Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

When the Manic Street Preachers burst onto the music scene in 1990 with their working-class provocations and androgynous punk rantings, they intrigued and outraged both the music press and their fans, and have continued to do so ever since. In this lively, comprehensive biography, Martin Clarke conjures a vivid portrait of the band, from their formative years as a tight-knit gang in South Wales through their daring and ridiculous intellectualism and ascendancy to the world stage to the tragic loss of Richey Edwards. Perhaps more than any other contemporary British group, the Manics have always been surrounded by myth, even before Edwards mysteriously vanished in 1995. Clarke cuts through the swath of rumor and hearsay with a perceptive and factual look at a complex, multi-layered, and frequently self-contradictory band whose compelling music makes them one of modern rock s most remarkable stories."

Buy "Manic Street Preachers" book by Martin Clarke from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780859654289
ISBN-10: 0859654281
Format: Paperback
(230mm x 170mm x 15mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Plexus Publishing Ltd
Publisher: Plexus Publishing Ltd
Publish Date: 31-Mar-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about "Manic Street Preachers" book by Martin Clarke and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Books By Author Martin Clarke

Pearl Jam and Eddie Vedder by Martin Clarke

Pearl Jam and Eddie Vedder

Paperback, September 2015
$34.35
Heads Down  -  Tails Up by Martin Clarke

Heads Down - Tails Up

Hardback, September 2013
$56.37
Oil & Acrylic: Oceans & Seascapes by Martin Clarke

Oil & Acrylic: Oceans & Seascapes

Paperback, April 2012
$15.41