MANIC STREET PREACHERS

“Your Love Alone Is Not Enough”


SHORT BIOGRAPHY:

Manic Street Preachers are a Welsh rock band formed in 1986.

The band released their debut album, Generation Terrorists in 1992. Their combined elements of glam rock and punk and soon gained a loyal following and cult status. The band's later albums have adopted a broader alternative rock sound. Enigmatic lyricist Richey Edwards gained early notoriety by cutting the words "4REAL" into his arm with a razor blade in response to the suggestion that the band were less than authentic. The dark nature of 1994's The Holy Bible reflected the culmination of Edwards' instability.

Richey Edwards who was rhythm guitarist and primary lyricist vanished on 1 February 1995. In November 2008, thirteen years after his disappearance, he was officially declared presumed deceased.

The Manic Street Preachers released their tenth studio album, "Postcards from a Young Man", on 20 September 2010. In 2011 the Manic Street Preachers announced the release of a compilation of all 38 of their singles from Generation Terrorists to Postcards From A Young Man called "National Treasures – The Complete Singles".

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Band Members:

James Dean Bradfield: Born 21 February 1969. Lead guitarist and lead vocalist

Nicky Wire: Born January 20, 1969. Lyricist, bassist and occasional vocalist

Sean Anthony Moore: Born on 30 July 1968. Drummer/percussionist and sometime trumpet-player.

Richey Edwards: Born 22 December 1967, disappeared c. 1 February 1995, officially presumed dead 2008. Rhythm guitarist and lyricist.



Discography:


1. Generation Terrorists - Columbia 1992

Tracks:
1. Slash 'n' Burn / 2. Nat West–Barclays–Midlands–Lloyds / 3. Born to End / 4. Motorcycle Emptiness / 5. You Love Us / 6. Love's Sweet Exile / 7. Little Baby Nothing / 8. Repeat (Stars and Stripes) / 9. Tennessee / 10. Another Invented Disease / 11. Stay Beautiful / 12. So Dead / 13. Repeat (UK) / 14. Spectators of Suicide / 15. Damn Dog / 16. Crucifix Kiss / 17. Methadone Pretty / 18. Condemned to Rock 'n' Roll / 19. Motown Junk*
Rating : 7


2. Gold Against the Soul - Columbia 1993

Tracks:
1. Sleepflower / 2. From Despair to Where / 3. La Tristesse Durera / 4. Yourself / 5. Life Becoming a Landslide / 6. Drug Drug Druggy / 7. Roses in the Hospital / 8. Nostalgic Pushead / 9. Symphony of Tourette / 10. Gold Against the Soul 
Rating : 8


3. The Holy Bible - Epic 1994

Tracks:
1.Yes / 2. Ifwhiteamericatoldthetruthforonedayit'sworldwouldfallapart / 3. Of Walking Abortion / 4. She Is Suffering" / 5. Archives of Pain / 6. Revol / 7. 4st 7lb / 8. Mausoleum / 9. Faster / 10. This Is Yesterday / 11. Die in the Summertime / 12. The Intense Humming of Evil / 13. P.C.P. 
Rating : 7


4. Everything Must Go - Columbia 1996

Tracks:
1. Elvis Impersonator: Blackpool Pier / 2. A Design for Life / 3. Kevin Carter / 4. Enola/Alone / 5. Everything Must Go / 6. Small Black Flowers That Grow in the Sky / 7. The Girl Who Wanted to Be God / 8. Removables / 9. Australia / 10. Interiors / 11. Further Away / 12. No Surface All Feeling
Rating : 8


5. This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours - Epic 1998

Tracks:
1. The Everlasting / 2. If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next / 3. You Stole the Sun from My Heart / 4. Ready for Drowning / 5. Tsunami / 6. My Little Empire / 7. I'm Not Working / 8. You're Tender and You're Tired / 9. Born a Girl / 10. Be Natural / 11. Black Dog on My Shoulder / 12. Nobody Loved You / 13. S.Y.M.M. / 14. Socialist Serenade* / 15. Black Holes for the Young*
Rating : 6


