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** The cover of ''Generation Terrorists'' is a picture of a man's naked torso.

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* HarsherInHindsight: Depending on how you view it, the ending of ''The Holy Bible'' with the song "PCP", a song about PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad can become this considering how overly PC society has become in recent years, to the point where certain things that one wouldn't even ''see'' as offensive are now seen as slurs.


* AuthorExistenceFailure: Subverted. The disappearance of the main lyricist would be the death knell for most other bands, but after Richey Edwards' disappearance, the band kept trucking on with Nicky Wire taking over lyrical duties fully. And even then, disappearing hasn't stopped Richey's lyrics from turning up after his disappearance in two albums[[note]]''Everything Must Go'' and ''Journal For Plague Lovers''[[/note]] and an EP.[[note]]''God Save The Manics''[[/note]]



* SugarWiki/FunnyMoments: In the Close Up documentary, Nicky's talking about the period after Richey disappeared. Most of it is a TearJerker, [[MoodWhiplash but then he talks about how they had to cancel a Japanese tour because of it]]:

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* SugarWiki/FunnyMoments: In the Close Up ''Close Up'' documentary, Nicky's talking about the period after Richey disappeared. Most of it is a TearJerker, [[MoodWhiplash but then he talks about how they had to cancel a Japanese tour because of it]]:



* NightmareFuel: A lot of ''The Holy Bible'' falls under this. "The Intense Humming of Evil" and "Archives Of Pain" in particular.
** It may have not been deliberate on the Manics' part, but there's some major FridgeHorror with the end of "The Intense Humming of Evil". Leaving aside the mechanical noise that repeats throughout the song, Sean Moore's drumming sounds like a moving train, and when the song slows down, it sounds like a train coming to a stop. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holocaust_train Let that sink in for a minute.]]
** The opening sample to "Archives of Pain", which is from the mother of one of serial killer Peter Sutcliffe's victims.
** "Mausoleum", a song about the Holocaust, describes the sky as having 'no birds' and being 'swollen black'.
** The faceless people in the music video to "If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next".
** The album covers to ''The Holy Bible'' and ''Journal For Plague Lovers''.
** The '4 REAL' incident.[[note]]To explain: When a reviewer asked Richey if he was serious about his art along with criticizing if the band's values within the punk scene, Richey carved the words "4 REAL" into his arm. A photo of himself holding his right arm '''''completely cut and covered in blood''''' was taken and issued in the NME. The NME's discussion about whether to release the image was put on the "song" 'Sleeping with the N.M.E'.[[/note]]
** The lyrics in "4st 7lb" are equally horrifying and [[TearJerker heartbreaking]], vividly describing a body decaying as a result of anorexia.

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* NightmareFuel: A lot of ''The Holy Bible'' falls under this. "The Intense Humming of Evil" and "Archives Of Pain" in particular.
** It may have not been deliberate on the Manics' part, but there's some major FridgeHorror with the end of "The Intense Humming of Evil". Leaving aside the mechanical noise that repeats throughout the song, Sean Moore's drumming sounds like a moving train, and when the song slows down, it sounds like a train coming to a stop. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holocaust_train Let that sink in for a minute.]]
** The opening sample to "Archives of Pain", which is from the mother of one of serial killer Peter Sutcliffe's victims.
** "Mausoleum", a song about the Holocaust, describes the sky as having 'no birds' and being 'swollen black'.
** The faceless people in the music video to "If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next".
** The album covers to ''The Holy Bible'' and ''Journal For Plague Lovers''.
** The '4 REAL' incident.[[note]]To explain: When a reviewer asked Richey if he was serious about his art along with criticizing if the band's values within the punk scene, Richey carved the words "4 REAL" into his arm. A photo of himself holding his right arm '''''completely cut and covered in blood''''' was taken and issued in the NME. The NME's discussion about whether to release the image was put on the "song" 'Sleeping with the N.M.E'.[[/note]]
** The lyrics in "4st 7lb" are equally horrifying and [[TearJerker heartbreaking]], vividly describing a body decaying as a result of anorexia.
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* FunnyMoments: In the Close Up documentary, Nicky's talking about the period after Richey disappeared. Most of it is a TearJerker, [[MoodWhiplash but then he talks about how they had to cancel a Japanese tour because of it]]:

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* FunnyMoments: SugarWiki/FunnyMoments: In the Close Up documentary, Nicky's talking about the period after Richey disappeared. Most of it is a TearJerker, [[MoodWhiplash but then he talks about how they had to cancel a Japanese tour because of it]]:



* HeartwarmingMoments: "Askew Road", about their time living in London.

