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Manic Street Preachers to re-issue Generation Terrorists

Manic Street Preachers, Generation Terrorist

Story by Jack Foley

TO celebrate the 20th anniversary of its release, the Manic Street Preachers are re-issuing their legendary 18-track debut album Generation Terrorists on November 5, 2012.

The double album will be available as:

- Anniversary Edition – 1CD – Legacy Edition – 2CD/DVD – Limited Edition Collector’s Edition – 3CD/DVD/Book/10” Vinyl – 12” 180g double vinyl gatefold LP – Download

Featuring the entire original album re-mastered, unheard exclusive songs and demos, unseen film footage and home movies, unique artwork from the MSP archive, rare and unseen photos, legendary TV performances and a new essay from band biographer Simon Price, each format is a beautifully packaged piece of memorabilia for Manics fans old and new.

On the albums initial release in February 1992 it was seen as a statement of intent – a debut double album filled with iconic tracks that would go on to become firm favourites still played at shows today.

The singles New Art Riot, Motown Junk and You Love Us had introduced the music press and radio to a new sound totally unlike the grunge and shoe-gazing bands dominating the headlines.

Dismissed by some as nothing more than publicity junkies, the release of Generation Terrorists saw the Manics transcend the hype and make their mark as one of the most important British rock bands of the last two decades.

Of the other tracks, opener Slash ‘N’ Burn showcased Bradfield’s jaw-dropping guitar skills; the group brought in Public Enemy’s production squad The Bomb Squad to remix Repeat, and Nat West – Barclays – Midlands – Lloyds was a swipe at the banking industry that seems more relevant now than ever.

Former porn-star Traci Lords joined on vocals for Little Baby Nothing establishing the tradition of Manics duets and of course, Motorcycle Emptiness silenced the doubters and became a true rock classic.

The band ended 2011 with the release of the singles collection National Treasures and an epic sold-out Christmas show at the O2 in London where they played all 38 songs from the album.

Having played a European tour and several dates in the Fast East in 2012 they are currently working on their 11th studio album.

Win Manic Street Preachers’ Generation Terrorists

To celebrate the re-issue of Manic Street Preachers’ classic album Generation Terrorists on Monday, November 5, 2012, IndieLondon is offering readers the chance to win 1 of 3 copies. Simply answer the following question…

Q. Which former porn star guests on Little Baby Nothing?

Simply send the answer to Generation Terrorists competition and include your name, address, telephone number and email