Manic Street Preachers
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1986
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Manic Street Preachers

Manic Street Preachers Biography (Wikipedia)

Manic Street Preachers are a Welsh rock band formed in Blackwood in 1986. The band consists of cousins James Dean Bradfield (lead vocals, lead guitar), and Sean Moore (drums, percussion, soundscapes), plus Nicky Wire (bass guitar, lyrics). They are often colloquially known as "the Manics". They form a key part of the 1990s Cool Cymru movement.

Following the release of their debut single "Suicide Alley", the band was joined by Richey Edwards as co-lyricist and rhythm guitarist. The band's early albums were in a punk vein, eventually broadening to a greater alternative rock sound, whilst retaining a leftist political outlook. Their early combination of androgynous glam imagery and lyrics about "culture, alienation, boredom and despair" has gained them a loyal following and cult status.

With their debut album, Generation Terrorists, the Manic Street Preachers proclaimed it would be the "greatest rock album ever", as well as hoping to sell "sixteen million copies" around the world, after which they would split up. Despite the album's failure to meet this level of success, the band carried on with their career. The group became a trio again after Richey Edwards disappeared in February 1995. The band went on to gain critical and commercial success in spite of his absence. Edwards was legally "presumed dead" in 2008.

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Manic Street Preachers Performances & Interviews


Manic Street Preachers Tracks

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La Tristesse Durera (Scream To A Sigh)
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La Tristesse Durera (Scream To A Sigh)

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A Design For Life
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A Design For Life
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If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next
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If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next
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Everything Must Go
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Everything Must Go
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Motorcycle Emptiness
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Motorcycle Emptiness
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Raindrops Keep Fallin' On my Head
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Raindrops Keep Fallin' On my Head
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Indian Summer
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Past BBC Events

Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park: 2018
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Hyde Park
2018-09-09T08:34:56
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2018
Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park: 2018

Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park: 2018

Hyde Park
BBC Music Presents The Biggest Weekend
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Belfast, Titanic Slipways
2018-05-25T08:34:56
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May
2018
BBC Music Presents The Biggest Weekend

BBC Music Presents The Biggest Weekend

Belfast, Titanic Slipways
T in the Park: 2014
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Balado, Kinross-Shire
2014-07-11T08:34:56
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2014
T in the Park: 2014

T in the Park: 2014

Balado, Kinross-Shire
Glastonbury: 2014
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
2014-06-28T08:34:56
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2014
Glastonbury: 2014

Glastonbury: 2014

Worthy Farm, Pilton
6 Music Live at Maida Vale: Manic Street Preachers
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BBC Maida Vale Studios, London
2013-10-17T08:34:56
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Oct
2013
6 Music Live at Maida Vale: Manic Street Preachers

6 Music Live at Maida Vale: Manic Street Preachers

BBC Maida Vale Studios, London

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