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Albums: Generation terrorists, Gold against the soul, The holy bible, Everything must go, This is my truth tell me yours, Know your enemy, Forever delayed, Lipstick traces, Lifeblood, Send away the tigers, The holy bible (10th anniversary edition), Everything must go (10th anniversary edition),Send Away the Tigers, Journal For Plague Lovers, Postcards From A Young Man
Band Members names and aliases: James Dean Bradfield, Nicky Wire, Nick Jones, Sean Moore, Richey manic, Richey Edwards, Richard James, Richard James Edwards.
Other stuff: Mitch Ikeda, leaving the 20th century, Everything live, Louder than war, The Great Western, I Killed The Zeitgiest, Oakdale Comprehensive School, Blackwood, Wales.
Songs: Slash N' Burn, Nat West-Barclays-Midland-Lloyds, Born to End, Motorcycle Emptiness, You Love Us, Love's Sweet Exile, Little Baby Nothing, Repeat (Star and Stripes), Tennessee, Another Invented Disease, Stay Beautiful, So Dead, Repeat, Spectators of Suicide, Damn Dog, Crucifix Kiss, Methadone Pretty, Condemned to Rock 'N' Roll, Sleepflower, From Despair to Where, La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh), Yourself, Life Becoming a Landslide, Drug Drug Druggy, Roses in the Hospital, Nostalgic Pushhead, Symphony of Tourette, Gold Against the Soul, Yes' IfWhiteAmericaToldTheTruthForOneDayIt'sWorldWouldFallApart, Of Walking Abortion, She Is Suffering, Archives of Pain, Revol, 4st 7lb, Mausoleum, Faster, This Is Yesterday, Die in the Summertime, The Intense Humming of Evil, P.C.P, Elvis Impersonator: Blackpool Pier, A Design for Life, Kevin Carter, Enola/Alone, Everything Must Go, Small Black Flowers That Grow in the Sky, The Girl Who Wanted to Be God, Removables, Australia, Interiors, Further Away, No Surface All Feeling, The Everlasting, If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be, You Stole the Sun from My Heart, Ready for Drowning, Tsunami, My Little Empire, I'm Not Working, You're Tender and You're Tired, Born a Girl, Be Natural, Black Dog on My Shoulder, Nobody Loved You, S.Y.M.M., Found That Soul, Ocean Spray, Intravenous Agnostic, So Why So Sad, Let Robeson Sing, The Year of Purification, Wattsville Blues, Miss Europa Disco Dancer, Dead Martyrs, His Last Painting, My Guernica, The Convalescent, Royal Correspondent, Epicenter, Baby Elian, Freedom of Speech Won't Feed My Children, We are all bourgeois now, There By The Grace Of God, The Masses Against The Classes, Door To The River, Suicide Is Painless (Theme From Mash), So Why So Sad, Motown Junk, Prologue To History, 4 Ever Delayed, Sorrow 16, Judge Yr'self, Socialist Serenade, Donkeys, Comfort Comes, Mr. Carbohydrate, Dead Trees And Traffic Islands, Horses Under Starlight, Sepia, Sculpture Of Man, Spectators Of Suicide, Democracy Coma, Strip It Down, Bored Out Of My Mind, Just A Kid, Close My Eyes, Valley Boy, We Her Majesty's Prisoners, We Are All Bourgeois Now (originally by McCarthy), Rock 'N' Roll Music (originally by Chuck Berry), It's So Easy (originally by Guns N' Roses), Take The Skinheads Bowling (originally by Camper Van Beethoven), Been a Son (originally by Nirvana), Out Of Time (originally by The Rolling Stones), Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head (originally by B. J. Thomas), Bright Eyes (originally by Art Garfunkel), Train In Vain (originally by The Clash), Wrote For Luck (originally by Happy Mondays), What's My Name (originally by The Clash), Velocity Girl (originally by Primal Scream), Can't Take My Eyes Off You (originally by Andy Williams), Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel (traditional, famously recorded by Paul Robeson), Last Christmas (originally by Wham!), Suicide Alley, Feminine Is Beautiful, Tennessee (I get Low), New Art Riot, Last Exit on Yesterday, Teenage 20/20, You Love Us (Heavenly Recording), Spectators Of Suicide (Heavenly Recording), Starlover, R.P. Mc Murphy, Soul Contamination, A Vision Of Dead Desire, Ain't Going Down, Under My Wheels (originally by Alice Cooper), Sleeping With The NME, Never Want Again, Dead Yankee Drawl, Hibernation, Patrick Bateman, Roses In The Hospital (Single Version), Us Against You, Are Mothers Saints, Charles Windsor (originally by McCarthy), The