Black Rock Sands". The music was written "in about ten minutes" and Bradfield felt a sense of euphoria with the result. Bradfield commented that Journal for Plague Lovers was an attempt to finally secure the legacy of their former member Richey Edwards and the result was that, during the recording process, it was as close to feeling his presence since his disappearance: "There was a sense of responsibility to do his words justice. The latter track, with lyrics by Edwards, can also be interpreted as an exploration of his mental state before his disappearance; the line "Here chewing your tail is joy" for instance may be as much about Richey's self-harm as it is the tormented self-injury of zoo animals. The band's vocalist and guitarist James Dean Bradfield has said "All we wanted to do was go under the corporate wing. All 3 of the CD cover versions would later feature on the Lipstick Traces compilation album in although it is believed " Take the Skinheads Bowling " was re-recorded, yet it sounds identical and may be mis-labelled as c , or otherwise may be presented in a new mix. Best Live Act .
Not ugly dreams, but nagging things. Epic Records. The band's first musical appearance since Edwards' departure was recording a cover of " Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head " for The Help Album , a charity effort in in support of aid efforts in war-torn Bosnia and Herzegovina. With their debut album, Generation Terrorists , the Manic Street Preachers proclaimed it would be the "greatest rock album ever",  as well as hoping to sell "sixteen million copies" around the world, after which they would split up. Retrieved 12 December The music helps the lyrics convey the sense of freedom, featuring heavy guitar sound coupled with a raw emotion, and a crescendo bolstered by Sean Moore 's drumming.
Digital Spy. Bradfield , Moore music. The band consists of cousins James Dean Bradfield lead vocals, lead guitar , and Sean Moore drums, percussion, soundscapes , plus Nicky Wire bass guitar, lyrics. In , they became the first popular Western rock band to play in Cuba at the Karl Marx Theater , and met with president Fidel Castro. He has not been seen since. An additional DVD, featuring music videos, live performances, TV appearances, a minute documentary on the making of the album, and two films by Patrick Jones , completed the three-disc set. Melody Maker. Archived from the original on 4 March