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Manic Street Preachers – The Artists
Manic Street Preachers are a Welsh rock band formed in Blackwood in 1986. The band consists of cousins James Dean Bradfield (lead vocals, lead guitar) and Sean Moore (drums, percussion, soundscapes), plus Nicky Wire (bass guitar, lyrics). They are often colloquially known as “The Manics”. They form a key part of the 1990s Cool Cymru movement. Following the release of their debut single “Suicide Alley”, the band was joined by Richey Edwards as co-lyricist and rhythm guitarist. The band’s early albums were in a punk vein, eventually broadening to a greater alternative rock sound, whilst retaining a leftist political outlook. Their early combination of androgynous glam imagery and lyrics about “culture, alienation, boredom and despair” has gained them a loyal following and cult status. Throughout their career, the Manics have headlined several large festivals, won numerous awards, reached number 1 in the UK charts three times and sold more than ten million albums worldwide.
Little Baby Nothing – The Song
‘Little Baby Nothing’ is a song recorded by Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers for their debut studio album Generation Terrorists (1992). It was released in 1992 by Columbia Records as the sixth and final single from the album. The song features guest vocals by American actress and singer Traci Lords. “Little Baby Nothing” features vocals by former pornographic actress Traci Lords. The song is about the sexual exploitation of a woman, and Lords agreed to a duet with the band’s singer-lead guitarist James Dean Bradfield. Bradfield said: “we needed somebody, a symbol, a person that could actually symbolise the lyrics and justify them to a certain degree. Traci was more than happy to do it. She saw the lyrics, and she had an immediate affinity with them. It was definitely easy to incorporate her personality into the lyrics. We just wanted a symbol for it, and I think she was a great symbol. Originally, the band wanted the duet to feature vocals by Australian singer Kylie Minogue, but she could not be released from her PWL contracts. She later performed the song live with the group. She also collaborated with them on her 1997 album Impossible Princess.
The 5-Pointed Star – The Shape
This record has been modelled into a five-pointed star, a symbol which is often associated with the manics.
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