Generation Terrorists

Label
Columbia
Release date
10 Feb 1992
Running length
60 tracks
Running time
234:12

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Slash 'N' Burn 3:58 15,748
1 Slash 'N' Burn (Remastered) 3:59 57
2 Nat West-Barclays-Midlands-Lloyds 4:32 9,806
2 Nat West-Barclays-Midlands-Lloyds (Remastered) 4:33 50
3 Born to End 3:54 28,182
3 Born To End (Remastered) 3:55 51
4 Motorcycle Emptiness 6:08 185,361
4 Motorcycle Emptiness (Remastered) 6:09 173
5 You Love Us 4:16 78,138
5 You Love Us (Remastered) 4:18 65
6 Love's Sweet Exile (Remastered) 3:28 48
6 Love's Sweet Exile 3:28 36,617
7 Little Baby Nothing 4:53 64,054
7 Little Baby Nothing (Remastered) 5:00 49
8 Repeat (Stars And Stripes - Remastered) 4:09 50
8 Repeat (Stars and Stripes) 4:08 20,646
9 Tennessee 3:05 23,958
9 Tennessee (Remastered) 3:06 33
9 Democracy Coma 3:42 8,035
10 Another Invented Disease (Remastered) 3:24 37
10 Another Invented Disease 3:24 23,634
11 Stay Beautiful 3:10 39,190
11 Stay Beautiful (Remastered) 3:10 44
12 So Dead 4:27 21,753
12 So Dead (Remastered) 4:29 29
13 Repeat (UK) 3:09 15,454
13 Repeat (UK - Remastered) 3:08 47
14 Spectators Of Suicide (Remastered) 4:40 30
14 Spectators of Suicide 4:40 25,423
15 Damn Dog (Remastered) 1:54 26
15 Damn Dog 1:52 21,007
16 Crucifix Kiss 3:39 20,264
16 Crucifix Kiss (live) 3:38 1,165
16 Crucifix Kiss (Remastered) 3:39 23
17 Methadone Pretty (Remastered) 3:57 24
17 Methadone Pretty 3:54 21,595
18 Condemned To Rock 'N' Roll (Remastered) 6:16 25
18 Condemned to Rock 'n' Roll 6:06 18,236
19 Theme From M*A*S*H (Suicide Is Painless) (Remastered) 3:44 28
1 Slash 'N' Burn (House In The Woods Demo Remastered) 3:59 13
2 Nat West-Barclays-Midlands-Lloyds (Marcus Demo Remastered) 4:01 16
3 Born To End (Marcus Demo Remastered) 2:54 16
4 Motorcycle Emptiness (House In The Woods Demo Remastered) 6:26 21
5 You Love Us (Heavenly Version Remastered) 4:26 11
6 Love's Sweet Exile (House In The Woods Demo Remastered) 3:15 9
7 Little Baby Nothing (House In The Woods Demo Remastered) 4:25 12
8 Repeat (Marcus Demo Remastered) 2:42 8
9 Tennessee (House In The Woods Demo Remastered) 2:55 9
10 Another Invented Disease (House In The Woods Demo Remastered) 3:32 7
11 Stay Beautiful (Marcus Demo Remastered) 3:13 11
12 So Dead (House In The Woods Demo Remastered) 4:24 7
13 Repeat (House In The Woods Demo Remastered) 3:11 8
14 Spectators Of Suicide (House In The Woods Demo Remastered) 5:49 8
15 Damn Dog (Live Remastered) 1:47 7
16 Crucifix Kiss (Marcus Demo Remastered) 3:41 7
17 Methadone Pretty (House In The Woods Demo Remastered) 4:11 8
18 Suicide Alley (South Wales Demo Remastered) 2:34 9
19 New Art Riot (South Wales Demo Remastered) 2:54 7
20 Motown Junk (London Studio Demo Remastered) 2:53 13
21 Motown Junk (Remastered) 3:59 45

About this album

Generation Terrorists is the debut album by Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers, released on 10 February 1992, and produced by Steve Brown.

