4 track EP
released by Manic Street Preachers
Ian Ballard, manager of Damaged Goods
records, was so impressed by an early Manics gig that he offered them a deal
there and then. The result was the four track 'New Art Riot' CD. It's a great EP, with the Manics sounding assured and intelligent in a way that they never really recaptured until The Holy Bible
. The music is simple, uncluttered Clash
-style punk, and the lyrics are perfectly encapsulated examples of teenage rage and alienation
("I want to wake to a shot parade of wealth / and take a spraycan to my useless vote"
from Teenage 20/20
There were only 1,000 copies originally printed, but the band still managed to storm into the UK charts at number 137. Ironically, Damaged Goods have often relied on re-releasing 'New Art Riot' to pay the bills.
- New Art Riot
- Strip It Down
- Last Exit On Yesterday
- Teenage 20/20