Archive | Jan 02, 2018

Certain Songs #1087: Manic Street Preachers – “Interiors (Song for Willem de Kooning)”

Album: Everything Must Go
Year: 1996

Few albums had as weird of a backstory as the fourth album by Manic Street Preachers, Everything Must Go.

On the first three of their albums, they had an interesting way of divvying up the songwriting: all of the lyrics were by bassist Nicky Wire & rhythm guitarist Richey Edwards, and all of the music was by drummer Sean Moore & lead singer & guitarist James Dean Bradford. Using this combination, they had become quite big in the U.K., though I don’t know how much exposure they got here: I’m pretty sure that I’d read about them, but hadn’t heard them (though the cover art of their debut, Generation Terrorists, looks incredibly familiar, so maybe I bought it and didn’t like it?)