On the other side of the North Sea, they have been able to solve quite a few emotions.Manic Street Preachers: Four young musicians who were first pressed firmly against the chest. In order to be pushed as easily as possible. Tonight, the spoken quartet plays in Paradiso in Amsterdam. Every performance seems to be degenerate in a charming mess.
You'd Manic Street Preachers can call a somewhat deserted punk band. However, that is against the sore leg of Richey James, singer and guitarist of the group. "Our influences are from Rolling Stones to The Supremes," he says. "Our knowledge of music is great: we win a pop quiz from every other pop group in the world. Our drummer has even studied opera. We are more than just punks, we play everything. Everything we like at least. "
A few months ago the first CD of Manic Street Preachers: Generation Terrorists, accounting for over seventy minutes of music, reportedly cost a million guilders. James: "The debut of The Clash sounds like it has been recorded in a toilet. I still think it's a big album. But we love too much music to make our first CD sound like that. Why should not a record Can a few shameful pounds cost? At least we can at least be proud of it. "
Come Manic Street Preachers grew together in a small town in Wales. Their reality was the absolute boredom, James noted. "When we were eight, the cinema was closed. There was nothing to do. When we got out of school, we played football on the streets, then we went to watch television. But night tv was not yet at 11 o'clock. Then we turned out to make records and reading books, all of us were devoured: from Burroughs to Camus and from Spider-man to Batman. Many people think that is a sad existence. But, believe that we really enjoyed it.Manic Street Preachers have all thanks for that period. "
It's no coincidence that the generations terrorist CD's are full of quotes from writers. There we even encounter the names of Nietsche, Sylvia Plath and Philip Larkin. "We are only four guests of a rock group, who can express our feelings much better. Our own texts are often confusing and without any cohesion, which is the language of our generation. For the television, we are constantly switching from channel and from discs We only have the right numbers. The time people can contend is getting shorter and my texts are the result of that.
"No, poets, we'll never be. This era is also not for poets." American Psycho by Brett Easton Ellis is the only valuable book of recent years. Eleven pages about how somebody shaves, that's the life of the people Yes, American Psycho lacks a literary style. There is no style in the nineties, which reflects the spirit of time perfectly.
According to Richey James, pop music is dying after death. "Young people have no interest in it. They play Nintendo or watch television. I can understand that. Who wants to go to a concert hall to catch a singer's glimpse?" If you play a computer game, your control of life and death, then you are at least the king of your own room.
"What's up with us? Music still means a lot to me, we travelled to town and country for concerts, and we had to save months to buy a ticket." Oh, it's all that fast. In fact, we're again set old ruiners. '