Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Out On Blue Six: Manic Street Preachers

Picture the scene: It's earlier today and I'm in a pub in Liverpool. I've put a few songs on the jukebox, the most recent of which are Kevin Carter and Design for Life.

A young guy suddenly calls out "Is that you putting this stuff on the jukebox? Who are they? The last two were really good" 

I told them him that they are the Manic Street Preachers and the tracks are Kevin Carter and A Design For Life

"The Mannie Steve Peaches?" he replied. "I've never heard of 'em, but they're great. Are they old?"

How am I now in a world where people don't know the Manics?!?

Still at least he loved them and he went off with my recommendations of songs that were around before he was even born!

So this Out On Blue Six is dedicated to you, youngster...

I rewatched the 1995 film Judge Dredd - the film that this Manics track was provisionally written and recorded for -  at the weekend. I remember watching it at Warrington UCI back on its release in 1995 and finding it to be complete and utter bin juice and an insult to 2000AD....the rewatch hasn't changed my opinion either.

End Transmission

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