Twitter-icon.pngFacebook-Icon-Large.pngInstragram.pngPeriscope-1.0-for-iOS-app-icon-small.png

HOME.jpg ALBUMS.jpg LYRICS.jpg TV.jpg VIDEOS.jpg
FORUM.jpg SINGLES.jpg ARTICLES.jpg RADIO.jpg MERCHANDISE.jpg


Gigography: 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989 | 1990 | 1991 | 1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999 | 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019


Manic Street Preachers: Sixth Album Of The "Socialist Band" - MondoSonoro, 4th August 2001

From MSPpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
ARTICLES:2001



Title: Manic Street Preachers: Sixth Album Of The "Socialist Band"
Publication: MondoSonoro
Date: Saturday 4th August 2001
Writer: Lluis González


THE FIRST LISTENING OF THE SIXTH DISC OF THE MANIC STREET PREACHERS, IN PROMOTIONAL COPY, PROVIDED ME A CURIOUS EFFECT: I RAISED TO VERIFY THAT THE MODEL WAS NOT WRONG. ALTHOUGH NOBODY REQUESTED IT NOR WAITING FOR IT, IN "KNOWING YOUR ENEMY" (EPIC, 01) THE WALES RETURN THE VIEW TO HIS PAST, WITH A WORK MUCH LESS OVERLOADED AND OVERLAPPED THAN THE PREVIOUS. HOW THEY WERE REACHING COMMERCIAL SUCCESS, IT DOES NOT STOP BEING A RISK DECISION.

Not to vary, Nicky Wire, bassist of the trio, has something of interest to say; another thing is to believe him or not. "It's an album to satisfy ourselves, we wanted to change things, we played the songs as if we had just arrived, recovering a spirit of simplicity." Topics like "Intravenous Agnostic" or "Dead Martyrs", with incredibly dirty and chaotic guitars (in the case of the MSP) prove it. "Those songs we recorded in a day." Intravenous ... "is one of my favorites, it sounds like Dinosaur Jr. When we heard it we knew we were on the right track." A road that passed through the Caribbean and the presentation (or montage?) Of the album on the side of Comandante Fidel. "Cuba is a symbolic place and since the album is different we wanted to present it in a different way. We could have played in Cardiff or London before twenty thousand people, but we were looking for a challenge. It is also a gesture of solidarity and a dream come true. We always wanted to experience the country and play there. It was a special political and personal experience. "And, of course, no marketing strategy ..." We can not help it look like that. If all the media wanted to come, we could not stop them. We're never going to sell in Cuba, so if it's a marketing operation, it's ruinous. "The MSPs have always defined themselves as" a socialist band. " It was a special political and personal experience. "And, of course, no marketing strategy ..." We can not help it look like that. If all the media wanted to come, we could not stop them. We're never going to sell in Cuba, so if it's a marketing operation, it's ruinous. "The MSPs have always defined themselves as" a socialist band. " It was a special political and personal experience. "And, of course, no marketing strategy ..." We can not help it look like that. If all the media wanted to come, we could not stop them. We're never going to sell in Cuba, so if it's a marketing operation, it's ruinous. "The MSPs have always defined themselves as" a socialist band. "

Seen like this, poLet's make people see that we believe about Cuba. But it is more difficult to assess their anti-Napster belligerence, which is still a way of musical communitarianism. "We are not well understood, it does not bother us that people download our songs, the problem is that Napster is one more form of American domination in the world, ninety percent of computer software is manufactured there. We are accused of going against free music when we all know that the owners of Napster in two years will sell their shares by billions, I do not want to contribute to that. " Clarified -or not- remains. The political commitment above all and the review of his sister country, too. "Not only do I not worry that the presentation in Cuba has not been liked in the United States, but that I want it. neither do we sell discs there. It's like the song "Baby Elian". When we were in Cuba we met Elian and we thought he was a happy child. The story was only sold from the American side and is really nothing more than a child who wanted to be at home with his father. I'm sick of that false American idea that everyone wants to live in Miami. "On his new album there are many more good songs than usual, but no likely mega-hit type" Tsunami. "" Yes, a friend from Barcelona told us He said that we play permanently on television (n.del r .: see Antena 3 TV promo). I do not care if that brings us closer to the middle classes -I'm telling you that now my mother knows them-. We have different audiences. In Japan, everything is hysterical teenagers. In Wales, only men in their twenties.

In plan localist outburst, I ask for that special attention for our country. "There are many things, we have recorded the album near Ronda, Malaga, a beautiful place, I like its art and its history, Barcelona is my favorite city in the world, we are already looking forward to playing at summer festivals. last work we get a special connection with the Spanish public, which is very passionate ". Wire is one of those who still believes that music can change the lives of people and, even less, the world. "Well, I was changed by the Smiths, Echo & The Bunnymen or The Clash, with whom I learned many things, so I accept, although I'm afraid, that responsibility, for example, thanks to" If You Tolerate This ... " Many Welsh people learned that their compatriots came to Spain to fight against fascism in the civil war. What I do not know is whether the music can with the political institutions. But at least I'm convinced that some songs can galvanize public opinion. That encourages us to continue. "Well, that's how you fight rock light version of the 21st century and an album," Knowing Your Enemy ", which, contrary to the usual in the band, seems richer in each successive listening.