It was recorded by tracking (the band recorded each instrument separately rather than playing it as a live band and then adding the overdubs later) over a period of 23 weeks at Blackbarn Studios, near Guildford, England. Despite the whole band being credited in the album notes, vocalist James Dean Bradfield played all guitars and bass on the album.

To avoid controversy in the U.S., the track list was changed and some of the more “difficult” tracks were dropped. The album was released in its full, uncensored form everywhere else.

All lyrics were written by Nicky Wire (real name Nicholas Jones) and Richey James Edwards. All music was written by James Dean Bradfield and Sean Moore (except “Damn Dog”, which is a cover version of a song by the Sleez Sisters from the 1980 movie Times Square).

The album’s lyrics are politicised like that of The Clash and Public Enemy. Wire and Edwards’ love of poetry is also evident in their lyrics. The track “Repeat (Stars And Stripes)” is a remix of the band’s own anti-monarchy tirade by Public Enemy production team The Bomb Squad of whom Bradfield and Edwards were big fans.

The cover was originally intended to be Andres Serrano’s Pisschrist, a Jesus figure inside a tank of blood and urine, but Sony wanted to avoid any religious controversy; also, the royalty demanded for the piece was deemed excessive.

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  • Siberiandreamer

    lots of cowbell

    12 Dec 2013 Reply
  • ThisCharmingBoy

    Probably the only songs resembling 80s metal that I'll ever listen to and enjoy.

    13 Aug 2013 Reply
  • WS9167

    Wow, the tracklisting is screwed up.

    19 Apr 2013 Reply
  • SimonePerrota

    Perhaps patience is the word you're looking for... 1.2 hours of punky glam rock would wear on anyone. Great album but not enough sonic variety to justify 18 four minute tracks on average. Richey said it himself... yeah. If it were a double album, it wouldn't make that much difference... you're judging the whole thing at the end of the day. Also, Spectators Of Suicide would have been better suited on Gold Against The Soul, all things considered.

    6 Feb 2013 Reply
  • borgy

    If this was released in the days of vinyl, it would be a double album! It's fantastic beginning to end and no way in hell should 3 rocking tracks have been omitted from the track list! If it's too long, you don't have an attention span.

    30 Jan 2013 Reply
  • SimonePerrota

    Several tracks too long, which is frustrating and somewhat dwarfs the highlights. A weak 8/10 but one of their better albums, behind THB, EMG, JFPL and TIMTTMY. I'd take out Born To End, Stay Beautiful and Damn Dog...

    14 Jan 2013 Reply
  • WS9167

    A bit long, but very rewarding!

    16 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Michael_816

    Ready for the 20th anniversary edition!

    5 Oct 2012 Reply
  • yellowrocker

    why didn't sean moore just fucking play the drums on this album?

    28 Mar 2012 Reply
  • SeventhTime

    Awesome, an all time favourite album. It has indefinable qualities which make it much more than the sum of its parts. I guess conviction, passion and a feeling that it all means a hell of a lot to its creators.

    18 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Stocktontova

    This album changed my life.

    14 Sep 2011 Reply
  • vanvic68

    Optimism's For Fools: a reflection over the Manic's commitment http://nosabesloquetepierdes.blogspot.com/2011/09/optimism-for-fools-manic-street.html

    3 Sep 2011 Reply
  • lyle_catcliffe

    WHY SO CAPS?

    5 Jul 2011 Reply
  • brunogramacho

    Manic Guns N' Roses Preachers ?

    10 Mar 2011 Reply
  • KaizerChef

    This album is criminally underrated

    4 Jan 2011 Reply
  • viva__hate

    got this on vinyl. is perfect, cant believe is their debut album.

    21 Jun 2010 Reply
  • Madziula22

    Rock 'n' roll is our epiphany... Amazing album!

    20 Jun 2010 Reply
  • deurwaarder

    Motorcycle Emptiness is my MSP fav song, and probable one of the best songs of all times [2]

    4 Jun 2010 Reply
  • Mnemosyne111

    it's a monster, hits you right between the eyes BAM.

    4 Apr 2010 Reply
  • an_outlaw

    Scarlett1991 got it right. Might be my favorite debut ever!

    2 Apr 2010 Reply
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