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The Great Lost Singles Compilation
Rest in Power, Shane MacGowan
The Great Lost Singles Compilation
Sinéad O’Connor, 1966-2023
Blow it up, burn it down, kick it till it breaks...RIP John Clare

2022 Playlist
The top 100 songs of last year in R*E*P*E*A*T Towers, according to Sp*tify.

Relections on 45 years in Wales from a Chilean exile
R*E*P*E*A*T After Me...
Playlist for those needing a break fromthe fuedal media
Issue #40 Playlist

Manic Street Preachers
The Great Lost Singles & Hidden Gems Compilations

Bad Habits
Gary Duncan reflects on the essential shallowness of the Ed Sheeran phenomenon.
Sour Candies
South Wales Playlist Feb 2022
Manic Street Preachers
The Holy Bible – 50 Further Facts

Expanded & Revised July 2021
Pump It Up...
R*E*P*E*A*T Play List
provided by Archie of The Verdicts
Rivals on the Pitch - United Against Racism
How South Wales football fans took kicked the racists into touch

The case of Britney Spears, mental distress and the state

Thoughts on Framing Britney Spears

Top of the Pops 2020 Playlist
Departure of a Humble Giant
An obituary for Charles Condamines, Chilean freedom fighter
Picton no ‘Welsh Great’
A response to a piece in the South Wales Evening Post which attempted to argue that local slave trader Thomas Picton should be rehabilitated

Vinyl Countdown
R*E*P*E*A*T Vinyl Play List

We Love Us
Manic Street Preachers Quizzed on Radio One
A Soundtrack to Complete Withdrawl...
A Manic Street Preachers
Rarities Set List
Manic Street Preachers -Out of the Shadows
Songs Rarely / Never Played Live - Fantasy Setlist
Lockdown Boxes
R*E*P*E*A*T TV and Podcast Play List 21.6.20
Words Without Music. Perhaps.
R*E*P*E*A*T Bookish Play List 17.5.20
Bear Pit:
R*E*P*E*A*T Lockdown Tea Party Play List
May 3rd 2020
Otherness ... Hidden Gems
MSP rarities not on Lipstick Traces
Manic Street Preachers
Unique and Rare Records
Manic Street Preachers - The Great Lost Singles
Fans submit their choices
Houses as Ruins and Gardens as Weeds...
Thoughts on gardening
Tea Party Tunes Playlist
Some tracks shared and enjoyed at the first 2 R*E*P*E*A*T Lockdown Tea Parties
From Granny's Club to the Albert Hall:
Bones' 40 years in punk rock
Desert Island Bones
R*E*P*E*A*T playlist 28.3.20
Best of times, worst of times
R*E*P*E*A*T's friends and allies look back at 2019
Rebellious Jukebox
R*E*P*E*A*T Play List
, 8.12.19
Libraries Gave Us Power...
Manics on Mastermind 2019
R*E*P*E*A*T Play List 14.10.19
Chosen by James Cook
R*E*P*E*A*T Play List
East and West Side Story
Competition - win 2 writsbands for the Swansea Fringe
R*E*P*E*A*T Play List
Curated by Phil Rose Esq
R*E*P*E*A*T Play List
22.08.19, Curated by Ryan Bird
R*E*P*E*A*T Play List #2
6.8.19, Chosen by Dom Waters
R*E*P*E*A*T Play List #1
(Nearly) August 2019
What The Nineties Taught Me
Matt Reaction on rediscovering his muse after a 14-year break, the importance of life experience and local music community saviours.
Rachel Evans
The R*E*P*E*A*T Hit and Miss List 2018
Rosey selects his top bits of the past year
New Year's Revolutions 2019
A report from Rosey R*E*P*E*A*T on his forst term back in Swansea
Atrocity Museum
On homes, belonging and moving on
A Public Service Announcement from Rosey R*E*P*E*A*T, With Guitars
The B-Side Monday MegaMix
You're gonna wake up one morning and KNOW what side of the bed you've been lying on... some lists from 2017
Looking Back In Anger...
The Last of the Real Music Journalists?

