The Manic Street Preachers may have been virtually unknown in North America, but they set the English music scene ablaze in the 90’s. Going against the Shoegazing and Acid House movements, the Manics seemed determined to put the rebelliousness back in Rock and Roll. They pushed an anarchistic Rock agenda and though they were a band that achieved notoriety though not necessarily chart success. That probably does not translate into a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction.
The Bullet Points: Eligible Since: 2014 Country of Origin: United Kingdom (Blackwood, Wales) Why They Will Get In: They have the critical love and helped turn the tide back to pure Rock in England. Why They Won’t Get In: They have little recognition in the United States. Nominated In: Never Essential Albums: Generation Terrorists (1992) The Holy Bible (1994) This is My Truth Tell Me Yours (1998) Know Your Enemy (2001) Our Five Favorite Songs as Chosen by Each Member of the NIHOF Committee: Slash ‘n’ Burn (From Generation Terrorists, 1992) Little Baby Nothing (From Generation Terrorists, 1992) Australia (From Everything Must Go, 1996) Tsunami (From This is My Truth Tell Me Yours, 1995) The Masses Against the Classes (Single, 2000)
Should Manic Street Preachers be in the Hall of Fame?
Definitely put them in! - 10%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 70%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 20%