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If that doesn't make you feel old then nothing will.
...that specifically helped it get to number one? Was it super-cheap or somethign else that woudl breach chart rules these days?
I bought a copy.
It was their "comeback" single after the hugely popular This is My Truth Tell Me Yours. They'd headlined Glastonbury the year before as well.
is always a bit easier.
The Love of Richard Nixon got to No. 2 which surprised me.
deleted on day of release
just after they played their biggest headline show ever
so pretty much the apex of their popularity
i bought the CD and the 10" even though I've never owned a record player and there was no difference between the two #fmf
No direct relevance to this thread, but it's a fact I found out yesterday and couldn't believe it was that old. Such an incredible song (it's better than Masses Against the Classes).
Millenium eve, Millenium stadium, Manics headlined. Bar queues of apparently 4 hours (I didn't bother trying) Awful awful band. (I went for the missus)
bar queues of 4 hours?!?!?!?! this wasn't the case at all.
the gig was really good as well :) but i suppose if you're not a fan then it's not really going to be enjoyable
He hadn't made any post-gig plans and so spent the night sleeping in a bank's ATM foyer...
as there would be no trains. That would have been a bleak walk, like a fucked up version of Stand By Me.
I fell asleep in a chip shop, my gf woke me up as someone was hassling her. I went to sleep under a car in a car park, my gf woke me up cos she couldn't sleep as 'the ground was hard'. I went to sleep on a bench, my gf woke me up as I should've been keeping her company when she couldn't sleep. I guess she had less experience of sleeping rough after gigs. That 7am train felt like the most luxurious thing ever.
So no, not rubbish. The gig was though. Shit sound, zero atmosphere and the Manics phoned it in. Terrible all round.
But I was 17 and living with my parents at the time in Surrey, so it had a whole 'adventure' aspect to it.
I was there and never had to wait more than half an hour to get a drink. Unfortunately really as I got a little worse for wear...
It was "limited edition" or "deleted on day of release" or something like that, I think I even bought the 7" as well. I remember the b-sides being quite dark which made us think they would go back to being more Holy Bible-esque but they didn't.
As for the Millennium gig, we drank heavily beforehand and watched every band, including Shack (?). Pogoed a bit too vigorously during the Manics and had to leave and have a sit down. The countdown was alright, as was the rest of the gig. I remember going off into town afterwards and it was just carnage. There was some funfair by city hall and the stallholders all looked so pissed off, they were taking hotdogs, slapping them on the grill then someone else would slap it pretty much straight into a bun and serve it cold. Not sure why I remember that so well. Got a bus home (I think?) and drank heavily at a friend's house until sunrise. Wish I had just done that to be honest.
and have never heard this song until now
before i had the internet, so i just never heard it.
quite like the production, but that ain't enough
dispite never liking the band or even remembering ever hearing it just remember the cover. Sorry for getting it to number one.
As they said it was only released for one day, when what they meant was it got deleted on the same day. I still saw it in shops months later.
still brings a smile to my face after all these years. God bless the Manics.
although within their canon it's not their best work. I always felt they were trying too hard to recreate Motown Junk with this song, and that it was a poor imitation of it. But yeah, the nature of the song, the quotes, the idea to do it at that time and grab a number 1 spot for a bonkers song that was the antithesis of anything else that made number 1 in those days... Awesome.