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"Whos's responsible?" (etc.. )
But these shows are relevant to my interests. Tempting.
anyone know who it is? Twitter seems almost certain it's Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, but it can't be, can it!?
Well if that's true then AHM OOT. Just imagine that album slathered in slap bass. Fuck that.
Looks to be pretty much confirmed that it's Flea now btw.
it's.... richie himself !!
You need to up your game m8
He didn't play a note on that album?
which will inevitably do them in for all time
plus a load of early stuff, B-sides. Get it out of the way, keep the hardcore old fans happy. Then move on and play whatever Dadrock dullness they churn out these days at every other gig.
Not sure anyone wants to hear Intense Humming of Evil but I'd potentially be up for this. I was a massive fan back in the day, though haven't seen them since 2002(!)
but i'd be up for this big time.
This is going to be a nightmare getting tickets
Still going though.
it's always, regardless of who's playing, without question, an utter, utter twatfarm.
Except the time I saw Atoms for Peace when seemingly the soundman did the job properly. Also as already stated it seems to always be fill of cunts, like to think that's down to the fans of the band but it happens *all* the time.
I shared this on Facebook earlier
and it looks like they've removed any trace of Flea from the article now.
The plot thickens...
but i think you just made that up
and my first thought was a band doing an anniversary show for an album is a sure fire sign of a band on the wane. But then I realised in the last 12 months they've had 2 top 5 albums that were loved by the critics so as well as still being really popular and critically appreciated they're doing alright.
You could argue about what 'relevance' means but enough people will buy tickets for these gigs 20 years on.
I'd probably really like it if I gave it a chance.
Not sure the Holy Bible counts as tepid dad-rock, perhaps if you're someone who unwinds by listening to Merzbox or something
it seems to be taken as given that it's a classic now, but does anyone else find it very uneven musically?
Actually it doesn't matter as they are both held up by some deluded factions as being the word of (their) god.
It's such a shame that your witty pun was marred by the inclusion of the word "musically" in the pertained post. But still, on you ploughed. Bless.
I find it to be of consistently high level both musically and lyrically
but it's part of its charm
for the first time in ages. It has some absolute crackers on there, but a lot of the lyrics are embarrassingly 6th form, and some of the songs are so limp they're barely noticeable.
Some crackers on there, She Is Suffering is incredibly dull however. Then there are things like Mausoleum and The Intense Humming of Evil which just passed me by entirely. Revol makes me cringe. "Scratch my leg with a rusty nail; sadly it heals" makes me cringe.
But Yes, IfWhiteAmerica, Archives of Pain, 4st7, Faster, This is Yesterday and PCP are all brilliant.
In fact probably one of the best things about the Manics in their early days was their naivety. I'm going to listen to The Holy Bible back to back today.
Sort of staccato shouty spikey verses with expansive rockier choruses. Would probably only have Yes, Faster, PCP and This Is Yesterday on the brilliant list.
Revol as 'shite beyond belief'. and that he wasn't too fond of She Is Suffering. can't find a trace of it on the internet though
it was the video for She Is Suffering that he was talking about. 'Revol' was “bizarre, utter mess. Great lyric but bad song”. http://manicsdiscog.wordpress.com/2013/02/26/a62-revol/
well, we in the states will be spared.
I hate it when cult bands from far away countries come over and play to their small number of devout fans in small venues.
That album still sounds great, and the lyrics still resonate with me in a big way.
Really difficult for a record like that to stand the test of time.
It would be kind depressing, were it not for the fact the manics are still churning out good stuff. Can't we just celebrate that without the predictable snide remarks about their age or so-called 'relevance' - whatever the fuck that means.
it looks like it anyways
Surprisingly easy- as in, fairly manageable if you're online between 0859-0901 and have multiple devices on wifi.
on the Roundhouse website, phew.
Got worried when the link from the official site said all unavailable, but going direct to Roundhouse was fine.
Really excited for this now!
Can't believe I get to see Flea playing live...
I saw them at a small gig in the Coal Exchange in Cardiff in 2001, had to queue at 6am by some ticket shop in town to get them. I was properly into the Holy Bible then, loved their early stuff so hoping for something interesting. The set list has nothing at all from that album
They played Wattsville Blues for fucks sake! Now they are playing the whole fucking Holy Bible when I am a 30 something with a child? Pricks.
The Year of Purification
Miss Europa Disco Dancer
What a run that is :D
I took the day off school to queue up all day for some reason.
At least they played Yes.
play the likes of Wattsville Blues or Miss Europa Disco Dancer these days.
Give it another 10 years and you'll be able to say: "Yeah well, while you've had to endure 'Archives of Pain' on every tour since those Holy Bible ones in 2014, I was there when they played the likes of 'The Year of Purification' and an acoustic 'Baby Elian'."
