‘The More I See, the Less I Scream…”

April 16, 2009 at 4:45 pm (Music, Tracks) (, , , )

Two new Manic Street Preacher tracks from the forthcoming album ‘Journal for Plague Lovers’ have been given airings on Radio 1 and XFM.

Album opener ‘Peeled Apples‘ was selected as Zane Lowe’s ‘Hottest Record in the World’ and at first listen sounds like a decent enough amalgamation of later Manic’s straight-up rock melodics and ‘Holy Bible’ style claustrophobic atmospherics.

Unfortunately it does have Zane Lowe’s hyperbole all over it.

The second track ‘Jackie Collins Existential Question Time’ (!) is based round a simple riff and features the repeated Richey lyric ‘Oh mummy, what’s a sex pistol?’ which can be read as either a statement about sexual violence, or the failure of punk (and music in general) in light of the consumerism of the 80’s.

It’s also available on the Manics site.

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