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Old 23-10-2013, 15:22
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Hi. I bought the national treasures greatest hits off iTunes last night . It's a great album some real classics on there , (and some that I'm not so familiar with ).
Think I like the manics as they always have meaning to their songs . So wondered what people's favourite songs of theirs are?
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Old 23-10-2013, 15:27
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Not a particular fan, but I did like The Love of Richard Nixon, helped by the video of them wearing Nixon masks, and the fact that it came out at the time the equally sinister George W Bush was about to be re-elected.

I also like Let Robeson Sing, apart from the fact that the line 'went to Cuba to meet Castro' doesn't scan very well. In fact I've often thought that of them - they clearly have so much to say lyrically that they try to pack too much into a song, either literally when lines don't scan, or metaphorically, when you just think 'that's too heavy'.
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Old 23-10-2013, 15:28
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Mine would be (today) La Tristessa Durera but I'm very fond of Design for Life.
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Old 23-10-2013, 15:28
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Not a particular fan, but I did like The Love of Richard Nixon, helped by the video of them wearing Nixon masks, and the fact that it came out at the time the equally sinister George W Bush was about to be re-elected.

I also like Let Robeson Sing, apart from the fact that the line 'went to Cuba to meet Castro' doesn't scan very well. In fact I've often thought that of them - they clearly have so much to say lyrically that they try to pack too much into a song, either literally when lines don't scan, or metaphorically, when you just think 'that's too heavy'.
Weren't they the first western band to visit Cuba?
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Old 23-10-2013, 15:43
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Weren't they the first western band to visit Cuba?
Ooh, I'm not sure, but I wouldn't be surprised, they are very pro-Cuban.

The line though refers to American actor/singer Paul Robeson, whose story they are telling in the song... as usual for them, they are a very educational group, as I knew nothing about Robeson before I heard the song, and then you want to go and look him up to see what the song is referring to.
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Old 23-10-2013, 15:53
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Motorcycle Emptiness & Autumn Song.
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Old 23-10-2013, 16:08
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Faster.
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Old 23-10-2013, 17:04
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My local boys

I'll have to pick a few, I can never decide:
Faster
Motown Junk
Design For Life
Motorcycle Emptiness
Australia
Everything Must Go
From Despair To Where
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Old 23-10-2013, 17:26
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From Despair To Where for me.
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Old 23-10-2013, 17:30
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Motorcyle Emptiness is pretty much the only track I've heard by them that I like. But I do really like it!
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Old 23-10-2013, 17:57
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A Design For Life
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Old 23-10-2013, 18:03
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Faster or La Tristesse Durera
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Old 23-10-2013, 18:06
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Too many! But it's between

Sleepflower
Judge Yr'self
Of Walking Abortion
Another Invented Disease
Die In The Summertime
From Despair To Where
Design For Life
Faster

I sound like a right cheery fecker lol!
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Old 23-10-2013, 18:07
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Off the top of my head (I spent far too many years following these guys...):
Motown Junk
We Her Majesty's Prisoners
Condemned to Rock n Roll
Patrick Bateman
R P McMurphy
Donkeys
Are Mothers Saints
Sepia
Found That Soul
Ocean Spray


Weren't they the first western band to visit Cuba?
First western band to play a concert there, I believe. Which they released on DVD...
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Old 23-10-2013, 18:19
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The fact the EDL chose "If you tolerate this then your children will be next" which is in fact an anti fascist song , for one if there demos is pure comedy gold lol
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Old 23-10-2013, 18:19
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Motorcycle Emptiness
Yourself
Yes
The Intense Humming of Evil
Small Black Flowers...
Kevin Carter
My Little Empire
I'm Not Working
Empty Souls
Peeled Apples
Jackie Collins...
Judge Yr'self.

And many many more...
All the singles from Generation Terrorists and TIMTTMY are simply great.
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Old 23-10-2013, 19:07
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Really difficult to choose. The entire Holy Bible album is amazing and it doesn't feel fair to pick one or two tracks as favourites from that. Otherwise there's:

Motorcycle Emptiness
Motown Junk
Ocean Spray
Small Black Flowers...
Ready For Drowning
You Love Us (original version)
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Old 23-10-2013, 19:16
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Really difficult to choose. The entire Holy Bible album is amazing and it doesn't feel fair to pick one or two tracks as favourites from that. Otherwise there's:

Motorcycle Emptiness
Motown Junk
Ocean Spray
Small Black Flowers...
Ready For Drowning
You Love Us (original version)
So true, one of the best albums ever.
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Old 23-10-2013, 19:20
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Motown Junk
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Old 23-10-2013, 19:24
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not their song but always liked their version of Suicide is Painless

too many songs to mention

Motorcycle Emptiness
You Love Us
Design For Life
Your Love Alone is not Enough

are just a few of my favourites
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Old 23-10-2013, 19:41
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My Favourite Band, seen them live 16 times now.

And 'She is Suffering' is my favourite song of theirs.
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Old 23-10-2013, 19:47
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I only started listening to Manic Street Preachers about a year ago. Motorcycle Emptiness, So Why So Sad and Tsunami come to mind.

Great band.
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Old 23-10-2013, 19:54
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I've always been fond of Roses in the Hospital but there are far too many to choose from, I could choose virtually anything from Generation Terrorists, Gold against the Soul or The Holy Bible and probably a couple from their other albums.
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Old 23-10-2013, 19:57
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motorcycle emptiness, if you tolerate this, tsunami and theres a track from the debut i adore but cant remember the name of it ... will now have to revisit the album
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Old 23-10-2013, 20:37
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Tsunami.
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