Last Friday, Manic Street Preachers released their difficult, yet outstanding, new album, "Journal For Plague Lovers," based on the lyrics of the vanished/deceased band guitarist Richey Edwards, to return to their disturbing masterpiece, The Holy Bible.
The Manic Street Preachers, as I hope all British pop music had appreciated in their adolescence, once meant a great deal, and I still have a very great respect for how a band, which in the early days was so much based on the principle of Riots, The short-lived and the shock, has been releasing albums and great songs for nearly two decades. This is why I am particularly pleased to be able to win Nicky Wire for a my favorite record feature: bassist and band speaking pipe:
Your three favourite Punk singles/songs?
God Save The Queen - Sex Pistols
New Rose - The Damned
Love You More - The Buzzcocks
The best song about Wales?
Mountain People - Super Furry Animals
Your favourite song by The Clash?
The best band in the UK right now?
What do you think about Glasvegas?
Elagaic - cool - uplifting - soothing
Your favourite song by Pete Doherty?
For Lovers - Delivery
The best song this year so far?
The Fear - Lilly Allen
The best lyrics in a song ever?
For What Its Worth - The Cardigans
The worst band around?
The best new band right now?
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart
Your favourite German record (if you know any...)?
Neu - ISI + In Dusseldorf
Your favourite record of all time?
Red Sleeping Beauty - McCarthy