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Spearmint Rhino
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Interesting that you quote "Revol", a song so overloaded with meaning, and so condensed (seemingly written in a kind of personal shorthand), that even the other Manics admit they didn't get it.

As Nicky Wire said onstage once, Richey told him "Don't worry. Simon Price will understand." Which is flattering, but I'm not entirely sure that I do.

But it's certainly open to several interpretations, and even if you can't nail the exact meaning of every single line, you can still get the overall point about the degeneracy and corruption of every 20th century leader he lists.

And I couldn't disagree with you more about the words-and-music collaborativeness. The musical wing of the band totally caught the paranoid-but-defiant, self-hating/other-hating, vulnerable-but-militant mood of Edwards' lyrics.

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Yeah, The Holy Bible is where the words and music mesh for me as well. It's the only album of theirs where it feels like them being themselves, letting it just pour out rather than trying to fit a contrived ideal. That goes for the words and the music.
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