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Frock 'N' Roll - Smash Hits, 2nd December 1998

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Title: Frock 'N' Roll
Publication: Smash Hits
Date: Wednesday 2nd December 1998



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Since the day they began making records in 1991, the Manic Street Preachers have had a way with fashion. Here are some of their finest sartorial (as in clothing related) moments...

1. The 'stormin' the barricades in spray-painted shirt' look (1991). T-shirts by M&S. T-shirt 'design' by B&Q Paint, cravat by Richey Manic's Dad, Sean's chain by An Old Bicycle, and hair by The Council.

2. The 'crikey, what a state' leopardskin look (1992). Leopardskin by Your Barmy Aunt's Wardrobe, James'-shirt by Dr Perv's Peek-A-Boo Emporium, Nicky's make-up by Honest Injun Cement Mix Centre, and booze by The Off Licence (to give 'em the courage to wear these clothes in public).

3. The 'serious 'n' moody, rock'n'roll' look (1993). Sean's hair by Mel C's Old hairdresser, Richie's earnings by Mystic Gypsy Maud. Nicky's shirt by Top Man (Customised With Old Bit Of Paper), and James' grooming by If You Miss A Bit When You're Shaving, Love, Your Cheeks'll Look Thinner.

4. The 'this means war' look (1994). Clothes by Army & Navy Stores, make-up by Mucky Pups, balaclava by Bank Robbers Inc, and Sean's clothes by Wandered Into The Wrong Band Boutique.

5. The 'dead boring granddads' look (1996). Facial expressions by Nasty Smell, Jackets by Age Concern and graffiti by The Spirit Of Rock'n'Roll.

6. The 'at one with nature' look (1998). Shirts by Chilling Out In The Woods Inc, trousers by Stuff This For A Lark, We're Fishing, photography by Arty Ideas & Co, and...(that's enough Manic Street Preachers fashion - Ed.)