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Manic Street Preachers: Sweet Venom

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Manic Street Preachers: Sweet Venom

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Original name book: Manic Street Preachers: Sweet Venom

Pages: 228

Language: English

Publisher: Plexus Publishing; Revised, Updated ed. edition (June 30, 2009)


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Printable? Yes

Category - Biographies & Memoirs

Bestsellers rank - 2 Rating Star

When the Manic Street Preachers burst onto the music scene in 1990 with their working-class provocations and androgynous punk rantings, they intrigued and outraged both the music press and their fans, and have continued to do so ever since. In this lively, comprehensive biography, Martin Clarke conjures a vivid portrait of the band, from their formative years as a tight-knit gang in South Wales through their daring and ridiculous intellectualism and ascendancy to the world stage to the tragic loss of Richey Edwards. Perhaps more than any other contemporary British group, the Manics have always been surrounded by myth, even before Edwards mysteriously vanished in 1995. Clarke cuts through the swath of rumor and hearsay with a perceptive and factual look at a complex, multi-layered, and frequently self-contradictory band whose compelling music makes them one of modern rock’s most remarkable stories.

'A well-written, intelligent effort which refuses to indulge either in cheap sensationalism or empty political sloganeering.' -- Q Magazine, February 1998'It's a fascinating yarn, and one told quite brilliantly by Clarke...Well balanced, incisive and utterly definitive.' -- VOX, February 1998

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Customer Reviews
  • By Mr. Joel M. Highfield on January 18, 2006

    This book was brought to my attention after seeing the Manics live. They fast became my favourite band and have stayed on top of my musical taste ever sinse. mainly because, as they say, 'They're brilliant and everyone else is rubbish.' This book is not just a regurgitation of information, but a well informed and opinionated bio on a band that has had mor talking points many others will ever have. Through all the contoversial points they raised when they started with Suicide Alley right throught the mental torture of Richey and then to the carrying on after he went. Just buy it and read it. Enjoy!

  • By Vivian Campbell on August 24, 2000

    At the time this book came out, this was the best biography about the Manic Street Preachers. Since then, however, it's been eclipsed by Simon Price's Everything. Still, Sweet Venom is a good read about the band. It is more than just the cut-and-paste jobs of earlier Manics bios; the author goes beyond simple retelling of information that was previously available in the media. The book also has some wonderful photos, many not available anywhere else (I believe).

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