6. Know Your Enemy - Epic 2001

Tracks:
1. Found That Soul / 2. Ocean Spray / 3. Intravenous Agnostic / 4. So Why So Sad / 5. Let Robeson Sing / 6. The Year of Purification / 7. Wattsville Blues / 8. Miss Europa Disco Dancer / 9. Dead Martyrs / 10. His Last Painting / 11. My Guernica / 12. The Convalescent / 13. Royal Correspondent / 14. Epicentre / 15. Baby Elián / 16. Freedom of Speech Won't Feed My Children / 17. Masking Tape*
Rating : 6


7. Lipstick Traces - Sony 2003

Tracks:
1. Prologue to History / 2. 4 Ever Delayed / 3. Sorrow 16 / 4. Judge Yr'self / 5. Socialist Serenade" / 6. Donkeys / 7. Comfort Comes / 8. Mr Carbohydrate / 9. Dead Trees and Traffic Islands / 10. Horses Under Starlight / 11. Sepia / 12. Sculpture of Man / 13. Spectators of Suicide / 14. Democracy Coma / 15. Strip It Down / 16. Bored Out of My Mind / 17. Just a Kid / 18. Close My Eyes / 19. Valley Boy / 20. We Her Majesty's Prisoners // 1. We Are All Bourgeois Now / 2. Rock 'N' Roll Music / 3. It's So Easy" / 4. Take the Skinheads Bowling / 5. Been a Son / 6. Out of Time / 7. Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head / 8. Bright Eyes / 9. Train in Vain / 10. Wrote for Luck / 11. What's My Name / 12. Velocity Girl / 13. Can't Take My Eyes Off You / 14. Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel / 15. Last Christmas
Rating :


8. Lifeblood - Epiv 2004

Tracks:
1. 1985 / 2. The Love of Richard Nixon / 3. Empty Souls / 4. A Song for Departure / 5. I Live to Fall Asleep / 6. To Repel Ghosts / 7. Emily / 8. Glasnost / 9. Always/Never / 10. Solitude Sometimes Is / 11. Fragments / 12. Cardiff Afterlife 
Rating :5


9. Send Away the Tigers - Columbia 2007

Tracks:
1. Send Away the Tigers / 2. Underdogs / 3. Your Love Alone Is Not Enough / 4. Indian Summer / 5. The Second Great Depression / 6. Rendition / 7. Autumnsong / 8. I'm Just a Patsy / 9. Imperial Bodybags / 10. Winterlovers / 11. Working Class Hero* / 12. Love Letter to the Future* / 13. Morning Comrades* / 14. / Send Away the Tigers*
Rating : 7


10. Journal for Plague Lovers - Columbia 2009

Tracks:
1. Peeled Apples / 2. Jackie Collins Existential Question Time / 3. Me and Stephen Hawking / 4. This Joke Sport Severed / 5. Journal for Plague Lovers / 6. She Bathed Herself in a Bath of Bleach / 7. Facing Page: Top Left / 8. Marlon J.D. / 9. Doors Closing Slowly / 10. All Is Vanity / 11. Pretension/Repulsion / 12. Virginia State Epileptic Colony" / 13. William's Last Words / 15. Bag Lady*
Rating : 7


11. Postcards from a Young Man - Columbia 2010

Tracks:
1. (It's Not War) Just the End of Love / 2. Postcards from a Young Man" / 3. Some Kind of Nothingness / 4. The Descent (Pages 1 & 2) / 5. Hazelton Avenue / 6. Auto-Intoxication / 7. Golden Platitudes / 8. I Think I Found It / 9. A Billion Balconies Facing the Sun / 10. All We Make Is Entertainment / 11. The Future Has Been Here 4Ever / 12. Don't Be Evil
Rating : 6


12. Rewind the Film - Columbia 2013

Tracks:
1. This sullen Welsh heart / 2. Show me the wonder / 3. Rewind the film / 4. Builder of routines / 5. 4 lonely roads / 6. Tokyo skyline / 7. Anthem for a lost cause / 8. As holy as the soil / 9. 3 ways to see despair / 10. Running out of fantasy / 11. Manorbier / 12. 30 year war
Rating :


12. Futurology - Columbia 2014

Tracks:
1. Futurology / 2. Walk Me to the Bridge / 3. Let's Go to War / 4. The Next Jet to Leave Moscow / 5. Europa geht durch much / 6. Divine Youth / 7. Sex, Power, Love and Money / 8. Dreaming a City / 9. Black Square / 10. Between the Clock and the Bed / 11. Misguided Missile / 12. The View From Stow Hill / 13. Mayakovsky
Rating :


Essential Albums!

