Manic Street Preachers - Holy Bible
NME.COM feature on Manic Street Preachers - Holy Bible album including album review, artwork, tracks, listen now, tour dates, discography and more.
A decade on, the Manics' visceral masterpiece is more powerful than ever…
Midway through the song ‘Mausoleum’, there’s a sample from author JG Ballard where he explains the thinking behind his 1973 novel Crash, in which the main characters get themselves off by crashing cars into each other. “I wanted to rub the human face in its own vomit”, he says, “and force it to look in the mirror”. And that’s what ‘ ‘The Holy Bible’ did. If you only...
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The O2, London, December 17th
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- Jun 11, 2009
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