Slash 'n' Burn

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"Slash 'n' Burn"
Single by Manic Street Preachers
from the album Generation Terrorists
Released 16 March 1992
Format CD, 7" and 12" vinyl record, cassette
Recorded Mid 1991
Genre Hard rock, glam metal, punk rock
Label Columbia
Manic Street Preachers singles chronology
"You Love Us"
"Slash 'n' Burn"
"Motorcycle Emptiness"

"Slash 'n' Burn" is a song by Welsh alternative rock band Manic Street Preachers. It was released on 16 March 1992 by record label Columbia as the fourth single from the band's debut album Generation Terrorists (1992).


The band has described the track as "the Stones playing metal"[citation needed], and features guitar riffs influenced by Michael Schenker[1] and Slash of Guns N' Roses.[2]

The song's title takes its inspiration from U.S. Army policy during the Vietnam War.[citation needed]


The single was released on 16 March 1992 by record label Columbia. It reached number 20 in the UK Singles Chart on 28 March 1992.[3] B-sides "Motown Junk" and "Sorrow 16" were previously available on the "Motown Junk" single, released by the band's previous label.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Slash 'n' Burn"    
2. "Motown Junk"    
3. "Sorrow 16"    
4. "Ain't Going Down"    
Side A
No. Title Length
Side B
No. Title Length
1. "Motown Junk"    
2. "Ain't Going Down"    
Side A
No. Title Length
1. "Slash 'n' Burn"    
Side B
No. Title Length
1. "Motown Junk"    


Chart (1992) Peak
UK Singles Chart 20[3]
UK chart performance
UK Top 40
Week 01 02 03


  1. ^ "Generation Terrorists 20th Anniversary Track by Track Interview Part 1 | YouTube". YouTube. 1 December 2012. Retrieved 18 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Manic Street Preachers: Interview – YouTube". YouTube. 4 November 2011. Retrieved 18 February 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Manic Street Preachers | Artist | Official Charts". Official Charts. Retrieved 18 February 2015. 

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