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what the manics used to stand for
on 9 January 2003
This ep represents the early manics in all their conflicted despair, glamour and optimism. Their glorious us-against-the-world mentality is there for all to see.
All four songs are fast, catchy punk anthems mixed with intelligent political ramblings that the manics used to be so good at. There's a strange emptiness, a sense of horror sometimes, but this is ofset by the moments of inspiration, the bursts of energy, and definative riffs. I recommend this to any fan of punk-rock/the manics, it captures their early aggression and should be treasured.