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Manic Street Preachers: All That Glitters…

David Bennun, Melody Maker, 29 January 1994

It's been eight months since The Maker met the Manic Street Preachers, and they haven't cheered up in that time. On the eve of a national tour, a new single, and an even darker direction in their music, they talk to David Bennun about misery, despair, addiction, the past, the future, and why they can't consider themselves a success.

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