It's a little known fact that radical ranting agit-punk poet Attila the Stockbroker was once supported at a gig at Swansea University by a little known local band Manic Street Preachers. Attila remembers the occasion well, and here we include the recollections of the promoter Andy as well as some original letters and posters from his private collection...
They came on with all the stencilled clothes, looking
like a '77 Clash, and I was well impressed. I'd already heard 2 tracks
of theirs on the 'Underground Rockers' compilation and we talked about
it afterwards: they were friendly enough, although someone from their
area of the room did shout out 'FUCK OFF!' really loudly during my set,
but I reckon that was just attitude.
After we exchanged a few words last Sunday (the Evening Star) about the Gig you played in Swansea about 15 years ago with the Manic Street Preachers, enclosed are a few bits and pieces I still have from that time.
The original line up was to be Les Thugs and yourself,
until Les Thugs canceled at the 11th hour (probably once they worked
out how far from Angers, Swansea was). I knew the Manics via a friend
and whilst I edited the student newspaper I relentlessly promoted them,
hence they were keen