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“The secret of life is to have a task, something you devote your entire life to, something you bring everything to, every minute of the day for your whole life. And the most important thing is—it must be something you cannot possibly do.” (Henry Moore)

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  • Audio CD (17 Aug. 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: pid
  • ASIN: B00000IB56
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  Mini-Disc  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,061,538 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Slash N' Burn
2. Nat West - Barclays - Midlands - Lloyds
3. Born To End
4. Motorcycle Emptiness
5. You Love Us
6. Love's Sweet Exile
7. Little Baby Nothing
8. Repeat (Stars And Stripes)
9. Tennessee
10. Another Invented Disease
11. Stay Beautiful
12. So Dead
13. Repeat (UK)
14. Spectators Of Suicide
15. Damn Dog
16. Crucifix Kiss
17. Methadone Pretty
18. Condemned To Rock 'N' Roll

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 25 Aug. 2002
Format: Audio CD
Looking back at the greatest albums of the punk revolution its easy to see where the inspiration for this album came. Just glance back to The Ramones or The Clash and there are obvious similarities to this debut for the Welsh (then) four-piece.
Generation Terrorists is in essence a punk album for the younger generation, it retains the snarling teenage angst of the genre's early offerings of the 1970s with that same boredom and political message of albums such as "Never Mind the Bollocks" or "London Calling". In its own right it is equally as important as any of the early punk albums. This kick-started the Manics career and propelled them onto a big label, giving one of the best bands of the 1990s their voice.
Having said that, there are only a limited number of excellent songs. Most of the 18-strong album is pretty standard rock n' roll stuff, though the lyrics are intelligent and typically Manics. Standout tracks include 'Slash n' Burn', 'Stay Beautiful' and 'Little Baby Nothing' - yet what makes the album so brilliant is just two songs, without which this record wouldn't get that fifth star. They are 'Motorcycle Emptiness'; a remarkably beautiful song which is virtually perfect as music goes; and 'You Love Us' - an acid-spitting, gun-waving, petrol bomb-throwing slice of vitriolic punk rock.
In all the album suffers from some major flaws, its too long by about four or five tracks and contains some pretty average material, as well as being 10 years too late for the punk wave. But its strange that these are the qualities that make it so awesome an album. Its snarling yet smart, brash, cocky and loud (effectively a definition of the genre). Its flaws actually galvanise the album and make it what it is.
All in all it is an incredible punk album that has a certain magic that puts it into the 5-star category, despite its flaws.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 25 May 2000
Format: Audio CD
It is important at the start of the review to do the unpleasant task of criticising. It is said by some that the album is too long, 18 tracks on a debut is ambitious to say the least and it is argued by many that some of the songs on the album are more b-side worthy than album worthy. Also, it has been said that the sound of the album is attempted to be too comercial; James Dean Bradfield trying almost too hard for his debut to sound like Guns n Roses classic Appetite for Destruction.
But this is only what SOME people say. This is an excellent album, coming out of the epoch of Maddchester, this really does stick out as a fine example of the drive of good and honest rock music. The length of the album only re-enforces their own personal love for the rock genre, and doing this well.
There are the basic confrontational songs (Stay Beautiful, So Dead and Slash n Burn), the out spoken political rants (Repeat UK, Another Invented Disease) and even an attack on organised religion (Crucifix Kiss).
The album also contains the epic (believe me, I never underuse the word epic) track Motorcycle Emptiness, a beautiful and heart rendering song, which at the time was considered to be "too advanced" for inclusion, but as JDB himself said -"it was probably the savior of the album". It is the best track by some distance, but the rest of the album is still consistantly good.
A brilliant debut, needed in any rock fans collection. Richie and Nicky look great too! First class.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By bfackrell@hotmail.com on 11 Mar. 2002
Format: Audio CD
This is one of the best debut rock albums in the world. The Manic Street Preachers are perhaps lryically one of the most controversial bands of the decade, however their unique ability with these use of politics slamming lryics shines through and is not lost beneath the excellent guitar solos of James Dean Bradfield along with his powerful yet tuneful voice which no other singer can touch. Songs like Motorcycle Emptiness, You Love Us, Stay Beautiful, Little Baby Nothing and Love's Sweet Excile will stay with the Manics to the grave and fans still get excited about them when they are played live ten years on. This album is the start of something beautiful, a rock and roll band with strong beliefs which they can reach people with in an entertaining manner, you've not heard The Manics untill you've heard this rocker of an album, 18 songs and everyone is a very strong effort!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jean Bradbury on 17 Sept. 2003
Format: Audio CD
This album is by no means perfect. However, the overall feeling you take away after listening to an album like this overcomes the odd song that isnt great.
For me, the great song of this record is "You Love Us". It condenses everything the Manics were saying in '92 into one song. Aimed at the music press, and there isnt a more deserving target for purest vitriol than the NME, this is more explosive than anything else Ive ever heard. It just takes the inflamatry, iconoclastic nature of "Motown Junk" ("I laughed when Lennon got shot") one step further.
Not to say that the rest of the album is filler. "Slash N Burn" does exactly that. "Motorcycle Emptiness" is one of the Manics truly great songs and "Little Baby Nothing" tackles the subject of prostitution (a subject that would be tackled 2 years later on the "Holy Bible" album in the shape of "Yes"). And as for Repeat, "God Save The Queen" for the 90s.
The album is very long, 18 tracks taking up around 70 minutes. You dont often get albums that long any more. The Manics have always wrote about things lesser bands will not touch. When Shed Seven were singing about love, the Manics were writing about anorexia. This is what sets them apart from all other bands, and long may they continue.
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