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...The Manic Street Preachers is a Welsh rock band. Known simply as The Manics, the band proclaimed itself to “restore revolution to rock ‘n’ roll in the UK.” It formed a key part of the 1990s Cool Cymru cultural movement, centered around...

Manic Street Preachers’ The Holy Bible

David Evans

David Evans was born in Cardiff and educated at Cardiff University. He holds a DPhil in American Literature from the University of Oxford. His writing has appeared in the Times Literary Supplement, the Independent on Sunday, FT Weekend and Sight & Sound. This is his first book. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

33 1/3 Books

...In August 1994, Manic Street Preachers released The Holy Bible, a dark, fiercely intelligent album that explored such themes as mental illness, murder and war. Richey Edwards, the band’s lyricist and motive force, vanished five months...