Everything Must Go’s final track has, like ‘Condemned to Rock ‘N’ Roll’ before it, taken on a kind of mythic quality for some fans. Plus, it ostensibly features an audible guitar performance by Edwards.
One of only two Manics tracks to have been released as a single only in Japan, ‘Further Away’ is known for its unusually personal lyrics – at least in the first verse.
Again, ‘Interiors’ is an example of the relative weakness of EMG’s second half. At least it has an interesting lyric about the Dutch-American abstract expressionist painter of the title.
Bright, anthemic and happy-sounding it may be but in fact ‘Australia’ conveys a lot about the sheer anguish the band – and particularly Nicky Wire – felt after Richey Edwards’ disappearance.
Definitely not EMG’s strongest moment, ‘Removables’ is musically quite formulaic and uninteresting but has been immortalised for its extremely easily misheard lyrics. “I bronze my thighs easily”, anyone?