Andrew Winters looks at the strangely grumpy reaction to the Dave Simpson's Guardian review of Liam Gallagher's Leeds gig
‘From Hereford To Here’
Attila the Stockbroker on Modern 'top level' football
Post-Truth Poetry
On glue sticks, chips and statistics...
A Tribute to My Dad
Strawberry Stories
Stories from Strawberry Fair 2016
The Star that Forgot to Hold onto The Sky
A Story By Chris Bird

Manic Street Preachers - The Holy Bible
50 Further Facts

Everything Must Go 20
20th Anniversary Reissue and Tour
The Storm Cloud That Came Inside
A story by Mina
Lemmy 1945-2015 - A Personal Tribute

Bury St Edmunds Rocky City
Releases new and older for sale

The Pit and the Pendulum:
Rosey's notes on setting up an indie record label
PR hints from
This is the sound of Sugar Town:
Seymour rants on the inspiration behind our new 12" vinyl compilation
R*E*P*E*A*T – Fighting the power since 1994
Piece written for Jude Clark at the Cambridge News to mark R*E*P*E*A*T's 21st birthday where I totally missed the point as she actually wanted something else entirely...
Strawberries and Dream...
Reaction from performers, parents and stall holders to the Love Music Hate Racism Stage at Strawberry Fair 2015
'A Moving Speech' -
Rosey R*E*P*E*A*T on 21 Years of Fighting The Power
Manic Street Preachers : No Manifesto
Press Release
Manic Street Preachers - A Vintage Era
Feature: Steve Bateman
Digital by Birth Xmas Message
John Peel Saved My Life
Jack in a Box
– Thoughts on the demise of the R*E*P*E*A*T PO Box by Rosey
Press release, bio, notes by the band and lyrics
Global Cooling Insurgents
Thoughts on Climate Change by Digital by Birth
Tory Baiting
R*E*P*E*A*T Press Release for S*M*A*S*H / NxtGen Single
A Good Time To Get Angry...
Amy Britton's take on the “Blurred Lines” debate
A Brief History of UK pUNK BY Digital BY bIrTH.
The indiepop revival: Why Now?
asks Amy Britton
Recycling the Soul
Rosey R*E*P*E*A*T gets all maudlin at having to throw 3000 of his CD Babies away...
Thom Yorke Vs Spotify
Online or offline, capitalism is no help to new musicians, argues Dave Randall
THE PUKES - Arts Council Grant
Bones urges R*E*P*E*A*T readers to lend our support
The World Is Yours
Why Kate and Wills owe us more than a photo

The Future is Now. . . Sort of
kUZE rEN look into their crystal balls

The Price of Reality
Reflections on anti capitalism by Digital By Birth
“Modernity killed every night.”
An essay on Post Modernism by Amy Britton
In recognition of
Journal for Plague Lovers
Stronger than Mensa..?
Mastermind MSP questions faced by Alex Winters
The 10 best Christmas songs of all time...
a personal view by our Christmas correspondent Alfi Shipp
The Cultural One Percent
By David Rovics
Amy Britton considers the cultural, musical and political importance of one of the great albums of the 1980s
Sleep cannot hide the thoughts splitting through my mind
Some readers comment on the R*E*P*E*A*T Book
MBRR134 : Book
Details of R*E*P*E*A*T Book here

On that note.....
A member of a 'Northampton rock/funk/soul 4 piece called Cousin Avi' has a go at us for not booking them for a R*E*P*E*A*T gig

Poly Styrene: Neither lightweight nor disposable - Bhattacharyya remembers punk legend Poly Styrene

