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Gold Against the Soul’s much-maligned closer, and to be honest I’ve never seen the big problem with it. Musically it’s fun – the stadium rock that carries the album is mixed with a sleazy groove and some awesome-mean guitar riffage, the chorus is pure epic-shouty brilliance and it’s seriously one of those tracks where the guitar is being awesome. And I love the bass sound as well as the rapid handclappy thing. Okay, so the lyrics are laughable but this is Richey-era Manics here so that’s nothing new. And the middle section with the ridiculously low-mixed vocals sounds a bit shit but that’s only one part of the song and it’s not so bad that it would harm the song in a big way.
It sounds like the majority of Gold Against the Soul, so why the special hate; I mean yeah, if you dislike the album in general like many do it’s understandable but the special pedestal? It’s one of my favourites off the album. But then again, I’m a sillywoo.