Watch Manic Street Preachers cover The Cult’s ‘She Sells Sanctuary’ at Wembley

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The band dedicated its vocals to the late producer Steve Brown.

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The Manic Street Preachers played their final show of 2021 last night (Friday 3 December) at Wembley Arena, where they played a cover of The Cult’s classic She Sells Sanctuary.

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With a heavy setlist on their 2021 14th studio album ‘The Ultra Vivid Lament’ – which made the band their first number one album 23 years ago in September – the Welsh rock icon also turned to broadcast renditions of The Cult’s iconic single time taken. Since 1985.

Introducing the track after a brief acoustic hiatus in the set, frontman James Dean Bradfield dedicated his cover to the late, legendary record producer Steve Brown, who died in January at the age of 65. In between his acclaimed work, he produced the band’s 1992 debut album. generation of terrorists.


“This next song is dedicated to a guy who produced Wham!, he produced The Boomtown Rats, he produced [1992 single] ‘Motorcycle empty-fucking-ness,'” Bradfield said. “He passed away this year – a dear, dear friend of ours and a wonderful producer, Mr. Steve Brown. He even produced this fucking song. ,

check back Granthshala Coming soon for our full review of Manix at Wembley.

Manix fans are now eagerly awaiting news of the band’s 20th anniversary re-release of their divisive 2001 album Know Your Enemy as well as bassist and songwriter Nicky Wire’s “Jazz-meets-c86” solo album. are waiting.

When asked about the progress of the re-release during a recent conversation with Granthshala, The Wire replied: “It’s staring at me right now! There are two boxes of luggage. I’m sitting in the studio with my engineer and there facing me.”

He continued: “It was quite exciting because I actually discovered two songs that have never been released. Unless I’ve Fucked Somewhere, There’s a Song Called ‘Rosebud’ That No One Has Ever Heard , and another called ‘Studies in Paralysis’, which has never been heard, plus a completely different version of ‘Late Robson. Sing’ that James [Dean Bradfield, frontman] Done on keyboards in his flat in London, and bears no resemblance to what became.


“There are really a lot of gifts. Even I am quite agitated with excitement. James and Sean [Moore, drummer] Were not arsed though… “

In the context of other activities at Manic Street Preachers’ Camp, Wire also revealed more about their new “modern, electronic, prophetic” solo album.

“It’s done,” he said Granthshala, “Whatever, I can bury it in a fucking pond somewhere, I can burn it, I can mail order it, I can do it at Bandcamp. It’s fucking delicate. There’s something very off-putting in it.” There’s kilter modern jazz and some C-86 indie vibes.”

It would follow The Wire’s 2006 solo debut ‘I Killed the Zeitgeist’. Asked how it compared, The Wire replied: “It’s a lot better than that. There’s some ‘Bits Brew’-era Miles Davis in there, some vaguely trumpet-led, and some songs that sound like The Shop Assistants.

“It features Gav. [Fitzjohn] on the trumpet. Sean [Moore, drums and trumpet] refused to play. He says his lip is gone.”

Manic Street Preachers, 2021. credit: Alex Lake

Earlier this week, he shared the digital album “I Live Through These Moments Again and Again,” a collection of long hauls of duets he’s made throughout his career.

The Manx Will Back on the road in 2022 With a run of festival shows, as well as supporting The Killers as of select UK stadium dates.

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