Drowners (originally by Suede), Stay With Me (originally by The Faces), Love Torn Us Unde, Dead Passive, Black Garden, Hanging On, No One Knows What It's Like To Be Me, First Republic, Montana Autumn 78, Black Holes For The Young, Buildings For Dead People, Locust Valley, Ballad Of The Bangkok Novotel, Pedestal, Groundhog Days, Little Trolls, Masking Tape, Fear Of Motion, Automatik Teknicolour, It's All Gone, Unstoppable Salvation, Happy Ending, Everyone Knows/Nobody Cares, Everything Will Be, Askew Road, Quarantine (In My Place Of), Voodoo Polaroid's, All Alone Here, Empty Souls (Single version), No Jubilee, Litany, Dying Breeds, Failure Bound, Black Holes for the Young (Featuring Sophie Ellis-Bextor), 1985, The Love Of Richard Nixon, The Love Of Richard Nixon, Empty Souls, A Song For Departure, I Live To Fall Asleep, To Repel Ghosts, Empty Souls, Emily, Glasnost, Always/Never, Solitude Sometimes Is, Fragments, Cardiff Afterlife, Leviathan. Send Away The Tigers, underdogs, Your Love Alone Is Not Enough, Indian Summer, The Second Great Depression, Rendition, Autumnsong, I'm Just A Patsy, Imperial Bodybags, Winterlovers. PEELED APPLES, JACKIE COLLINS EXISTENTIAL QUESTION TIME, ME AND STEPHEN HAWKING, THIS JOKE SPORT SEVERED, JOURNAL FOR PLAGUE LOVERS, SHE BATHED HERSELF IN A BATH OF BLEACH, FACING PAGE TOP LEFT, MARLON JD, DOORS CLOSING SLOWLY, ALL IS VANITY, PRETENSION/REPULSION, VIRGINIA STATE EPILEPTIC COLONY, WILLIAMS LAST WORDS, BAG LADY, (IT'S NOT WAR) JUST THE END OF LOVE, POSTCARDS FROM A YOUNG MAN, SOME KIND OF NOTHINGNESS, THE DESCENT (PAGES 1 & 2), HAZELTON AVENUE, AUTO-INTOXICATION, GOLDEN PLATITUDES, I THINK I'VE FOUND IT, A BILLION BALCONIES FACING THE SUN, ALL WE MAKE IS ENTERTAINMENT, THE FUTURE HAS BEEN HERE 4 EVER, DON'T BE EVIL
Solo: the Great Western, That's no way to tell a lie, An English gentleman, Bad boys and painkillers, On Saturday morning we will rule the world, Run Romeo run, Still a long way to go, Emigre, To see a friend in tears, Say hello to the pope, the wrong beginning, Which way to Kyffin, I Killed The Zeitgeist, Break My Heart Slowly, Withdraw / Retreat, Goodbye Suicide, The Shining Path, Bobby Untitled, You Will Always Be My Home, So Much For The Future, Stab YR Heart, Kimono Rock, Sehnsucht, (Nicky Wire's) Last, Everything Fades.
"Progress is a comfortable disease"
E E Cummings
"I listen to money singing, it's like looking down from long French windows at a provincial town. The slums, the canal, the churches ornate and mad in the evening sun. It is intensely sad.."
"O witches, O misery, O hate, to you has my treasure been entrusted! I contrived to purge my mind of all human hope. On all joy, to strangle it, I pounced with the strength of a wild beast. I called to the plagues to smother me in blood, in sand, misfortune was my God."
"I talk to God but the sky is empty"
"Regard all art critics as useless and dangerous"
Manifesto Of The Futurists
"Modern capitalism, organizing the reduction of all social life to a spectacle, cannot offer any other spectacle than that of our own alienation."
Kotanyi, Vaneigem: IS NO.6, 1961
"The male chromosone is an incomplete female chromosone. In other words the male is a walking abortion; aborted at the gene stage. To be male is to be deficient, emotionally limited; maleness is a deficiency disease and males are emotional cripples."
"Elvis was a hero to most, but he never meant shit to me...most of my heroes ain`t appeared on no stamp."
"You said that you wanted to put us upon a reservation, to build us houses and make us medicine lodges. I was born where there were no enclosures and everything drew a free breath. I want to die there and not within walls."
Ten Bears For The Comanche At The Council Of Medicine, Lodge Creek, 1867
"In a universe suddenly divested of illusion and lights, man feels an alien, a stranger. His exile is without remedy since he is deprived of the memory of a lost home or the hope of a promised land."
"I saw some piglets suckling their dead mother. After a short while they shuddered and went away. They had sensed that she could no longer see them and that she wasn’t like them anymore. What they loved in their mother wasn’t her body, but whatever it was that made her body live."
