狂躁的街头传教士是1986年在布莱克伍德（Blackwood）成立的威尔士摇滚乐队。该乐队由堂兄弟詹姆士·迪恩·布拉德菲尔德（James Dean Bradfield）（主唱，主音吉他）和肖恩·摩尔（Sean Moore）（鼓，打击乐，音景）以及尼克·电线（低音吉他，歌词）组成。他们通常被俗称为“躁狂症”。它们是1990年代Cool Cymru运动的关键部分。
发行首张单曲《Suicide Alley》后，Richey Edwards加入了乐队，担任共同作词和节奏吉他手。乐队的早期专辑是朋克风格，最终扩大到更大的替代摇滚声音，同时保留了左派的政治观点。他们早期混合了雌雄同体的华丽图像和有关“文化，疏远，无聊和绝望”的歌词，从而获得了忠实的追随者和崇拜的地位。
狂躁的街头传教士凭借其首张专辑《Generation Terrorists》，宣称这将是“有史以来最伟大的摇滚专辑”，并希望在全球销售“ 1600万张”，然后分拆。尽管（或由于）专辑未能达到这一成功水平，但乐队继续了自己的事业。1995年2月Richey Edwards失踪后，乐队再次成为三人组合。尽管他缺席，乐队仍获得了关键的商业成功。爱德华兹（Edwards）在2008年被法律“推定死亡”。
在他们的整个职业生涯中，躁狂症患者已成为多个节日的头条新闻，包括格拉斯顿伯里（Glastonbury），公园里的T，V节和雷丁（Reading），赢得了11个NME奖，八个Q奖和四个BRIT奖。他们曾在1996年和1999年获得水星奖提名，并获得过MTV欧洲音乐奖提名。该小组三度在英国排行榜上排名第一：1998年，专辑《This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours》和单曲《If You Tolerable This Your Children Will Next》”，并在2000年发行了单曲“ The Masses Against the Classes ”。他们在全球范围内销售了超过一千万张专辑。
根据他们的AllMusic传记，乐队在“冲突”和“ 性手枪”之后塑造自己，试图“在英国被ance的 鞋匠和不露面的，令人毛骨悚然的酸房子统治的时期 ”恢复摇滚音乐的革命。
提到乐队与Britpop的早期关系，加拿大音乐出版物Exclaim！的 Cam Lindsay ！认为“英国流行音乐正在兴起，躁狂分子提供了相反的对立面：一项黯淡，毫不妥协的工作，与党无关”。
Manic Street Preachers are a Welsh rock band formed in Blackwood in 1986. The band consists of cousins James Dean Bradfield (lead vocals, lead guitar) and Sean Moore (drums, percussion, soundscapes), plus Nicky Wire (bass guitar, lyrics). They are often colloquially known as “the Manics”. They form a key part of the 1990s Cool Cymru movement.
Following the release of their debut single “Suicide Alley”, the band was joined by Richey Edwards as co-lyricist and rhythm guitarist. The band’s early albums were in a punk vein, eventually broadening to a greater alternative rock sound, whilst retaining a leftist political outlook. Their early combination of androgynous glam imagery and lyrics about “culture, alienation, boredom and despair” has gained them a loyal following and cult status.
With their debut album, Generation Terrorists, the Manic Street Preachers proclaimed it would be the “greatest rock album ever”, as well as hoping to sell “sixteen million copies” around the world, after which they would split up. Despite (or due to) the album’s failure to meet this level of success, the band carried on with their career. The group became a trio again after Richey Edwards disappeared in February 1995. The band went on to gain critical and commercial success despite his absence. Edwards was legally “presumed dead” in 2008.
Throughout their career, the Manics have headlined several festivals including Glastonbury, T in the Park, V Festival and Reading, won eleven NME Awards, eight Q Awards and four BRIT Awards. They have been nominated for the Mercury Prize in 1996 and 1999, and have had one nomination for the MTV Europe Music Awards. The group has reached number 1 in the UK charts three times: in 1998, with the album This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours and the single “If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next”, and again in 2000 with the single “The Masses Against the Classes”. They have sold more than ten million albums worldwide.
Manic Street Preachers’ music has been variously described as alternative rock, Britpop, hard rock glam rock, pop rock, punk metal, and punk rock.
According to their AllMusic biography, the band were fashioning themselves after the Clash and the Sex Pistols, attempting to restore revolution to rock music “at a time when Britain was dominated by trancey shoegazers and faceless, trippy acid house”.
Alluding to the band’s early relationship with Britpop, Cam Lindsay of Canadian music publication Exclaim! opined that “Britpop was rising, the Manics were offering the polar opposite: a bleak, uncompromising work that wanted nothing to do with the party”.
1992 – Generation Terrorists (Japan)
1993 – Gold Against The Soul (Japan)
1993 – Gold Against the Soul (2020, Remastered) [Hi-Res]
1994 – The Holy Bible (Japan)
1996 – Everything Must Go (Japan)
1998 – This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours (Japan)
2001 – Know Your Enemy (Japan)
2004 – Lifeblood (Japan)
2007 – Send Away The Tigers (Japan)
2009 – Journal For Plague Lovers (Deluxe Edition 2CD)
2010 – Postcards From A Young Man (2CD)
2013 – Rewind the Film
2014 – Futurology (Deluxe 2CD)
2018 – Resistance is Futile (Deluxe 2CD)