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Generation Terrorists [20th Anniversary Edition]
     

Generation Terrorists [20th Anniversary Edition]

by Manic Street Preachers
 

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Debut albums rarely come as ambitious as the Manic Street Preachers' Generation Terrorists. Released in England as a double album (it was trimmed to the length of a single record in America), the album teemed with slogans, political rhetoric, and scarily inarticulate angst. Since the Manics deliver these charged lyrics as heavy guitar-rockers, the music doesn't

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Debut albums rarely come as ambitious as the Manic Street Preachers' Generation Terrorists. Released in England as a double album (it was trimmed to the length of a single record in America), the album teemed with slogans, political rhetoric, and scarily inarticulate angst. Since the Manics deliver these charged lyrics as heavy guitar-rockers, the music doesn't always hit quite as forcefully as intended. The relatively polished production and big guitar sound occasionally sell the music short, especially the lesser songs, yet the Manics' passion is undeniable, even on the weaker cuts. While the album is loaded with a little bit too much unrealized material in retrospect, its best moments -- the fiery "Slash N' Burn," "Little Baby Nothing," the incendiary "Stay Beautiful," the sardonic "You Love Us," and the haunting "Motorcycle Emptiness" -- capture the Manics in all their raging glory.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/13/2012
Label:
Sony Import
UPC:
0887254745129
catalogNumber:
5474512

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Performance Credits

Manic Street Preachers   Primary Artist
James Dean Bradfield   Acoustic Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Jackie Challenor   Background Vocals
Richard Cottle   Keyboards
Spike Edney   Keyboards
Dave Eringa   Piano,Hammond Organ
Lorenza Johnson   Background Vocals
Sean Moore   Percussion,Drums,Background Vocals,Group Member
Nicky Wire   Bass,Group Member
Traci Lords   Vocals,Guest Appearance
May McKenna   Background Vocals
Richey Edwards   Rhythm Guitar,Group Member

Technical Credits

Simon Price   Liner Notes
Matt Ollivier   Engineer
Steve Brown   Producer,Engineer

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