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Old 01-09-2015, 15:10
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I've never understood why the chain shops don't think to store CD singles alongside the albums if there's less demand for them due to technology.
(Overlooking that there's a ready made market for owning extra tracks as b-sides! But that's why I'm not in the industry then!)
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Old 01-09-2015, 17:42
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Today, I saw a woman that looked like Nicky Wire.
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Old 02-09-2015, 01:03
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Today, I saw a woman that looked like Nicky Wire.
This just reminded me some time ago I saw an east Asian version of a younger Nicky Wire too.
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Old 02-09-2015, 18:22
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I've never understood why the chain shops don't think to store CD singles alongside the albums if there's less demand for them due to technology.
(Overlooking that there's a ready made market for owning extra tracks as b-sides! But that's why I'm not in the industry then!)
From about 2005 to 2010 trying to find CD singles for sale became an impossible task. In the end buying them over the internet was the only option.

A pity as - same with albums - I always enjoyed rushing home with that new release to hear that b-side or that remix.

Do record shops still stock singles?
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Old 02-09-2015, 20:56
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From about 2005 to 2010 trying to find CD singles for sale became an impossible task. In the end buying them over the internet was the only option.

A pity as - same with albums - I always enjoyed rushing home with that new release to hear that b-side or that remix.

Do record shops still stock singles?
Sister ray and rough trade in London have vinyl singles but CDs have gone the way of the dodo.. it's all downloads now. HMV have only just started to stock vinyl albums in all stores and bloody Tescos is in on the vinyl bandwagon i've just read somewhere
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Old 07-09-2015, 08:19
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X Factor has been/never was James Arthur has signed a new record deal with Sony thanks to his management team at Hall or Nothing.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrit...record-6394903

Looks like we've found the next Manic Street Preachers.
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Old 07-09-2015, 11:21
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Why are the lyrics to "Stay Beautiful" always shown as "Deny your culture of consumption..." on lyric sites etc... clearly sounds like "EMPTY culture..." to me.
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Old 07-09-2015, 22:37
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There's this low, vibrato(?) voice in the chorus of Autumnsong that I cannot unhear, specifically on "song" and "run".
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Old 08-09-2015, 11:13
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I know EIL is a shit and expensive site but bloody hell they've had the same Manics stuff in the "sale" section since the last DFS sale started.
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Old 08-09-2015, 13:17
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Sister ray and rough trade in London have vinyl singles but CDs have gone the way of the dodo.. it's all downloads now.
I don't mind downloads - and of course they're more environmentally friendly in the greater scheme of things - but I do miss having the physical copy of a single (cover art, sleeve note, whatever quote Nicky chooses) in my hands. Downloads just aren't as real.

I didn't even mind the whole CD1/CD2, cassette, 12" 'got to get them all' rigmarole. (Or maybe I actually did, and I'm just looking back nostalgically on the number of new b-sides and remixes I'd end up with.)
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Old 14-09-2015, 16:52
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Old 15-09-2015, 15:11
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Why are the lyrics to "Stay Beautiful" always shown as "Deny your culture of consumption..." on lyric sites etc... clearly sounds like "EMPTY culture..." to me.
Suspect they fall foul of quoting from cd booklets rather than what's actually sung :
'throw some acid to the mona lisa's face'
'kill Yeltsin who's saying ' etc.

On the subject of Stay Beautiful did anyone decipher the demo version with the lyrics about gas chambers etc?
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Old 17-09-2015, 10:07
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Happy birthday Rewind The Film album! Although we all missed it yesterday in the UK.
I still think you've got the best lyrics since JFPL.
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Old 17-09-2015, 17:16
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On the subject of Stay Beautiful did anyone decipher the demo version with the lyrics about gas chambers etc?
I think it's something like:

"Find your faith in your cocaine
The only god I need is a brain
Jam your brain with broken heroes
Love your masks and adore your chains

Babes on the run with poison... (lips not said)
Wrap your arms around this everlasting kiss
Fuck your culture of consumption
This is the culture of destruction

Don't want to see etc.

We're a mess of eyeliner and spray paint
DIY destruction on channel chic
If you get your TV in danger
When wrists (not sure about that) are more, only get a gas chamber

Don't want to see etc.

Destroy buzz baby, ooh yeah"

That's what I got, anyway. Funnily enough, the gas chamber line is the hardest to work out.
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I've got the 1991 NME 'Culture Slut' cover pinned up at my desk at work. One of my co-workers noticed it just today and asked, "Are you a fan of the Manic Street Preachers??!" This was a shock because I live in a country where the Manics are a barely known, late-90s one-hit wonder. Somehow this (mid-40s male) co-worker was familiar with the band image but none of the music. I'm going to help him out with some links.

(I'm still waiting with some excitement for someone with authority to inform me that picture is inappropriate decor for a government office. What can I say: those pretty boys cheer me up!)
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