Monday, November 14, 2011
10:27AM - National Treasures
Scans of the standard and deluxe editions of the Manic Street Preachers’ National Treasures as well as scans of the album’s single ‘This Is The Day’.
Monday, July 18, 2011
6:35PM - MSP Tees
Not sure if this is allowed or not, if it isn't just delete it please!
I'm pregnant and trying to raise money for things like prams so am getting rid of some of my huge collection of Manics stuff. I've put a few tees up on ebay and might be adding to it in the next few days.
I can be found on ebay here.
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Hello :) okay, so, this is your local admin...I have so much love for this place, but I haven't really been on livejournal in a regular basis in abou two years due to real-life obligations and just generally living my life, so I wanted to post to see if anyone would be willing to be a co-admin, I would like to have someone who is around on a regular basis, can breathe new life into this community, I'd love to see new members and current members become much more active and fill this place with love. just send me a msg or reply to this...I don't want to see this place lifeless...thank you for reading this :)
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Anyone going to the CIA gig? I have bad news:
Go search for a hotel, it really is almost funny.
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
Who had the duck at the Newport gig? Can I haz it please? Where did you get it? I tried getting some pictures of it but useless bf and so on. It had a hat and I liked that. Majestic and beautiful duck.
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Seems like quite an honest documentary. Some of the fans though, lolz. Can't make snap judgements by what I've seen here I guess but some of them seem a bit cliched. But hey, aren't we all at times! I do love the "Nicky Wire hamster" thing. If I had a hamster I would name it after Nicky Wire. I swear I've seen a post on here about someone talking about a Nicky Wire hamster but I could be very wrong. If you are reading this then you are cool.
Anyone know when this is out? Seems like they've been at it for ages. It looks good and I'm looking forward to it :D
Saturday, October 9, 2010
12:39PM - Not fair!!!
Killing Moon with Ian McCulloch in Liverpool.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
12:21PM - Sigh
The Manics fan community just seems to get worse.
I've been to a few gigs so far and met a few very down-to-earth people. But why is it the ones near the front of the queue seem to sneer at people and come across as really stuck-up? I'm not saying the ones at the front are ALL like that of course. I actually heard one of them make a really nasty comment about some girl's weight. I had to stop myself from confronting them to be honest. I felt like ripping into them but what good would it do? The person in question clearly had some kind of Richey wannbe look. The girl they were speaking about wasn't even fat, she just had a curvy shape to her and was quite pretty. I seriously hope the poor girl didn't have to hear that. One of these days they WILL be heard and by the type of person who will turn around and smack them. It was quite ironic that this girl made a comment about someone's looks when she really didn't have a pleasant face.
Its just very sad that there are some fans who are like this. At the end of the day we all love the same band. I doubt very much the boys themselves would be impressed by their behaviour. I think they are acting this way because Nicky Wire used to say similar twattish things. News flash: he has grown-up.
Friday, September 24, 2010
2:57PM - Looking for photos
I would be grateful if you could tell me smth about origin of this photo. It's a capture from an interview, isn't it? Probably someone knows where I can find it?
My second pledge is about some old pic with manics and Lady Gaga. Thanks a lot!
I scanned the deluxe edition of PFAYM as well as the difference version of It's Not War for you ALLZ.
IDK why they've all turned sideways but you can just save them to your comp and turn them around :D
Monday, September 6, 2010
Any idea why the Carlise gig was postponed? I'm not going, just curious and worrying incase they do the same with the other Scottish gigs! As usual it doesn't give a reason :(
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Manic Street Preachers: Down To The Wire
Having exorcised their demons with 2009’s Journal for Plague Lovers, the Manic Street Preachers are setting their sights back on the charts with Postcards from a Young Man. Nicky Wire gives the lowdown on the band’s “last shot at mass communication”
Posted by Darren Carle, Thu 02 Sep 2010
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With their political sloganeering, dogged introspection and glam make-up, the Manic Street Preachers have long given their devoted fan-base a design for life, even before they gave them A Design for Life. Yet surely their most ardent acolytes have had their resolve tested by some awkward, self-reflective ‘wilderness years’ albums. At such times it seemed the Manics were becoming something once unthinkable: irrelevant.
Yet remarkably, 2007’s Send Away the Tigers and last year's Journal for Plague Lovers saw the trio reclaiming their territory whilst clearing out their foreboding attic. Billed respectively as a return to ‘new’ and ‘old’ Manic sensibilities, Tigers and Journal weren’t so easily categorised, sharing more of a jagged, over-lapping line between them.
