This hard-to-come-by track will be covered when I can get hold of it!
‘Socialist Serenade’ originally had an extra verse that was omitted from the released version; plus, Moore disliked the song enough to put in a very rudimentary drum performance. Controversy abounds with this one…
One part musically interesting, one part banal tour diary by Wire, ‘Valley Boy’ is the mixed bag of Truth era B-sides.
Pop starlet Sophie Ellis-Bextor seems an unlikely collaborator on a Manics track, but in 1998 she was significantly less famous, had more indie cred, and made a fine contribution to this gem of a duet.
‘This Is My Truth’ closes with a final track that has built up a poor reputation over the years, and it’s easy to see why – experimental, bleak, and with almost literally nothing to say, ‘S.Y.M.M.’ is a curiosity, but hardly enjoyable.