Beyond the BCB 130 - The Manic Street Preachers

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Re: Beyond the BCB 130 - The Manic Street Preachers

Postby Copehead » 14 Apr 2015, 23:45

Harvey K-Tel wrote:I honestly don't think I've ever knowingly heard anything by the Manic Street Preachers.

I wonder if that will ever change?

Probably not.


If you like rock music it is worth a punt

If you don't it isn't

Just listen to one of their first 4 albums

Probably Everything Must Go
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Re: Beyond the BCB 130 - The Manic Street Preachers

Postby soundchaser » 15 Apr 2015, 11:04

Copehead wrote:
Isn't Autumnsong on Send Away The Tigers brilliant?

I love that cheeky GnR rip off guitar motif


Yes, I really like it. I think this album is the equal to Everything Must Go, maybe better, even. That's not saying a lot in Yomp's book, I know, but I've got to go with the music.

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Re: Beyond the BCB 130 - The Manic Street Preachers

Postby The Prof » 15 Apr 2015, 11:48

Copehead wrote:
Harvey K-Tel wrote:I honestly don't think I've ever knowingly heard anything by the Manic Street Preachers.

I wonder if that will ever change?

Probably not.


If you like rock music it is worth a punt

If you don't it isn't

Just listen to one of their first 4 albums

Probably Everything Must Go


I'd say National Treasures would be a fine starting point.

They're pretty much all great tracks.

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Re: Beyond the BCB 130 - The Manic Street Preachers

Postby yomptepi » 15 Apr 2015, 14:58

Harvey K-Tel wrote:I honestly don't think I've ever knowingly heard anything by the Manic Street Preachers.

I wonder if that will ever change?

Probably not.


If you like dreary hoary corny old rock, badly played and appallingly sung, you will love it. if you like sub sixth form, politically naive and emotionally sterile lyrics, then you will love them. If you like being beaten around the head with a large bat until senseless, then you will love them.

However, if you are a man of any musical sensitivity at all, then like the rest of us, you will abhor the short arsed bastards with every bone in your body.
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Re: Beyond the BCB 130 - The Manic Street Preachers

Postby WG Kaspar » 15 Apr 2015, 15:01

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Re: Beyond the BCB 130 - The Manic Street Preachers

Postby Copehead » 15 Apr 2015, 15:37

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Copehead wrote:
Harvey K-Tel wrote:I honestly don't think I've ever knowingly heard anything by the Manic Street Preachers.

I wonder if that will ever change?

Probably not.


If you like rock music it is worth a punt

If you don't it isn't

Just listen to one of their first 4 albums

Probably Everything Must Go



I'd say National Treasures would be a fine starting point.

They're pretty much all great tracks.


You're right that would be the best starting point
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Re: Beyond the BCB 130 - The Manic Street Preachers

Postby Copehead » 15 Apr 2015, 15:40

soundchaser wrote:
Copehead wrote:
Isn't Autumnsong on Send Away The Tigers brilliant?

I love that cheeky GnR rip off guitar motif


Yes, I really like it. I think this album is the equal to Everything Must Go, maybe better, even. That's not saying a lot in Yomp's book, I know, but I've got to go with the music.


Give Futurology a go
It has a very strong start
I think it is on a par with those two albums
And 25 years into a career as well, quite remarkable
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Re: Beyond the BCB 130 - The Manic Street Preachers

Postby funky_nomad » 15 Apr 2015, 15:51

Copehead wrote:They were nothing if not a world class singles band

You're right - they were nothing.




World class singles band??? :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby Rayge » 15 Jan 2018, 19:17

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Re: Beyond the BCB 130 - The Manic Street Preachers

Postby Jeemo » 15 Jan 2018, 19:51

So Radiohead, still fucking massive :-p
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Postby yomptepi » 15 Jan 2018, 20:51

Magnificent thread. No one does completely wrong quite like Copey.
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Re: Beyond the BCB 130 - The Manic Street Preachers

Postby Copehead » 15 Jan 2018, 23:04

Now that is how you run a thread 8-)
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Re: Beyond the BCB 130 - The Manic Street Preachers

Postby Copehead » 15 Jan 2018, 23:08

Jeemo wrote:So Radiohead, still fucking massive :-p


The only thing massive about Radiohead these days is Thom Yorke's man-bun

Meanwhile the Manics are releasing another album in April that will go to the top of the charts and go gold like their last 4-5 albums

I don't think even I bought the last Radiohead album, and I'd bought everything else they'd ever done.
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Re: Beyond the BCB 130 - The Manic Street Preachers

Postby Copehead » 15 Jan 2018, 23:11

yomptepi wrote:Magnificent thread. No one does completely wrong quite like Copey.


If you think I am completely wrong doesn't that mean I am completely right :?

I have lived my life on the premise that every thing you say and do is de facto wrong and I can't see why I need to change now.
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Re: Beyond the BCB 130 - The Manic Street Preachers

Postby Jeemo » 16 Jan 2018, 07:25

Copehead wrote:
Jeemo wrote:So Radiohead, still fucking massive :-p


The only thing massive about Radiohead these days is Thom Yorke's man-bun

Meanwhile the Manics are releasing another album in April that will go to the top of the charts and go gold like their last 4-5 albums

I don't think even I bought the last Radiohead album, and I'd bought everything else they'd ever done.


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Re: Beyond the BCB 130 - The Manic Street Preachers

Postby Copehead » 16 Jan 2018, 08:22

Jeemo wrote:
Copehead wrote:
Jeemo wrote:So Radiohead, still fucking massive :-p


The only thing massive about Radiohead these days is Thom Yorke's man-bun :D

Meanwhile the Manics are releasing another album in April that will go to the top of the charts and go gold like their last 4-5 albums :|

I don't think even I bought the last Radiohead album, and I'd bought everything else they'd ever done. :(


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Postby Jeemo » 16 Jan 2018, 09:21

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Re: Beyond the BCB 130 - The Manic Street Preachers

Postby Deebank » 16 Jan 2018, 16:58

Copehead wrote:
Jeemo wrote:So Radiohead, still fucking massive :-p


The only thing massive about Radiohead these days is Thom Yorke's man-bun

Meanwhile the Manics are releasing another album in April that will go to the top of the charts and go gold like their last 4-5 albums

I don't think even I bought the last Radiohead album, and I'd bought everything else they'd ever done.


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Re: Beyond the BCB 130 - The Manic Street Preachers

Postby Copehead » 11 Aug 2018, 04:01

Latest album absolutely top notch, fantastic review in Q, which is the only music press I read these days, and International Blue may be the best song they have ever written.

I am very impressed that they keep turning out albums that are the equal of just about anything they have ever done coming to the end of their 3rd decade in the business

I thought they couldn't get better after Send Away the Tigers and I was wrong when Futurology came along and I thought that that would be a swansong but Resistance is Futile is better still.

The only other band I can think of with such longevity still turning out fantastic albums are Suede and that is just a singular fantastic album so far in the current decade not 2-3.
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