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Manic Street Preachers

Manic Street Preachers

Manic Street Preachers are a Welsh alternative rock band, formed in 1986 in Blackwood and consisting of James Dean Bradfield (lead vocals, lead guitar), Nicky Wire (bass guitar, lyrics) and Sean Moore (drums). They are often colloquially known as "The Manics", or simply, "Manics". Originally a quartet, the band became a trio when primary lyricist and rhythm guitarist Richey Edwards disappeared on 1 February 1995. Their early combination of androgynous glam imagery and critical social lyrics about "culture, alienation, boredom and despair" gained them a loyal following and cult status.Following Edwards' disappearance, Bradfield, Moore and Wire persisted with Manic Street Preachers, and went on to gain critical and commercial success, becoming one of Britain's premier rock bands. The band's later albums retained a leftist politicisation and intellectual lyrical style while adopting a broader alternative rock sound. Altogether, they have garnered eleven Top 10 albums, fifteen Top 10 singles and have reached No. 1 on the UK charts three times—with their 1998 This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours album, the 1998 "If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next" single and the 2000 "The Masses Against the Classes" single.

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Manic Street Preachers - If you tolerate this your children

If you tolerate this your children

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Manic Street Preachers - A design for life

A design for life

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Manic Street Preachers - This Is The Day

This Is The Day

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Manic Street Preachers - Jackie Collins Existential Question Time

Jackie Collins Existential Question Time

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Manic Street Preachers - Autumnsong

Autumnsong

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Manic Street Preachers - AUSTRALIA

AUSTRALIA

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Manic Street Preachers - Futurology

Futurology

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Manic Street Preachers - Indian Summer

Indian Summer

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Manic Street Preachers - Walk Me To The Bridge

Walk Me To The Bridge

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Manic Street Preachers - Empty Souls

Empty Souls

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Manic Street Preachers - Underdogs

Underdogs

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Manic Street Preachers - Winterlovers / Working Class Hero

Winterlovers / Working Class Hero

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Manic Street Preachers - Imperial Bodybags

Imperial Bodybags

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