A while back, I talked about how I was just starting to figure out how awesome Manic Street Preachers were, and that I felt I’d missed out on a significant chunk of their career. On the flip side, good friend Lukeh is an absolute expert on the subject and should be considered a super-fan.
So, Mr C plied the man with mango-flavoured beer and demanded that he concoct an incredibly specific playlist of ten songs that would introduce a new fan (me) to the band, digging a little deeper than the obvious but not being too obscure as to be off-putting. All this after a drink or two and completely on the spot with no research.
This, then, is the Lukeh-approved new-fan Manics playlist.
- You Stole the Sun From My Heart
- Little Baby Nothing
- The Masses Against the Classes
- Walk Me to the Bridge
- Some Kind of Nothingness
- Roses in the Hospital
- (It’s Not War) Just the End of Love
I must say I really enjoyed the full list and it did help me further appreciate the Welsh band. I want to dig in even further and that can only be a good thing.
I also really like the idea of this version of essential mix-tapes. Apple Music may have their own Essentials Playlists going on but going to the super-fans and getting a specific selection of ten means you really have to pick the very best rather than just the singles. And it’s a great result.