Manic Street Preachers – Generation Terrorists

It is time to delve back into the archives. I was reading about Birdland the other day and it occurred to me that way back in the early nineties the Manic Street Preachers were considered a poor relation to the peroxide four piece. This inspired me to update a post from the past.

It was in 1992 I saw the Manic Street Preachers, at Southampton University. Richey was still there. It was only recently the “4 Real” incident took place. When Steve Lamacq asked Richey about his conviction to the punk cause. Richey promptly carved “4 Real” into his forearm with a razor blade to prove his devotion to the cause.

The support was the Wildhearts who were a little too roooccckkk for my whimsical shoegazing ways. Then the Manics appeared. They were riding high on the back of their success with ’Love’s Sweet Exile’. Nicky

shouted at a fan brandishing a camera, ’I’d rather die than have my photograph taken’. They stopped because someone was smoking in the crowd. Then they left. The whole concert was shorter than See See Rider’s back catalogue. It lasted all of 30 minutes, if that.

It is time to delve back into the archives. I was reading about Birdland the other day and it occurred to me that way back in the early nineties the Manic Street Preachers were considered a poor relation to the peroxide four piece. This inspired me to update a post from the past.

It was in 1992 I saw the Manic Street Preachers, at Southampton University. Richey was still there. It was
only recently the “4 Real” incident took place. When Steve Lamacq asked Richey about his conviction to the punk cause. Richey promptly carved “4 Real” into his forearm with a razor blade to prove his devotion to the cause.

The support was the Wildhearts who were a little too roooccckkk for my whimsical shoegazing ways. Then the Manics appeared. They were riding high on the back of their success with Love’s Sweet Exile. Nicky shouted at a fan brandishing a camera, ’I’d rather die than have my photograph taken’. They stopped because someone was smoking in the crowd. Then they left. The whole concert was shorter than See See Rider’s back catalogue. It lasted all of 30 minutes, if that.

Manic Street Preachers : Generation Terrorists

Slash N’ Burn
Nat West-Barclays-Midlands-Lloyds
Born To End
Motorcycle Emptiness
You Love Us
Love’s Sweet Exile
Little Baby Nothing
Repeat (Stars And Stripes)
Tennessee
Another Invented Disease
Stay Beautiful
So Dead
Repeat (UK)
Spectators Of Suicide
Damn Dog
Crucifix Kiss
Methadone Pretty
Condemned To Rock ‘N’ Roll