member until they declared him LegallyDead in 2008.



* SeriousBusiness / SelfHarm: when music journalist/BBC Radio 1 host Steve Lamacq questioned their authenticity, Richey famously carved "4 REAL" into his own forearm with a razorblade. Richey had a history of self-harm both before and after the incident.

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* SeriousBusiness / SelfHarm: when music journalist/BBC Radio 1 host Steve Lamacq questioned their authenticity, Richey famously carved "4 REAL" into his own forearm with a razorblade.razor blade. Richey had a history of self-harm both before and after the incident.



* SillyRabbitRomanceIsForKids: "Life Becoming A Landslide" features the pre-chorus "My idea of love comes from a childhood glimpse of pornogrpahy/though there is no true love, just a finely-tuned jealousy". This also seems to have been the view that Richey, who wrote the lyric, held.

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* SillyRabbitRomanceIsForKids: "Life Becoming A a Landslide" features the pre-chorus "My idea of love comes from a childhood glimpse of pornogrpahy/though there is no true love, just a finely-tuned jealousy". This also seems to have been the view that Richey, who wrote the lyric, held.



* UncommonTime: Verses of "Yes" constantly change between 7/8 and 8/8 measures. Also parts of the following, "Ifwhiteamerica..." are in 3/4 measure.

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* UncommonTime: Verses of "Yes" constantly change between 7/8 and 8/8 measures.8/8. Also parts of the following, "Ifwhiteamerica..." are in 3/4 measure.



14th Feb '16 3:05:16 AM eroock
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The '''Manic Street Preachers''' are a UsefulNotes/{{W|ales}}elsh AlternativeRock band consisting of guitarist/vocalist James Dean Bradfield, bassist Nicky Wire and drummer Sean Moore. A fourth member, guitarist/songwriter Richey James Edwards, disappeared in 1995, and is believed to have committed suicide.

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The '''Manic Manic Street Preachers''' Preachers are a UsefulNotes/{{W|ales}}elsh AlternativeRock band consisting of guitarist/vocalist James Dean Bradfield, bassist Nicky Wire and drummer Sean Moore. A fourth member, guitarist/songwriter Richey James Edwards, disappeared in 1995, and is believed to have committed suicide.
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.
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