Saturday, 7 March 2015

Manics Top 50s - 6th March 2015

It seems unlikely that we'll get one of the Manics to submit a chart, although we do live in hope.  So how about the next best thing?  A Manics tribute band of course!!  From South Wales, you can find out more information about A Design For Live at or their Twitter page below and they're currently gigging so go and see them if you're anywhere near, it's probably the best chance you'll get to hear these songs played up close and personal!!

A DESIGN FOR LIVE @adesignforlive

"I’m Jarrad Owens, and I take to the stage as Richey with ‘A Design for Live’. I’ve been a Manics fan since I was very young, without wanting to sound too clichéd the band are the soundtrack to my life as they were the first band I really took ownership. They’ve had a constant presence on my stereo, walkman and ipod over the years and I’ve listened to them on everything from vinyl to mp3. The top 50 was a difficult task to undertake; the band have an incredibly diverse and strong back catalogue, there are so many b-sides that are single quality and so many amazing obscurities. Naturally there are a few easy choices; favourites that have memories attached and songs that I remember having an incredibly influential effect on me - but to quote Nicky “it’ll probably change in an hours time, but this is where we are now”. So here is my Manics top 50 of the moment!"

1. Condemned to Rock 'N' Roll
2. Motorcycle Emptiness
3. Motown Junk
4. Suicide Alley
5. Faster
6. The Masses Against the Classes
7. A Design for Life
8. If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next
9. Slash N' Burn
10. Stay Beautiful
11. Roses in the Hospital
12. Revol
13. This Is Yesterday
14. Let Robeson Sing
15. PCP
16. Small Black Flowers That Grow in the Sky
17. No Surface All Feeling
18. La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh)
19. Australia
20. Ocean Spray
21. My Little Empire
22. Enola/Alone
23. Me And Stephen Hawking
24. Sleepflower
25. Kevin Carter
26. Your Love Alone Is Not Enough
27. Judge Y’rself
28. Drug Drug Druggy
29. Underdogs
30. Jackie Collins Existential Question Time
31. Imperial Bodybags
32. Peeled Apples
33. Found That Soul
34. Life Becoming a Landslide
35. She Bathed Herself in a Bath of Bleach
36. Patrick Bateman
37. Starlover
38. Comfort Comes
39. Bored Out of My Mind
40. Democracy Coma
41. Mr Carbohydrate
42. Sculpture of Man
43. We Her Majesty's Prisoners
44. I’m Just A Patsy
45. Valley Boy
46. Donkeys
47. Hanging On
48. Sepia
49. Socialist Serenade
50. Picturesque

By Era
Generation Terrorists 10
Gold Against the Soul 8
The Holy Bible 6
Everything Must Go 9
This Is My Truth, Tell Me Yours 4
Know Your Enemy 3
Lifeblood 0
Send Away the Tigers 4
Journal for Plague Lovers 4
Postcards From a Young Man 0
Rewind the Film 0
Futurology 0
Others 2

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