Go Buzz Baby Go

Generic Ratings: 1: Crap. 2: Ok. 3. Good. 4: Great

Another early demo which acts as the roots to a later officially released track, this one has pieces which would make their way into the classic Motorcycle Emptiness. The pre-chorus of Go Buzz Baby Go has the same basic melody has the same part in that later epic, and although it would be reworked it’s impossible to miss. The rest of the song is on the crappy side of fine, shows that the band were not, even at this period, all about weapons of punk destruction, angry, shouting, vocal graffiti artists, but that they had a softer side too. The vocals are weird and weak, the playing is better, and the actual chorus is actually catchy in spite of how silly it sounds. The lyrics again are difficult to catch, but if you listen carefully you can hear them mention ‘Baby Blue’ which was of course a reference to their original name, named after the excellent French film. And of course, the final bonus for those fans hearing this for the first time is that they actually sing the words ‘Motorcycle Emptiness’ in the final pre-chorus.

Go Buzz Baby Go: 1/Crap (but interesting)


One thought on “Go Buzz Baby Go

  1. John Charet June 15, 2016 / 6:14 pm

    Great post 🙂 I think a lot of die-hard fans of Manic Street Preachers (me included) will say that Motorcycle Emptiness is superior to Go Buzz Baby Go. Anyway, keep up the great work as always 🙂

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