Colored Vinyl Edition Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
Generation Terrorists' initial release in 1992 was seen as a statement of intent – a debut double album filled with iconic tracks that would go on to become firm fan favorites. Of course, most people already had an opinion of these glam-punk South Wales upstarts before hearing it, their incendiary interviews and outlandish live appearances invoking outrage and devotion in equal measure. Early singles introduced the music press and radio to a new sound totally unlike the grunge and shoegazing bands dominating the headlines. The release of Generation Terrorists saw the Manics transcend the hype and make their mark as one of the most important British rock bands of the last two decades.
Comprising cult favorites and classic singles, the LP is chock full of vitriolic, fiercely intelligent lyrics and sophisticated songwriting and musicianship. Opener "Slash ‘N' Burn" showcases Bradfield's jaw-dropping guitar skills; the group brought in Public Enemy's production squad The Bomb Squad to remix "Repeat"; and "Nat West – Barclays – Midlands – Lloyds" is a swipe at the banking industry that seems more relevant now than ever. Former porn-star Traci Lords joins on vocals for "Little Baby Nothing" establishing the tradition of Manic's duets and of course, "Motorcycle Emptiness" – still one of the band's greatest moments - silenced the doubters once and for all and became a true rock classic.
Mastered for vinyl by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio and manufactured at Pallas in Germany complete with the original UK track listing and a faithful, yet updated rendering of the original gatefold artwork.