I reckon that could ruffle some Manics fans into thinking they are not quite so hardcore as they make out ;-)
The Holy Bible is one off my favourite albums of all time and helped me through my teenage years. Gutted.
Just think how good your teenage years could've been without it.
I saw on Twitter recently the Manics feed tweeted about rehearsing 'Donkeys' - a few obscure b-sides chucked into the mix would heighten this affair even more.
Maybe if I stand outside The Roundhouse in military gear I'll get lucky.
was on a train and lost 3G at the crucial moment.
So so gutted.
is being used to prise money out of me. Bill & Ted 3's going to be coming out soon...
INTERESTING IN SPARES!!!!!!
30 May Edinburgh, Usher Hall
01 Jun Wolverhampton Civic Hall
02 Jun Southampton, Guildhall
05 Jun Cardiff, Cardiff Castle
I managed to get tickets to the first London one, but its a bit of a pain to get to. Considering trying to get Cardiff ones, and if successful, selling on my London ones.
not sure where exactly it will be within / outside the castle or how many tickets there will be. I seem to remember Green Day playing there (I think?) and you could hear it right outside. Some friends managed to get through the fence and watch a bit of it.
Or wants to sell me a Monday ticket / buy my Wednesday ticket, then gimme a shout!
annoyed as it's right outside my flat :(
Listening to the Holy Bible 20 re-release on Spotify, the live disc is mental.
The non-Holy bible stuff isn't too inspiring, Donkeys aside
Which is easily their second best album opener.
The Holy Bible is by far my favourite album from them so was great to see it all live with the band in full Revol gear.
Also quite liked the intermission they had halfway through, much better than a forced encore.
I've got to get the last train out of Paddington at 11.30 on Monday. Glad they're doing The Holy Bible first, much less bothered about potentially missing the last couple of songs of the second set.
with a 10 minute break after Holy Bible set.
Might have to miss the last couple, as a night in Paddington isn't very appealing!
It's seating, BUT the seating at The Roundhouse is excellent - great view from everywhere. If you are small especially, you'll have a much more enjoyable show sitting down than standing up!
Neutral Milk Hotel earlier in the year there was amazing seated - great view and sound.
Went to see Sonic Youth there once standing up and could hardly see the stage all night!
£38, send me a PM or whatever. Cheers!
someone buy this please!!!
I have friends with standing tickets though so I might hold out in the hope of getting a standing ticket.
Having said that, I'm old and do like seats and it's appealing to be able to go to the bar and back during the second half of the show when they play the newer ones.
Just tell them to go inside then one of them comes back out with their tickets and you can use one of them to go downstairs
good thinking Batman!
That's why I had it in the first place!
Go on, treat yourself!
So, i'm in!
I'll send a PM
What da Fuck are the set times can't find shit
8.50pm: Manic Street Preachers – set 1
10pm: Manic Street Preachers – set 2
Please note, stage times are subject to change without notice.
really mediocre, nevermind... the encore was better than Holy Bible performance but it was kind of meh all around in this camp.
one of the best times i've seen them.
mausoleum and the intense humming of evil were unexpected highlights.
ifwhiteamerica,4st 7lb and this is yesterday were expected highlights.
the second set was all good fun, couple of stinkers (nicky wire shouldnt be allowed to sing an entire song), but they finished with the best version of design for life ive ever seen them do
surprise highlight for me too.
Very odd, I thought it would be in a grotty field round the back but we were actually inside the castle walls by the Norman keep. All seemed a bit too civised, especially with the sun shining. It got better as it went on though, and the encore was decent apart from the songs off the last few records I have never heard before. Removables was fantastic, completelty forgot about that one. It was a Richey song I believe.
It was all a bit weird as we got into the Manics around Design For Life in our early teens. Being from Wales meant they were part of the whole "cool Cymru" thing. The Holy Bible was aways seen as this, well, Bible. Some untouchably cool record that they seemed reticent to actually play songs from. Richey Edwards was deified as a lyrical genius. I saw them many times mainly in the late 90s and 00s and was constantly frustrated by them playing fucking Tsunami and being surrounded by people who were crying out for a bit of Mausoleum. This continued, and there kept being rumours of records going back to the spirit of the Holy Bible, which never quite panned out. So I think in my mind this gig was meant to be the culmination of this frustration, but in the end I was in a sunny field surrounded by an ornate castle with middle aged men and women draped in Wales flags drinking wine and £4.50 bottles of Heineken. Half way through I started thinking "why am I actually here? It cost me nearly 40 quid". It was even on TV. Had a good night out afterwards though.
Absolutely loved it. I went right down the front - it might have felt a bit "civilised" had I been further back, which wouldn't necessary have been a bad thing but I wanted to get lost in it!