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Old 02-06-2022, 09:52 PM   #141 (permalink)
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I heard Everything Must Go as a recommendation from this forum I think a long time ago and never revisited it, I could do so tonight and let you know my current thoughts on it
Do it up if you've got time. I think it's great.
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Old 02-07-2022, 06:23 AM   #142 (permalink)
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Well, after reading through this thread again, I think I'm the only commenter who is still hanging around. (It made me sad to see Howard here, RIP my good man)

Do the remaining MB members like this band or nah?

I recently managed to win an autographed LP of the Holy Bible on eBay. I won't lie, this is like my holy grail of LPs and oh yeah, it's gonna be framed.

I still haven't listened to the their latest in full yet. I'm not expecting much based on Resistance is Futile.


I love this band, actually. I bought Know Your Enemy on a lark and fell in love with it. Particularly like their late 90's output as well as some millennium stuff like Send Away the Tigers. Not bad for an American, huh?
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Old 05-23-2022, 08:34 AM   #143 (permalink)
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My absolute favorite song by Manics is “Intravenious Agnostic”. Does anyone have just a slight clue on what that song is about? Many of their lyrics are very cryptic, but I’ve never managed to figure this one out.
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Old 05-24-2022, 09:14 PM   #144 (permalink)
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I recently ordered their two disc compilation. Some of my UK friends rave about these guys.
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Old 05-25-2022, 04:39 PM   #145 (permalink)
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My absolute favorite song by Manics is “Intravenious Agnostic”. Does anyone have just a slight clue on what that song is about? Many of their lyrics are very cryptic, but I’ve never managed to figure this one out.
Could be they’re referring to a choice between hitting up their drug of choice or snorting it. On the other hand they may have been influenced by Edith Sitwell’s poetry where the sound of words overrides any meaning they might have . There could be an obscure meaning hidden in the misspelling of ’intravenous’ as ‘intravenious’ but buggered if I know what it could be.


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Old 05-26-2022, 09:29 AM   #146 (permalink)
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I love this band, actually. I bought Know Your Enemy on a lark and fell in love with it. Particularly like their late 90's output as well as some millennium stuff like Send Away the Tigers. Not bad for an American, huh?
Not bad for an American.

As a teenager, I wasn't big on Know Your Enemy. Listening to bits and pieces, there's plenty of songs on it I like though. It's about time for a full revisit. I've been playing around with the idea of doing a discography review for them on here.

I actually have a weird story with Know Your Enemy. I got my widsom teeth taken out when I was in 10th or 11th grade. And I was doped up on oxycontin. Somehow, in this week or so long period, I managed to order Know Your Enemy online twice (I forgot that I already ordered it). I ended up giving the extra copy to my younger brother, who for whatever reason loves the album.

What do you like about Send Away the Tigers? They reissued it recently, and they removed 'Underdogs' from the reissue - with lyrics like this, it's no surprise as to why it hasn't grown fondly with them.

This one's for the freaks
This one's for the freaks
People like you, need to ****
Need to **** people like me
This one's for the freaks
For the lost and weak
This one's for the freaks
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Lifeblood is their most criminally underrated album - underrated by the band too. Such a great cohesive album - their second best after Holy Bible to me.



My only complaint with it is that the mastering is a little wonky. Everything is too damn loud, and JDB's voice is too high in the mix often times - but the songs are wonderful. I know they've been giving some of their albums the reissue/remaster treatment, but given the band's feelings about this one I'm not optimistic it'll get the same treatment for its 20th anniversary (2024) - it's sad too, because this album could really use a remaster to clean up some things.
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The thing I like about Send Away the Tigers is their retro take on eighties metal. Mind you, I'm not what you would call a metalhead by any means, but if more of those bands sounded like the Preachers, I might have been into it maybe a little more. Essentially, what I'm saying is that Send Away the Tigers is more reminiscent of Guns N Roses than say, Motley Crue.

Yeah, I'd like to see a review of the Manic Street Preachers' output. You should do it, SGR.
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The thing I like about Send Away the Tigers is their retro take on eighties metal. Mind you, I'm not what you would call a metalhead by any means, but if more of those bands sounded like the Preachers, I might have been into it maybe a little more. Essentially, what I'm saying is that Send Away the Tigers is more reminiscent of Guns N Roses than say, Motley Crue.

Yeah, I'd like to see a review of the Manic Street Preachers' output. You should do it, SGR.
Hmmm....I can't say that I see that with Send Away the Tigers. Are you sure you're not getting the album confused with Generation Terrorists or perhaps even their second album Gold Against the Soul?

Their most rockin' song from Send Away the Tigers:



One of many rockin' songs from their debut album:



Not to say that SATT is a bad album, but I guess GnR and 80s metal isn't the first thing I'd compare it to. That said, the band was definitely influenced by GnR.

Well, I guess if I've got at least one member who'd read it, perhaps I'll go ahead and start a discog review. I'm a bit of an obsessive of the bad - or at least I used to be. I don't listen to them as much as I used to. But I certainly still have plenty of opinions of their work to share.
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I guess the real reason I like the Preachers is they're such a thinking man's hard rock band. They're not a true metal band in the classic sense, obviously, and they certainly aren't punk, and yet, they don't really fall into the merely hard rock category, and yet, that's exactly what they are, a damn good hard rock band. And they're not afraid to take chances with their topical lyrics (their slant supporting Communist Cuba on Know Your Enemy could not have been the most popular subject for example).

I keep wanting to do a discog on Phil Ochs, but how many people here are really what you would call folk enthusiasts? Yeah, I'll definitely read your discog on the Preachers. It will give me an excuse to listen to them all over again, especially the earlier material which I'm not as familiar with (Anything before Generation Terrorists would draw a blank from me).
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