This film has been in an attic for twenty years and has only just been unearthed. The Manic Street Preachers is the only visual recording of The Buzz Club where bands such as Blur, The Stone Roses, Suede, Primal Scream and the Manics played. This was recorded when the Manic Street Preachers played on Saturday 16th February 1991, the band were on tour to promote their ‘Motown Junk‘ single released on Heavenly Records.
You can’t hear James Dean Bradfield’s vocals at the start as Ben (the camera man) is standing to the side of the stage. However this is where Richey James is playing and so it makes it all the more wonderful. Ben moves to the front of the stage at 4:45, and the rest of the clip has great sound.
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