February 26, 2013 17:21

Previously unseen Manic Street Preachers footage unearthed - watch

Watch the band perform two songs in Aldershot from 1991

Rare live footage of Manic Street Preachers performing a gig in Aldershot in 1991 has emerged online.

The 13-minute clip shows the band playing both 'Faceless Sense Of Void' and 'Repeat' with bandmate Richey Edwards. A caption written under the video by club organiser Jo Bartlett, who booked the band for the gig and uploaded the video, says: "This film has been in an attic for twenty years and has only just been unearthed. You can't hear James Dean Bradfield's vocals at the start as Ben (the camera man) is standing to the side of the stage. However this is where Richey is playing and so it makes it all the more wonderful."

At one point a fight breaks out in the crowd, which the band attempt to calm before carrying on with their performance. The gig was recorded on February 16 1991 as the band toured to promote 'Motown Junk' and is the only recorded footage of The Buzz Club.

Earlier this month The Manics hinted that they will return to playing live shows soon despite promising to take two years off in December 2011. The band announced that they would not be performing live for a couple of years after headlining London's O2 Arena. However, a post on Twitter stated: "Desperate to do a show in the UK again - feels like an eternity since the amazing 02 gig. Might have to break our two-year curfew by a few months."

A new Manic Street Preachers album is due to be released before the end of 2013.


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