In that context, upcoming album Postcards from a Young Man is an assuredly ‘New Manics’ album of stadium-swelling choruses, lush orchestration and bold social statements. As an unapologetic paean to nostalgia, hence the title, Postcards is suitably informed by the music and ideals from times even before its obvious forbear, Everything Must Go. Poised as album number ten, the time seemed right to remind Nicky Wire, the group’s de facto mouthpiece, about his original agenda for the Generation Terrorists; “to make one great album then split up.”
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Libraries Gave Us Power
Posted by Darren Carle, Thu 02 Sep 2010
Nicky Wire gives some insight into the books (and music) that helped shape Postcards from a Young Man.
Dubbed “the philosopher of pessimism”, Straw Dogs by John Gray attacks humanism, religion and science with equal fervour. “We cannot be rid of illusions. Illusion is our natural condition,” he writes. “It’s philosophy for the masses,” says Wire. “But I like that. Lyric-wise, Straw Dogs was my main influence; a philosophical text on the dislocation of modern life.”
The Coming Insurrection by The Invisible Committee
The Coming Insurrection proposes a push towards an anti-capitalist revolution through underground communes and networks that will strike at authority in times of crisis. “I guess it’s an updating of the Situationist International (a Marxist revolutionary group in the 1960s). It’s a really small, thin book that you can read in one sitting and every line just clicks with you in many respects.”
Pacific Ocean Blue by Dennis Wilson
Dennis Wilson’s only solo album has been referred to as a cult classic partly due to being out of print for 15 years until a 2008 reissue. “Pacific Ocean Blue was a huge influence on Postcards. The gospel choirs are beautiful; a kind of melancholia but done in a very uplifting way.”
Ocean Rain by Echo and the Bunnymen
Recorded mainly in Paris with a 35-piece orchestra, the fourth album by Ian McCulloch’s influential Bunnymen is now looked on as their pinnacle by many fans. “I think, in terms of rock music, that it’s the greatest orchestration ever,” is Wire’s typically succinct critique.
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Downloaded it, ran a scan and everything is fine. No shady Simon Price virus that will eat your computer.
Saturday, August 7, 2010
1:10PM - ABOUT FUCKING TIME
MANICS ANNOUNCE AUSTRALIA AND JAPAN SHOWS
Manic Street Preachers will follow their huge UK tour in October with dates in Australia and Japan this November.
Tickets for Australia go on sale on Wednesday August 18th and for Japan on Saturday August 21st.
13.11.10 Brisbane The Hi Fi
15.11.10 Sydney The Metro
18.11.10 Adelaide Governor Hindmarsh
20.11.10 Melbourne The Forum
22.11.10 Perth Metro Freo
26.11.10 Tokyo Studio Coast
27.11.10 Yokohama Bay Hall
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Does anyone here like Simon Price ? Just curious.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
The band have also confirmed the track listing for the new record, which features guest vocals from Ian McCulloch on one track (‘Some Kind of Nothingness), John Cale on piano (‘Auto-Intoxication’) and Duff McKagen playing bass (‘A Billion Balconies Facing The Sun’). Nicky Wire sings lead vocals on ‘The Future Has Been Here 4 Ever’ alongside Sean Moore on the trumpet.
I am the only one that is seriously happy about this??? Sean on trumpet = epic! But Nicky Wire really should stop singing!
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Hahaha, awww, this is so cute :)
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Who is this sailor boy/man that goes to (probably) all the Manics gigs when the band are touring? Every single gig I have been to he is there. Every time I speak to someone who has been to other gigs I haven't been to, he's been there. He also seems to have a problem because he does nothing but laugh and glare at people. He has done this to me, several of my friends and other people I have spoken to at the gigs. He also seems to wear the same outfit which consists of what seems like a little child's sailor suit. I'm guessing it is a child's outfit as people who ARE in the navy can't possibly be built that small and thin. Where would he get such an outfit apart from a child's deparment in a store? I fail to see why he thinks he is so much better than other people that he has to glare at them. He's quite pathetic if he does think this way unless he's just retarded or something and can't help it. Has anyone else seen him? No-one has the right to just glare and laugh at others for no apparent reason. I don't even know this person and he doesn't know me. He also doesn't know my friends either. I think we get the point with the sailor costume by now.
I just don't get why people have to be so rude when we are all fans off to enjoy our favourite band. Call me old-fashioned but I only judge someone for knowing they are a complete wanker :/. It does kind of make me sad that there are fans like this. At least the ones I am friends with are lovely.
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