Generation Terrorists

Generation Terrorists

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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'tSee more details below

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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:
06/25/2002
Label:
Columbia Europe
UPC:
5099747106026
catalogNumber:
471060

Tracks

  1. Slash N' Burn  -  Manic Street Preachers
  2. Nat West-Barclays-Midlands-Lloyds  -  Manic Street Preachers
  3. Born to End  -  Manic Street Preachers
  4. Motorcycle Emptiness  -  Manic Street Preachers
  5. You Love Us  -  Manic Street Preachers
  6. Love's Sweet Exile  -  Manic Street Preachers
  7. Little Baby Nothing  -  Manic Street Preachers
  8. Repeat (Stars and Stripes)  -  Manic Street Preachers
  9. Tennessee  -  Manic Street Preachers
  10. Another Invented Disease  -  Manic Street Preachers
  11. Stay Beautiful  -  Manic Street Preachers
  12. So Dead  -  Manic Street Preachers
  13. Repeat (UK)  -  Manic Street Preachers
  14. Spectators of Suicide  -  Manic Street Preachers
  15. Damn Dog  -  Manic Street Preachers
  16. Crucifix Kiss  -  Manic Street Preachers
  17. Methadone Pretty  -  Manic Street Preachers
  18. Condemned to Rock 'N' Roll  -  Manic Street Preachers

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

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

Technical Credits

Billy Mernit   Composer
Henry Miller   Author
George Orwell   Author
Sylvia Plath   Author
Zachary Alford   Engineer
William S. Burroughs   Author
Chuck D   Author
George Marino   Mastering
Nick Sansano   Producer,Engineer
Dan "Weasel" Wood   Producer
Franck Rivaleau   Producer
Camus   Author
Jacob Brackman   Composer
e.e. cummings   Author
Matthew Ollivier   Engineer
Steve Brown   Producer,Engineer
Sleaze Sisters   Author
Nik Cohn   Author
Confucius   Author

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