History Music / ManicStreetPreachers

19th Apr '18 1:49:05 PM narm00
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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.

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* {{Bowdlerize}}: In the single version of "Roses in the Hospital", the line "We don't want your fucking love." was replaced by a TitleDrop.



** "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 [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespeare]], such is how mistrustful humans have become of each other, that we've come to see this as a normal part of living.

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** "4st 7lbs" ends ends with the narrator [[spoiler:surrendering themselves to anorexia nervosa and is being 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 [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespeare]], such Shakespeare]]. Such is how mistrustful humans have become of each other, other that we've come to see this as a normal part of living.



* LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition: The anniversary editions of ''The Holy Bible'', ''Everything Must Go'' and ''Send Away The Tigers''.
** 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.
** The special edition of Greatest Hits collection ''Forever Delayed'' (2002) had a bonus CD of remixes.
** The limited edition of single collection ''National Treasures'' (2011) has a DVD with music videos for all 38 of the Manics' singles up till then, and a book containing photos of the band, mostly Richey-era.
** 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.



* 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.

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



* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Their first 3 albums sat comfortably in the 3-5 range, with a few songs from their debut album reaching a 6. 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" albums to date, ''Lifeblood'' and ''Rewind The Film'', probably sit 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 3-5 range, with a few songs from their debut album reaching a 6. 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" albums to date, ''Lifeblood'' and ''Rewind The Film'', probably sit at a 2. Their latest album ''Futurology'' is a 3 or a 4.
8th Apr '18 7:59:17 AM GaryKing95
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** One could argue their entire early career was just one after another of these. ''Generation Terrorists'' is GlamRock, ''Gold Against the Soul'' is {{Grunge}}, ''The Holy Bible'' is PostPunk, ''Everything Must Go'' and ''This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours'' is {{Britpop}}. There was also the more experimental lo-fi album ''Know Your Enemy''. In recent years the Manics seem to have settled more comfortably into the realms of AlternativeRock, but their early work is certainly turbulent listening - at times you're not even sure it's the same band you're listening to!

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** One could argue their entire early career was just one after another of these. ''Generation Terrorists'' is GlamRock, ''Gold Against the Soul'' is {{Grunge}}, ''The Holy Bible'' is PostPunk, ''Everything Must Go'' and ''This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours'' is {{Britpop}}. There was also the more experimental lo-fi album ''Know Your Enemy''.Enemy'', which in turn was followed by the SynthPop heavy ''Lifeblood''. In recent years the Manics seem to have settled more comfortably into the realms of AlternativeRock, but their early work is certainly turbulent listening - at times you're not even sure it's the same band you're listening to!
24th Jan '18 6:31:39 AM IanDere
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* TitleTrack: On ''Gold Against the Soul'', ''Everything Must Go'', and every studio album so far since ''Send Away the Tigers'' onwards.

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* TitleTrack: On ''Gold Against the Soul'', ''Everything Must Go'', and every studio album so far since from ''Send Away the Tigers'' onwards.to ''Futurology'', with ''Resistance Is Futile'' finally breaking the chain.
17th Nov '17 10:54:54 AM c4sk
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* ''Resistance is Futile'' (2018)
6th Sep '17 1:06:58 PM GrammarNavi
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** ''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.

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** ''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}}, [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespeare]], such is how mistrustful humans have become of each other, that we've come to see this as a normal part of living.
9th Aug '17 9:47:41 AM LooneyCartoons
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* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Their first 3 albums sat comfortably in the 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" albums to date, ''Lifeblood'' and ''Rewind The Film'', probably sit 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 3-5 range.range, with a few songs from their debut album reaching a 6. 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" albums to date, ''Lifeblood'' and ''Rewind The Film'', probably sit at a 2. Their latest album ''Futurology'' is a 3 or a 4.
27th May '17 9:14:38 AM GaryKing95
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* TheQuietOne: Sean Moore, though not as bad as most examples. Ironically, out of the band he's the most active on social media, particularly Twitter.
27th May '17 9:06:13 AM GaryKing95
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* DeadpanSnarker: Each member of the band, with Nicky being the snarkiest and Sean being the most deadpan. For example, when the band were collectively asked what they had learned from making a solo album in an interview, Sean Moore dryly quipped "Not to do one".



* FourTemperamentEnsemble: James Dean Bradfield is choleric, Nicky Wire is sanguine, Richey Edwards is melancholic, and Sean Moore is phlegmatic.

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* FourTemperamentEnsemble: James Dean Bradfield is choleric, Nicky Wire is sanguine, Richey Edwards is was melancholic, and Sean Moore is phlegmatic.
19th May '17 9:52:24 AM GaryKing95
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* {{Krautrock}}: A big influence on ''Futurology''.



* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Their first 3 albums sat comfortably in the 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.

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* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Their first 3 albums sat comfortably in the 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 albums to date, ''Lifeblood'', ''Lifeblood'' and ''Rewind The Film'', probably sits sit at a 2. Their latest album ''Futurology'' is a 3 or a 4.
19th May '17 8:37:36 AM c4sk
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* LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition: The anniversary editions of ''The Holy Bible'' and ''Everything Must Go''.

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* LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition: The anniversary editions of ''The Holy Bible'' and Bible'', ''Everything Must Go''.Go'' and ''Send Away The Tigers''.
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