Why everyone should buy a copy of Antony and the Johnsons album,‘I Am a Bird Now’
Is erotica dead? by Amy Britton
33 Revolutions Per Minute:
Music that mixes revolt with pop entertainment
A DARK SUBCULTURE - Amy Britton writes about the dark internet subculture of "pro-anorexia" websites
By Amy britton
Luis Bunuel' Belle De Jour
The best band you (probably) never heard of...
Sid Abuse raves about one of the best undiscovered bands of the late 1990s
NEW SEDA GROUP manifesto
Amy Britton writes on sex, politics and situationism
By Amy Britton
How To Organize a Benefit Concert
by David Rovics
A Welshman in New York
Bones' blog from the punk spots of the Big Apple
This Ones for the Freaks
Jess Trash mourns the passing of a legend -
TJs in Newport.
No To Cultural Vandalism...
Seymour Patrick makes the case for 6Music
On the Demise of American Head Charge
By Alun Thomas
I'm A Better Anarchist Than You
David Rovics offers some Thoughts on Vancouver and the Black Bloc
Danish police and Christiania, windmills and water cannons
A Report from the Copenhagen Climate Protest by David Rovics
Rage Against Christmas
A Rant by Richard Bull on this Christmas debacle
2009: a year of terrifying, satirical and fascinating art... Michael Rosen, Sinead Kennedy and China Miéville take a look back at the films, books, music and art that inspired them this year
Do you remember... Towers of London?
Attila the Stockbroker
Steven Wells 1960-2009
By Terry Staunton and Rosey R*E*P*E*A*T
In Extremis
Steven Wells' Final Column
Three Weeks to Stop the BNP...
An Anti Nazi Timetable
'This album could seriously damage us'
Manic Street Preachers talk to The Guardian
Journal for Plague Lovers
Press Schedule
John Niven - Journal For Plague Lovers Essay
We've got nothing in common
Jess Trash recoils in the face of mindless Welsh nationalism
The truth behind ‘Valkyrie’ and the coup against Hitler
The Holy Bible - According To Nicky And Richey
The Manics' lyrics were something special
Kevin Cummins on Richey
Harold Pinter
An Open Letter to Roberto Martinez
Rosey R*E*P*E*A*T worries about the visit of the mighty Swansea City to Histon FC
Tommy Tee, RIP
RIP Adrian Mitchell, 1932-2008.
A true hero of poetry, and an inspiration to me
by Attila the Stockbroker
Nicky Wire at 40...
Sarah Palin for Poet Laureate
By Julian Gough
Anna C discovers the reality of looking for a job in the credit crunch
Culture of Alientation, Boredom and Despair
Guy Mankowski argues that we all have a responsibility to revolt
The Fugs:
proto-punk and the 60s sound that echoes today
The Dawn Parade - Rakennus Ash looks into the hole in his heart.
Keep Britain Tidy - 23 Indie stars-in-waiting assemble to fuck the BNP right off.
Hey Scenesters! Rakennus Ash wonders if Scenester is really such a term of abuse
Stop Stealing Our F*cking Sign!
How to Make Comrades and Alienate People
Why it's worth spending time on the lyrics of the Manics.
Still Hate the Fucking NME?
Reflections on the Manics' NME God Like Genius Award
Discography reassessed:
the Manics in perspective
The Manics- reactionary pioneers of feminine identity or shameless culture sluts?
"If you want a rainbow, you have to put up with a lot of rain... " Thoughts on the Manic's 'Umbrella' cover
Noir Desir
Open Letter to Morrissey
Music, racism and culture - a statement from LMHR

Archives of Pain:
Give them the respect they deserve...

Riding the Mayflower -
Thoughts on rave, pleasure and politics
Gallows: What drives a band to sing about date rape and disgust?
Our best review ever? Rock Sound review Burn Cambridge Burn...
Elvis Presley - an unlikley rebel?
Nobody Owes You a Damn Thing!
Crzy tells of 7 lies musicians tell themselves - and how to combat each one
Throwing acid in the Mona Lisa's face
Organ Grinder argues that it's time for R*E*P*E*A*T to 'kick against the pricks again'
The spirit of '76. In a candle. By Phil Rose Esq
Send Away the Tigers by Nicky Wire
Love Music Hate Racism - Attila the Stockbroker on the history and impact of Rock Against Racism
Songs of Love Echo Under Class Betrayal...
Refelections on the failings of the current indie scene by Sheraz Qureshi

Call That Humiliation? - No hoods. No electric shocks. No beatings. These Iranians Clearly Are a
Very Uncivilised Bunch
by Terry Jones

Quotes of the Moment - a few of the quotes we've used and abused on this website
The Russian artists who drew Futurism to the left
1996 - The Music that Time Forgot
Unpop reminisces about the times that gave birth to R*E*P*E*A*T
Going for a song
Nicky Wire on God Save the Queen by the Sex Pistols
Thoughts on Richey James Edwards
Trick or Treat? Phil Rose Esq rants about fat Americans...
A Riot of my own : Rosey R*E*P*E*A*T reflects on the limitations of the Cambridge Music Scene


