New Art Riot E.P.
EP by Manic Street Preachers
22 June 1990
Alternative rock, hard rock
Robin Wynn Evans
Manic Street Preachers chronology
"UK Channel Boredom",
New Art Riot,
New Art Riot E.P. is an EP by Welsh alternative rock band Manic Street Preachers. It was released on 22 June 1990, through Damaged Goods Records. It was the first release to feature the four-piece line-up of James Dean Bradfield, Nicky Wire, Richey Edwards and Sean Moore.
The EP features short, fast-paced hard rock songs. It was influenced by favourites of the group such as The Clash. The EP provides a musical template for what was to come afterwards.
3 Track listing,
6 External links,
New Art Riot E.P. was produced by Robin Wynn Evans (of The View, Sam Brown and Dodgy fame). When Edwards asked for the sound of a guitar smashing to be added to one of the tracks, Evans replied "smash your guitar then!" The dismembered neck of said guitar was then signed by the band and Evans, and is currently used as a doorstop at his Perthshire T Pot studio.
A promotional video for the song "Strip It Down" was made. It featured the band wearing spray-stencil slogans on their shirts, with Bradfield sporting bleached blonde hair, and performing in front of a psychedelic fractal backdrop.
The EP was originally issued as a limited edition 12" vinyl of 1,000 copies. It has since been repressed and reissued on CD and vinyl, as well as being made available digitally.
A live version of "New Art Riot" (titled "New Art Riot in E Minor") featured as a B-side on The Holy Bible single "Faster/P.C.P.".
All lyrics written by Nicky Wire and Richey Edwards, all music composed by James Dean Bradfield and Sean Moore.
"New Art Riot"
"Strip It Down"
"Last Exit on Yesterday"
Manic Street Preachers
James Dean Bradfield - vocals, guitar,
Nicky Wire (as Nickey Wire) - bass guitar,
Richey Edwards - guitar,
Sean Moore - drums,
Mark Tempest - production, engineering