Conscience binds you in chains
I bronze my thighs easily. Wait, no.
Removables has never been one of my favourite Manics tracks or an Everything Must Go cut I’d particularly cherish. The chorus is amazing, I give it that. It sounds threatening and quietly aggressive (and later on downright ragey when James gets on the crazy mood) before turning suddenly somewhat uplifting. That guitar line is murder, in good sense.
It’s those verses. They sound lacking, limp and Everything Must Go’s weak production in the rhythm section doesn’t help things at all – it’s here where Sean’s drumset seems to have been replaced with cardboard boxes. They sound like an afterthought. James’ singing has seen better days as well.
Richey’s pish “ooh I suffer soooo much here” lyrics do not really help.
It’s got the reputation as the most misheard Manics song in the fandom though, which is pretty hilarious. I kinda wish the band would perform a version with all the misheard lyrics. Would be pretty awesome to hear a version with “I bronze my thighs easily”, “I’ll remove a bus”, “all trains are tory”, “for foxes to tell me”/”for fuck’s sake just tell me”, et cetera.