As the the final song released from the Generation Terrorists era and the last Manics song of 1992, ‘Never Want Again’ is a major historical milestone.
Probably one of the most lyrically dense tracks of the entire Generation Terrorists era, ‘Dead Yankee Drawl’ is also one of the very last. A new period in Manics history was dawning.
In November 1992, the Manics finally achieved their first ever top 10 single in the UK – they never expected they would do so with a track for a charity compilation, and a cover at that…
It’s hardly surprising, although not entirely fair, that the B-side to ‘Motorcycle Emptiness’ is barely remembered these days – ‘Bored Out of My Mind’ is one of the more languid Manics tracks.
The first Manics track to contain no percussion at all, ‘Ain’t Going Down’ is one of a number of fine acoustic B-sides from the GT era.