Original albums as listed and rated on “Rate Your Music” - January 21 - 2012

20 The Holy Bible - 1994
43 Everything Must Go - 1996
228 Journal for Plague Lovers - 2009
264 This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours - 1998
365 Generation Terrorists - 1992
471 Gold Against the Soul - 1993
910 Send Away the Tigers - 2007
921 Know Your Enemy - 2001
946 Lifeblood - 2004
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My Suggestion For a 80 minutes (app.) Best Of Compilation:


1. Your Love Alone Is Not Enough ( Bradfield/Moore/Wire ) Send Away the Tigers
2. Life Becoming a Landslide ( Bradfield/Moore/Wire/Edwards ) Gold Against the Soul
3. Suicide is Painless ( Mandell/Altman ) Single 1992
4. Tsunami ( Bradfield/Moore/Wire ) This is My Truth
5. Ocean Spray ( Bradfield/Moore/Wire ) Know Your Enemy
6. This Joke Sport Severed ( Bradfield/Moore/Wire/Edwards ) Journal for Plague Lovers
7. Motorcycle Emptiness ( Bradfield/Moore/Wire/Edwards ) Generation Terrorists
8. Little Baby Nothing ( Bradfield/Moore/Wire/Edwards ) Generation Terrorists
9. Roses in the Hospital ( Bradfield/Moore/Wire/Edwards ) Gold Against the Soul
10. She is Suffering ( Bradfield/Moore/Wire/Edwards ) The Holy Bible
11. The Everlasting ( Bradfield/Moore/Wire ) This is My Truth
12. If You Tolerate This Your Children will Be Next ( Bradfield/Moore/Wire ) This is My Truth
13. You Stole the Sun From My Heart ( Bradfield/Moore/Wire ) This is My Truth
14. Why So Sad ( Bradfield/Moore/Wire ) Know Your Enemy
15. Let Robeson Sing ( Bradfield/Moore/Wire ) Know Your Enemy
16. The Love of Richard Nixon ( Bradfield/Moore/Wire ) Lifeblood
17. Jackie Collins Existential Question Time (Bradfield/Moore/Wire/Edwards) Journal for Plague Lovers
18. William's Last Words ( Bradfield/Moore/Wire/Edwards ) Journal for Plague Lovers
19. From Despair to Where ( Bradfield/Moore/Wire/Edwards ) Gold Against the Soul
20. A Design For Life ( Bradfield/Moore/Wire ) Everything Must Go
21. Indian Summer ( Bradfield/Moore/Wire ) Send Away the Tigers
22. Postcards From a Young Man ( Bradfield/Moore/Wire ) Postcards from a Young Man
23. This is the Day ( Johnson ) Single 2011
24. La Tristesse Durera ( Bradfield/Moore/Wire/Edwards ) Gold Against the Soul
25. Just the End of Love ( Bradfield/Moore/Wire ) Postcards from a Young Man
26. Autumn Song ( Bradfield/Moore/Wire ) Send Away the Tigers
27. Everything Must Go ( Bradfield/Moore/Wire ) Everything Must Go
28. Australia ( Bradfield/Moore/Wire ) Everything Must Go
29. Kevin Carter ( Bradfield/Moore/Wire ) Everything Must Go
30. Some Kind of Nothingness ( Bradfield/Moore/Wire ) Postcards from a Young Man
31. Doors Closing Slowly ( Bradfield/Moore/Wire/Edwards ) Journal for Plague Lovers

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