Riffs & Meaning: Manic Street Preachers and Know Your Enemy by Stephen Lee NaishRiffs & Meaning: Manic Street Preachers and Know Your Enemy by Stephen Lee Naish

Riffs & Meaning: Manic Street Preachers and Know Your Enemy

byStephen Lee Naish

Paperback | July 1, 2018

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Despite high and low brow pop culture references in their lyrics, sleeve art, and in interviews, no concise in-depth study exists of the Manic Street Preachers. This book is in some ways a response to that fact, a study of the band through one particular record. Whilst The Holy Bible, Everything Must Go and even Generation Terrorists seem like obvious albums to cover, 2001's Know Your Enemy is the pivotal point used here to explore the band bestowed a Godlike Genius Award by the NME. Know Your Enemy encapsulates all previous incarnations of the Manics and acts as a pointer towards their future as a creative unit. It was a real attempt to explore new avenues in sound, embrace their socialist political views, renew their stance as music industry outsiders, antagonize other bands and basically be the Manics the fans really wanted them to be!
Title:Riffs & Meaning: Manic Street Preachers and Know Your EnemyFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:152 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.31 inShipping dimensions:8 × 5 × 0.31 inPublished:July 1, 2018Publisher:HeadpressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1909394564

ISBN - 13:9781909394568


Editorial Reviews

"The Manic Street Preachers have long been a blind spot for me. Riffs and Meaning does a great service by creating a solid context for the band-how it developed and how it intersected with its rivals and critics."--Chris O'Leary, author of Rebel Rebel and Ashes to Ashes