You won’t eat away at my mind with your ideas of decency
God they’re so bloody young here.
Maybe Suicide Alley is more seriously appreciated by true punk afficiniados but to me it’s just hilarious. It’s good yeah, but moreso due to its humour value than actual musical value. The lyrics are absolutely ridiculous, the song itself is very very early Manics youthfully arrogant energy at its best, James sounds so unbelievably young and completely different for the angelic anthem belter he’s today, and the production’s just so hilariously poor (my favourite moment of the whole song actually is the sound clipping during one of the “it’s the air I BREATHE” bits).
Completely adolescent garage punk and bloody hilarious at that.