Music can be revolutionary too - one listener at a time!
It's Out Of My Hands ... A. Souto writes about sex and the internet
Manic Street Preaching… Fat Dom reflects on Syd Barrett, society and mental health.
Scream for Me : Goodbye (for now) from Miss Black America
Memory Lane - Dee Barnfield of revered 90's fanzine 'All About D' muses on the recent reformations of some of her former heroes...
Anyone but England? Rosey pontificates about the World Cup
Myspace - it's the place to Groom... Mr Hurley on Murdoch's cyber inplace
R*E*P*E*A*T and the new media revolution by Benjamin Short
Dear Mr Kok - Phil Rose esq hits back at Christian school junk mail...
Badger's Sett For Great Things? An introduction to The Big Badger Recording Co
New Years Resolutions, 2006
The Waxing Captors: An Obituary

Death Disco? Does Digital Downloading Spell The End Of The Album?

Dear Cambridge La La La - the DIY Punk Pop Rock Revolution Starts here
Looking Good on the Dance Floor?
Arctic Monkeys and the power of hype
Bored of Boxes : The Virgin Suicides 2001-2005
The Black Side of Rock'n'Roll: Reflections on Reading Festival 2005
Who Shot the Sheriff - details of new Rock Against Racism film
Fear and Loathing in Cottenham: A Rant about the coverage of Travellers in the Cambridge Evening News
A Defence of Pornography
Bloc Party, A Wake Up Call
Seasons in the Sun? A rant about Leeds United
Miss Black America : The Hype
Inaguaration Blues
Tsunami eye witness report here
Not Taken at Face Value - Michael Rosen on The Merchant of Venice
Teletext Terrorists - more thoughts on the reissue of The Holy Bible by Rosey
New Year's Revolutions
The Commitments - Reflections on The Holy Bible's re-issue by John Harris
For Fox's Sake : What's Behind the Fox Hunting Debate?
Dumbass Nation - An Open (Hate) Letter to America from Phil Rose esq
Tributes to John Peel from Seymour Glass, Greg McDonald and more
Daniel Ansell - RIP
Preaching to the Converted? Thoughts on 'Lifeblood'
Not So Manic Now?
Guns Don't Kill People..?
Ready For Drowning? Fi Beckett reflects on the new Manic Street Preachers single
London's Burning! How the fire The Clash lit burns on today
Bored With The USA? A Letter from America
Paul Foot - RIP
Hunting - Sad, Sick and Sabbed! by Jo H
'Could Do Better', report comments by NY Teachers
World's Biggest Yawns - A Rant About Top 100 lists.
When Ronnie Goes, Can Maggie Be Far Behind?
Only One Roger Freestone
I Just Like Mondays by Rosey

McDonald's Salad Fattier Than Burgers

Cambridge Boat Race RIP
DiS on the closure of Cambridge Boat Race
Michael Moore's Oscar speech
Why We LOve Music and Hate Racism
Bands speak out about why they wanted to go on our album
Country Baffled by Diana's Continued Death by Yalson
Bigots of the Week
You Love Us? Vague ramblings about Manics fans by Hannah
Steven Wells on Football Hooliganism
Jessica Lynch, what a crock by Phil Rose esq
Moody badger defends The Manic Street Preachers
Blair is a wanker by John Pilger
A Modest Proposal by Julian Gough
(Pop's Love infatuation cured)

Living with the Manics by Chris Marling
(a cautionary Tale)

For those about to piss me off Chris Marling
(Small band small life)

The Cambridge bland Competition by Chris Marling
(will they never shut up?)

Dear Richard by Chris Marling
(stop being nice to those who don't deserve it)
People who don't like sport are Wrong by Mark Steel
Manics (ughh) Kill Your Heroes by John Jenkin
Bush's War - The WTC Oil Gambit
By Stan Goff
Good conspiracy theorist speaks of true conspiracy
Public Schools are toss, by the way, big man by Ben Chandler
I think there's a point here somewhere
Yankees up to no good in Shannon Airport by Tim Hourigan
Long article but informative
Bush appoints Falwell by Phil Rose esq
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Bush-Dog Killer by Phil Rose esq
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Nazzii Minogue by Anti Nazzii League
Dannii Minogue has bad thoughts.
Hussein Must do Silly Dance shocker
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