Mutual appreciation society: The Horrors and the Manic Street Preachers


As you’re probably aware if you have much interest in guitar music and/or the UK indie scene, both the Manic Street Preachers and The Horrors have recently released new albums. The Horrors’ sophomore release Primary Colours has already made the UK Top 30 albums and will no doubt do very well at the end of the year in the end of year polls. Deservedly so. The Manic Street Preachers have just released their ninth album, Journal For Plague Lovers, which is based on lyrics written by the band’s guitarist Richey Edwards, who disappeared in 1995.

So there seems to be a bit of mutual admiration going on -which is fair enough, after all, they’re both great bands after all. The Manics have covered The Horrors’ song ‘Vision Blurred’ (a non-album track, in case you were racking your brains!) and The Horrors have remixed the Manics’ album track ‘Doors Clsoing Slowly.’ Neither of these tracks have been commercially released, at least so far as I can tell, but were originally made available by the NME website.

So give these a listen, and see what you think. And when I’ve had chance to get my hands on the Manics album, I’ll post a review here.

Manic Street Preachers -‘Doors Closing Slowly (The Horrors remix).’ mp3

Manic Street Preachers -‘Vision Blurred (The Horrors cover).’ mp3

Manic Street Preachers website/Manic Street Preachers myspace

The Horrors website/The Horrors myspace

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