Manic Street Preachers
across the pond they are rock and roll superstars
the king of cutting to the chase
“Everything Must Go is my The Holy Bible, and when I first heard about the show, I thought they’d chosen the wrong album (simply as far as US popularity is concerned , they had).” So here is great news if you live in Swansea, and hopefully they will tour it and perform in nyc again next year
“Maybe we’ll never do another one. Futurology was such a brilliant summation of who we are, who knows? Everything Must Go is 20 years old next year as well, so we might even just do a couple of gigs doing that. I think we need to replenish our inspiration, you know?”
Even if they are playing Webster Hall when they should be at Madison Square Garden, even so, they are a powerful, articulate, smart band of brothers where one brother left too early. It was wonderful to see them, they are such close good friends with such strong and true political convictions. They remind you why you laugh at UK rock at your own risk
I absolutely plan to go and see Manic Street Preachers play their best album (but very closely followed by Everything Must Go), still how are they gonna perform it with their lead singer dead 20 years? Is The Holy bible the holy bible without Jesus?
Point of No Return – Gene McDaniels – the early 60s pop star made a sweet, masterful samba out of a little know Goffin-King new romance ode, you just can’t get out of its way, a gorgeous romantic work – A
So, English rock bands, what’s the story? we haven’t gotten Kasabian yet which is bad, but we haven’t gotten one of the UK’s great rock bands Manic Street Preachers, and that’s worse. I once saw MSP from the fourth row of Jones Beach between Screaming Trees and Oasis, and of the three they came… what’s before first?
This takes us half way through the summer and it isn’t all bad. A new Imelda May is always a pleasure, Conor Oberst new songs might have sucked so far but who is to say? Miniature Tigers, Sharon Van Etten, Levon Helm is the live one we’ve deserved with any luck, but I think the two biggest will be either Manic Street Preachers or Lana Del Rey. “West Coast” is such a great song and the Manics are always excellent.
Interestingly enough, this is the return of the rock band, it opens with Arctic Monkeys (whose album will be at # 7 on the US Charts next week) and ends with Placebo, and the Manics at # 2, garage blues rockers the Temperance Movement at # 9.