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* HeartwarmingMoments: SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments: "Askew Road", about their time living in London.


* SophomoreSlump: ''Gold Against the Soul'' is seen as this, though it's stature has improved over time.
* ThePeteBest: When the Manics first formed, Nicky was the rhythm guitarist of the band. The bassist at that point was Miles "Flicker" Woodward, who left before they released their first single because he felt the band were straying from their punk roots. Nicky switched to bass and they continued on as a three-piece for the release of "Suicide Alley", after which, their roadie/photographer joined. [[SarcasmMode Some bloke named Richard. You may have heard of him.]]

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* SophomoreSlump: ''Gold Against the Soul'' is seen as this, though it's its stature has improved over time.
* ThePeteBest: When the Manics first formed, Nicky was the rhythm guitarist of the band. The bassist at that point was Miles "Flicker" Woodward, who left before they released their first single because he felt the band were straying from their punk roots. Nicky switched to bass and they continued on as a three-piece for the release of "Suicide Alley", after which, their roadie/photographer joined. [[SarcasmMode Some bloke named Richard. You may have heard of him.]]
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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".



* 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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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: HoYay: Richey and Nicky all the damn time. The Manics are quite popular in Thailand. Interestingly, James Dean Bradfield once proclaimed that ''Generation Terrorists'' would sell sixteen million copies video for "Love's Sweet Exile" even has them rolling around the world, "from Bangkok to Senegal".together practically making out while implicitly naked.


* SignatureSong: "Motorcycle Emptiness" and "A Design for Life" have proven to be their most enduring popular songs. "Yes" or "Archives of Pain" to Richey-worshippers.

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* SignatureSong: "Motorcycle Emptiness" Emptiness", "If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next" and "A Design for Life" have proven to be their most enduring popular songs. "Yes" or "Archives of Pain" to Richey-worshippers.

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** It may have not been deliberate on the Manics' part, but there's some major FridgeHorror with the end of "The Intense Humming of Evil". Leaving aside the mechanical noise that repeats throughout the song, Sean Moore's drumming sounds like a moving train, and when the song slows down, it sounds like a train coming to a stop. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holocaust_train Let that sink in for a minute.]]


** The '4 REAL' incident.[[note]]To explain: When a reviewer asked Richey if he was serious about his art along with criticizing if the band's values within the punk scene, Richey himself sent an image of himself holding his right arm '''''completely cut and covered in blood''''' with the words "4 REAL" carved on it. The reaction of NME was put on the "song" 'Sleeping with the N.M.E'.[[/note]]

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** The '4 REAL' incident.[[note]]To explain: When a reviewer asked Richey if he was serious about his art along with criticizing if the band's values within the punk scene, Richey himself sent an image carved the words "4 REAL" into his arm. A photo of himself holding his right arm '''''completely cut and covered in blood''''' with was taken and issued in the words "4 REAL" carved on it. NME. The reaction of NME NME's discussion about whether to release the image was put on the "song" 'Sleeping with the N.M.E'.[[/note]]

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* EpilepticTrees: That nearly every song released since Richey's disappearance is about him. The only confirmed songs about him are "Sepia", "Nobody Loved You" and "Cardiff Afterlife", however.

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* ThePeteBest: When the Manics first formed, Nicky was the rhythm guitarist of the band. The bassist at that point was Miles "Flicker" Woodward, who left before they released their first single because he felt the band were straying from their punk roots. Nicky switched to bass and they continued on as a three-piece for the release of "Suicide Alley", after which, their roadie/photographer joined. [[SarcasmMode Some bloke named Richard. You may have heard of him.]]


** "4st 7lbs" can also be this if you're close to (or are) someone who suffers or has suffered from anorexia.

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** "4st 7lbs" can also be this if you're close to (or are) someone who suffers or has suffered from anorexia.

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