"Deprive man of his life lie and you rob him of his happiness."
"The party is not concerned with perpetuating itself. Who wields power is not important, providing that the hierarchical structure remains the same."
"The tragedy of it is that nobody sees the look of desperation on my face. Thousands and thousands of us, and we're passing one another without a look of recognition."
"This one's for Brian Jones and all the other dinosaurs that got kicked out that' band. 1-2-3-4."
"It was Christianity which painted the devil on the worlds wall; it was Christianity which first brought sin into the world. Belief in the cure which it offered has now been shaken to its deepest roots; but belief in the sickness it taught and propagated continues to exist."
"Junk is the ideal product. The ultimate merchandise. No sales talk necessary. The client will crawl through a sewer and beg to buy. The junk merchant does not sell his product to the consumer, he sells the consumer to his product. He does not improve and simplify his merchandise. He degrades and simplifies the client."
"To all who pass that they may see, Rock 'N' Roll was a part of me."
"There is eloquence in screaming"
"You're obliged to pretend respect for people and institutions you think absurd. You live attached in a cowardly fashion to moral and social conventions you despise, condemn, and know lack all foundation. It is that permanent contradiction between your ideas and desires and all the dead formalities and vain pretences of your civilization, which makes you sad, troubled and unbalanced. In that intolerable conflict you lose all joy of life and all feeling of personality, because at every moment they suppress and restrain and check the free play of your powers. That's the poisoned and mortal wound of the civilised world."
The Torture Garden - Octave Mirbeau
"The pictures I contemplate painting would constitute a halfway state and an attempt to point out the direction of the future - without arriving there completely."
"The creation continues incessantly through the media of man. But man does not create... he discovers.
Those who look for the laws of nature as a support for their new works collaborate with the creator.
Copiers do not collaborate.
Because of this, originality consists of returning to the origin."
"The architect, by the relationships which he creates he wakes in us profound echoes, he gives us the measure of an order which we feel to be in accordance with that of our world, he determines the various movements of our heart and of our understanding;
It is then that we experience the sense of beauty."
"Maybe I am not very human - What I wanted was to paint sunlight on the side of a house."
"Mute icons are the only kind of beauty we find acceptable today."
"Words themselves - The very material of our discourse increasingly take on masks or disguises."
"When I was a kid I used to get fun out of my horrors."
"Sleep away the years sleep away the pain wake tomorrow - a girl again."
"I am a little man and this is a little town but there must be a spark in a little man that can burst into flame."
"Great artists have no country."
Alfred du Masset
"Painting is stronger than I am - It makes me do what ever it wants."
"The Furies are at home in the mirror; it is their address. Even the clearest water, if deep enough can drown. Never think to surprise them. Your face approaching ever so friendly is the white flag they ignore. There is no truce with the Furies. A mirror's temperature is always at zero. It is ice in the veins. Its camera is an x-ray. It is chalice held out to you in silent communion, where gaspingly you partake of a shifting identity never your own."
Reflections by R. S Thomas
From "No Truce with the Furies", 1995
"I love the autumn for its sense of melancholy seems to strike my need for sadness. There is poetry in the dying of the year and mystery as well"
"I feel so alone sometimes, the night is quiet for me, I would love to be able to sleep, I’m glad everyone is gone now, I will probably not rest tonight, I have no need for all of this, help me lord" Elvis Presley
"Our life is frittered away by detail – simplify, simplify"
Henry David Thoreau
"Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards"
"Only the man who says no is free"
"I've always wanted and never succeeded in painting the smile"
"Before us stands yesterday"
"I have to change to stay the same"
Willem de Kooning
"Perhaps my best years are gone but I wouldn’t want them back, not with the fire in me now"
"Art is the lie that helps us understand the truth"
"Acting is bad for the mental health. I can’t take it any more, this has got to stop"
"Ever tried, ever failed? No matter - try again- fail again- fail better"
"There was another culture, a culture destroyed but still alive inside us in this sensei knew not only with my intellect, I knew with my senses and my body that the west was not the only civilisation" – The Labyrinth of Solitude
"Violence exists we did not create it"
"Death came and it looked like a rat with claws, I made him go into the wall"
"By the light of our insistent truths we wander into death"
"The ceaseless labour of your life is to build the house of death." Montaigne
"As long as you know I am waiting, take your time flowers of the spring."
"I shall take my voice wherever there are those who want to hear the melody of freedom."
"The artist must elect to fight for freedom or slavery - I have made my choice - I had no alternative."
"To see clearly is poetry, prophecy and religion all in one."
“We have just enough religion to make us hate but not enough to make us love one another."